Kubera, Guardian of the North

Kubera (Sanskrit: कुबेर, romanized: Kuberā) also known as Kuvera, Kuber and Kuberan, is the god of wealth, and the god-king of the semi-divine yakshas in Hinduism. He is regarded as the regent of the north (Dikpala), and a protector of the world (Lokapala). His many epithets extol him as the

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The Lord

Vishnu, The Condescending God

Viṣṇu (pronounced Vishnu) is among the most important deities of Hinduism. Along with Brahmā (see: Father Ahman) and Śiva (Shiva, self absorbed god of destruction), Vishnu forms the principal trinity of Hindu religious practice. “Persons who are strongly entrapped by the consciousness of enjoying material life, and who have therefore

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Life of

Vishnu Washes and Anoints His Friend

The learned brāhmaṇa (Sudama), joined by some local brāhmaṇas*, passed three guard stations and went through three gateways, and then he walked by the homes of Lord Kṛṣṇa’s faithful devotees, the Andhakas and Vṛṣṇis, which ordinarily no one could do. He then entered one of the opulent palaces belonging to

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Second Coming

Kalki, last incarnation of Vishnu

Kalki (meaning “eternity” or “mighty warrior”) is the last incarnation of Vishnu. He is not expected to appear until the end of Kali Yuga, the current time period. Kalki will come, it is believed, to rid the world of oppression by unrighteous rulers. It is said that he will appear

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Kunti, annunciation

Kuntī thanked the Lord within herself. As she watched Karṇa leave the arena her mind went back to the day of his birth. She had only wanted to test Durvāsā’s boon. She had no idea the mantra would prove so powerful. Kuntī remembered how she had been lying on her

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Vasudev Crosses the River

According to the Bhagavata Purana immediately after Krishna’s birth Kamsa, the wicked king of Mathura, threatened Krishna’s life. The baby’s adopted father, Vasudeva, secretly took him to the countryside as soon as he was born. His night time escape from the city was during a rainstorm. The swollen Yamumna river

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Immaculate Conception

Devaki, Mother of Krishna

Devaki conceived Krsna by divine conception as the child was transferred into her womb by mind to mind transference. Krishna was the 8th child of Devaki and also the 8th avatar of Vishnu. From Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam “Thereafter, accompanied by plenary expansions, the fully opulent Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is all-auspicious

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Matsya & Manu Summarized

Hayagriva succeeded in stealing Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda (books of scripture) from Brahmaloka (the abode of God).  Brahma (Father) knew that the people on earth would not be able to make use of the Vedas (scriptures) until they were purified. He knew that social values

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The Lord

The Matsya or Fish Avatar

From the Bhāgavata Purāna “Desiring the preservation of herds, Brāhmans, genii, and virtuous men—of the Vedas, of law, and of precious things—the Lord of the Universe assumes many bodily shapes; but though he pervades, like the air, a variety of beings, yet he is himself unvaried, since he has no

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Manu and the Seven Sages

From The Mahābhārata “Along the ocean in that stately ship was borne the lord of men, and through Its dancing, tumbling billows, and its roaring waters; and the bark, Tossed to and fro by violent winds, reeled on the surface of the deep, Staggering and trembling like a drunken woman.

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