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Was Surya's son Karna with his Kavachakundala as strong as Krishna and Arjuna taken together?

Krishna says to Arjuna in the Critical Edition: It is through good fortune that his armour has gone. It is through good fortune that his earrings have been robbed. It is through good fortune that the ...
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What is karma, Is it physical?

See I am not asking about the law of karma. But karma it self. There is an Indian philosophy that think the karma is atoms(or like it) . So what about Hinduism. Do karma physically exist. Is karma ...
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Can you give me Grhya Sutra 1.22.0, Grhya-Sutra 3.4.4, Grhya, Sutra 2.22.9?

Where can I find these 3 verses from Grhya Sutra : Grhya Sutra 1.22.0 Grhya-Sutra 3.4.4 Grhya Sutra 2.22.9 And you give me English translation of these verses.
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Brahmana eating food cooked by others

Vyasa quoting Manu says: If a Brahmana takes food that has been cooked by a Kshatriya, it diminishes his energy; if he takes the food provided by a Sudra, it dims his Brahmanic lustre; and if he ...
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Why vedas were revealed sanskrit? [duplicate]

Why did vedas were revealed in sanskrit. It would be easy if the Vedas were revealed in a different and easier language.
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What has been said about fighting for truth and justice in our Vedas?

At times, we read how one person plunges into another person's battle to save them however, they end up getting killed mostly. Someone told me that Krishna has said that there is no need for an ...
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Does Hindu Scripture say that only mantras of Karma Kanda need to be pronounced exactly?

There is a famous story in which "Indrashatru" could either mean Indra's enemy or one who has Indra for his enemy depending on the accent. In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Which texts mention Saraswati as a mighty river and which texts say that it had dried up?

Rig Veda talks about Saraswati as a mighty river (from Quora) 2.41.6 - Sarasvati is described as naditama, ambitama, devitama or the best river, best mother and best Goddess 6.52.6 - Sarasvati is ...
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Which is the oldest text that mentions gita other than Mahabharata and purans?

Which is the oldest text that mentions gita other than Mahabharata and purans? Do shastraes(books) mentions gita excluding religion one.
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How many vyuha were create in Mahabharata?

How many vyuh were create in Mahabharata? Who is the creator of vyuha and who know that how to destroy that vyuha? I heard that 40 vyuha were created in Mahabharata like: Chakravyuha Kronchvyuha ...
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Are minor Upaniṣads Shruti?

Upaniṣads like Maha Upaniṣad [linked with Samaveda], Narayana Upaniṣad [linked with Krishna Yajurveda] and Tejobindu Upaniṣad [linked with Yajurveda] all are minor Upaniṣads. So are they (minor ...
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did either side take prisoners of war in the Mahabharata war?

The concept was known at that time: Then Pandu’s five sons defeated Drupada in battle. Taking him and his advisers prisoners What did both sides do with enemy soldiers who surrendered?
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Do idols/deities in the temple have consciousness or only prana

I have read about what happens exactly during a prana prathista ritual. I understand that certain procedure is followed for instilling prana in an idol. But I want to know if the idol does have any ...
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How can these two lines from Mahopanishad be reconciled?

SOURCE I-1-4. Then we shall expound the Mahopanishad. They say Narayana was alone. There were not Brahma, Shiva, Waters, Fire and Soma, Heaven and Earth, Stars, Sun and Moon. He could not be happy. ...
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Is there any verse that talks about bad human births?

Now after having suffered the torments inflicted in the hells, the evil-doers pass into animal bodies. 2. Criminals in the highest degree enter the bodies of all plants successively. 3. Mortal sinners ...
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I am trying to find the meaning of the word मासितरत्नों that i came across in shrimad devi puran can anyone please explain?

जहां एक स्वर्णजटित, मासितरत्नों की आभा से मंडित मनोरम सिंहासन this is present in third skanda. I have already tried googling but have not found it .
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What is the explanation for Yajur Veda 19.37?

Yajur Veda 19.37 Cleanse me the Fathers who enjoy Soma! Grandfathers make me clean! May Great-grandfathers cleanse me with a sieve that brings a century. May my Grandfathers cleanse me, may my Great-...
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Hinduism on sexual desire and its conceptualisation

Hinduism seems to be the oldest supporter and spreader of Celibacy. But as far as my little readings are concerned, Hinduism doesn’t distinguish the sexual desire from other material desires, it just ...
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Did Sage ved vayasa allowed polyandry?

Krishna Dvaipāyana, also known as Vyasa and Veda Vyāsa (वेदव्यासः, Veda-vyāsaḥ, "the one who classified the Vedas"), is a rishi (sage). He is best known as the traditional author of the ...
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What is the position of the supreme deity's spouse in different Vaishnavite sects?

Lakshmi,Sita and spouses of Krishna. What is their position according to Srivaishnavites,Gaudiyas et al? Are they also supreme or are they subservient to the supreme deity?
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How is Shani elder brother of Yama?

In this Shani Mantra, Shani is called as Yamagraja (elder brother of Yama): Nilanjana Samabhasam Ravi Putram Yamagrajam Chaya Martanda Sambhutam Tam Namami Shanescharam But as far as Visnu Purana ...
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Does Puri Sankaracharya or other teachers say what aspects of the British Raj were divine and based on Manusmriti?

Hindi video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9eI-hC7Aqs around 8:05 Their (British) rule had its glaring negativities thanks to their mental devilry, but whatever trace of divinity it had was due to ...
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Is Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas reliable and correct?

Is Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas reliable and correct. Can I read Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas? If not why?
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What Buddhist arguments (Pūrvapakṣa) against authorlessness of Vedas are found in Hindu scripture and commentary?

There has been a rich history of debate between Vedantists and Buddhists. One main method the Vedantist uses disprove every other sect which doesn't hold Vedas as true, is to first prove that Vedas ...
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Question about Last Names

If a Marati lastname ends with -war, what is the corresponding caste based on the present varna system? PS: I am not trying to offend anyone; I am just genuinely curious.
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What style of marriage did Arjuna use to marry each of his wives?

How many wives did Arjun have? This question suggests 4 wives - but it says on Quora that KMG says he had more. Out of Brahma, Daiva, Arsha, Prajapatya, Asura, Gandharva, Rakshasa, Paishacha, which ...
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Is Rigveda 10:138:4 is asking to kill Non Hindus?

अनाधृष्टानि धृषितो व्यास्यन्निधीँरदेवाँ अमृणदयास्यः । मासेव सूर्यो वसु पुर्यमा ददे गृणानः शत्रूँरशृणाद्विरुक्मता॥४॥ He boldly cast down forts which none had e'er assailed: unwearied he destroycd the ...
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Do any scriptures other than the Bhagavatam say that Krishna washed Sudama's feet?

I read on the net that: The story of Sudama and Krishna has a great value in the Hindu world of legends. Not only just in the Bhagavata Purana or Srimad Bhagavatam, but there are also many books ...
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What is tattvavada?

Is it a concept from Dvaita? Or is it another name for the whole of Madhwa's Dvaita philosophy? Is it supposed to be the true or real state or truth or reality?
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Veda vyasa mahabaratham

Where will I get mahabarat books written by maharishi veda vyasa in India? Also I wanted to get srimad Bhagavadam by vyasa and ramayan written by valmiki. When I search for such books I don't get the ...
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Can one marry more than one women now(in the mordern times)?

Therefore, there are several wives for one man, but not several husbands for a woman simultaneously - Aitareya Brahmana III. 3. So this verse supports polygamy. Can someone now marry more than one ...
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What is the scripture verificiton of the sine-wave based seven vedic gods concept?

some of These picture everyone can see flying around the net, tellings about 7 modes of the supreme bhrahman realities. i thinks , There is some of the peculiar answers in several platforms regarding ...
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Maha Deva as Trivishtapa : The Three Paths of Swarga, Mrityu and Paatala Lokas

Maha Deva is also caled " Trivishtapa " or the Provider of the Three Paths of Swarga, Mrityu and Paatala Lokas. What are Swarga, Mrityu and Paatala Lokas?
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Did Yashoda participate in Rasa? [duplicate]

Is there any mention of Shri Yashoda participating in Rasa either in Mahabharata, Shrimadbhagavatham or Hari Vamsham or any authentic scriptures? Edit: This question is not a duplicate of this ...
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Logical explanation for Lord Ganesha with Elephant head

I was wondering what is the logic of behind behaving and acting as a human with Lord Ganesha's Elephant head. Because the identity and memories of a creature in this earth is stored in their brains. ...
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Does the hindu scriptures have any references for homosexuality in animals? [closed]

It's a well research-established and recognized scientific fact that Homosexuality is to be found in the animals too, besides Humans: Homosexual behavior in animals. Scientists perceive homosexual ...
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Do Vaishnavite sects consider the “Agniravamo” scripture foundational for Hari Sarvottamatvam?

The Mahopanishad line They say Narayana was alone. There were not Brahma, Shiva seems to be the very foundation of Hari Sarvottamatvam for Madhwites and Srivaishnavites. Mahabharata proclaims ...
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Is there any logic in the temple construction?

Is there any truth behind this video. Can anyone give me any scriptural reference to what this guy is saying.
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Can one understand vedas by reading the translation? [closed]

Is it possible for me or anyone to understand the Vedas by reading the English translation of the Vedas.
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What's the general views of both the modern and of past's, recognized gurus, with regard to accepting the presence of different kinds of sexuality? [duplicate]

I'm not asking if it's forbidden or not, or if its sin or not, I'm asking that, if the presence of whole spectrum of sexuality (LGBTQI) with Male and Female pinned as two binary opposite points of the ...
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What is the Mimamsa's commentary on Rig Veda 1.114.5?

Suparnam viprAh kavyo vachobhir ekam santam bahudhA kalpayanti. The wise seers describe the one existence (ekam santam) in various words (bahudha vachobhih).[Rig Veda 1.114.5.] What is the Mimamsa's ...
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What is the reference to “Ekam satyam sanatanam bahu vipra vedanti.”? [duplicate]

Ekam satyam sanatanam bahu vipra vedanti.[Rig Veda] Existence is one (ie the soul) but ways are many . What is the reffence to this verse. And what is the full verse.
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A person capable of knowing anything and everything

In sanathan dharma, Sarvajna stands for a person who realizes that everything is Brahman. So, Sarvajna is not the person I'm asking for. I know that saguna brahman satisfies the property mentioned in ...
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Should a Brahmin strictly follow vedas?

Should a Brahmin or a normal person strictly follow vedas to attain good birth or to attain Moksha.
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Did Bhima or Arjuna do any pure (not involving weapons and/or violence) acts of charity?

Do either Arjuna or Bhima ever do pure acts of kindness or charity? Not counting killing bad guys to help people, like the Bakasura case. The way Arjuna acted towards Ekalavya was inexcusable.
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Possible diet for a week

While listening Lalitha Sahastranaama, I came to know about the mention of a 9 month diet for a pregnant women. It may be for the well being of both mother and offspring. As we know that there are ...
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Did demons also had Varna system?

Is there any reference of a demon or rakshasa having a varna? Was Varna system followed by Rakshasas?
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Why do people divide the great Sanskrit language into Vedic Sanskrit and Classical sanskrit?

Is the language of Vedic era Sanskrit, different from the Classical era Sanskrit? I have heard, read and listened at almost all the forums regarding this prevalence of difference. Some of the people ...
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How has heaven been described in the Rigveda?

There are many references to heaven in the Atharvaveda. Can you give some verses from Rigveda about heaven?
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Why should we not hang the photos of the living people on the south side wall?

MY Parents refuse to allow photos hangings on the south direction of the room. Why is it so? does hindu scriptures forbids it? Thanks.

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