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Top new questions this week:

What "bhog" could we give to various Deities if we dont want to give sweets always

We want to reduce our sugar intake, so we are looking for alternative food items that various Gods like. For Lakshmi and Narayan atleast to begin with. Hoping someone here could help with some ...

food prasad  
user avatar asked by Hirak Score of 4

What is the meaning of this sloka?

I heard the below shloka from my friend. The below shloka is:- ॐ बन्धूक कुसुमाभासां पञ्चमुण्डाधिवासिनीं। स्फुरच्चन्द्रकलारत्न मुकुटां मुण्डमालिनीं॥ त्रिनेत्रां रक्त वसनां पीनोन्नत घटस्तनीं। पुस्तकं चा...

identification-request shloka  
user avatar asked by VHIYOMAN SHANMUGANATHAN Score of 3
user avatar answered by অনু Score of 3

Is Sookshma Sharira really made of Prakriti's 5 subtle elements or Tanmatras?

I posted a similar question here before but didn't recieve any answer. So i'll just post this again. In which holy text is there mention of sookshma sharira being a product of Prakriti's Tanmatras? ...

scripture reference-request body nature  
user avatar asked by The Crimson Universe Score of 3
user avatar answered by TheLittleNaruto Score of 1

Where does it say that Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas, etc are smritis?

The Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas are often said to be smriti. But I have seen several lists of smritis given in various Hindu texts and none of them include these Itihasa texts, they only include ...

mahabharata puranas ramayana smriti  
user avatar asked by Abhi Score of 3
user avatar answered by Adiyarkku Score of 3

Where's this line from? "shanto bava maheshana"

Where did this line come from? shanto bava maheshana I think it's part of a shlok, but this is just some of it. I tried searching online, but it didn't work though.

shloka reference-request  
user avatar asked by Jackpickle Mack Score of 3
user avatar answered by CDR Score of 2

what is the name of this tilaka?

I have seen many representations in media of this tilaka where there is a tripundra over which an urdhva namam is drawn. it seems like what people not affiliated with a certain shaiva or vaishnava ...

brahma indra tilak  
user avatar asked by Jishnu A.R Score of 3

Are there any examples of monochrome flags in scripture?

Flags in scripture usually feature animals - Garuda for Vishnu, the bull for Siva, and so forth. Are there any other monochrome flags like the Bhagwa flag mentioned in scripture?

scripture war flags  
user avatar asked by S K Score of 2
user avatar answered by CDR Score of 0

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Does re-birth take place immediately after death according to Hinduism?

I would like to know if re-birth take place immediately after the death according to Hinduism? Some people say, if the man has done some good karma, he will be gone to heaven and then enjoy the ...

karma rebirth death atma  
user avatar asked by user12458 Score of 11
user avatar answered by Be Happy Score of 11

Why does Lord Ganesha have an elephant head?

A lot of Hindu gods have human heads. However, this is not the case with Lord Ganesha, who has an elephant head. Why does he have an elephant head?

puranas ganesha  
user avatar asked by jokerdino Score of 23
user avatar answered by Mr. Alien Score of 12

Do the Vedas prohibit idol worship?

It is a very controversial thing about this verse along the religious websites, especially non-Hindu websites, they claim that idol worship is prohibited in Hinduism. They are arguing with this verse. ...

vedas worship yajur-veda idols meaning  
user avatar asked by Kiran RS Score of 21
user avatar answered by Be Happy Score of 29

Story of origin of the Godavari river?

I heard that the Godavari river is believed to be "river Ganga of South India" and has some story behind the origin of it. Can someone please explain the origin of Godavari river as per scriptures?

shiva scripture ganga  
user avatar asked by Mr_Green Score of 11
user avatar answered by Keshav Srinivasan Score of 10

"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  
user avatar asked by SwiftPushkar Score of 11
user avatar answered by Triyugi Narayan Mani Score of 7

Is there any significace of twitching of eyes?

Is it true that twitching of eyes indicates something? Does it give us signal of something good or bad that is going to happen in the future? What is the significance of left eye twitching and ...

scripture belief culture superstitions omens  
user avatar asked by Eesha Score of 15
user avatar answered by Tezz Score of 24

What were the ages of Pandavas & other characters during the Mahabharata war?

I have not found any specific reference to the age of each of the Pandavas, like Arjuna and Bheema when they fought the epic Mahabharata battle. It will be also interesting to know the age of Bhishma ...

scripture mahabharata history pandavas war  
user avatar asked by AADHinduism Score of 26
user avatar answered by Be Happy Score of 10

Can you answer these questions?

How much time past sunrise is it safe to sleep again?

It is said that one should not sleep during sunrise. Suppose I was awake all night for study, job, mahashivratri or whatever. I stayed awake during sunrise and after the sunrise I decide to sleep. How ...

sandhyavandanam tamasic  
user avatar asked by Sunil Kumar Score of 2

Do any scriptures relate events from multiple Yugas?

I have heard some folklore that Bhima acted indecorously in front of Yudhishtira after the transition from Dwapara Yuga to Kali Yuga.

kali-yuga dwapara-yuga  
user avatar asked by S K Score of 1

Who should I pray to?

If I have a speech to give tomorrow, who should I pray to? How should I pray to them? For luck, for confidence, for remembering? I really need to do well.

gods prayer  
user avatar asked by Jackpickle Mack Score of 1
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