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Yes. Lord Shiva gave Andhaka to Hiranyaksha before Varaha Avatar. Sanatkumāra said:— 38. On hearing these words of the king, the kind-hearted Śiva was satisfied and spoke thus—“O ruler of Daityas, there may not be a son born of your semen. But I shall grant you a son. My son Andhaka has a prowess equal to yours. He cannot be defeated by any. You choose him ...


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I was recently reading chapter 24 of canto 4 of Srimad Bhagavatam and got confused by a certain verse, but now that I am looking at this question, it makes much more sense: My Lord, O Aniruddha, You are the authority by which the doors of the higher planetary systems and liberation are opened. You are always within the pure heart of the living entity. ...


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First of all,the Skanda Purana itself contradicts this. Skanda Purana 7.1.2.87-88 say सात्विकेषु च कल्पेषु माहात्म्यमधिकं हरेः ॥ राजसेषु च माहात्म्यमधिकं ब्रह्मणो विदुः ॥ तद्वदग्रे च माहात्म्यं तामसेषु शिवस्य हि ॥ In the Sāttvika Kalpas the greatness of Hari is supreme. They know that the greatness of Brahmā reigns supreme in the Rājasa Kalpas. Similarly the ...


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Archavatara is one of the forms of God. It is the idol form of God. Again, when certain images are made of earth, stone, or metals, and they are properly installed with proper ceremonials, these are inspired with the presence of God and with His special powers. These are called arcāvatāras, or image-incarnations, for purposes of worship by which all ...


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Yes, Subhadra is also an avatar. Subhadra is an amsa avatar of Satarupa, the wife of Svayambhuva Manu. We can find it in Brahmavaivarta Purana From the amsa of Kamala, Draupadi emerged out of the fire altar; from the womb of Devaki, Subhadra was born from the amsa of Satarupa. [184, Chapter 6: Emergence of Sri Krisna and Radha from the mass of lustre, Sri ...


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Yes, as per your question is concerned many people try to claim Hari Hara abedha as Adi Shankaracharya's final conclusion by stating some of the verses of Vishnu sahasranama bhashya and also in the 65th verse of Prashnottara ratna mallika bhagawath padha states "Mahesha shankara Narayanatmaka" Which means Shiva and Vishnu are one soul, but the ...


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