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Reasons for polygamy amongst the Dvija

As Medhatithi's Manubhashya states, "This however is not right; because in regard to men there is a distinct sanction—(a) ‘Those who act through mere lust, etc.,’ (b) ‘the barren wife shall be ...
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What is story of Ikshvaku dynasty and It's relation with Vedic Tribes? (I don't want answer according to Purāṇas)

I was studying history and found that at many places kings mention in Vedas have a historical relation. Like Kuru Kings-Janamejaya a Parikṣita were actual Kings mentioned in Atharvaveda. The kosala ...
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What are the origins of Svarga and Naraka?

Most of us know about Svarga and Naraka. But, what are their origins? Does any scriptures mentioned that how these places were created?
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Who is the Narasamsa mentioned in the atharva veda?

Who is the praised one (narasamsa) mentioned in the Atharva Veda (xx.127.1-2) who rides on a camel and has 12 wives?
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Is there any evidence to prove that Ramayan and Mahabharata are not Copied From Buddhist Jatakas. The Dashratha and Gatha Jatakas

I have seen many Buddhist claiming that Ramayana and Mahābhārata are copied from their Jatakas. Even Wikipedia says that Dashrata Jataka is oldest attested version of Ramayana. Is there any evidence ...
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Do any scriptures mention Ayudha Puja?

Most of us celebrate Ayudha Pooja at the ninth day of Navaratri. But, does any scriptures mention about Ayudha Puja? If yes, which scriptures mention it?
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What are the methods of worship of lord Dattatreya for householders?

What are some devotional lyrics and stotra that can be recited by a common householder to get the blessings of lord Dattatreya and get rid of deadly sins from our karmas ? Are there any books and ...
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What is your favorite Durga/Chandi - stotra/kavach/namavali etc?

Personally I recite Durga Saptashloki, Argala, 32 names, Kunjika stotra daily. Sometimes the 108 namavali. There are so many devi stutis, suktams, kavach etc. I am interested in learning what are some ...
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What does it means if your are doing japa of a mantra, but it unconsciously leads to chanting another mantra?

Chanting "Om Bhairavaya Namah" leading to "Om Namah Shivaya"/"Om Namah Bhagavate Rudraya"/"Om Namah Basudevaya"? Being it unconsciously, like after chanting ...
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What does rigveda 8:25:18 said? It it refer to the flat earth?

Rigveda 8.25.18 claim that (Mitra is he) who has measured with his rays the limits of both heaven and earth; who has filled bothheaven and earth with his greatness So , what does the word "limits ...
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Why didn’t Tulasidas write Ramacharitamanas in Hindi/Hindustani?

Hindi…or at the time Hindustani was far more prevalent than Awadhi if I’m not wrong. Online I found he wrote it in Awadhi to increase the reach of his work. Wouldn’t writing it in Hindi popularise it ...
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I am unable to understand the contradiction in below conversation between Sri Ram and Sri Hanuman

सीता कै अति बिपति बिसाला। बिनहिं कहें भलि दीनदयाला॥5॥ निमिष निमिष करुनानिधि जाहिं कलप सम बीति। बेगि चलिअ प्रभु आनिअ भुज बल खल दल जीति॥31॥ सुनि सीता दु:ख प्रभु सुख अयना। भरि आए जल राजिव नयना॥ बचन कायँ ...
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The word "Linga" in Ancient Upanishads

The Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad mentions the word linga- तदेष श्लोको भवति । तदेव सक्तः सह कर्मणैति लिङ्गं मनो यत्र निषक्तमस्य । Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 4.4.6 The Bṛhadāraṇyaka is considered as one of two ...
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Can women read Durga Saptashati from a pdf during their menstruation?

The main body of the text does not mention anything about any requisites or rituals concerning the Durga Saptashati. Do any of the tantras like Varahi Tantra, Rudrayamala Tantra, Katyayani Tantra etc ...
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Why the differences between advaitha and vishista advaitha are so important that people killed each other for these differences?

As far as I know the differences between Advaitha and Vishista advaitha is only when the universe formed and when the universe will destroy. Is it that important because of which people did fightings ...
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Is Sarswati embodied in a computer?

So my school computer was in front of my feet and while sitting and watching the TV I gently rested my legs on it. My mother told me not to put my legs on Sarswati and that all knowledge systems are ...
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What are the blessings given by Maa Kamakhya?

We all know in SriVidya Mother blesses us with Bhoga and Moksha. She blesses us with Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha everything. Similarly, Maa Matangi blesses us with knowledge and Maa Bagalamukhi ...
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Kindly explain these verses of Manunsmriti?

Manu Smriti Chapter IX या पत्या वा परित्यक्ता विधवा वा स्वयेच्छया । उत्पादयेत् पुनर्भूत्वा स पौनर्भव उच्यते ॥ १७५ ॥ If a woman abandoned by her husband, or a widow, of her own accord, marries again ...
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Is it okay to play mantras in the background at work, home , car etc?

I would like to understand if its okay to play Mantras in the background. I listen to various mantras at work, home, car etc. Pls advice Nishanth
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Books Defending Caste and Untouchability

It is obvious that today's historians never place themselves in the shoes of past people and have a very one-sided and biased view of history looking at an individual over a societal level. I am ...
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Does husband get wife's karma?

Does husband get a share of wife's sin? What do the scriptures say about this issue?
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Vishnu's disguise as Jalandhara

I heard the Shiva Purana mentions the story of Vrinda (Tulasi) and Vishnu regarding the feud between Mahesha and Jalandhara Vishnu by his maya created a dream or illusion where Vishnu was shown ...
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Where was Sumitrā from?

Sumitrā as we know was one of the three chief queens of Kosalan King Daśaratha and was the mother of Lakṣmaṇa and Śatrughna. What we don't know is where was she really from? Wikipedia and other ...
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Kekaya and Magadha

Kekaya's capital was known as Rājagṛha or Girivraja. Although , in the Critical addition of the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa , the word Girivraja is used for a city which is different from the Kekaya capital. My ...
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Since Hinduism teaches kindness and compassion to all living beings, why not to Sudras and Avarnas? [duplicate]

This is a genuine question I have regarding Hinduism. Almost all scriptures from Vedas to Upanishads to Dharmasutras to Puranas teach love, kindness and compassion to 'living beings'. Out of ...
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Who abducted Indra's wife Sachi?

When Ravana came to abduct Sita, Sita told Ravana that Valmiki Ramayana, Aranyakandam, Chapter 48 (last part) One can breathe on this earth carrying away Indra's wife, Sachi—but stealing me, the wife ...
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How do Rahu and Ketu have the head and body of a serpent?

Well, most of us know about Rahu and Ketu. Most pictures of them show that Rahu had a snake's body and Ketu had a snake's head. But, how do they get that? Do any scriptures mention it?
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Commentaries on Ramayana

Looking for commentaries on Ramayana. Especially, regarding Advaita, Minamsa, Nyaya, Yoga, and Vaisheshika sects.
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Which Veda describes writing as inauspicious?

Decades ago I read in one of the Vedas, I believe the Rig Veda, that it was inauspicious to write before chanting and meditation. Could you please remind where that is written?
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Is Bhagavath Gita part of Jaya, Bharatha or Mahabharatha?

The Mahābhārata itself (1.1.61) distinguishes a core portion of 24,000 verses: the Bhārata proper, as opposed to additional secondary material, while the Ashvalayana Grihyasutra (3.4.4) makes a ...
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What is the position of Lord Śiva in Śuddhadvaita sampradāyas?

I'd like to know what the Śuddhadvaita philosophy has to say about Lord Śiva. Śri Vaiṣṇavas consider him to be a jīva. Gaudiyas say he's got his own Śiva tattva and is not Nārāyaṇa but close. What ...
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Can we recite only Sri Venkatesha Prapatti daily?

Usually Sri Venkatesha Suprabhaatam, Venkatesha Stotram, Venkatesh Prapatti and Venkatesha Mangalaashaasanam are recited together traditionally. Can we recite only Sri Venkatesha Prapatti daily? Thank ...
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What is the procedure for Sandhyavandanam for a Krsna-Yajurvedin Nambudiri of the Taittiriya Sakha and Baudhayana Sutra?

Please inform me, what is the exact procedure of Prataha, Madhyandinah, and Sayam Sandhyavandanam for a Krsna-Yajurvedin Nambudiri Brahmin of the Taittirya Sakha and the Baudhayana Sutra?
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Who provides the best Akhand Ramayan Path services?

Discover the unparalleled Akhand Ramayan Path services offered by Samskara. As your ultimate destination for all puja needs, we streamline the process for seekers. Choose from a variety of packages, ...
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About the appearance of Dharma and Adharma

Well, most of us know Dharma and Adharma, the embodients of good and evil and also the mind-born sons of Brahma. Some people know that Dharma is assumes the form of Lord Shiva's Ox. But, what is his ...
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Where is this verse found in sastras?

One may be a bramhachari or grihastha or a old man as soon as one gets vairagya one may renounce..
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Where is this verse quoted from?

brahmacari grhastho va mrtadaro vanecarah jnatva samyak param-brahma tyaktva sangan-parivrajet “After he has come to understand the nature of the Supreme, a student, a householder, or a forest-hermit ...
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Where is the term Paramahamsa Samhita with reference to srimad Bhagavatam used?

Is it to be only read by Paramahamsas? Kindly quote where it is mentioned as Paramahamsa Samhita.
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What will happen if i broke a vow made to lord Narayana

After my exams, I made a vow to Lord Narayana that I will never Masturbate if I get good grades and if I broke it , I will lose my intelligence. After 2 months my results got announced in which I got ...
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Who is younger Kaikeyī or Sumitrā?

Throughout the Ayodhyā and other Kāṇḍas or the Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇam , Sumitrā and Kaikeyī are mentioned as the middle mothers of Lord Rāma. somewhere Sumitrā is called the middle mother and somewhere ...
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Do gods do any tapas on supreme entity?

Does gods like sun and moon did any Tapas on supreme entity? If they did then what was it like to mankind? and what did they ask for? If a sun or moon closed their eyes and do Tapas, then who will run ...
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Which scripture mentiones about Goddess Gandheswari?

Sometimes ago, i have saw the picture of a goddess named Gandheswari and she is considered as the one saves her devotee from an asura. But, Which scriptures mention about her? If yes, is it also had ...
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Six Darshanas and their means of reason and authenticity of Dharmasutra, Dharmashastras and Nitishastra

I am looking out how mainly the 6 Darshanas, but especially Advaita viewed Dharmasutra, Dharmashastras, and Nitishastra and how to interpret them in the constant change of the world. Traditional ...
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What is the meaning of "Svadhyaya"?

I know "svadhyaya" is usually translated as "self-study". But does it mean studying something on your own, without a Guru. Or studying one's own self, as in inner reflection/...
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Who is this Mahavidya in the picture?

I have recently noticed in the picture of Jagadhatri, that there are 11 Mahavidyas. Most of us have already know about the 10 Mahavidyas (expect the circled one). But, who is that that circled ...
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Can Ekadashi be auspicious for starting new things despite less auspicious astrological events?

Ekadashi is often chosen as an auspicious day to start new things, but is this also true even if there are astrological events that suggest otherwise? For example, tomorrow is Mohini Ekadashi. At the ...
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Why did Sita accuse Lakshmana of being lustful?

On Ravana's instructions, Maricha disguised as a golden deer started roaming near the vicinity of the Ashrama where Rama was stationed in Dandakaranya. Eventually, Rama went in search of the "...
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Who are these Phani and Ahi, that mentioned in Garuda Purana?

In this chapter of Garuda Purana, i noticed about the presiding naga devatas of Graha deities. The sun is the presiding star of Sesha, the moon of Phani, Mars of Takshaka, Jupiter of Karkotyna, Venus ...
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Good book/video on Mahanyasam

Are there any good book available in Sanskrit/English/Malayalam on Mahanyasam with proper intonations as well? I am aware of one book in Malayalam by RS Vadyar publications. But it doesnt have ...
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Why Goddess Jagadhatri's lion holding down an elephant on it's leg?

I saw many times that Goddess Jagadhatri's lion is holds an elephant in it's leg. It is unknown to me that what is the reason behind that. So, my question is, Why Goddess Jagadhatri's lion is hold an ...
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