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Identify this sanskrit mantra?

Could anyone please help me identify/translate this sanskrit mantra? I am grateful. Thank you.
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Which Hindu scripture is saying that sun does not rise or set?

The boldified text of the following sentence is a well known fact about sun now The sun stays in its position at the center of our solar system. It doesn't rise and set. But it appears to rise ...
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How Long did Vamana took for his Second Step? Any Scriptural references

So, How Long did Vishnu in Vamana Avatar took for his First and Second Step to scale the Universe and Earth? For him to Grow big and encompass Visible Universe, the Space and Heavens...and finally ...
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Romantic love in Hinduism?

Are there any scriptures that discuss romantic love? If yes what do these scriptures have to say about romantic love? Do any of these scriptures, infer that romatic love is a form of true love or not? ...
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Udyoga Parva - Mahabharata BORI edition with the footnotes

I am looking for the BORI critical edition of the Mahabharata in Sanskrit, with footnotes, so that I can see the different variations available for a text. I saw archive.org has a few of those pdfs. I ...
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Was Hanuman a human being or a monkey? [duplicate]

Hanuman is one of the central characters of Ramayana. He's revered as a great devotee of Shree Ram and worshiped as an avatar of Shiva. He's also known as the son of Vayu. We see his images, statues, ...
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Why did Ekalavya become Lord Krshn's arch rival? Was he punished because he was a Shudra?

While debating on quora on how the Bhagavat Gita does not advocate the present day birth based casteisism, a user pointed out that the Vishnu Puran Chapter 84 says "Krishna with his Yadavas built a ...
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Why is Janmashtami celebrated on 2 dates in some parts of India?

For example, in Gurgaon in India, a few people are saying that Janmashtami will be celebrated on 23rd. Google shows 24th. Also, I guess this time Rohini Nakshatra and Ashtami is more close to 24th. ...
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What are the 14 layers of the mind

I had read somewhere that in the vedas the awareness can be divided into four categories, i.e chitta (consciousness/conscience), manas (heart/want/desire), aham (ego) and buddhi (intelligence). Each ...
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Are the rituals, puja methods, dieties artis mentioned anywhere in Hindu scriptures?

Do these things exist anywhere in Hindu scriptures (Vedas, upnishads, Geeta etc.)? Or are they later created by Brahmins?
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Advice to learn Vedas

I am not a brahmin.. but want to learn about Vedas.. I am 25yrs.. how should I start learning Vedas.. any advice on books (with proper explanation of text) to choose will be helpful as I am a novice
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What is asana siddhi and its importance based on vedic srutis or smritis

What is asana siddhi and importance? It would be better to back it up with references from the vedic literatures. Also it would help to provide some scriptures that mention the importance and also ...
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What scriptures describe laxer rules for accepting shishyas in the Kali Yuga?

The Sampradaya Parishuddhi is a work by the 13th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya Vedanta Desikan defending the flawless nature of the Sri Vaishnava Sampradayam. He discusses many incidents in Sri ...
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In what context is the word Bhavin used in Hindu scriptures? [on hold]

I would like to know if the Sanskrit word Bhavin is mentioned in Hindu scriptures and in what context is it used?
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What was the name of the first Vaishya?

Bhragu, Vashishta etc. seems to be the first Brahmins. Priyavrata and Uttānapāda seems to be the first Kshatriyas. Is there any mention about the first Vaisya either in guna based or birth based ...
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Wood Carving of Garuda and Hanuman

Can wooden carving of shankha,chakra and thirunamam flanked by Garuda and Hanuman, as shown in the image below, be placed on the entrance of pooja room at home? Will it cause any adverse effects?
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Has any ancient or medieval Vedic scholar refuted the guna-based varna theory?

Followers of Vivekananda and reformist Hindus today such as Arya Samaj believe that caste is determined by someone's external behavior. For example, if someone is pious, he should be a Brahmin. Has ...
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Is faceless rudraksha powerful than all faced ones?

I currently have Panchamukhi Rudraksha. Is nirakara (faceless) Rudraksha more powerful than all faced ones? According to http://www.shivamrudraksha.com/face-less-rudraksha-with-om-mark.php
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What are the different sub schools of Advaitha?

I have heard that there are three subschools of Advaitha Vedanta. They are 1. Varthika 2. Vivarana 3. Bhamathi Are there more sub schools? Can you briefly summarize the main ...
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Where can I get English or Kannada translation of Khandanatraya of Shri Madhwacharya?

If you have online links of one or more of Khandanatraya Granthams of Shri Madhwacharya with Kannada or English translation, please share it. Khandanatraya: 1. Mayavada khandana 2. Upadhi khandana 3. ...
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What is the spatial status of Jeevatma according to Dwaitha Vedanta?

My information trading this comes exclusively from the lectures of Vidyavachaspathi Shri Bannanje Govindacharyaru. In a lecture he said Dwaitha treats Jeevatma as an atom, that is Jeevatma is point ...
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How many verses are there in extant Vishnu Purana?

According to tradition, Vishnu Purana has 23,000 verses. How many verses exist in the extant Vishnu Purana?
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Why Lord Krishna didn't celebrate Deepavali?

Why Deepavali is not celebrated by Lord Krishna in Dwapara Yuga ? One of my friend asked me this tricky question. I didn't have an answer. Moreover, Why there is no mentioning of Ramayana incidents ...
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Is there a second to me? Are you (seperate from me) real?

Atma is one no doubt, but the people around me also have the same athma and the rest of individuality left in them is jada. Does the person reading this question have any separate existence from ME? ...
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What are the texts associated with the six Vedangas?

The six Vedangas are Siksha, Chhanda, Vyakarana, Nirukta, Jyotisha and Kalpa. It seems the texts associated with them are not of the same name for example, Asthadhayi and Mahabhasya are associated ...
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I have intrusive thoughts about God [closed]

So I have a psychological problem where I get intrusive thoughts. These intrusive thoughts are usually about God/Devi's. These thoughts are really bad. They consist of sexual thoughts about the Devi's ...
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Snakes with multiple heads

There are several mentions about nagas in Hinduism. Consider the following excerpt from Mahabharata "O Brahmana, thus I have recited the names of the principal snakes known widely for their ...
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What is the difference between desire and papa and punya?

what is the difference between desire and punya and papa. Punya and papa also seems to be a desire because i like to give good things to that person which means i am desiring good things should be ...
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Do Ushas and Kavya Usanas indicate one and the same epithet?

Ushas - उषस् - is a Vedic goddess of dawn in Hinduism. She is "consistently identified with dawn, revealing herself with the daily coming of light to the world, driving away oppressive darkness, ...
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How to Give Painting of Baby Lord Krishna [closed]

How give my own painting of Baby Lord Krishna while respecting Hindu sentiments. Is mailing allowed, or should I deliver personally? Specifically, what does Hinduism say about transporting/gifting ...
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Are both Shiva and Vishnu considered supreme as per Vedas? [on hold]

Do Vedas declare both Shiva and Vishnu to be supreme? Also, as per Vedas, how did they originate?
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What is the the mantra being chanted in this video?

Could someone please tell me what mantra the person in this video is chanting? If you do know could I have the words for this chant please.
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How can dualists belong to dashanami Sampradaya?

The title is the question. The question arises with Vijayindra Tirtha and Sri Vadiraja Tirtha. It was Shankara who created the dashanami Sampradaya, right? He wanted to propagate the advaita vedanta ...
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Do the days of forbidding non vegetarian food depends on the time of birth?

It is well known from scriptures that one should avoid non vegetarian foods on the festivals, special days such as Sunday, full moon, new moon etc., But other than those that are common to everyone, ...
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What are the instances where Krishna promised that he would return to Vrindavan?

What are the instances where Krishna promised that he would return to Vrindavan either himself or through representatives like Uddhava?
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Who are the demons killed by Lord Balarama?

What is the list of demons killed by Lord Balarama?
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Did Yajnavalkya have discussion with Sita's father or with some other Janaka?

As mentioned in this post, after Nimi, the king of his lineage came to be known as Janaka. The name of Sita's father was king Síradhwaja Janaka. As per Mahabharata: Santi Parva, Yajnavalkya had ...
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Which species are Urdhvochhishta, Ardhochhishta and Ubhayochhishta?

The Dharma Kanda (Preta Kanda) of Garuda Purana contains a great detail on description of hell, the journey of our soul after death. It also contains detailed explanation of cremation rites to be ...
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What was the opinion of Swami Dayanand Saraswati about the Purva Mimamsa?

What was the opinion of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj, about the Purva Mimamsa?
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What scripture is Manavala Mamunigal referencing where the Devas do Sharanagati after being defeated by the Asuras?

The Sri Vachana Bhushanam is a work by the 13th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya Pillai Lokacharya on the subject of Sharanagati, complete surrender to Sriman Narayana as a means to attain Moksha and ...
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What was the opinion of Kumarila and Prabhakara about the Puranas?

What was the opinion of Kumarila and Prabhakara, who were proponents of the Jaimini mimamsa, about the Puranas? In context of both mythology and history.
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Who is Madhavi, performer of Sharanagati?

The Sri Vachana Bhushanam is a work by the 13th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya Pillai Lokacharya on the subject of Sharanagati, complete surrender to Sriman Narayana as a means to attain Moksha and ...
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Is the pranava - om - mentioned in Vedas?

The Wikipedia states, in respect of the syllable om, as follows: The syllable Om is first mentioned in the Upanishads, the mystical texts associated with the Vedanta philosophy. Rig veda 1.164....
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Do the followers of the Ekayana Shakha still exist?

The Ekayana Shakha is a lost shakha of the Shukla Yajur Veda. The Sri Vaishnava Pancharatra Agamas are based on the Ekayana shakha. Yamunacharya in his work "Agama Pramanya", written in the 10th or ...
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Idols/Murti positions

I don’t know if this has been asked before. Why are some idols in standing position and some idols in sitting position in temples? Is there any logic behind the same? I have always thought Ganesh ...
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Why did Purusha Sukta from Rig Veda contain mention about Yajur and Sama Vedas?

Consider the following mantra from Purusha Sukta 10.90.9 From that great general sacrifice Ṛcas and Sāma-hymns were born: Therefrom were spells and charms produced; the Yajus had its birth from ...
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What's the consequence of breaking fast after ekadashi parana?

I fasted for Shravana Putrada Ekadashi yesterday and unfortunately, I broke the fast 30 minutes after parana, but still on dwadashi day. According to drikpanchang, parana was from 07:41 AM to 08:52 AM....
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Wherein the Shatapatha Brahmana it was mentioned about 8.64 lakh alphabets in Vedas?

It was stated in one of the books of Agniveer that Shatapatha Brahmana states that Vedas have 8.64 lakh alphabets. Can anyone quote the actual text from Shatapatha Bahmana, wherein it was stated so?
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What text/scripture does this commonly propagated verse appear in - 'aaputrasya gatir nasti svargo naivaca naivaca'?

It is commonly quoted during discourses on vAlmIki rAmAyana, but I cannot find any verse in vAlmIki rAmAyana that contains this often quoted verse, which means 'without a son you have no chance of ...
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How did ancient Hindu scholars interpret the continent theory of Hindu scripture?

The Hindu scriptures state that there are 7 dvipas or islands, and each is surrounded by a particular liquid. For example, Jambudvipa is surrounded by an ocean of salt water. From the Srimad ...

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