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Are there any living traditions in the tantra and the agama today?

May I request members, if they get the time, to guide on the following: A large number of sampradaya-s in the Tantra and Agama are vanishing/have disappeared, and are now historical details. But ...
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Is there any specific scripture that tells us how to live and what to do in Hinduism?

In other religions there are the books which tell you how to live your life, what is allowed what is not allowed etc. Is there such book in Hinduism as well, I've only read the summarised editions of ...
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What will be my career options, How will be my married life and my overall life, I was born on 26 May 2004 at 3:39 pm in Mulund, Maharashtra

I had written my information already in the question, so please see the question.
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Is there a concept of hell in trika shaivism

Shiva puranas gives a detail account of different hells and cells . Is it relevant in trika shaivism
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Are scriptures censored?

Are the scriptures censored to be more palatable or understandable to humans or are they always completely honest? Does scripture have anything to say regarding this?
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Between Lord Kartikey and Pradyuman, who is more powerful?

After reading Bhagawat Purana, I was surprised that Lord Kartikeya had fled from Pradyuman in the Banasura battle? From every direction, Skanda was struck by Pradyumna’s showers of weapons. With ...
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Are there two Kashyaps

Kashyapa is one of the Saptarishis to whom several important texts such as the Kashyapa Samhita (on Ayurveda) is attributed. Then there is Kanada, who is the father of the Vaisheshika school of Hindu ...
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Daksh in vayu purana addressed shiva as buddha. Can you provide the story

English translation and transliteration of that verse in which daksh describes shiva as buddha.
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For Lay Followers can you give beautiful verses which shows greatness of lord shiva in ishwara and shiva gita . English translation &transliteration

Verses which denotes power, universal form, beauty, greatness and might of shiva
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As a Hindu, can I feed other people beef?

I am a volunteer who helps feed elderly and disabled people. They choose their meal from the cafeteria, and I feed it to them. My role (which I recently began) has led me to a dilemma. As a Hindu, I ...
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Are Ashtamurti Swarupa, 11 Rudras, Pancha brahma shiva, Ashta(8) Bhairavas important in trika shaivism

Please give a detailed account of trika beliefs regarding ishwara gita and shiva gita too. Currently I have assimilated some verses from shaiva upanishads and vedas,aranyaka and samhitas in my prayers ...
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There is refuge in buddhism(buddha, dharma,sangha). What is refuge(triratna)in trika shaivism

I know there para apara parapara in trika shaivism but I want a mantra like buddham sharanam gacchami which denotes refuge in buddha. What is refuge(triratna)in trika shaivism . If there is sanskrit ...
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How to establish Lord Vishnu's idol in the home mandir?

I am planning to get a new Lord Vishnu idol to worship in the home mandir. What is the correct and auspicious procedure to establish the new Lord Vishnu idol in the home mandir ? Can we touch the new ...
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Where is the Great Britain in the Vedic universe?

I presume, it should be on the Bhū-mandala, but can we be more specific? The colonists tried to insert Britain into the scriptures as a Švēta-dvīpa, which it is definitely not. The real Švēta-dvīpa is ...
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How did Saint Dnyaneshwar made the ox to recite veda mantras?

I heard somewhere (someone posted this on quora and some people said this on twitter as well) that Sant Dnyaneshwar made an ox recite vedas. Can someone give some reference of this story and also ...
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Age difference between Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu

Varaha incarnation killed Hiranyakshya during beginning of current kalpa as per this section of Bhagavata. Text 17: Brahmā thought: While I have been engaged in the process of creation, the earth has ...
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Are the text and/or speeches of Swami Vivekananda in English written by himself?

I know Swami Vivekananda gave a speech in Chicago 1893, I assume it was in English or was it translated to American audience. I am reading the complete works of Swami Vivekananda from Holybooks.com. ...
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Where has it said in the authentic scriptures, that a year in the Yuga schematic of Manu is actually a Daiva year?

The one of the early mentions of Yuga theory of Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali occurs in Manu Smriti. There the Yuga is acutally only 12000 years with Kali Yuga - 1200 years Dwapara Yuga - 2400 ...
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Who edited the Puranas?

Wikipedia says this The content is highly inconsistent across the Puranas, and each Purana has survived in numerous manuscripts which are themselves inconsistent.[4] The Hindu Maha Puranas are ...
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Which out of Shaktism and Shaivism is older?

Which one out of Shaktism and Shaivism is older? I've heard that Shaktism is essentially derived from Shaivism but am not sure how much of that is correct because Shaktism as far as I know has Shakti ...
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Where can I read about real characteristics of lord Indra?

In which scripture, I can read the behavior, mind-set or characteristic of lord Indra. All the TV series I have seen so far depicted lard Indra as a jealous, selfish and practicing debauchery. In fact,...
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Brahma's seventh birth

Vaishampayana while narrating Hayagriva story details how Brahma worshipped Narayana. In that Brahma says: As regards myself, I have sprung through thy Grace. From thee have I derived my birth. My ...
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Reason behind fight between Gods in Hinduism [closed]

Why there are many stories where one GOD is fighting with another god, I watch a youtube video where Lord Hanumana is Fighting with Lord SHIVA, also, lord shiva fight with Vishnu. Why a god needs to ...
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Why did Mahadeva help Ashwatthama in his heinous endeavour? [duplicate]

Ashwatthama entered the Pandava camp in the dead of the night and massacred the mighty warriors when they were asleep. However, initially, he was stopped at the gate and could not enter the camp. He ...
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Was ever Varna System based on Guna and/or Karm? [duplicate]

Was the Varna System ever based on Gunas? These few points made me to think over this question Number of combinations of Gunas are infinite as it is related to humane nature and the number of Varna ...
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Where to find the earliest unabridged version of the Valmiki Ramayana?

Where to find the earliest unabridged version (Not the abridged critical version) of the Valmiki Ramayana with Sanskrit verses? Preferably with translations into Hindi or English and also preferably ...
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What is the justification given by sects that don't believe in supremacy of Narayana for the verses 7.20 and 9.23 of BG

It's often quoted by ISCKONites, esp in BG asitis by Prabhupada that Gita condemns the worship of other demigods. However, a number of instances from Vishnu Purana, Anushasan parva of Mahabharata, and ...
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What do humans do in Manvantaras 2-6?

It seems humans are completely missing in any story in Manvantaras 2-6, despite humans known to be there as Svārociṣa, Uttama, Tāmasa, Raivata, and Cākṣuṣa Manu are present. Does anyone have a ...
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Possible Interpretation of Chandogya Upanishad 5.10.7?

https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/chandogya-upanishad-english/d/doc239196.html तद्य इह रमणीयचरणा अभ्याशो ह यत्ते रमणीयां योनिमापद्येरन्ब्राह्मणयोनिं वा क्षत्रिययोनिं वा वैश्ययोनिं वाथ य इह ...
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Significance of Atmakaraka and Bhrigu Bindu in astrology?

What is the importance and significance of atmakaraka and bhrigu bindu in one's horoscope and in general?
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What is Gauri (Gowri) Ganesh?

It is usually celebrated a day before Ganesh Chaturthi. Wikipedia states below This festival celebrates the goddess Gowri or Gauri, (also known as Parvati) who is venerated as the mother of Lord ...
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Why did Ramakrishna go against the Vedas?

The notion that all paths lead to the same destination is quite a new development in Hinduism. Ancient Acharyas belonging to different sects never claimed so. On the contrary, they debated a lot to ...
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Is doing a good deed conscious of the resulting karmic reaction, bad?

If one wants to do some good deeds like feeding stray dogs,and he/she is consciously well aware that they are accumulating good karma based on the karmic law, Does the deed count as good karma?
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What are some Shaivacharyas's commentry on Brahmasutras? What does it Proclaim?

I am wondering that if Just as Vaishnavacharyas have written various commentaries on Brahmasutras, or Shaivacharyas also have also written their own commentaries on Brahmasutras, Vedas, Gita and ...
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Some other incidents by which Rudra's neck become blue due to snake poison?

Krishna explains to Arjuna that Rudra's throat became blue by snake poison. When Rudra addressed himself for the destruction of the triple city belonging to the Asuras, the preceptor of the Asuras, ...
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Which type of meditation one can do without Guru or any special guidance to advance spiritually?

There are so many spiritual organisations, so many Gurus and they each teach their own practice and philosophy. For example Art of living teach Sudarshan Kriya, Isha foundation tech Sambhavi mudra, ...
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Do full time or experienced and highly consistent yogis also fall ill?

We normal mundane people generally fall ill at least once in a year with fever, cough or other regular illness. Maybe such light illnesses used to be part of the body cycle to regain immunity that I ...
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Is the term "spontaneous generation" found in the Vedas?

In Buddhism, is found the terms "opapatika/upapātika/upapāduka", translated as "spontaneous birth", "spontaneous arising" or/& "self-produced". In Jainism ...
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Is it possible that a person is unaware of her own realisation?

Moksha is the highest state, according to the sanathan dharma, to be realised by any human. Every one is already present in moksha state. It is only the thing that she need to realise that she is in ...
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Why is Lord Hanuman Ji shown as carrying a flag in front of Goddess Durga?

There is a popular story (shown in this video), according to which Lord Hanuman gained the favor of Goddess Kali by coming for her rescue. Lord Hanuman Ji also became known popularly as LANGAR VEER ...
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Are there any references to dowry or practices similar to it in Indian literature?

I'm writing a paper on the prevalence of dowry in India, and I'm wondering if any Indian literature has references to the practice or similar practices beyond King Janaka having given Sita a lot of ...
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Does accusation helps a person change his values or a better ways is to tell a story with moral?

I have a friend say Dev. He always involves himself in flattery of rich people knowingly or unknowingly. Its clearly visible that he shows off in front of rich people or try to gain their friendship ...
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Is lord Dattatreya a Chiranjeevi?

I have read somewhere that guru Dattatreya still resides in the Sahyadri mountains. Is this true
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Which spiritual organisation offers free meditation guidance in India?

In India there are many spiritual organisations which teach meditation while some charge and some do not charge money wise. For example: Art of living: charge money. Vipassana: Does not charge. Isha ...
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Was Ashwatthama punished for his heinous crime?

Ashwatthama assassinated members of the Pandava camp in the dead of the night when they were sleeping. It is a heinous crime. One should not cast weapons against kine, brahmanas, kings, women, ...
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Why lord krishna said O descendent of Bharat to Arjun?

I have some confusion in chapter 2 verse 18 antavanta ime dehā nityasyoktāḥ śharīriṇaḥ anāśhino ’prameyasya tasmād yudhyasva bhārata Only the material body is perishable; the embodied soul ...
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How visiting a prostitute damages Venus in chart thus impacting heath and wealth both?

An astrologer told me that person who visits prostitutes looses the blessings of Venus. This will surely impact natives health and wealth. So a married man should not visit such woman. Now if we look ...
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Is there any book devoted to better decision making?

Is there any book written by the sages devoted to better decision making in life ?
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What should be our attitude/behaviour in life according to Hinduism?

I mean should we just be ourselves or should we copy successful people's behaviour? I am really confused should we be real us or should we copy successful people? Should we be cool minded or impulsive ...

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