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Is Mahabali still the ruler in charge of Sutala?

As we know there are fourteen Lokas. And Mahabali was made King of Sutala by Lord Visnu's Avatar, Lord Vamana and Lord also promised to make him Indra. So I wanted to know if his time in Sutala has ...

asked by Param Singh Saroha 4 votes
answered by YDS 1 vote

Does Sankara Bhashyam exist for The Nrusimha Tapani Upanisad?

Does any one know of a source (preferably a publication in print) of 'Sri Sankara Bhashyam' for 'Sri Nrusimha Tapani Upanisad'? As a background - some people, possibly Vaishnavas, believe that 'Sri ...

upanishads adi-shankaracharya  
asked by Vidyarthi 3 votes
answered by Sarvabhouma 2 votes

Does epic like Mahabharata mention about Lord Shiva's personal life events?

Does it mention about - 1. Marriage of Shiva & Parvati 2. Birth of Kartikeya & Ganesha 3. Consuming poison during churning of ocean 4. Birth of Andhaka Or some other ...

mahabharata shiva ganesha parvati kartikeya  
asked by aniket kumar singh 3 votes

Why ,when and how did the Atman acquire body consciousness?

I know Atman is self aware but I don't know why that Atman lost his self awareness that he is unlimited and beginningless and instead acquiring limited body awareness Even though I am a Muslim ...

atma body consciousness  
asked by user646989 2 votes
answered by Ikshvaku 1 vote

Why two avatars of Lord Vishnu, Rama and Parasurama meet in the same timeline?

Lord parashurama came to fight with lord Rama when lord Rama broke the hara dhanu. Now, why these two avatars meet with each other? What was the main motivation of this occurrence? Does it mean that ...

rama parashurama  
asked by user199 2 votes

Bharatas in Hinduism scriptures

I do know about three prominent Bharatas from Hindu scriptures namely Mahabharata, Ramayana and Srimad Bhagavatam. Bharata from Mahabharata was a son of Dushyanta and Sakunthala. Bharata from ...

asked by hanugm 2 votes
answered by YDS 2 votes

Did any one use before similar phrase that Sri Krishna used - śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ (BG 3.35)?

In Gita Sri Krishna says श्रेयान्स्वधर्मो विगुण: परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात् | स्वधर्मे निधनं श्रेय: परधर्मो भयावह: || 35|| śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣhṭhitāt swa-dharme ...

krishna bhagavad-gita  
asked by srimannarayana k v 2 votes
answered by sv. 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Does the soul remain at home for 10 days after death?

When a person dies, what happens after that? Does he go to Yama Loka like this answer suggest: What happens after death? or he remains at "familiar" places for 10 days? Swami Sivananda says: The ...

atma death  
asked by Chinmay Sarupria 7 votes
answered by Student 5 votes

If Aryabhata invented zero in Kaliyuga, how could Hindus of earlier yugas describe Ravana as having 10 heads and Kauravas were 100 in number?

Since long time I've heard that the number zero was invented by the great Indian mathematician Aryabhata. Now I have two examples from Ramayana and Mahabharata: In Ramayana, Ravana had 10 heads. ...

mahabharata vedas ramayana calendar panchang  
asked by Vipul Hadiya 25 votes
answered by Pranav 22 votes

Why do Hindus shave a baby's head (first hair cut)?

Why is it that people shave babies' head, be it a boy or girl, when they go for the baby's first haircut? According to my sub religion i.e. Vaishnav (Gujarati), we call it as a Mundan (Head shaving ...

asked by Mr. Alien 14 votes
answered by Be Happy 10 votes

What is difference between Aatma, Jeevatma and Paramatma?

Jivatma – Soul Atma– Self Paramatma - God Jivatma is the individual, and Atma and Paramatma are Universal. What is difference between Aatma, Jeevatma and Paramatma?

atma jiva  
asked by Eshan Singh 17 votes
answered by Be Happy 18 votes

Why does one get their head tonsured and offer the hair to Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati?

Many Hindus who visit Tirumala Venkateswara temple in Tirupati get their head tonsured and offer their hair to Lord Venkateswara. Why is this tradition followed? Why is it only followed in ...

tradition venkateshwara  
asked by Ram 8 votes
answered by user76466 8 votes

Why do Hindus feed milk to snakes?

I have seen a lot of times in temples that priests offer milk to snake idols. What is the reason behind it? Do snakes really drink milk?

worship culture tradition animals naga  
asked by Kiran RS 15 votes
answered by Mr. Alien 12 votes

Why do some Hindus, especially brahmins, not eat onion or garlic?

I have been with some Brahmins, and I was told that along with meat, they are also prohibited from eating onions and garlic. I can understand the meat prohibition because of cows, but what is the ...

practice food  
asked by Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan 31 votes
answered by Ankit Sharma 20 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Cannot find source of this Surya Mantra. Can anyone help please?

A very soothing surya mantra was part of Sri Krishna series serial. A show based on 'Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran' glorifying Lord Krishna's immortal and eternal life. Don't know from where this mantra ...

identification-request surya  
asked by Advaita 1 vote

The Anandamaya and the Causal Body

Hello … I have two questions that perhaps you can help me with …. From my understanding, the Anandamaya Kosha forms the Causal Body (Karana-Sarira or Karana-Deha) and we experience Deep/Dreamless ...

asked by Bilbo 1 vote

Where Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu used to originally reside?

Lord Shiva is a resident of mountain Kailaasa which is in the Himalaya i.e. in-laws place. Lord Vishnu is resident of Kshirsagar i.e. also a in-laws place. So my question is - Where did Lord Shiva and ...

vishnu shiva  
asked by The Dentist 1 vote
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