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Ravana - Who were his parents and siblings?
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Why is Ravan considered a Rakshasa?
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Ravana's great-grandfather was Brahma?
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Is Raavana a rakshasa or a brahmin and how he can be a king too?
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What is the meaning of Uma?
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Where's this quote come from "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः" ? What is complete version of it?
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How do Adi Shankaracharya or later Advaita Philosophers deal with Brahma Sutra's criticism of Vijñāna vadīs?
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Can a brahmin eat meat according to shastras
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Why the penance for shudra is less?
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Can a brahmin do job?
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The real story behind Baijnath and Gokarna
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What will be the Varna of a child born from a Brahmin man and Shudra woman?
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why visvamitra was misled by Menaka ? Did visvamitra was discourage by his spiritual practice after the misled by Menaka?
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Where can we get the Nyaya Sutras along with their commentaries in English translation?
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Kalki Puran, who wrote it?
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Is Tantra part of the Sruti or Smriti?
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Who wrote 'Anjaneya Sahasranam'?
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Kalabhairava and Shani (?)
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What is the meaning of: merging with Brahman after Moksha?
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Why do Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva always meditate on each other?
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Is there any instance of rape described in the Itihasa or Purana?
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What do the Vedas & other scriptures say about sex during pregnancy?
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Besides Sita, how many other women did Ravana kidnap?
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Was Ravana actually a villain? Or was he a devotee of Lord Vishnu?
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Do men who commit suicide by self-immolation go to heaven ? Do all their sins get washed away ? Or only the sin of suicide gets washed away?
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Which king was more powerful between Kārtavīryārjuna and Rāvaṇa, and did they ever share their thrones with each other?
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What are the curses given to Ravana?
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Why didn't Ravana use the Chandrahasa sword against Lord Rama?
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Did Ravana from Ramayana lust over Goddess Parvati?
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What were the previous births of the characters of Mahabharata?
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Previous births of Lava and Kush
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Can a woman get moksha?
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Where is the Panchvati mentioned in Ramayana located in present day India?
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Orthodox written form of Sanskrit character Kleem?
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Why do Telugu Hindus consume chicken on Kanuma (festival)?
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What are the basic requirements to be a Hindu or to be identified as a part of Sanathana Dharma?
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Why Nãrãyana (Vishnu) had to pray Rudra (Shiva) to obtain supreme powers? (excerpt from Mahãbhãrata)
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Are there any relaxations for dharmas based on seasons?
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Where does one live after getting moksha?
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Are these verses from Garuda Purana and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad asking men to beat women? If not, how should they be interpreted?
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Is Maya Dānava the first Dānava?
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Is Mayasura a Daitya or Danava? What is the important difference between these two groups?
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The Rites of Protection?
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Does Shiva Puran support Wife beating?
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Shraddha/Pinda offering when father is alive
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What are the hundred mistakes of shishupal in Mahabharata?
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Is there any instance of masturbation mentioned in Hindu Itihasa or Purana?
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Is there any scripture which says how sandhya vandan should be performed

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