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Top new questions this week:

Are there any scriptures available (or mention) that are related to GyanVapi mandir?

Shivling has been found in Gyanvapi, Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh, and the supreme court today ordered to seal the area The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Varanasi District Magistrate to protect the ...

scripture shiva history temple varanasi  
asked by hanugm Score of 13
answered by The Destroyer Score of 13

What are the dimensions of original Visvesvara Linga as per scriptures?

As there is already a question about Jnanavapi, where answers are quoting from Skanda Purana, Kashi Khanda to give the details information about Jnanavapi. It says: Īśāna who was identical with Rudra ...

shiva shiva-lingam jyotirlinga  
asked by Triyugi Narayan Mani Score of 4

Does every character in the Ramayana follow their dharma?

I was watching this video about the Ramayana. Towards the end, it says that several characters in the Ramayana can be called the hero in the context of Hindu beliefs and traditions, because they all ...

ramayana dharma reference-request  
asked by Ishan Kashyap Hazarika Score of 2
answered by Vivikta Score of 1

What are all the components of prakriti?

Bagavath Geetha and several other scriptures contain details about 'Prakriti'. In simple words, Prakriti is the unmanifested seed state of a Jiva that is present in para brahman. I want to know all ...

gunas prakruti  
asked by hanugm Score of 2
answered by Pradip Gangopadhyay Score of 1

Worship God via Image – is one passage sufficient?

It is said that the below quote confirms that one has to worship the image – also see link to the question Is there anywhere in the scriptures where it say we should worship God through an Idol? Gita ...

asked by another theory Score of 2
answered by Pradip Gangopadhyay Score of 1

Ucchista and its rules- when, how, what?

When one eats food from a few vessels, the food as well as those vessels become Ucchista (उच्छिष्ट) (the food and hand touch the mouth, the same used hand touches those vessels to take new food from ...

scripture dharma-shastras food smriti  
asked by Adiyarkku Score of 2

Which scriptures deal with Hanuman's life before he joined up with Rama?

There are lots of TV serials that have incidents like Hanuman fighting Siva, trying to swallow the sun and so forth. Are there canonical scriptures that are centered around Hanuman?

scripture hanuman  
asked by S K Score of 2

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to start reading Bhagavad Gita?

I always wanted to read Bhagavad Gita but didn't get time. Recently one of my friend suggested to read it. I have the following questions: Can anybody suggest me how to get started with Bhagavad ...

scripture mahabharata krishna bhagavad-gita  
asked by Atinesh Score of 26
answered by Swami Vishwananda Score of 33

How many kilometers equals to a Yojana

After reading this answer, I am curious to know how many kilometers or miles are equal to one yojana. Below is some of the information taken from the above link. Here a league equals one yojana ...

puranas astrology  
asked by Nishant Solanki Score of 10
answered by Shreemay Panhalkar Score of 8

How to increase one's ojas capacity ?

The Yogis claim that of all the energies that are in the human body the highest is what they call "Ojas". Now this Ojas is stored up in the brain, and the more Ojas is in a man's head, the more ...

yoga spirituality yoga-sutras  
asked by Kishy Nivas Score of 12

As a Hindu, can I feed other people beef?

I am a volunteer who helps feed elderly and disabled people. They choose their meal from the cafeteria, and I feed it to them. My role (which I recently began) has led me to a dilemma. As a Hindu, I ...

dharma food non-vegetarian cows ethics  
asked by keychains Score of 19
answered by Rickross Score of 21

Why is Kartikeya not worshiped much compared to lord Shiva, lord Ganesha and goddess Parvati?

Kartikeya is elder son of lord Shiva and goddess Parvati, but he is not worshiped much compared to his dad, mother and brother. If you visit temples in our country, rarely any temple will have an ...

shiva worship gods kartikeya  
asked by Mr. Alien Score of 21
answered by TheLoneKing Score of 24

"Karmanye vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana" Similar shlokas from Vedas and Upanishadas?

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन। मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥ २-४७ Karmanye vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana । Ma Karmaphalaheturbhurma Te Sangostvakarmani ।। Meaning- ...

vedas scripture bhagavad-gita karma upanishads  
asked by SwiftPushkar Score of 11
answered by Triyugi Narayan Mani Score of 7

Why does lord Shiva wear a Naga (snake) around his neck?

As you can see in many pictures of Shiva, he wears a naga wrapped around his neck. Credits for Image So is there any reason behind keeping that naga around his neck, or is that a vahan for lord Shiv ...

shiva symbolism  
asked by Mr. Alien Score of 14
answered by Tezz Score of 6

Can you answer these questions?

Does this alleged extended citation from Paingi Rahasya Brahmana invalidate "Vishnu and Narayana are the same"?

the Mahopanishad citation seems to be authentic Ēkō nārāyaṇa āsīt na brahmā nēśānō ~ Only Narayana existed In the beginning, Not brahma, not Ishana (Shiva) The alleged first line of Paingirahasya ...

vishnu paingi  
asked by S K Score of 1

Are there formal refutations of the Charvaka criticism of the Shraddha ceremony?

Their argument is stated as below: If the Śrāddha produces gratification to beings who are dead, Then here, too, in ...

shraddha charvaka  
asked by S K Score of 1

What were the boons/curses received by Indrajit?

some questions relating to Indrajit's killing: (1) Could he only be killed by someone who didn't sleep for 14 years? did that person also have to be celibate for 14 years? (2) Would he have become ...

curse boon indrajit  
asked by S K Score of 1
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