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Gods as karma and sinners according devi bhagavatam When they are sinners how they can remove my sin?

Lord Krishna Lord Vishnu lord rudra as karma and sinners according • Devi bhagavatam: 4 book: 2 chapter: 8-9 • Devi bhagavatam: 6 book: 10 chapter: 15-18 slokas When they are sinners how they can ...
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Can some one explain this painting Fire God with people watching?

I found it in my home. can some one explain what is happening here?
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Why didn't Krishna killed only Kauravas and allowed death of many Innocent people?

If krishna was ready to break all Rules and Promises why didn't he just kill only Kauravas? He was ready to fight against Bhishma and was ready to break promise by lifting a Wheel. But why didn't he ...
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Does anyone know of a mantra or prayer to the first human?

I know the first human does not like being prayed to, but we probably should still do it a little to understand him better, as he is basal to humanity and a very big deal. I'll try making one myself ...
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Why do Hindus worship rats and Monkeys? [closed]

Why do Hindus Animal Worship ?
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How can we look same/equally to boys and girls?

In GITA there is shloka in chapter 5 Verse 18 vidyā-vinaya-sampanne brāhmaṇe gavi hastini śhuni chaiva śhva-pāke cha paṇḍitāḥ sama-darśhinaḥ My thinking : I didn't deeply understand this quote In ...
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Does anyone know of any prayer to Prahlāda?

Various Asura are mentioned as praying to Prahlāda often and so does Naranārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, after Prahlāda Daitya concedes defeat and decides to be friends with them/him. I just want to know if any of ...
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Are there any Hindu stories involving non-artificial weather?

I find the characters in Hinduism rarely discuss the weather, which I find odd.
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Why are there no domesticated dogs (Canis Lupus Familiaris) anywhere in any storyline in Hinduism (or any major religion for the matter)?

I know some translations use the word dog, but in context, they could always be talking about any canine (and it probably is not Canis Lupus Familiaris). I find this to be one of the greatest ...
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I made a diagram showing the family tree of sapient life in Hinduism. Does anyone know who the Parvata are descended from to unify the family tree?

I explained a lot of my reasoning within the Quora thread where I asked this question on there: https://www.quora.com/Heres-a-diagram-showing-how-the-sapient-races-in-Hinduism-are-related-See-anything-...
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Basic Texts on Mantra Shastra

I am looking for some texts that could teach the basics of Mantra Shastra. I am specially interested in their reasoning, pronunciation and historical context. Kindly recommend texts of the same kind.
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A question on Lalleshvari Devi

I would like to know about Lalleshvari Devi, also known as Lal Ded from Kashmir shaivism who was a central figure in poetic lineage. Would like to know about her life, Guru, and her work.
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Does anyone have any the images that sometimes accompany scriptures (e.g. in the Purāṇas)? Can you post them?

I heard some scriptures were found with attached images to help explain the text. Since then, I have always wanted to see some.
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How time lapses when Arjuna visits Indra? [duplicate]

As per wiki article on Muchukunda: Then Indra said to the king Muchukunda, "O king, we, the Devas are indebted to you for the help and protection which you have given us, by sacrificing your own ...
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Why do sinful people get punished by God if they are puppeted by the Lord?

Why do the evil-doers get continuously hurled into demoniac wombs by the Lord without ever attaining God, if they are puppeted by the Lord who resides in their hearts? Key points: It is God who ...
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What Vedanta philosophy is followed in Utkaliya Vaishnava of Mahapurusha Achyutananda of Odisha?

Achyutananda (and the other four saints) believed in a concept of God (Vishnu) as Shunya (emptiness, void, zero) called Shunya Purusha and/or Shunya Brahman. This shunya signifies a transcendental ...
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what is the deep meaning of this Gita quote?

The verses 67-68 from Gita chapter 2 are given below: Indriyaanaam hi charataam yanmanuvidheeyate Tadasya harati prajnyaam vaayurnaavamivaambhasi what is the deep meaning of this Gita quote ?
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How do Daityas and Danavas look? What is their physical appearance?

This is similar to my previous questions: How do Apsaras look? What are their physical characteristics and physical appearance? How do Rakshasas look? Physical appearance of Rakshasas? But now I am ...
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About Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra and water

I am referring to this book: Исцеляющие мантры в Аюрведе It is said, that according to Swami Sadashiva Tirtha if Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra is chanted 21 times over the water, it becomes elixir, ...
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Does Atman in Turiya or Nirguna Brahman know itself or is aware of itself through subtle cognition state?

Advaitins say that Turiya is not a separate state that is found in isolation of three states (awake, dream, deep sleep) but it is the reality that is underlying all those. But this only caters to a ...
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What is the basis for the claim of Vaishnavaites that unless one is duly initiated one cannot enter into Vaikuntam?

The following is extract from Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, a translation of Suri Nagamma's letters in Telugu. A devotee who has been a regular visitor here for a long time came a week back with a ...
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Which Shiva mantras can be chanted without initiation?

I have heard that nama japa can be chanted without initiation. If this is true, then can someone advise such mantras?
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What are the benefits of kundalini awakening?

Are there any tangible or real life benefits of kundalini yoga or awakening? Or is it that the benefits are blown out of proportion by spiritual gurus?
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Is past life real?

Is past life talked about by various spiritual gurus true or it's a scam.. ? Do people who are alive now really lived some time back...and took birth again
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What are the arguments to show that the other Vedas are less authentic than the Rig Veda Samhita?

It is a belief of some neo-Hindus or modern Hindus that the Rig Veda Samhita (RVS) is the true scripture or foundational scripture of Hinduism, while the other Vedas like the Yajur Veda, etc. are less ...
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What was the status of actors in Ancient India ? What were the laws applicable to them ? What rights or restrictions were levied on them?

It is said that in ancient Rome, actors were banned from mixing with common citizens. Certain restrictions were levied on them and they were viewed as one if the lowest rungs of society. I would like ...
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Is sankalpam/sankalp important in order to do homam/havan? Can havan/homam be performed without sankalpam/sankalp?

I just want to know if a havan/homam can be performed without sankalp/sankalpam
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Can anyone identify as to the scripture in which Sri Sankara stated sloka?

The following is from Letters from Sri Ramanasramam. Sri Ramana Maharshi quoted therein a sloka from Sri Adi Sankara. Can anyone identify as to the scripture in which Sri Sankara stated so?
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Is it mandatory to chant laghunyasam before chanting Sri Rudram?

I would like to know Is it mandatory to chant laghunyasam before chanting Sri Rudram?
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Age differences between Lord Rama & Lakshman, Balram & Lord Krishna

What were the Age differences between Lord Rama & Lakshman according to Valmiki-Ramayana, Balram & Lord Krishna according to Vyas-Mahabharata? I mean age difference between Elder brother Lord ...
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Ways of Mantra chanting [duplicate]

It is said that Mantras can be chanted in three ways: aloud (vaikhari); whisper (upamshu japa); in mind, with no sound (manasika Mantra). It is also said, that for beginners is easier to chant ...
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Are there specific mantras or hymns created by Navagrahas?

I have read about Narasimha Stuti By Shani (Saturn). Was wondering if there were other stotras mentioned in Puranas created by the rest of 8 grahas.
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Has any Vaishnava, who belongs to Vadakalai or Thenkalai section and is duly initiated, entered into Vaikuntam? [closed]

The following is extract from Letters from Sri Ramanasramam, a translation of Suri Nagamma's letters in Telugu. A devotee who has been a regular visitor here for a long time came a week back with a ...
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Was Vishnu Sahasranama, a part of Anusasana Parva of Mahabharata, or a later day addition?

According to the material available in the Internet, Anushāsanaparva is not a part of original Mahabharata. If the above material is correct, then Vishnu Sahasranama, which is a part of ...
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Which scripture mentions the verse “Chandalohpi munisrestha haribhaktiparayanah…”?

Chandalohapi munisrestha haribhaktiparayanah | Haribhaktivihinashcha dviijohapi shvapachadhamah || English Translation: Chandalas with Hari Bhakti are superior to Munis. But if a Dvija is devoid of ...
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Importance of kasam in Hinduism?

Is kasam same as vachan/shapath? What if It is taken in a fit of anger, that you won't talk to so and so person and it is taken in the name of your deity. Does it have dharmic importance, if yes, is ...
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Mansa was daughter of Shiva or sage Kashyapa?

I am little confused here, I thought Mansa was daughter of Shiva but wiki says she was daughter of sage Kashayapa: The Puranas are the first scriptures to speak about her birth. They declare that ...
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Was first stanza 'नारायणं नमस्कृत्य' of Mahabharata a later interpolation? [duplicate]

It has been mentioned earlier that the Mahabharata was in the custody of the Brahmins of the Bhrgu race. The epic got its vast size even before the rise and development of the Gupta reign. The ...
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Can combination of ghee and honey be consumed?

I've heard that as per Ayurveda the combination of ghee and honey is considered as opposite food (Viruddha Ahara). However, in the preparation of banana rasayana both honey and ghee are put together. ...
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What do we call those who are knowledgable but tend to forget it sometimes?

In general ,in Hindu culture, what do we call those beings who are highly knowledgeable but tend to forget the knowledge sometimes ?
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Are there any references of Solar Cycles in our scriptures?

Just wanted to know more about 'Solar Cycles' from scriptures point of view, their effects on human race or entire earth for that matter. So my question is are there any references of Solar Cycles in ...
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Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra

I have found this Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra: Om Vasudevaya Vidmahe Vaidhyarajaya Dhimahi Tanno Dhanvantri Prachodayat This Mantra can be found on Internet, but also I have this book Исцеляющие ...
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Why can't mother see son's Upanayana ceremony?

Recently in March 2020 month, we performed the Munj/Thread/Janeau/Upanayana ceremony of my 10 year old son. During the actual Muhurtam time ritual (which was at 9:52 am), my wife was not allowed to ...
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Where do mlecchas come from? [duplicate]

Do any Puranas elaborate on the origin of the Śaka, Hūṇā, Yavanas, etc? I have only heard suggestions like being the progeny of Asuras or rogue members of different Varnas.
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How can Yuddhistirha be son of Yamraj ji if Yamraj Ji himself incarnated as Vidura [duplicate]

I have recently learned that Vidura Ji is the incarnation of Yamraj ji because of the curse given by Rishi Mandavya. But it is known that Pandu and Kunti ask Yamraj ji for a son (Yuddhistira).So I am ...
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Are there any hindu texts on Machiavellian ways one should know ? Or on how to handle people of different kinds

Maybe Arthshastra as an ancient text fits the description,But I am looking specifically for hindu texts on such subject or related to it .
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Which Hindu lineages are most welcoming of converts?

After being a Buddhist for 12 years, I've taken an interest in Hinduism, specifically Advaita Vedanta and Vishishtadvaita. I feel that these lineages—and perhaps lineages I'm unaware of—would be a ...
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Rig Veda Translation : Rudra name omitted ( Book 8 Hymn 63 )

Using only the Griffith , Book 8 Hymn 63 Mantra 12 , I read : (Griffith) अस्मे रुद्रा मेहना पर्वतासो वर्त्रहत्ये भरहूतौ सजोषाः | यः शंसते सतुवते धायि पज्र इन्द्रज्येष्ठा अस्मानवन्तु देवाः || asme ...
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Is selfness concept in Gita is aplicable in Kaliyug ? Yes/No

In Gita its said that u should become selflessness and statement is given below “Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfillment of your desires” ― Bhagavad Gita I ...
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Can someone tell me the chapter and verse of mund mala tantra where dashavatar is said to be incarnated from dasa mahavidya

There was a post that in mundamala tantra and todal tantra there is mention of 10 mahavidya as dashaavatar. The verses of todal tantra is already given But I need verses of mundmala tantra, chapter ...

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