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What is the reason behind the hindu scriptures not prescribing meat? [duplicate]

Both plants and animals have the same soul, emotion and feelings. I know that meat is tamasic and is not suggestible for spiritual aspirants. Other than that, is there any exact logical reasoning for ...
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How can we calculate Amritha kalam and varjyam in panchangam?

I want to calculate Amritha kalam and varjyam for Panchang. Please help me for calculating those by providing any formulas. Thanks in advance and be safe.
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Is court marriage without saptapadi valid according to scriptures?

Now a days court marriages are also popular. Many learned people like to marry in court without much expense etc. What is the status of this marriage? Prohibited? Kalyug practice? Saptapadi is also a ...
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Is it a sin to be lustful? [duplicate]

Is it a sin to have sex with multiple men/women? Is it a sin to have s*x before marriage and is watching porn a sin? What do the shastra say about it?
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What is the reason behind the erotic art in temples [duplicate]

Is there any reason behind it and why it is there. https://images.app.goo.gl/XEzktCZhCGjZDasz8 And can justify porn and nutity.
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Can astrology predict virginity?

Can astrology predict if to be spouse's virginity through a birth chart? I know it is science and mathematics + prediction (which can be wrong sometimes). I know astrologers talking exactly what ...
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Translation of verses from Matsya Purana

Requesting a translation of the following verses 34-36 to English, from the Matsya Purana, Chapter 3: ततो वसिष्ठप्रमुखा भगिनीमिति चुकृशुः। ब्रह्मा न किंचिद् ददृशे तन्मुखालोकनादृते॥३४॥ अहो रुपमहो रूपमि...
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Are only Indian cows sacred?

Scriptures seem to indicate all cows irrespective of their species to be sacred but I have heard about some traditionalists' claims that only Indian cows are sacred. Is there any scriptural support of ...
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Is it possible for a non Hindu who rejects the teaching of Vedas and Gita attain Moksha?

Can a Muslim attain Moksha even if he worships Allah and follows the teaching of the Quran? Can a Jew attain Moksha even if he follows the teaching of the Torah? And can a non Sanatani attain Moksha ...
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True mental potential of an enlightened human

I have read many articles stating that the human soul, when enlightened has many possibilities. What are the various realistic mental abilities, an enlightened individual has? Is there any mention ...
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What is the story of manu

Who is manu and why is he called the father of humanity.And is manu mentioned in Vedas. Please explain in detail about this topic. And give reference.
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What Advaita tells about Mlechha, Caste system, Varna Sanskara?

What Advaita tells about Mleccha can change religion to Hinduism? (Yes means which varna they will come. No means explanation of why they should not change religion) Please answer this question ...
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Slavery in Ram Rajya

Here ओशो-राम-राज्य-कैसा-था Osho is claiming that there was slavery in the Rama's time and women were bought and sold. Are there any verses that mention the same or any proof that there was slavery ...
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What changes were done in people's mindset by Ramanujacharya?

After Adishankaracharya, people started to know about hinduism, nirguna brahman, jiva, worship etc, so similarly what our people known from Ramanujacharya. What changes are done to people mindset and ...
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The eighteen faced goddess

I was drawing a comparison between a local goddess from Kullu in Himalaya, one from mainstream Hinduism. Could you help me with it? Here's the information the temple priest gave me, and here I quote, ...
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Do Gods really exist as entities with a specific appearance?

I know that Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar are representations of creation, protection, and destruction cycles. Do they really exist as entities with a specific appearance?
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Does the Bhagavata Purana ignore Sanskrit grammar?

The Bhagavata Purana is one of the most celebrated Puranas in the Indian tradition, with extensive commentaries from various Acharyas across the centuries. Being a popular scripture, it has inspired ...
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What does सत्यमेव जयते mean?

In Hinduism we say सत्यमेव जयते. What does it mean? By simple translation it means that truth always wins, but I find many contradictions with this meaning. If truth always wins why are innocent ...
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Reference form kalika Purana

Puri Shankara charya told that mayavadi means kapalika in YouTube video It is true means I want reference that kapalikas are mayavadi in kalika Purana
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Story of Adi Shankaracharya as per Siva Rahasyam

What is the life story of Adi Shankara Charya as per Siva Rahasyam
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Persons without emotions

In Yoga Vasista, I remember a story whose summary is given below A powerful Rakshasa creates two persons, who have no emotions at all. Devas find it hard to defeat both of them. Then they ask brahma ...
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What is the right English word that can explain “ Dharma” [closed]

I'm currently working on a spiritual book. I want to know the exact replacement for the word 'dharma'. I know dharma refers to righteous Order. But I just can't find the exact feel of dharma in any ...
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अग्निः सजीवः अस्ति अथवा निर्जीवः (Is Agni alive or dead entity)?

According to Hinduism, things like stone etc are called निर्जीव or अचेतन (dead) because stone has no consciousness and it doesn't feel pain. The same goes for Agni, it looks like निर्जीव, but Veda ...
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If I broke a promise that I made to Bhagwan - specifying the consequence of me breaking it, what can be done? [duplicate]

I made a promise to Bhagwan that I would not effuse semen for a month, and if I did, I asked Him to throw me in naraka or make me go through animal reincarnation (8.4 million times). I broke it. Also, ...
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Can Brahman be realized without following the 32 Bramha Vidyas of Upanishads or without even studying Upanishads?

Non Dwijas aren't qualified to acquire knowledge of Brahman from Vedas(Upanishads) but can acquire so from Itihasas and Puranas. Are there any meditational techniques prescribed in them to realize ...
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Are Abrahamics Vaishnavas according to Sri Vaishnavism? [closed]

Abrahamics (Christians, Muslims, Jews, etc.) worship God. God is the supreme Brahman. According to Vaishnavism, Vishnu is God (Brahman). According to Sri Vaishnavism, a "Bhagavata" or "...
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Why does in Mahabharata Samba Parva (chapter 42 verse 15) Krishna says Shispula didn't obtain Rukmini like a Shudra not obtain Vedas? [duplicate]

Why does in Mahabharata Samba Parva (chapter 42 verse 15) Krishna says Shispula didn't obtain Rukmini like a Shudra not obtain Vedas? Does this imply that Shudras are forbidden from the knowledge of ...
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Why there are no graves of great devotees?

When a politician dies, we develop a park around it and the people will go to there every year on that day to memorize them. There are some brindavanams constructed for some devotees who went on ...
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Protection from Black Magic

Are there any mantras or strotras prescribed in Tantric and Vedic texts which protect a native specifically from black magic? If so, what are they?
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What is the correct interpretation of these verse from kaushitaki upanishad?

He going by the path by which the immortal gods travel reaches the world of Agni (fire), then to the world of Vayu (air), then to the world of Varuna, then to the world of Aditya (sun), then to the ...
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What is modesty in Hinduism

How can a man and a woman be modest. Should a woman cover her head or wear proper dress that hides her body. Can you give reference.
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Why it is not advised to perform other Yugas activities into a particular Yuga?

This answer says very well that it is as it is stated but does not explain why. https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/44173/22667 Quot. Rickross user says: " Now, since this very nature of the ...
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What do Shastra say about building Temples outside of India?

I want to build a Temple in Europe. Which Shastra would I refer to? Vastu, Agama or something else? Moreover I want to know what every geographical places carry as Karma Veda and if and how that ...
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Shaivism influences on Bhagavad Geeta

Are there editions of the Bhagavad Geeta or inside the Bhagavad Geeta itself are there shlokas which proves to have received influences from Shaivism or Kashmirian Shaivism ancient scriptures?
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Can Lila played by Gods interact and be causative of the reincarnation conditions?

Karma, rebirth, geographical place Lila is an integrant part of these conditions or those all depends by the past births of each individuals?
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Who composed Chandrashekara Ashtakam? And what is its accurate verbatim meaning?

I want to know who composed this ashtakam and where to find its precise meaning. Not a mere latu sensu translation but a verbatim one with genuine original Sanskrit even polysemic restrictively ...
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Different dharmas of different aspects of our existence

I heard something like below Hunger, thirst, increasing, decreasing, etc., are the dharmas of the body. Sad, happy, etc., are the dharmas of manas........................ I didn't remember the whole ...
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What are Prakriti and Purusha?

What exactly are Prakriti and Purusha? I came across the term Prakriti while reading the Shiva purana and searched to understand the true meaning of it, but there are a lot of mixed views and ...
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When Vedas were exactly composed and written [duplicate]

When did the sages composed vedas and when were they written? Many people say vedas were written 1960000000 years. But it doesn't make any sense because humans only came about 1 million years ago. So ...
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Entry to Yudhistira's Rajasuya

While Duryodhana was explaining the presents received by Pandavas he details about how people were refused entry into the palace. In one passage he says ...who presented themselves at the gate, were ...
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What is Moksha and can you explain it in detail. And please give some reference from vedas and upanishades [duplicate]

In Hinduism the final Goal is to attain Moksha so what is moksha and who it feel to reach moksha. Please give reference. And how it is better that heaven and other higher realmes.
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Is it true that gita had 3 author

scroll.in the source The First Author wrote most of Adhyayas 1 to 6. The period of writing was of the Older Upanishads and pre-Buddhist, around 600 BCE. The principal philosophical issue is Sannyasa ...
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In how many languages is Hanuman Chalisa available online?

I would like to know in how many languages is the Hanuman Chalisa available? As per the the following sites, it is available in many languages other than Avadhi:- aartichalisa.com Hanuman Chalisa in ...
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Can anyone with Rajo or Tamo Guna predominant be devotee of Sri Vishnu?

I have read about how we should develop Sattvic guna to be devotee of Sri Vishnu or His Avatars. But can anyone with rajasic or tamasic guna predominant be devotee of Sri Vishnu? If yes, I would love ...
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Is heaven (savarglok) a physical thing or it is just metaphorical

There are many scholar who say that heaven is physical but there many scholar that says heaven is metaphorical. Which is correct. |AV 12.3.26|| From heaven they come, they visit earth, and rising ...
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Were ancient Hindu polytheists?

Only looking for Ancient Shastras and Agamic or Tantra or Rig Vedaic based on answers. Pre-Vedic based question. For Ancient History of Sanatana Dharma Students and Scholars. 1.Where Hindu and can ...
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Ganapati Gayatri Mantra | In which Shastra it is contained this mantra and who wrote it firstly?

This very mantra for Shree Ganesha Who wrote it for first? Which Shastra- Veda or others- contain that? Dhanyawaad Thank you https://www.thedivineindia.com/ganpati-gayatri-mantra/5889
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Is there any Vaishnava commentary on Manu-Smriti?

I have seen few commentaries (and even fewer translations in English) of the Manu Samhita. But I can't find any done by a Vaishnava (no regards to the sampradaya). Thus I'm wondering is it because ...
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Are there any associations between Dus (Dasha) Mahavidyas and Shreman Narayana and or Shree Vishnu?

In the many manifestations of Maa Shakti as Adi ParaShakti, we encounter the Dus Mahavidyas which some practicioners in tantra sadhana consider also to perform the bhakti and the sadhana towards Maa ...
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Why did God choose India? [duplicate]

I know that God is all pervading according to Advaita Vedanta, but I want to know why the Vedas and Upanishads originated in India and why the puranas revolve around the Indian region.

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