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Is Arjun incarnation of Shiva ? Is this written anywhere explicitly?

Yes, partially, as per the Skanda Purāṇa. Chapter 49, Section 1 - Pūrvārdha, Book 4 - Kāśī-khaṇḍa, Skanda Purāṇa उमापि च जगद्धात्री द्रुपदस्य महीभुजः । यजतो वह्निकुंडाच्च प्रादुश्चक्रेति सुंदरी ॥ ४ ॥...
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Is Sai Baba an incarnation? If so, of Shiva, Vishnu or Rama?

I am also answering this question based on Shri Sai Satcharita for brevity. Yes, Sai Baba is an incarnation of Dattatreya. Since it is already mentioned in this answer that Sai Baba is an avatar of ...
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Is Sai Baba an incarnation? If so, of Shiva, Vishnu or Rama?

What is the official position (if any) on this? Official position can be subjective as Scriptures don't mention him as He lived in early 20th century. But i'll mention opinion of Sai Satcharitra on ...
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What scripture says devotees of other gods eventually become devotees of Vishnu in future births?

This is stated in the Brahma Mahā-Purāṇa. Although the "seven-births" parts are not explicitly stated (and the devotee ladder starts from Agni-deva), the rest of it, all matches with what ...
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Did each two of the Trimurti stop working while the third works?

Śiva is often translated as the destroyer, this is a linguistic error during translation. Due to the lack of Spiritual Vocabulary in English, we are having such a misnomer. Destruction means to damage ...
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Is brahma born from navel of Vishnu?

This symbolism of creator Brahma is well explained as part of Dhuruva Stuti and Prahalada Stuti occuring in shrimad Bhagvada Mahapurana Narasimha stuti by Bhaktha Prahalad (seventh Skanda, ninth ...
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Mark on Vishnu's chest

Yes Bhagwan Sri Ram and Bhagwan Sri Krishna, Sri Vamana also have Srivatsa symbol on their chest like Bhagwan Vishnu. It is said Vishnu's tenth avatar Kalki will also have the mark on him When Brahma ...
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Is Vishnu (or his Avataras) ever called "Narayana" while actively wielding a weapon and fighting?

Yes, scriptures mention lord Vishnu as Narayana in active fight. One occurrence is from Harivamsha Purana - Book 1 - Harivamsa Parva - Chapter - 48 where lord Vishnu killed Kalanemi. Although ...
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What does Bhakti do in ones life?

This sanskrit mantra says one who thinks of Pundarikaksha becomes pure Yes, as in the story of Ajāmiḷa who attained mukti on his deathbed after a life of vice by unknowingly chanting 'Nārāyaṇā'. In ...
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Are there any ugra form of god Vishnu besides Narsimha, declared so in the scriptures?

Yes. The Kāmika-Āgama (one of the 28 principle Śaivāgamas), lists three forms of Viṣṇu (including Nṛsiṃha) as Ugra-forms or fierce forms. (२६. ग्रामादि देवतास्थान विधिः) Chapter 26, Pūrvapād, Kāmika-...
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Is Vishnu (or his Avataras) ever called "Narayana" while actively wielding a weapon and fighting?

First, An avatâra of Vishnu named Narayana (of the the famous Nara-Narayana rishi twins) is said to have fought several battles. For instance - 1. MAHABHARATA : In the Mahabharata, he's depicted ...
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Did Vishnu ever use his mace Kaumodaki?

Krishna fought against Jarasandha, and won, with the Vishnu weapons - discus, Saranga and Kaumodki, as per the Brahma Purana. While fighting with Jarasandha, all the Divine weapons of Vishnu (...
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Is brahma born from navel of Vishnu?

Different views can exists. Shiva Purāṇa:- As per Shiva Purana Brahma was created by Shiva from his right side, but was made to come out of the Lotus from Vishnu's navel, as per Shiva's maya. Verse 2....
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Why didn't any sin attach to Vishnu when he actively aided Indra in killing Vrtra?

Dharma/Karma is defined only for jIvas. Vishnu is not a jIva. Even in avatAras, His birth doesn't restrict Him to a physical (composed of the 24 prakriti tattvas) body and hence His actions do not ...
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Regarding a story in Shiva Purana

Yes. In that kalpa when this incident happened, Lord Brahma emerged from lord Vishnu but was under the maya(illusion) of Lord Shiva and hence he argued with lord Vishnu over superiority. 20-21. At ...
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Regarding a story in Shiva Purana

As per Shiva Purāṇa, it was Shiva who created Brahma and Vishnu from his right and left sides respectively. Verse 2.1.7.4-6 Exerting himself as before, Śiva, the great lord, with Pārvatī as his ...
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Regarding a story in Shiva Purana

Hinduism cannot be understood without understanding Kathenotheism: Definition of kathenotheism : the worship of one god at a time as supreme without denying the existence of other gods and including ...
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Did Vaishnava Aachaaryas Prove Vishnu to be the Supreme God using only the Vaidic texts?

There are several words in the Vedas that are used to mean different things in different contexts. However if you look at the word "Narayana", it is always found to be consistently used to ...
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Does vaishnavism accept that Hari and Hara are the selves of each other?

As explained by someone in one of the comments, the Swaminarayan sampradaaya is the only Vaishnava sampradaaya which follows Hari-Hara abheda. Most other Vaishnava sampradaayas consider Vishnu to be ...
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