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Top new questions this week:

How to prepare oneself for the grace of Guru?

It is said that once the student is ready the Guru will appear before him, but my question is what are the steps a person (wanting to be a student seeking a true guru) should follow in order to ...

rituals guru spirituality shishya  
asked by Just_Do_It 5 votes
answered by srimannarayana k v 2 votes

Is there any religious significance of saffron flag as per our scriptures?

Modern Hindu organisations usually use saffron triangular flag as a unanimously accepted symbol of Hinduism. However, does the flag or colour has any significance as per the authentic Hindu ...

asked by user19357 4 votes
answered by TheLittleNaruto 5 votes

Is there any scriptural ( Vedic or Puranic ) reference for all matter coming from Akasha and Prana?

In Raja Yoga, page number 26, Swami Vivekananda says this: At the beginning of creation there is only this Akaca; at the end of the cycle, the solids, the liquids, and the gases all melt into ...

vedas puranas vedanta yoga vivekananda  
asked by VARUN.N RAO 4 votes
answered by Ikshvaku 2 votes

Reference of the divine Sage Narada in The Vedas

What are the available references in The Vedas for the divine sage Narada? Would appreciate the exact locations / coordinates (like the mantra with number, recension, publication etc.)

vedas rishi narada  
asked by Vidyarthi 4 votes
answered by Paṇḍyā 4 votes

vedic texts about the art of dancing or art in general

Are there any vedic texts that describe/teach the art of dancing? If not is there a vedic text that describe the dance of lord Nataraj?

scripture book-recommendation  
asked by juztcode 4 votes
answered by Rickross 4 votes

Can adoption fullfill one's Pitru Rina?

According to Shastra, every man has three debts in his life. These debts are: 1) Deva Rina - debt to Devas, who provide us with rain and food. 2) Rishi Runa - debt to Rishis, who give us knowledge. ...

dharma-shastras pitru  
asked by Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury 4 votes
answered by Carmen sandiego 4 votes

What is the story of Ashokasundari, third child of Lord Shiva and Parvati?

Kartikeya and Ganesh are two commonly known sons of Lord Shiva and Parvati, but very few know that they had three kids. When and how did that third child Ashokasundari born? What is the full story ...

shiva parvati  
asked by Ise 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Translation of the very first Mantra of the Rig Veda

This page mentions all the Sanskrit Shlokas of the Rig Veda. Here is the very first one अग्निमीळे पुरोहितं यज्ञस्य देवमृत्विजम् । होतारं रत्नधातमम् १ I tried looking for translations by an ...

mantras translation-request rig-veda agni  
asked by Amit Saxena 8 votes
answered by Amit Saxena 8 votes

Is there any significance of flying Eagle touching head?

Today an eagle touched my head while I was in my open terrace. For last few days it was flying very near to me. In various chapters of Mahabharata, there are instances of signs provided by animals. ...

scripture sin superstitions pitru omens  
asked by iammilind 7 votes
answered by iammilind 2 votes

Why did Laxman get injured by Indrajit's 'shakti' weapon?

In Ramayana, Indrajit was able to hit Laxman by his special weapon named Shakti. Due to this Laxman went very near to death. Now Lord Hanuman went to Himalaya & brought Sanjivani. This way Laxman ...

mythology ramayana ravana weapon lakshmana  
asked by Kedarnath 18 votes
answered by Keshav Srinivasan 25 votes

Bhagya Suktam and translation in English

Bhagya is a Sanskrit word which means Destiny or Fortune, usually Blessed Destiny. The origins of this Sanskrit word can be found in the Vedas. Bhaga is referred to as a God who gifts Truth to a ...

vedas scripture translation-request  
asked by Uday Krishna 4 votes
answered by Trichakra 3 votes

Did lord Brahma commit incest with his daughter?

According to Shiva purana, "Brahma desired Sarasvati and went to her, asking her to stay with him. She, being his daughter, was furious at this and said, 'Your mouth speaks inauspiciously and so ...

belief puranas brahma saraswati  
asked by Kiran RS 18 votes
answered by Haripriya Das 27 votes

Where are the original versions of the Vedas?

Where are the original versions of the Vedas? Are our oldest scriptures lost in the history of time? Some say that they were lost due to the religious war which happened in the earlier days and some ...

vedas scripture history  
asked by Questioner 12 votes
answered by Keshav Srinivasan 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

Can you answer these questions?

Was Dasratha at fault to receive a Curse for killing a boy unintentionally?

If Dasratha did not kill Shravan intentionally, then why was he cursed for an accident ? It was not his intention to kill any human being. It was just that he thought there was a animal and he shot ...

asked by Shivkumar Mallesappa 1 vote
answered by Carmen sandiego 0 votes

Why is burial preferred over cremation for enlightened beings and children?

For enlightened beings and children, the order of preference is burial over cremation, there are exceptions though like Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda were cremated. Some people ...

death cremation  
asked by Chinmay Sarupria 2 votes

Are there any current female saints in shaktism?

Are there any current saints in Shaktism,like Sarada Devi or like anandamayi maa were for general hinduism? Are there any saints in shaktism right now that are well known?

shaktism saint  
asked by johny man 1 vote
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