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What is the meaning of this verse 2:2:10 of Krishna Yajurveda?

Asavadityo na vy arocata tasmai devah, prayascittim aichan tasma etam. Somaraudram carum nir avapan tenaivasmin rucam adadhus (Krishna Yajurveda 2:2:10) What is the exact meaning of this shloka? ...
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What is the source of the verse “Krishnam Vande JagadGuruam”

What is the source of this verse? Also what does it signify? Does this mean that Sri Krishna is first Jagadguru or something else entirely?
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Krishna Draupadi conversation

It was the evening twilight hour before the Great War. The Sun was slowly setting. Krishna stood facing a tree in the Pandava war camp. The tree was shedding leaves. It was the Fall season. Draupadi ...
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A question about insects

Lot of times in drinking water glass, I see pests, insects, ants etc fallen and died, even my bathing bucket, yet others seem to not see it, when I can clearly see them, although I haven't tried ...
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Does Sikha (tuft of hair) necessity for any spiritual siddhi? [on hold]

Is hair on top of pituitary (hairline, above forehead) necessity for any spiritual siddhi etc?
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What is the pooja vidhi of maa Gauri as described in shastras?

Virgin girls in India worship maa Gauri. Now my questions are as follows: What is swaroop (form) of maa Gauri? In detail, what is in her hands, what is the colour of body? what does she wear and How ...
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Do the astika philosophies directly subscribe to the vedas?

Among the six darshanas how many of them subscribe to vedas and directly mention about vedas or hold vedas as authority?
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Where does the “Achyuta Anatha” shloka come from?

Achyuta anantha Govinda Namocharana Bheshajat Nashyanthi Sakala Roga Satyam Satyam vadamyaham Satyam Satyam Puna Satyam Udritya Where does this shloka come from?
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Workout and sandhyavandanam

Can anyone give a good daily routine including sandhyavandanam in the morning and evening with work timings from 9am to 6pm?
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Are Siddhis Illusory and part of Maya?

When Buddha and some other ascended masters attained enlightenment were gifted with special abilities or Siddhis. Buddha was even able to recall his previous lives and his and other people's karmas ...
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Is there any online link available to read all 4 vedas? [duplicate]

I am very keen to find online books which contain all full 4 vedas. I have search online but not able to find any good reference. It will be great help if anyone refer me such link.
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About Rahu mahadasa

For Aeries ascendant, ascendent falls on Kiruthigai and the moon(waxing) star is Shravan 4th pada. Saturn in Tarus (rohini). Jupiter(Punarpusa star) and Rahu(Miruhaserisha)in Gemini. What will happen ...
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Can an unmarried girl keep Karva Chauth?

In our culture, Karwa Chauth is an important festival for all married women. From sunrise till moonrise, she keeps a fast for the safety of her husband. But my question is can an unmarried girl keep ...
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Sacred thread / Janeu

What are the rules that one must observe to wear the Yagnopaveetham ? Would prefer if appropriate text is also quoted.
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Which is the sacred number in Hinduism?

Because of my curiosity I want to know if there are any most sacred number in Hinduism ? Does Hinduism have more than one sacred number ? What is logic behind those sacred number, does any old ...
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Do any scriptures talk about Atla Taddi?

Today is Karva Chauth (Chaturthi) celebrated in the north especially Punjab and I found out that Telugu people also celebrate the Uma Vratham or [Atla Taddi [(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atla_Tadde) ...
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What is karma's relationship with Gunas?

Let's say there are two individuals A and B both destined to lose a loved one at a given point in life due to past life Karma. Now both can feel differently post this event. A can feel sad, dejected ...
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Why are Vedas often referred to as “three Vedas” instead of four? Why is Atharva Veda excluded from this list?

Āpastamba 1.1.28-29: If the proper time for initiation has passed, he shall observe, for the space of two months, the duties of a Student, as observed by those who are studying the three Vedas; after ...
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Concept of Non Duality (Advaita) in Hinduism

what does Hinduism say about Non Duality (Advaita) ?
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Can I go to gym, when I'm in ayyappa Deeksha

Can I go to gym when I take ayyappa Deeksha? If I can't go, may I know the reason?
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Does intent matter when it comes to Karma?

I can't understand the role intent has to play when it comes to Karma. Let's just say I am giving to charity (in line with the norms laid down). But I know at the back of my mind that I am doing ...
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Who does this statue represent?

I recently inherited this little statuette, yet with my little knowledge of Hinduism, I don't know who it is.
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Are there any references in the Vedic Scriptures prohibiting the ostentatious and lavish style wedding ceremonies?

I wonder do Vedic scriptures speak of the simplicity required in the wedding ceremonies? And do they prohibit the lavish and ostentatious display of wealth in marriage ceremonies?
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What all to read and which way? [duplicate]

There are so many stories, books and puranas in Mythologies and I am not sure what to read and how in which sequences. Example I started Bhagwat Gita but honestly i lost completely. So it seems i am ...
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What does “prescribed duties” mean? How do I differentiate between prescribed duties and unprescribed duties?

BhagavadGita fundamentally says that humans should do their "prescribed duties" with purified intellect, abandoning attachment to the fruits of their works, and dedicating them to God. My question is ...
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Why the head of dead is hit when the body was consigned to the flames?

As a ritual, during Antyeṣṭi, the dead person's head is hit with a bamboo stick in between the burning of the whole body. As far as my understanding goes, this is done so that the person won't ...
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Is there any temple that contain gateways to travel to upper lokas/dimensions [on hold]

If a person has descended to any patala lokas/Chakras(ie: knee chakra like Duryodhana) due to black magic, evil spirit entering, hijacking nadis, then is there any external way to come back to upper ...
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What is the best shloka for worship of Surya Deva?

I look for a shloka that I can chant throughout the day, for worship of Surya Deva (Aditya Hridayam is too long). Can someone recommend any?
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What is the meaning of this mantra from Chakshupanishad?

Does anyone know what is the meaning of following mantra? प्राण विखंडन मन्त्र - ।। ॐ तच्चक्षुर्देवहितं पुरस्ताच्छुक्रमुच्चरत्‌ हूं फट् ।। prāṇa vikhaṃḍana mantra - ।। oṃ taccakṣurdevahitaṃ ...
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Are Maruts sons of Sindhu or Pṛśni?

Rig Veda X.78.6 says that Maruts are sons of Sindhu. These noble sons of Sindhu are like grinding-stones, they are always like Soma-stones , tearing everything to pieces; these sons of a good ...
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What scriptures describe replacing the Pranayama Mantra with Shlokas?

When Dvija males do Pranayama, they chant an expanded version of the Gayatri Mantra, known as the Mahasavitri Mantra. Now the late Sri Vaishnava lecturer U. Ve. Mukkur Lakshminarasimhachariar Swami ...
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Does next birth take place instantly after death? [duplicate]

Personally I feel our thoughts will never be destroyed after death. Let me explain what I feel: If I die the world won't stop. Now I can't imagine the state after death. I mean it doesn't seem ...
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About slokha regarding Nala from Mahabharata

In which chapter of the Mahabharata, the following slokha has been mentioned? The final benediction offered by Vedavyasa to the reader is this: Karkotakasya nagasya damayantya nalasya cha ...
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Complete English translation of Kumārila Bhaṭṭa's Tantravārttika

In his two volume work, Ganganath Jha appears to have only translated the first three chapters (out of the total twelve listed below) of Kumārila Bhaṭṭa's Tantravārttika. Has any other scholar ...
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Clarification about eligibility to perform Saraswathi kavacha from devi baghavatham

Consider the following words from Chapter 4 - On the hymn, worship and Kavaca of Sarasvatī Devī of devi baghavatham regarding Saraswathi kavacha One is worship one’s spiritual Teacher (Guru Deva) ...
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Adi Shankaracharya's Shiva Panchakshara Stotra, Yajna-Svaruupaaya or Yaksha-Svaruupaaya, which is correct?

In the penultimate verse of phalasruthi of Shiva Panchakshara Stotra written by Adi Shankaracharya, Yajñasvarūpāya {Yakṣasvarūpāya} jaṭādharāya pinākahastāya sanātanāya । divyāya devāya digambarāya ...
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Is Radha elder than Krishna interms of age during their marriage?

Brahmavaivarta Purana says that Radha was aunt of Krishna and Radha was fourteen years elder than Krishna. So, is it true that Radha is elder than Krishna during their marriage?
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What was the age of Balarama during his marriage and what was the age of Revati when she visited Brahmaloka?

Revati, along with her father Kakudmi went to Brahmaloka. Brahma told the following words to them After hearing his words, Lord Brahmā, who is most powerful, laughed loudly and said to Kakudmī: O ...
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How did this world got manifested as per Vedas? [duplicate]

According to Puranas, the world is created/manifested as per respective supreme deities. Also different sects have different philosophies. But my question is, how did this universe manifested as per ...
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What happened to Ravana's body after his death?

As per this YT Video, it is said Ravana's body antim samskara never happened and some tribe people tried to cure him but couldn't make any success. Is this really true? If not what really happened ...
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What does “Chitagnikunda Sambootha” mean in Sri Lalita Sahasranama?

The very first invocation para of Sri Lalitha Sahasranama begins with the title words "Chitagni kunda". It appears to me that "chit-agni-kunda sambhootha" represents the "spark of thought or ...
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Is Brahmastra similar to nuclear weapon [closed]

From the ancient scriptures, we got information about many astras, once i read an article about the brahmastra, such that the article describe it as atom bomb. Capable of destroying anything, the land ...
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Total number of saguna parabrahmans in Hinduism

Parabrahman is the highest supreme god in Hinduism. Saguna brahman refers to the parabrahman with gunas. Saguna brahman is also called as Upasya Brahman. Siva, Vishnu, Krishna, Rama, Balarama, ...
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Does every mantra in Hinduism have a corresponding god or goddess?

In Hinduism there are a large number of mantras. Does every mantra have its corresponding Devi or Devata?
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What will be best way to find someone who can translate one tantra book from telgu to english? [closed]

The book Shulini tantram is avaliable only in telgu as far as i know. so i am traying to find best way it can be translated from telgu to english.
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Where is it stated in scripture that individual jivathma is not the doer?

I wanted to know where all is it written in the scriptures that individual is not the doer.
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Is Tantra Raj Tantra available in English?

Is there a English version of Tantra Raj Tantra available ? please point towards it.
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Is setubandha by bhaskaraya online pdf available?

Is "Setubandha" by bhaskaraya available online in Sanskrit/ Hindi/ English. if not where can i get a book ?
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How I can refute Madhyamaka- Shunyata?

Have any Hindu acharyas debunked shunyata as propounded by Madhyamika? I am a former Tibetan Buddhist, and to my knowledge emptiness depends on co-dependant arising,if we refute that then all of ...
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How old is the scripture Maya Samhita?

Maya Samhita is a scripture deals with shilpas. When this scripture came into existence?

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