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In Advaita, what is space, time and causation and how do they operate in relation to Brahman?

Firstly, i would be thankful if someone provides me a simple explanation of space, time and causation. Secondly, Vivekananda said in his books, that Brahman, the Absolute has become the universe by ...
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How many Gitas are there?

We all know about Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Naively, I thought this was the only Gita we have. But, to my surprise, yesterday I found "The Song of the Goddess - Devi Gita". This is basically the ...
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What is the procedure to carry out temple renovations or relocation?

I read that a lot of temples have been demolished in Kashi in an effort to make the place visitor friendly. And that the same temples are now being relocated elsewhere in the kashi kshetra I would ...
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Dignified Shiva Pose Question

I know little to nothing about Hinduism. So, please be gracious to me. I was just joking once and did the Dignified Shiva (statue) pose. I notice, however, that there is little to no information on it ...
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Ardhanarishwaras creation

Who created Ardhanarishwara? I have taken the case that Ardhanarishwara created Shiva and Vishnu. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardhanarishvara Refer to this link for information
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I have kept Shani Dev Idol at home, visiting people advise to not keep it. What should i do?

I suffered from Sade Sati from 2012 to 2019. And this period's extreme difficulties brought me closer to Shani Dev. My sade sati got over in 2019 and ever since then I have been growing tremendously ...
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Why are Brahma and Shiva called two hands of Lord Vishnu?

Can you provide information from any purana or scripture?
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How is someone supposed to know their own varna, especially with evil shapeshifting Devas around? [closed]

Note: not a duplicate of this because that is about other people. The main issue with determining your own varna is that everyone thinks of themselves as humble, kind, etc. Maybe a complete psychopath ...
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Did Bhishma depart on Astami?

Bhishma astami is celebrated on Magha Shukla Astami as the day he departed. However Mahabharata says: O Yudhishthira, the lunar month of Magha has come. This is, again, the lighted fortnight and a ...
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Should a person discuss his income with his family? if yes, should he disclose to his and inlaws, if no, what are the benefits of not disclosing?

I have seen families making fun of low income individuals and also the respect given to higher income family members. Upto what extent a family should know the income of individuals and, what are the ...
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If Siva has five faces, then why Statues of Siva has only one?

Does Siva have five faces (Panchanana)? Is there any scriptural reference? If he has five faces, then why do the statues (Murtis) of Siva have only one face? What happened to the other four faces?
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What is purification process of chandala to change to shudra?

How chandala change his varna to shudra ? What purification process is mentioned in scripture ?
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why is adultery allowed in kamasutra?

Adultery The Kamasutra, states the Indologist and Sanskrit literature scholar Ludo Rocher, discourages adultery but then devotes "not less than fifteen sutras (1.5.6–20) to enumerating the ...
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What was guru tradition of Sridhara Swami?

Are there any references of guru tradition of Sridhara Swami (commentator of Bhagavatam)? I did not find any information on him, his life etc., besides some blogs such as https://gaudiyascripture....
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What do gaudiya vaishnavas mean by "jivas being fragmental parts of Krishna"?

As far as i know, the gaudiya vaishnavas (iskcon people) are dualists. For them Brahman is Krishna. According to them, Brahman (Krishna) and the jivas are always separate. The jivas always remain ...
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Family tree of Prishadhra?

What is family tree of Prishadhra?what is name of child of Prishadhra ? Do child of prishadhra is shudra or Kshatriya?
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Is uttara gita mentioned by any previous acharyas in their works?

Sources say it is mentioned in Taittriya upanishad dipika by vidyaranya. If anybody knows can you cite page no ?
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What is the difference between suputam and panchamukham mudra?

In photos it seems that both the mudra are same. Are there any difference between these two mudras in applying pressure in points?
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Aren't these Manusmṛti verses pertaining to marriage contradictory?

Manusmṛti 3.23 describes the form of marriages that are permitted for each Varṇa: षडानुपूर्व्या विप्रस्य क्षत्रस्य चतुरोऽवरान् । विश्।शूद्रयोस्तु तानेव विद्याद् धर्म्यानराक्षसान् ॥ २३ ॥ ṣaḍānupūrvyā ...
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What is Panchamahayajna? Why is it important to follow the sacrifices/rituals in day to day life?

What are the five Yajnas which every person should follow in daily life? Why were Yajnas or sacrifices performed? How the yajnas were performed? What is the purpose of Yajna?
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Which verse in the Agni Purāṇa forbids the enslavement of prisoners?

In this Wikipedia page on "slavery and religion", it is stated that the Agni Purāṇa forbids the enslavement of prisoners: The Agni Purana forbids enslavement of prisoners. Which particular ...
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Has any prominent guru classified the Puranas by what makes them unique?

Some of the Puranas have unique odd things that set them apart, for example, the Devi Bhagavatam does this weird thing where it cannot decide on what race some demons are supposed to be implying they ...
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I want a commentary on Parashara Smriti 1:25?

Can somebody find the commentary by Madhavacharya (Vidyaranya) on verse 1.25 of the Parashara Smriti? The translation of the verse is: " In the Krita, one should quit a country itself ; one ...
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What are the differences between Dakini and Yogini?

As far as I know, Yoginis are Devi's attendants. I have no clear idea about Dakinis. On many occasions, Dakinis and Yoginis are mentioned together. What are the differences between these two creatures?...
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Are the Upapuranas supposed to be part of the Mahapuranas?

The Upanishads are supposed to be part of the Vedas. Are the Upapuranas supposed to be the same and be part of the Mahapuranas? Did they get separated due to convenience or controversy of the real ...
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How is “Om” best name and whom does it represent?

In story of Ajamil, I found out that chanting the name of god destroys the sins. He said “Narayana” when he was dying. In Stayarth Prakash , it is written that “Om” is the best name of god. But it ...
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What is the most important Purana for Saiva denomination?

For Vaishnavas, Bhagavad Purana (Srimad Bhagavat) is the most important Purana. For Saktas, Devi Purana (Srimad Devi Bhagavat) is the most important Purana. What is the most important Purana for the ...
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Are there any shudra philosophers in the advaita school?

I have seen Shudra Philosophers in the Dvaita school mainly in Madhva Sampradaya Like Purandara Dasa . But I did not see any Shudra philosophers in Advaita school. So are there any such Shudra ...
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Finding Ramana Maharishi's saying

Quite a while ago, I read somewhere that Ramana Maharishi said only gyani (self realized person) can understand the gyani ( Self realized person).No one else can understand.  Well, I cannot find the ...
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Difference between asmita and ahankara?

Maharṣi Patañjali has written in the third sutra of the sādhana-pāda of his book Yoga-darśana avidyā-’smitā-rāga-dveṣābhiniveśāḥ pañca-kleśāḥ` Translation ignorance (avidyā), false-ego (asmitā), ...
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Are there any stotras for curing baldness or enhancing physical beauty

Yes I do know that this is a materialistic request but honestly some of us can’t shed the materialistic part of life that easily and I believe that our ancient yogis had an answer for everything in ...
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The inseparability of the Harivamsa from the Mahabharata and the number of verses accorded to it by traditional Sampradayas

As per the Matsya Purāṇa, Chapter 53, verse 70: अष्टादश पुराणानि कृत्वा सत्यवतीसुतः।
भारताख्यानमखिलं चक्रे तदुपबृंहितम्।
लक्षेणैकेन यत्प्रोक्तं वेदार्थपरिबृंहितम्॥७०॥ After completing the 18 Puranas, ...
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Is carousing considered good or bad in Hinduism?

According to Christian 1 peter 4:3 carousing isa sin And sports is a sin ( అల్లరితో కూడిన ఆట పాటలు) According to Sanatana Dharma is indulging in sports with carousing good or bad ?
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Has the killing of a cow been categorised as a mahapataka in any text or versions thereof?

In a particular text (not able to remember) there was a line which said that :A Brahmin, a woman and a cow must never be slain. This statement is in line with the pancha mahapataka among which, is the ...
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What do Advaitins mean by "the world is an appearance"?

Kindly explain to me what do Advaitins mean by - "the world is an appearance/illusion"? If a tiger chases a man, pounces on him and kills him, will that be an illusory appearance as well?
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Can we have pic of Kaali mata in our home?

Recently i got love/faith in Adi Shakti specially in form of Kaali Maa i want to pooja and place pic of kaali maa in home but i am scared form nature of Kaali maa is Prachand my parents are also ...
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What are the differences between Gaudiya Vaishnavism and the Gaudiya Math lineage?

Whenever one writes about Gaidiya Vaishnavism, it is usually only in relation to Gaudiya Math, founded by Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati. Gaudiya Math is based on Bhaktivinoda Thakur's interpretations of ...
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Does any of the major characters in the Mahabharata not have who they are in incarnation of declared?

Most major characters in the Mahabharata have who they are incarnations of written. Does anyone not?
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Who is god of mleccha?

Do mleccha god is ghosts or any rakshasa? Do mleccha god is myth ? Answer form scriptures What is qualities mleccha ? The mleccha tells Hindu gods are ghost do Hindu scriptures tells mleccha gods are ...
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Wife's seating position during rituals

I heard from someone that during religious rituals (puja, homa, etc.) wife should sit on left side of husband. But my understanding was wife sits on the right side of husband. Any views in our ...
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How are Ashtabhairavas related to Kalabhairava?

We know that Kalabhairava was created from Siva's forehead. "Mahadeva then created a wonderful person, Bhairava, from the middle of his brows to quell the pride of Brahma. - Siva Purana ...
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What is the reference in Vāstusūtra Upaniṣad which mentions significance of Murthi worship?

I came accross an answer on Quora regarding Vāstusūtra Upaniṣad that it mentiones the significance of Murthi (or idol) worship as an inducive step in making a devotee contemplate about the formless ...
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Sun and Moon meditation according to Swaminaraya Vachanamrut Ahmedabad 1

Vachnamrut link https://www.swaminarayangadi.com/publications/book.php?pid=143&sid=273&cid=4899 I have did my R&D online. And have not found anything useful. Can someone with good ...
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What is the meaning of intelligence being many branched?

I was reading ISKON Gita Verse 41 chapter 2 vyavasayatmika buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana bahu-sakha hy anantas ca buddhayo 'vyavasayinam It is written that Those who are on this path are resolute in ...
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In the time of the Mahabharata, how would royal priest worship a great rishi?

The image, above, is an excerpt from Kisari Mohan Ganguli's translation of The Complete Mahabharata. It describes the scene when Satyavati calls Vyasa (by thinking of him) to ask him to father ...
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Reference Request: Vedanta Sutras

I already have copies of the commentaries by Adi Shankaracharya and Shri Ramanuja. Since I want to understand the Vedanta Sutras from different angles, I also want an English copy of the Govinda ...
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After marriage papa and punya won't come to women

Why does papa go to the husband if a wife does papa after marriage? Why will it not go to the wife?
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Gold as substitute for Agni in sacrifices

While explaining the origin of gold, Vasishta says It is well-known that gold is the offspring of Agni. When fire is not obtainable (for the purposes of a sacrifice), gold is used as substitute. ...
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How did Ravana got soldiers to defeat Kubera to win Lanka?

How did Ravana got soldiers to defeat Kubera to win Lanka? Ravana was born in Brahmin orthodox family and he was born and brought up in Brahmins Kutira. So, how he got/gathered soldiers to defeat ...
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When Agasthya Rishi (Vaman Avtar) got the Sri Lanka as prize?

When Agasthya Rishi visited Mahabali, then the King MahaBali gifted Sri Lanka to him. Agasthya ji is also called Vaman Avtar of Vishnu. So the question is did he got this prize land before Visheshrava ...

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