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Can Sati leads to moksha if husband attains moksha?

Consider the following paragraph related to the funeral rites of Vasudeva, the father of Krishna Thus addressed by Pritha’s son of pure deeds, all of them hastened their preparations with eagerness ...
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Did Maharaja Dasaratha rule Bharata only, or the complete Earth?

Scriptures tell that Sri Rama ruled over the total world. Did Dasaratha rule India (Bharata) or only Koshala or the complete Earth?
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What are the important texts of Shrouta Shaivism?

Srouta Shaiv Siddhant or Shrouta Shaivism is an Shaiva tradition. One important scripture i am aware is Srikantha's Bhashya on Brahmasutra (?) What are the important scriptures of Shrouta Shaivism ...
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Description of Lord Vishnu

I've read in slokams and places where it is mentioned that Lord Srinivas/Vishnu adorns Kausthubham and wears Peethambaram. I searched in Google but unable to find what it actually means? Can someone ...
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Why should the Yoni (Potruding part of Shiva Lingam) always face North?

I've noticed and understood that, wherever the Shiva Lingam is, the Yoni of the Shiva Lingam should always face North? I have two Questions: I've seen certain temples in India where Shiva lingas are ...
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What type of foods we must not eat during Amavasya tharpanam?

I've noticed that there are certain foods that we must not eat during Amavasya days. I've been told that foods like onion and garlic and certain other foods should be avoided. But some people tell ...
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What is Srikantha's Visisthadvait Philosophy?

Does any one know what Siva Visishtadvaita (Shrouta Shaiva Siddhanta) philosophy by Srikantha Acharya is all about? I know what is advaita philosophies but not this one.
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On what basis were Nakshatras selected for naming of the Hindu Lunar months? [duplicate]

Edit: Not a duplicate, the other question asking how the naming is done, my question is asking how the nakshatras were selected for naming months, the filtering rationale of left out nakshatras and ...
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Are there any commentaries on the Shiva Purana by any Shaiva acharya?

I'd like to read Shiva Purana with commentaries. Is there any commentary by any Shaivacharya available for it?
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Author request: Shyam Aan Baso

There is this popular bhajan which has again became quite popular recently. It starts with श्यामा आन बसों वृंदावन में मेरी उमर बीत गई गोकुल में Who is the author of this Bhajan? What does the bhajan ...
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Direction of shiva lingam [duplicate]

I've went to many Lord Shiva temples and seen the lingam in different directions. In some temples, the direction is like this: And in some temples, the direction is like this: Why is there a ...
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What is the frequency and impact of Amavasya on Chaturdasi day?

Consider the following excerpt from the Mahabharatha, which discuss possible implications of the astrological phenomenon "Beholding these signs that indicated the perverse course of Time, and ...
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Proof of past eternity of souls in Vedas and Upanishads

The past eternity of souls, that is, the concept that souls have always existed from eternity is clearly well attested in Bhagavat Gita न त्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपाः | न चैव न भविष्याम: ...
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Qualities Comparision of Rama VS Ravana, Krishna VS Kamsa?

I want, list and comparision; of qualities and characteristics between Rama VS Ravana , Krishna VS Kamsa (backed-referenced) from Scripture Verses comparision among of those qualities can we derive ...
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What happens when there is Vish Yoga (moon saturn conjunction) in the Mithuna/Gemini ascendant chart in the ashtam bhav ? For example in chart below

What happens when there is Vish Yoga (moon saturn conjunction) in the Mithuna/Gemini ascendant/Lagna chart in the ashtam bhav (8th house)? For example in chart below. We can also see the angles (...
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How to prove that Brahman is eternal using Tarka alone?

How did Adi Shankaracharya or Advaita followers prove that Brahman is eternal by not using shabda pramana? {By using Tarka or logical reasoning; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarka_sastra}
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Kamakshi Ambal having in her hands

Above is an image of Kamakshi Ambal. I've searched many places on the objects that she's holding in her arms. While searching, I found many other deities also having the similar/same objects in their ...
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Separation of the Church and State in Hinduism

The separation of Church (Religious Bodies) and State (Government and Administrative Bodies) is an important concept in modern politics. Christians love to quote Matthew 22:21 “Give therefore to ...
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Can a Jeevatma be re-incarnated as a non living being?

I have gone through many lectures on Advait Vedanta. Here is what I understand. Bramhan Anything you are aware of i.e. sound, signs, smells all these, they are objects of consciousness. You are aware ...
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What's the significance of the two 'Mool-Dwarkas' (in the Kodinar district, and in the Visavada) ? Which one is significant for Krishna devotees?

There are two 'Mool Dwarkas'. One in the Kodinar district and another one in the Visavada. What is the significance of both? Which one is significant for Krishna devotees? Planning to visit Somnath ...
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Do attendants of yama mistakenly kill wrong people due to the confusion in names?

When I read Mahabharatha in Telugu, I came across a conversation between Uma and Siva. In the conversation, Siva says that sometimes the attendants of Yama take the wrong jiva to hell mistakenly. It ...
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Why Hindu is not connected to other hindu but Every Hindu is connected with Lord Kirshna?

People claim that only Hindu stand against the Hindu and the hindus are always connected to Lord Krishna but not with each other. They are never together but they all are one united with God Krishna ...
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What happens if snake comes from river during Varsi ritual of pitru?

Recently I was doing ritual of Varsi at Haridhwar on banks of river Ganga and Shivalinga was there, suddenly one snake appeared from river and we saw it, we have to bypass it and then we could ...
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Kubera references for worship

Where are references of sUtras, dhyAna or mantras (or related) for worshiping Kubera in the right way to incorporate him in the daily pUja?
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Could I learn more about the flying Shiva with wings?

I had a vision of such a Shiva. I've read about Sharabha. How do Hindus respect Sharabha?
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Qualities of a good husband?

We have a verse that describes the six desirable qualities of a wife: “Karyeshu Daasi;Karaneshu mantri [A servant at tasks, a minister at work] Rupecha lakshmi; Kshamaya dharitri [Money-goddess (...
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Krishna as Dwarkanath, scriptural references?

I am searching any scriptural references, even mantras, sutras, stotram etc., regarding Krishna as Dwarkanath.
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Is Asura Krishna mentioned in the Rigveda the same as Lord Sri Krishna?

I saw this particular verses from the Rigveda which says that an Asura named "Krishna" had a great enmity with Indra. I want to confirm that is this the same Sri Krishna or is it someone ...
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Is it true that Vivekananda never insulted anyone by taking name?

There is an incident in which Vivekananda warned an abuser who abused Hinduism The Swami had an unpleasant experience with two of his fellow-passengers on his way to India. They were Christian ...
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Why is the Shyena yajna adharma?

The Shyena yajna is a sorcery ritual in the Vedas meant to kill others. According to the followers of Mimamsa and other schools, this ritual is considered "adharma" because it causes ...
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What are the Puranic verses which say Tapta Mudra Dharana should be done?

This question asks what are the puranic verses that advise against Tapta Mudra Dharana. I want to ask, what are the Puranic verses which say Tapta Mudra Dharana should be done? Please answer with the ...
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Which Vedic text describes the Shyena yAga?

The Shyena yajna is a sorcery ritual in the Vedas meant to kill people. In which Vedic text is the description? The editor of Shabara's Bhashya references Shadvimsha Brahmana 8.1-2, but when I checked ...
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What is the theological justification behind chanting the holy names in Gaudiya Vaishnavism?

Gaudiya Vaishnavas chant the name of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna and Rama. They call it Nama Yajna. In some places, they have been doing continuously it for hundreds of years. For example, in Katwa (...
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Is one Maternal Nephew (Bhanja) equivalent to 100 Brahmins?

What is the status of one's maternal nephew (Bhanaja) in one's life ? Is it true that one maternal nephew equivalent to 100 Brahmins ? In which scripture it is written ? Is it true that one shouldn't ...
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Prayaschittam citation

Does the Dharmic scriptures prohibhit Oral sex? For both sexes, man performing on woman and woman performing man, is oral sex prohibhited in Hinduism? If so, what is the prayaschittam for oral sex? ...
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Is abortion permissible if life of mother is in danger?

I understand abortion in general is a sin as per the answers to this question here But what if mother's life is in danger due to a complicated pregnancy. In that case is it permissible ? If not ...
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Should Vaishnavas live off fruits only?

From the Ahara Niyamam of Sri Vaishnava acharya Vedanta Deshikan: Prohibited foods: Products (grains, pulses etc.) not offered to God after the harvest Prohibited dairy products: Milk of cow that ...
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How is Brahman Anantam?

Satyam Jnanam Anantam Brahman (Taittariya Upanishad 2.1.1) Anantam means end less, which means you must be able to traverse it. As Brahman has no attributes an is devoid of differences how is it ...
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Is this translated version of Padma Purana from Srishti Khanda (Chapter 31, verse 126-127) wrong here?

Source Link Verse 1.31.126,127, Padma Purana अस्वादितं न चान्येन भक्ष्यार्थे च ददाम्यहम् । अधोभागे च मे नाभेर्वर्तुलौ फलसन्निभौ ॥ १२६ ॥ भक्षयध्वं हि सहिता लंबौ मे वृषणाविमौ । अनेन चापि भोज्येन परा ...
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Sanskrit Classical Ayurveda Source for Ghee being a Deepana

In traditional Ayurveda many people consoder Ghee as a deepana. Refer Normally anything which is deepana increases gastric acid and causes decrease in ph. But Ghee decreases acidity. Ghee enhances ...
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Is it true that trees shouldn't present inside home?

Consider the following statement of Dhaumya from Mahabharatha Under the roots of a tree scorpions and snakes undoubtedly find shelter. Hence, one should never plant a tree within one's abode. [...
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Krishna's time with gopis and Bhagavad Gita verses 3.21-23

Even though I am a great devotee of Sri Krishna,It has always been troublesome for me to understand Rasa Lila and Sri Krishna's relation with Gopikas. Some were even married. Sukhadeva's explaination ...
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How is the Advaita Brahman a controller?

In Aparokshanubhuti 18th shoka it says But how can the Brahman be the controller as it is akartha(non doer) and cannot influence maya at all?
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From where can I get Shiva Rahasya Purana's English translation?

Also known as just Shiva Rahasya. This great scripture is also considered Shaiva Itihasa and contains Ribhu Gita which was quoted by Ramana Maharshi. I want to know where can I get full english ...
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What did Ramakrishna say about Lokas?

Vedic Hindu cosmology defines various different lokas(worlds) within countless universes where Atma takes birth as different creatures depending on previous Karma. I want to know about Ramakrishna's ...
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What is the difference for a Mandir to be erected on the left bank vs right bank of a river?

I noticed many temples in India are erected on the left bank of a river, many on the right. What is the difference for a Mandir to be erected on the left bank vs right bank of a river? Is it related ...
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In which Veda it is mentioned that one should immediatly leave when there is a blasphemy?

In the following paragraph, it is mentioned that there is a Vedic statement asking to leave the place whenever blasphemy is happening. When I check the actual statements from Srimad Baghavatham, it is ...
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What is the direct relation between Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada?

For many days, I use to think that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada or A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is one and the same. I use to quote many purports of Prabhupada in some of my ...
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Punishment for Blasphemy? [duplicate]

Is there any punishment for blasphemy in Hinduism? Do any scriptures or Smritis say how a King or a government should punish the blasphemer? The speaker of This video, Henry Doktorski, claims the ...
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In which chapter of Mahabharatha, the narrator did not enumerate all names due to complexity?

In many scriptures, if there is a large list of names, the authors or narrators generally do not take the burden of enumerating all the names due to the complexity i.e., the size of the list. While ...
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