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Vaisnavaganza: Beyond the Dashavatar – the 14 Other Avatars of Vishnu

by Aranyakananda The commonly accepted list of Avatars of Vishnu includes 9, with the tenth, Kalki yet to come. This list of ten is called Dashavatar. But the Bhagavata Purana and other scriptures list 14 more avatars of Vishnu, for … Continue reading

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“Where Have All The Vaishnavs Gone?” or “Vaishnavism in a Skeptic Age”

by Aranyakananda It seems to me that most Vaisnavs are devotees of a particular manifestation of Vishnu. Namely Rama or Krishna. Most Vaisnavs are really “Kraishnavs” or “Ramites.” Shiva has His own avatars but most Shaivites I know worship Shiva … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti Part IV – The Avatars of Vishnu

by Aranyakananda In the last post I made the point that Krishna walked the Earth. To many this is not a point of contention, nor is it to me. Much evidence has been brought to show that Krishna, and even … Continue reading

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Neti, Neti…Yeti?

by Aranyakananda Having recently realized that I almost never mention Lord Rama on this weblog, I have been reviewing the Ramayana and reading about the different scriptures in which Hanuman, the devotee of Rama, appears. I have always been interested … Continue reading

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The Hindu Origins of Cupid on Valentine’s Day

by Aranyakananda Every February 14th when couples around the world celebrate their love with candy, flowers, greeting cards and gifts of various kinds, the one constant symbol is that of Cupid. We ask him to shoot his arrow at the … Continue reading

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