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Where i get pdf of Madhaviya Shankara Digvijayam slokas

Where i can find pdf of Madhaviya Shankara Digvijayam slokas with Hindi/English translation
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Whom is bharata referring “queen mothers” Or “raajadaaraaH” here?

In Yudhakand-127-3, Let bards well-versed in singing praises and Puranas (containing ancient legends, cosmogony etc.) as also all panegyrists, all those proficient in the use of musical instruments, ...
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Number of Slokas in Srimad Bhagavatam? [duplicate]

It's mentioned Srimad Bhagavatam has 18000 slokas but if I count them chapterwise it's around 14000+ Please clarify
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Did Lakshmi (Sri Devi) know about the marriage of Sreenivasa and Padmavathi in prior according to Skanda purana?

Lord Vishnu took the form of Sreenivasa and resided near Tirupathi. He married the daughter of Akasa Raja, named Padmavathi. Did Lakshmi know about the marriage between Sreenivasa and Padmavathi in ...
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Why are the Vedas not the primary reference for most Hindus today?

From my understanding, the Vedas are the main authoritative texts (shruti) of Hinduism, followed by the prasthanathrayi (the Upanishads - especially the principal Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras and the ...
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Is it allowed to use milk of a non-Indian breed cows in my vrata?

There are several vratas in Hinduism that involves cow milk. If I want to do a vrat that needs cow milk then is it mandatory that I need to use the milk of a cow that is of Indian breed? Now-a-days ...
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Is Enlightment the destiny of every soul?

Is every soul bound to be liberated eventually? Does the timing depend on the soul, or divine intervention?
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Lalitha Devi, Gayatri, Durga and Raja Rajeshwari, are they different forms of Parvathi?

There is Lalitha Sahasranama. Then there is Gayantri Mantra chanted everyday. Then there is Durga widely worshipped in Bengal and other areas. Raja Rajeshwari is widely worshipped mostly i southern ...
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Significance of Parrot, Khadga etc in the hands of Matangi

Whats the significance of Parrot, Khadga and Veena and naarakapaala in the hands of Ucchista ChandAli MAtangi. Who is the Upasakar of this devi ?whether these people ONLY chant dhyanams of Goddess ...
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Explanation request for verses 10, 11, 12, and 13 from the Manasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana?

Need an explanation of verses 10, 11, 12, and 13 from the Manasa Khanda of the Skanda Purana
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What is meant by Adhi-Vyadhi?

I heard the word Adhi-Vyadhi (ఆధివ్యాధులు) several times in preachings as well as in scriptural books. Example: From Sloka 3 What is the exact meaning for that word?
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9 Types of Devotion [duplicate]

I would like to share this Excerpts from: Sathya Sai Baba, Divine Discourse "Let Unity Be the Undercurrent Everywhere" 2 Mar 2003 regarding 9 types of devotion. What are in details the 9 ...
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Origin of Shiva aavahan mantra?

The Shiva Aavahan mantra recites: शिव आह्वाहन मंत्र ॐ मृत्युंजय परेशान जगदाभयनाशन । तव ध्यानेन देवेश मृत्युप्राप्नोति जीवती ।। वन्दे ईशान देवाय नमस्तस्मै पिनाकिने । आदिमध्यांत रूपाय मृत्युनाशं करोतु ...
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Is Karma transferable from one person to another according to śruti (Vedas, Upaniṣads, etc.)?

The Mahābhārata narrates the story of King Somaka and his chief priest who conduct a human sacrifice but only the priest is seen spending time in hell for his actions. And as the conversation between ...
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What is **Brahamana** in the Vedas and what is the role of them? [duplicate]

I want to know about the Brahmanas, I'm looking for help.
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What's the Sri Vaishnava stand on non vegetarianism?

What is the stand of Sri Vaishnava parampara/sampradaya on non vegetarianism? Would like to know from a traditional and scriptural perspective, from a traditional Sri Vaishnava.
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English translation (and source) of the Sanskrit shloka from Prabhupada's commentary on SB 3.20.18

Srila Prabhupada quotes the following shloka(s) from Viṣṇu Purāṇa in his commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.20.18, but he did not give us the English translation. So I'd like to know the precise ...
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Can you reverse a diksha?

I took a shiva diksha today at my local temple. I have been a non-vegetarian all of my life. Today the priest at the local temple who initiated me told me that I had to give up eating meat. I agreed ...
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Why do we have to wait till next life to reap what we sow?

I wonder if there are any scriptural references or slokas that tell us why the fruits of our actions are faced by us in our next life as any jiva or as a human, and why not in this life itself?
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How the followers of different Vaishnava sampradayas consider the stories of Vishnu tricking Tulasi and Vrinda?

How do Vaishnavas explain these stories of Vishnu tricking Vrinda and Tulasi. I am not asking how the act is justified, rather the beliefs of Vaishnavas regarding these stories(ie whether they ...
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Requirement for prana pratishthana

For purpose of worship in temples, idols made from metal, wood or soil are created and the ritual of prana pratishthana, i.e. inviting God to be present in the idol, is done. In Sanatana Dharma it is ...
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Are Shiva , Vishnu and Brahma non vedic Gods?

I got to know that Shiva is non Vedic god that got assimiliated into mainstream hinduism on the Puranic age. Are Vishnu and Brahma also non Vedic gods? As those three are considered manifestation of ...
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Was Bhishma agyaani? [closed]

For the sake of Shantanu‘s happiness, it seems to me that Bhishma didn't even care who will handle Hastinapur in future, and took an oath of staying celibate. So, indirectly I feels to me that they ...
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Did Bhishma knew Dharma properly?

In BR Chopra's MB E4, time says that "I respect (pranaam) you" for his oath. Similarly, In same episode, Ganga says to him that you can't do adharma, you're born to dharma. But when we read ...
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Did Arjuna really win against the Kauravas all alone in Virata Kingdom Battle

Lately I have grown interest in the Mahabharata and Hinduism. I haven’t read the books but I watched B R Chopra’s Mahabharata and the Star Plus Mahabharata. In the old one, it was shown that Arjuna ...
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Are there any Puranic or other references / pictures to Shiva having Five-headed Vasuki?

Are There any Puranic or other references / pictures to Shiva having Five-headed Vasuki? Or for Lingam or Amba. Appreciate Your help!
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Is watching movies immoral according to Hinduism?

Is watching movies immoral according to Hinduism? Please provide reference to scriptures. If not then what kind of movies are permitted? EDIT: I meant to ask references to scriptures which talk about ...
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Why do North Indian Brahmins pronounce ‘ṣa’ (ष) as ‘kha’ (ख) while chanting mantras? [duplicate]

Why do North Indian Brahmins pronounce ‘ṣa’ (ष) as ‘kha’ (ख) while chanting mantras? Do they follow a different school (shakha) and is there a rule in any Pratishakhya of that particular school or is ...
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A question about menstruation [duplicate]

Do girls become turiya when their body expels old blood, since they'd have no immune system then, so are they forbidden from doing work etc during those days?
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How to Start with learning Hindu Sastra and Vedas? [duplicate]

I am a 28 years, Madhwa Brahmin working as Software Engineer. I was an atheist during most part of my life. But recently I have got strong interest and belief in learning Hindu Sastra and Vedas. Could ...
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Exactly when did Vishvamitra become Brahmarshi?

In Bala Kanda of Valmiki Ramayan, Vishvamitra's war with Vashishta is mentioned. After his defeat, he leaves for penance and becomes Rajarshi. Indra sent menaka to disturb his penance. Menaka later ...
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Are pornographic sculptures part of sanatan dharma?

I stay in a small town in west bengal, india, I found a temple ruin/old temple of very low archeological importance which had orgy position. if you need will upload photos. My question is since many ...
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In what context did Vivekananda say “don't throw mud at others, take the blame on your shoulders…”

Swami Vivekananda appears to have said, "don't throw mud at others, take the blame on your shoulders..." in one of his speeches. In what context did he say this?
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Which software should I use for making a family tree of hindu mythology? [closed]

Most ready made family trees are incomplete usually--e.g.Many wives/sons maybe ommited.etc.I want to make an almost complete family tree of hindu gods and goddesses also along with asuras,rakshasas, ...
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Which of these Bhairava shruti texts / Tantras are lost?

The following is a list from the Shrikanthi Samhita of the 64 Bhairava Tantras and their 8 classifications: Yamalasataka - BrahmayAmala, VishnuyAmala, Rudra-yAmala, Swacanda yAmala, AtharvanayAmala, ...
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Alternatives to animal sacrifice during Vedic yajnas, according to Brahmana texts?

I seem to remember having read somewhere that one or more of the ancient Brahmana texts (maybe Shatapatha Brahmana) allow performing Vedic yajnas by providing alternatives to animal sacrifice, like ...
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Are aggressive sages like Durvasa not true sages?

In our scriptures, there are plenty of sages like Durvasa who were very aggressive. They cursed many people on very small mistakes. He cursed King Abarisha just because he had some water before ...
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Is the Hindu push up (dand) considered a yoga movement?

Indian wrestlers train by performing hundreds of dands (also known as Hindu push ups) everyday. Yoga gurus like Baba Ramdev also performs it. Is it considered a Yoga movement?
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Guru will come when the student is ready. Does any scripture specifically say this?

Or is this a modern lingo? Have heard so many people say this.
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Is it SPECIFICALLY mentioned in the Vedas, Agamas, Itihasa or Puranas that left-handed men are inherently evil?

Scriptures say that our left hand is not to be used for eating, drinking and puja rituals like feeding idols. Some cultures say its bad to eat, drink or do auspicious things by using the left hand. ...
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Where to find P.K.leelamma's translation of the Devi Shapthasathi into english online?

Is the book written by Smt P K Leelamma on Devi Mahathmyam available online? please let me know thru email. It is a Ramakrishna Mission Trissur publication of the 1930s.
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Shiv Lingam Position

What is the correct orientation of a domestic Shiv Lingam? Where the Yoni should face? Any position is formally allowed or should be positioned for example facing North or South? In this case , can ...
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the problems with an unchanging Atma in Advaita Vedanta?

The Samkhyas,wich influenced every major Hindu theology,asserted a static cause.a static Cause is logically unfathomable,and if it were the case that a static cause could exist,its effect to would be ...
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Prayers for Mind?

Are there any Vedic Prayer, Mantra, Stotra for/on Mind Śukla Yajurveda 34.1 Śukla Yajurveda 34.2 Śukla Yajurveda 34.3 Śukla Yajurveda 34.4 Śukla Yajurveda 34.5 Śukla Yajurveda 34.6 Can someone write ...
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Verses related to Brahman? [closed]

what is biggest entity in hinduism, I thought its Brahman, If it is, then please write, mantra, stotra, or any verses related to Brahman
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Advaitins,is the Self only static/changeless and' one' when we speak of its subtle ''material'' substance?how can the self be static?

If the atman of a person is static in nature and unaffected by anything and it was identical to the mind, the mind also would have to be static and not affected by anything. You could never feel ...
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Who were the female partners of the Goswamis of Vrindavana according to the Sahajiyas?

As I discuss in this answer, Sahajiyas refer to a secretive sect of Vaishnavas based in Bengal, which indulge in Advaitic Vamachara practices. Just like Gaudiya Vaishnavas, they trace their lineage ...
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Why did each Pandava fall during Svargarohani?

In final Mahabharata Mahaprasthanika Parva, during Svargarohani (ascent to heaven), 5 Pandavas and Draupadi take the long trek beyond Badrinath in Uttarakhand beyond Mana village (Satopanth marg ...
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kashmir shaivism and bliss leading to samsara

in KS,bliss leads to a creative will to express itself without purpose wich results in the lila of samsara.when you become a jivanmukta or all beings have been liberated and they feel bliss they would ...
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Who are the other Vishistadvaita philosophers and what are their most important works?

Ramanuja is obviously known to be the proponent of Vishistadvaita philosophy. Now, I would like to know the other Vishistadvaita philosophers before and after Ramanuja. Also, their most important ...

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