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Karma accumulation by violence against cows

Does killing a cow accumulate karmas equivalent to suffering those many lives equivalent to the number of hairs on the cow? (Hairs on a typical cow are millions/trillions in numbers) Is there any ...

krishna karma goddess non-vegetarian cows  
asked by Saurabh T Jain 3 votes
answered by Sanatan Darshan 3 votes

Did Adi Shankaracharya establish Akharas in addition to mathas?

Quite a few websites have popped up that claim Akharas were set up by Adi Shankaracharya. Some sites have even claimed that the Naga Sadhu order was organized into a mitary order by Adi Shankaracharya ...

history adi-shankaracharya  
asked by Carmen sandiego 2 votes

What is the reason behind opposite rituals during Shraddha and last rites as compared to those for devatas

It is seen that while performing the last rites (antyeshti, pindadanam, etc) and shraddha tarpanam rituals for ancestors in accordance with the Karma Kanda, the manner in which rituals are done are ...

rituals pitru yagnopavitam shraddha  
asked by Archit 2 votes

Who exactly are nishadas?

Nala was a king of Nishadas Vrihadaswa said, "There was a king named Nala, the son of Virasena. And he was strong, and handsome, and well-versed in (the knowledge of) horses, and possessed of ...

mahabharata terminology nala  
asked by hanugm 2 votes
answered by Sanatan Darshan 0 votes

Which Sri Vidya Guru Parampara does Adi Shankaracharya fall in?

Adi Shankaracharya aside from being a Vedantin scholar is also described by many to have been a Sri Vidya Upasaka. The Soundarya Lahari, a principle Sri Vidya text, is often attributed to Him. In ...

adi-shankaracharya sri-vidya  
asked by Surya Kanta Bose Chowdhury 2 votes

Quotes regarding children

Are there any hindu quotes in scriptures describing the divinity of children, holiness of children or any other quote regarding children, normal children , not gods?

asked by Seeker 2 votes

Who was the warrior in Mahabharata who had his eyelids taped to prevent sleeping?

I remember reading about a very aged warrior in Mahabharata who had his eyelids taped open to prevent him from sleeping . He was killed by Arjuna in the Kurukshetra war. Arjuna who was unable to ...

mahabharata krishna arjuna kurukshetra  
asked by Mayaank Ashok 2 votes
answered by user1952500 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why are the black colored clothes avoided when visiting temple?

Why is that black color clothes are avoided or not allowed to wear in some temples? They are also avoided when Hindus celebrate festivals like Diwali, Navratri etc, generally on auspicious days I ...

worship temple color  
asked by Mr. Alien 5 votes
answered by user3459110 5 votes

What are the 16 sanskaar (Sacraments of Life) and How do you complete them?

I have been told that there are 16 sanskaar (sacraments of life) described in the great texts of Hinduism. I am aware of naamkaran (naming ceremony), janeu or yagnopavit (sacred thread), vivah ...

rituals samskara  
asked by mjosh 17 votes
answered by Pradip Gangopadhyay 22 votes

Why lord Shiva has a crescent moon on his head?

Why there's a crescent moon over lord Shiva's head? Image Credits :

mythology shiva  
asked by Mr. Alien 9 votes
answered by Ankit Sharma 4 votes

How many wives did Lord Shiva have?

I know one was Sati, the daughter of Daksha Prajapati, and the second was Parvati, daughter of Raja Himanchala. How many others are there?

mythology shiva parvati sati-goddess  
asked by Ashok K 10 votes
answered by Kedarnath 17 votes

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  
asked by AADHinduism 20 votes
answered by Be Happy 8 votes

When will the Kalki avatar be born?

Kalki avataar is the avatar of lord Vishnu. It is said that Kalki Avatar will born in Kaliyug. Is there any specific date or time which describes Kalki's birth?

vishnu avatars kalki  
asked by instinct 23 votes
answered by Kiran RS 16 votes

Does marriage really depend on Kundali and Gunas?

Does marriage (love or arranged) really depend on yours and your partner's Kundali and Gunas? If yes, then what happens if a person gets married without matching Kundalis?

belief marriage kundali  
asked by urfusion 24 votes
answered by Curiosity 13 votes

Can you answer these questions?

who wrote Bhagavad Gita/Mahabharata?

If we google this question we get Sage Vyasa as answer and that what I have learned growing up. But Shri Krishna gave this knowledge to Arjuna only, and there so on one else there who was writing that ...

mahabharata bhagavad-gita  
asked by Devang 1 vote
answered by Be Happy 0 votes

heaven exists without havan

With link to my previous question , it is verified that whatever is given in havan(yagyas etc) is what is the nourishment for heaven. But, in this day and age where the havans and yagyas are so ...

asked by juztcode 1 vote

The connection between Agni and Bhuloka, Vayu and Bhuvarloka, Surya and Svar loka

The Shikshavalli of the Taittiriya Upanishad mentions: भूरिति वा अग्निः । भुव इति वायुः । सुवरित्यादित्यः । मह इति चन्द्रमाः । चन्द्रमासा वाव सर्वाणि ज्योतीँषि महीयन्ते । What is the connection ...

upanishads taittirya-upanishad  
asked by rk567 1 vote
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