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Who freed Rambha from Vishwamitra's curse?

The sage Shweta freed Rambha. I found the answer in this excerpt from the Setu Mahatmya of the Skanda Purana, in a chapter dealing with a Tirtha in Setu called Kapitirtha. Agastya's disciple sage ...
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Need to know if Vishnu, Shiva or Indra stopped Vishwamitra's Tapasya(penance)

First of all, the name of the sage was Vishwamitra. Once he was doing a very severe austerities so Lord Indra thought that the sage has an eye on his throne. So, it was lord Indra who send a damsel ...
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Why and how Vishwamitra plotted to kill sage Vashistha's son?

Viswamitra was the son of king Gadhi and hence was a Kshatriya. After his father he becomes the king. Once when he was wandering in the forest for hunting, and had become very weak, due to thirst and ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

The detail story of Rishi Vishwamitra creating another new creation and a second Svargaloka (Heaven) is also can be found in Book 7 - Chapter 14 - of Devi Bhagavata Purana. Chapter Name -"On the ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

Yes, Vishwamitra did his own creation. This is described in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana. The solar dynasty king Trishanku wanted to go to Swarga in his own body, so he asked the sage Vasishta to ...
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Why did Vishwamitra approach only Lord Rama to kill Mareecha and Subaahu?

Vishvamitra as a Brahmarshi could easily deal with these demons, or call upon Parasurama or Vasishtha to deal with them. The reason for Vishvamitra himself not using his powers is given by himself in ...
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Was Sage Vishvamitra self -realized when he fell for Menaka's beauty?

Was Vishvamitra Self - Realized while falling in Menaka's Beauty ? Can Self - Realized beings can also fall in Lust ?<br> We find the he answers of above questions given in Valmiki Ramayana ...
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Why was Dasaratha so emotionally attached only to Rama?

Lord Rama in Ramcharitmanas Uttar kanda answers this question giving an analogy to that as: एक पिता के बिपुल कुमारा । होहिं पृथक गुन सील अचारा ।। कोउ पंडित कोउ तापस ग्याता । कोउ धनवंत सूर को...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

How could Vishwamitra able to create duplicate things? Due to the boon given by Lord Shiva, he got the power of creation. This is described in the chapter named Vishwamitra Commences New Creation in ...
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What was the reason behind the clash between Vashishtha and Vishwamitra?

Maharshi Vishwamitra was Kshatriya originally and his name was Vishwarath, After his father made him the king, Instead of thinking about People's good future. He insisted on increasing border of his ...
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How did the life of Vishwamitra end on this Earth?

There is no such mention in the scriptures that Vishwamitra has ended his life. On the contrary, he is mentioned in several texts as one of the Saptarshis (seven sages) for this manvantara. In the ...
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What is the Balatibala Mahamantra which was taught to Rama by Sage Vishwamitra?

This mantra is very powerful and it looks like gAyatri mantra. It has additionally some beejas and other words hence it is a very long mantra. It is capable of slowly making one evolve to higher ...
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Is Rishi Vishvamitra the one who cognised the Gayatri mantra?

Scriptual refrence is itself mentioned in Rig Veda. The Anukramani of Rig Veda gives the name of Sage to which mantra was revealed. Gayatri mantra is in 3.62.10 of Rig Veda and Anukramani mentions it'...
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Clarification about Saptarshis of Vaivasvat Manvantar

As I mentioned in my comment, Jamadagni was revived by Bhrigu and the reference story comes from the Brahmanda Purana Madhya Bhaga Upodghata Pada Chapter 30 (The relevant text can be found on page 512 ...
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Sannyasis, their habits and dharma - any message to be taken from it?

For your first question, to attain the highest form of meditation, The one who practices meditation must be able to separate his inner atma or celestial body from the physical body through the head to ...
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Who taught archery and other weapons skills to Lord Rama?

Probably Vashishta and other court-appointed acharyas. From Valmiki Ramayan गजस्कन्धेऽश्वपृष्ठे च रथचर्यासु सम्मतः धनुर्वेदे च निरतः पितृशुश्रूषणे रतः Rama is admittedly a champion of riding ...
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Who taught archery and other weapons skills to Lord Rama?

I would like to add to Ram’s answer, a reference from Doha 204 of Balakanda of Sri Ramcharitamanas: भए कुमार जबहिं सब भ्राता। दीन्ह जनेऊ गुरु पितु माता॥ गुरगृहँ गए पढ़न रघुराई। अलप काल बिद्या सब आई॥२॥...
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Where does Vishwamitra's parallel creation of constellations of stars and galaxies exist?

Yes the Ramayana gives a bit more detail about the possible location of the creation of Vishwamitra. According to the Bala Kanda of the Valmiki Ramayan: "Like the other Creator that resplendent ...
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Who is the Lord of Obstacles - Vighnaraj?

The Vighnaraja you mentioned is Ganesha or Ganapati himself . Actually Ganesha is also called by these two names 1) Vighnaraja and 2) Vighnaharta . This Vighnaraja is Ganesha himself and that is ...
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Is Raja Ravi Varma's painting Birth of Shakuntala true to the story?

The scene in the painting has no basis in Hindu scripture. Here is how this chapter of the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata describes the birth of Shakuntala: And sporting with each other, just as ...
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Why was Dasaratha so emotionally attached only to Rama?

This article might help. It gives details about Rama's charming and amusing nature. He is loved by everyone in the kingdom because he is soft-spoken, brave and kind-hearted. That might be the reason ...
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Need to know if Vishnu, Shiva or Indra stopped Vishwamitra's Tapasya(penance)

Apart from Adi Parva of Mahabharata Sambhava Parva Chapters 71 & 72 - Shakuntala's History - Bala Kanda of Srimad Valmiki Ramayana narrates the History of Maharishi Kaushika who subsequently came ...
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Vishwamitra & Indra were enemies so why does the Brahmarishi sing verses in praise of Indra?

Vishwamitra & Indra were enemies? Yes, but when? Vishvamitra was a kshatriya king earlier. And later he did intense penance and acquired the titles of Rishi (Valmiki Ramayana 1.63.2). And as ...
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Sandhyavandanam before the age of Vishwamitra?

In every age the Gayatri mantra is heard by a sage named Vishwamitra.. In this section of Ramanujacharya's Sri Bhashya, his commentary on the Brahma Sutras, Ramanujacharya explains how sages with the ...
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Why was Dasaratha so emotionally attached only to Rama?

I agree with the other member's views. But, it is pertinent to note that Brahmarishi Vishwamitra specifically asked for King Dasharatha's eldest son by name i.e. 'the heroic Rama of genuine prowess'. ...
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