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Top new questions this week:

Hiding past relationships

Is hiding past relationships a sin? Like if women lie before marriage because if she reveals it, she won't get married. Or if a man hides his past relationships and marries a clean women, for getting ...

asked by Rahul 6 votes
answered by ram 6 votes

What is Chardham Yatra in Hinduism?

Can someone tell what do Chardham Yatra means in Hindu religion. Many people every year undertake this yatra. It is said that the yatra holds religious importance in Hindus. So please explain about ...

worship pilgrimage  
asked by Risha Sharma 5 votes
answered by TheLittleNaruto 1 vote

Were there only three Varnas in Vedic Age?

Satapatha Brahmana II. 1.4.11 “(Uttering), ‘bhuh’, Prajapati generated this earth. (Uttering)‘bhuvah’ he generated the air, and (Uttering) ‘svah’ he generated the sky.This universe is co-extensive ...

vedas shatapatha-brahmana brahmanas varnashrama taittirya-brahmana  
asked by Sethu Srivatsa Koduru 4 votes

How are different beeja presented to world?

We may look at various beeja like 'gam' or the 'paraprasad' beeja etc. These are presented in verses with much secrecy such that, even though we read it or say it to someone the actual form of beeja ...

scripture mantras  
asked by Proxy 4 votes

Who are Pitru Devatas? Is Pitru Dosha caused due to the Pitru Devatas being unhappy?

Who are Pitru Devatas? Is Pitru Dosha caused due to the Pitru Devatas being unhappy? How many generations of ancestors are counted as Pitru Devatas?

vedic-gods pitru shraddha  
asked by curiousseeker 4 votes
answered by Archit 4 votes

When did Lord Shiva slashed Lord Vishnu's head?

In Lord Shiva's thousand names according to Shiva Maha Purana there is a name which is number (755) Vishnukandharapatana which translates to the one who slashes Vishnu's head Here in Shiva Purana, ...

shiva vishnu puranas shiva-purana vishnu-purana  
asked by Saurav Dey 3 votes

Can a Bramhana become Sudra in this Birth? Right here and now?

Are there any proofs from Shastras that a neglectful Bramhana becomes a Sudra in this birth?

caste-system varnashrama  
asked by Sethu Srivatsa Koduru 3 votes
answered by Rickross 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why did Lord Shiva fight with Lord Vishnu?

What were the reason(s) behind the fight between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu? I think the Harivamsa Parva of the Mahabharata narrates this incident. The story goes like this: Mahadev makes Goddess ...

shiva vishnu avatars harivamsa  
asked by Kiran RS 21 votes
answered by Keshav Srinivasan 24 votes

Who is Govindaraja and how is he related to Venkateshwara?

Tirupati is most commonly associated with the world-renowned Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple. But there is another Vishnu temple in Tirupati, the Govindaraja Swami Temple. (This isn't the only ...

vishnu avatars temple venkateshwara  
asked by Keshav Srinivasan 29 votes
answered by satyasodhaka 4 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

War between Karna and Arjuna - Mahabharata

I have seen many people tell that before the Kurukshetra war in Mahabharata, no war was fought between Karna and Arjuna. But some people also tell that there had been various wars between Karna and ...

mahabharata arjuna karna  
asked by Rohan 7 votes
answered by Garg's 7 votes

What is difference between Shruti and Smriti?

The Hindu texts are classified in Shruti (श्रुति) and Smriti (स्मृति). I want to know: What is the difference between Shruti and Smriti? What scriptures are included in Shruti & in Smriti?

scripture smriti sruti  
asked by Pandya 15 votes
answered by Pandya 16 votes

Tulsi plant and watering it on sundays?

What's the deal with no watering the plant on Sundays? And why tulsi is sacred? Are there other plants which are considered as sacred ones?

belief tulasi plants  
asked by user35022 3 votes
answered by Rickross 1 vote

Details about the verse: "Tvameva Mata Ca Pita Tvameva"?

There is a famous verse as follows: त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव । त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव । त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव । त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देव ॥ You Truly are my Mother And You Truly are my ...

scripture mantras shloka  
asked by Triyugi Narayan Mani 8 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Isn't killing in army or police a sin?

Is killing in army a sin? For example an army soldier might not even always kill in defence. Soldier might be required to kill as a part of an offensive operation? Or for capturing enemy land? And ...

asked by Harshit Sharma 3 votes

Can one do deeparadhana and pooja after 12pm? If not, why?

My dad has been doing his daily worship after 12pm lately. Is this okay?

vedas vedanta temple puja vedic-rituals  
asked by Santhosh 3 votes

In which days of week, one can cut neem tree?

If one bound to cut a neem tree then in which day one should do that? Does one need to do puja before that according to scriptures?

asked by Prof.Hijibiji 3 votes
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