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How did Vayu the wind god start being associated with Vishnu?

There are three prominent Hindu philosophies today: Advaita or monism, Dvaita or dualism, and Visistadvaita or qualified monism. Now the chief exponent of Dvaita was the 13th century philosopher ...
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Relationship of Mithra and Varuna

Just need an answer about the two gods Mithra and Varuna, their situation actually. I know that Mithra isn't worshiped at all, but I read and suspect personally that his name still remains in the "...
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Which cultures worship boars?

I'm searching for a list of cultures/regions which worshiped/revered boars. I only know of Hinduism of the Indian Subcontinent, where an avatar of Lord Vishnu, Varaha is worshiped. Further, I'm ...
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Dating the Battle of Ten Kings relative to the Ramayana and Mahabharata

(cross posting from hinduism.SE. Hope this is OK) Related to this question though much more specific: are there any clues we can glean about the historical situation of the Battle of Ten Kings ...
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In the Ramakien, why did Phra Narai declare that when both him and Nontuk reincarnate they’ll fight each other again?

When Phra Narai caught Nontuk off guard and forced him onto the ground (where he proceeded to act like a whiny little bitch to Phra Narai) and made the absolutely absurd statement that he could’ve ...
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In the Ramakien (Thai version of the Ramayana) how was it that Thotsakan was able to conquer all three realms of the universe?

I know that Phra Narai (Narayana) declared that he will reincarnate as a human (Phra Ram/Rama) and kill Thotsakan but when Thotsakan was reborn as the demon king of Lanka and started conquering the ...