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Can a kshatriya be born as a brahmin in next birth? Can a woman be born as a male in next birth and vice versa?

What does the scriptures say about rebirth, is a brahmin always a brahmin , kshatriya always a kshatriya ?
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What does hinduism say about killing insects?

What does hinduism say about killing insects?Is it ok or not?
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Have you ever had a godly experience?

Have you ever had any experience with god?
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Do Demons ever pretend to be Gods?

Do Demons ever appear to people on Earth, disguised as Gods, in order to promote immoral and blasphemous behaviors? If so, how can we tell the difference between a real God and a demon pretending to ...
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Origin of Panchjanya sankh

According to Shreemad bhagwad the origin of Panchjanya Sankh is the sea, from Samudra Manthan and according to Mahabharat it was gained by Shree Krishna while fighting with demon's in order to save ...
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List of kings of sindhu and sauvira kingdom from Mahabharat to upto when it ended in kaliyuga?

Kings of Sindhu and sauvira dynasty from Mahabharat। to 1500BCE in kaliyuga?
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Where is the present location of ancient 9 varshaa of jambudweep?

Where is ramayakvarsha,illavratvarsha,in present times?
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Is it an offence against Varuna if I urinate/defecate in toilet water?

Is that something that will create bad karma or lead to Hell? In reference to Manusmriti, chapter 4, verses 44—56.
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Who are the sons of Pulastya that were born as Duryodhana's brothers?

Rishi PUlastya had sons who were born as Duryodhana's brothers. Whhat are the names of the sons of Pulastya that were born as Duryodhana's brothers? https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm ...
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Is Devi Vimala, Kalighat Kali and Ambabai mentioned in any scriptures?

I know Devi Vimala was a goddess of Puri Shaktipeetha, Kalighat Kali is a goddess of Kalighat Shaktipeeth and Ambabai is a goddess of Kolhapur Shaktipeeth. But, Is any scriptures mentioned about this ...
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At what point Vishnu ji takes incarnation?

Vishnu ji takes incarnation whenever Dharma (Hinduism) is weakened to re-establish it. I want to know at what point he takes birth . What was the situation at the time of Mahabharata era and at other ...
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Who are the people's which lived on ancient saptadweep?

Ancient saptadweep names and the people's or human tribes with kings which lived on these dweep in ancient time according to our Vedas and puranas?
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List of kings and their sons who were killed by lord parshuram

And how did kshtraiya kings came on earth again how saved them from fully destroyed by lord parshuram?
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Place were king prithu lived and ruled?

Name of the place were king prithu established his kingdom first?
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In which book was the Sri Yantra first mentioned?

We know many things about the Sri Yantra and its fantastic geometrical properties, but where was it mentioned first? Some Agama text? Or some Veda? Thanks.
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Where did first 7 saptarishi in Hindu mythology hermitage or lived , name of the places?

SaptaRishies at the time of 1St swamyambhu Manu lived were , their hermitage exact location?
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How do Devas experience time?

I just realized that as the Devas created this world, (which includes our space and time), they must experience space and time in a way that is not just quantitatively different, but also ...
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What is the method of doing repentance for abusing others in alone?

Is abusing others (due to anger) while alone sin ? I mean sometimes we get angry on some other person and abuse them , not on their face but when alone. Is such a thing sin ? Is yes , (which I think ...
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When so many people have asked for boon why didnt they asked to eliminate crime and injustice from the world?

When so many people have asked for boon why didnt they asked to eliminate crime and injustice from the world?Why dont they ask for it now?
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Who is the spirited king Vasumitra, the reincarnation of Danayu's son Vikshara?

The eldest of the four sons of Danayu, who was known by the name of Vikshara, became known on earth the spirited monarch, Vasumitra https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm The eldest of the ...
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Where is the location of Naraka, the abode of Yama?

Hindu scriptures often refer to hell-like place as Naraka. I want to know whether this place is located inside or the outside of the earth. I have read somewhere that it is located on the same plane ...
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What is the defintion of Brahmcharya?

Brahmcharya is commonly understood as abstaining from having sex. (Eg - Bhisma took the oath of Brahmacharya and he abstained from having sex) I want to know how is it explicitly defined in scriptures ...
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Does sighting Northern lights have any significance in Hinduism?

I visited a place in the western world during this summer where I got to witness the Northern lights/Aurora Borealis (if there is the right kind of atmosphere and the sky is clear and if we’re lucky ...
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When will god protect?

I have heard god protects the good. I have heard Krishna saying jab jab dharm ki hani hoti hain tab tab main ata hu. But then why is not adharm getting over. Why god doesnt stop crimes.It is making me ...
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Name of the place were 1St Manu I.e swamyambhu Manu established his empire?

Place name were swamyambhu Manu first lived and were his son king uttanpada established his kingdom?
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What happens to the Chiranjivis (The immortals) at the end of Brahma Kalpa?

The Chiranjivis take birth but do not die. However, at the end of the yuga cycle, the entire universe is destroyed and recreated. That means the Chiranjivis are born again. But what happens to those ...
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Regarding shri ram naam

Are there any other scriptures, besides Padma purana (पद्म पुराण) where Shri Krishna himself had sung the glories of Shri Ram naam??
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Kings who ruled in 2nd manvanter?

Kings list of 2nd manvanter who ruled in Satya Yuga, treta Yuga and dwapar Yuga etc.
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What is the age of goddess adiparashakti?

Age of goddess adiparashakti and stories related to her in details with goddess Saraswati ,Lakshmi and Parvati Mata full lifetime?
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Have any theologians speculated about the nature of Devas?

Have any scholars throughout history done any in-depth thinking on the subject of what Devas (such as Indra, Surya, Agni) are? On their nature and mode of existence? I'm not just looking for ...
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Location of The Divine forest - Naimisaranya

नैमिषेऽनिमिषक्षेत्रे ऋषय: शौनकादय: । सत्रं स्वर्गायलोकाय सहस्रसममासत ॥ ४ ॥ Meaning - Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform ...
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What or Who is a Brahman?

From the link https://vedicheritage.gov.in/brahmanas/ I seems to understand that the term Brahmana relates to knowledgeable information aka the vedas that described certain ways,processes,of ...
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The story of Ajamila

Ajamila the hero of the 6th Canto of Bhagavata Purana, in fright of the 3 Yamaduttas called the name of his son Narayana Source- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajamila To utter the name of the Lord ...
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Is Kaliyuga best time to get Moksha ? Is Bhakti only way to get Moksha in kaliyuga?

Is Kaliyuga best time to get Moksha ? Is Bhakti (by doing Bhajans ), only way to get Moksha in Kaliyuga , especially for a normal person ? Of course following dharma (doing the right and moral thing)...
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Durga devi associated with Anthills

In South India, I have visited many Devi(amman) temples which are associated with Anthills like the Putlur Amman temple - The suburb is famous for the temple dedicated to Goddess Angala Parameswari (...
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How many caste are there in Hinduism?

If one searches Caste on google images, the first few images they would be greeted with is this: However on wikipedia, the following is written: There are 3,000 castes and 25,000 sub-castes in India,...
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What were scholars' views on the state between death and reincarnation?

What did scholars believe about what happened to the soul during the transitional state between death and reincarnation? Is reincarnation immediate? Or does the soul experience anything in this state? ...
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Is Shiva ji human? When and to whom was Shiva ji was born?

Very little is known about history of Shiv ji. Is Shiv ji human? To whom and when was he born? Just for your information. There is a serial named Baal Shiva being broadcasted on some channel (I haven'...
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What is Sri Rama Taraka Mantra?

Some information about Sri Rama Taraka Mantra from Drik Panchang site Taraka Mantra is a popular Mantra among devotees of Lord Rama. Taraka Mantra is Trayodasha Akshari Mantra which consists of 13 ...
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What is the concept of mind/intellect and body in Nyaya philosophy?

How did Nyaya theologians think about the mind and intellect in their philosophy? What is the relation between self, intellect, and body in their philosophy?
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How many devas are there in total?

There are 33 devas mentioned in Vedas and more in other scriptures, but are there more devas that are not mentioned in scripture and are unknown to us? Is there the possibility of an infinite number ...
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Why people only visit or care Kashi after 60 years?

When we ask people what is the history of Kashi temple, why is it in such bad condition so long? People suppress by saying why do you think of it in early age. Kashi is the topic after 60. So after 60,...
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When does God help?

The story of Gajendra Moksha took place for a 1000 years, Gajendra who was an ardent devotee of Vishnu had to fight for a 1000 years with pain. Why was that so? I have heard Krishna being soo much ...
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The need for Maya

Why is there a need for Maya? Lord Krishna can run a world full of happiness without any Maya and sorrow? That would keep everyone happy. Wouldn't it? What is the justification given by Krishna for ...
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Why was Sita abandoned?

Initially this question might appear to be duplicate of this question but I have some separate doubts which aren't addressed in that question. According to Vālmikī, Śrī Rāmacandra abandoned Sītā to ...
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How can Advaithans proove that Nirguna Brahman permanently exists?

Its said in some Upanishads that there is no consciousness after death. Yajnavalkya says in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 2.4.12 " The self comes out as a separate entity from these elements, and this ...
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What is the ratio of speed of time between Earth and Swarga Loka and Narak Loka?

At what speed does the time move in heaven or hell with respect to earth ? What is ratio of speed of time at these places ?
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What is the meaning of Rig Veda, Shakhala Shakha, Aitareya Brahman 1.1.1?

In the Aitareya Brahman section of the Rig Veda, under the Shakhala Shakha school, in verse 1.1.1, it states the following. अग्निर्वै देवनामवमो विष्णुः परमः तदन्तरं सर्व देवताः agnirvai devanamavamo ...
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The story of Nimishamba

I have visited a temple in Paris, Chennai Where the deity is Nimishamba, I wanted to know the History of the God and found Wikipedia which mentions Goddess Nimishamba is considered as the incarnation ...
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Why are root vegetables (potatoes and carrots) forbidden when they are sanctioned?

Root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots cannot be eaten because they cause injury to the vegetables, unlike non-root vegetables. However, how are these prohibited when root vegetables are ...
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