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Many versions of Ithihasa and Puranas, which versions can be true? [duplicate]

Two different versions of Mahabharata are available, Northern and southern recension. Both of them don't have same number of chapters and verses. For example, Sabha Parva of kumbakonam version of ...
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Who added the interpolations in hindu mythology? Why were they added? How is it decided that it's a possible interpolation? [duplicate]

Uttar-kand of valmiki ramayana is called an interpolation, similarly few chapters of balkand are interpolations.
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How to know interpolation in Puranas? [duplicate]

How to know interpolation in Purana And how to know right translation of slokas
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Procedures used for preserving the integrity of the Vedas

It is said that the metering of the sanskrit verses in Vedas and process of recitation imbue certain qualities to the scripture that make it inimitable(if I may use the word) or easy to identify ...
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Do scriptures indicate that Draupadi regretted not allowing Karna to participate in her svayaṁvara?

Some versions of the Mahabharata depict an incident where Draupadi gets to know that Karna is Kunti-putra and she regrets not allowing Karna to participate in her svayaṁvara. Is this event mentioned ...
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What happened to Kripa after Mahabharata War?

During the last day of Mahabharata war, Kripa accompanied Aswathamaa and helped him to execute the bloody murder of the Upapandavas and other soldiers in Pandava Army. After which there is no mention ...
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What is the story of Siva's Incarnation (ईशान) Ishan?

According to what I have studied yet the 23rd incarnation of Lord Shiva is (ईशान) Ishan (The ruler). The story related to this incarnation is not described much deeper or it can be my fault that I ...
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How do we know that Lord Ganesha wrote the Mahabharata?

It's common to hear that Ganesha himself wrote the Mahabharata dictated by Vyasa muni. But wasn't all these epics passed down generation after generation orally? They were written down fairly ...
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How do we know whether the BORI people are qualified (to do what they do) and what are their methods?

The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute or BORI prepares critical editions of Hindu scriptures. They also seem to remove portions from ancient manuscripts deeming such portions as interpolations. ...
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Depicting Mahabharata (and other scriptures) misleadingly [duplicate]

Most common people don't know Sanskrit, and aren't interested in reading scriptures. They learn Itihasa & Purana from elders or watching TV e.g. B.R.Chopra's Mahabharat, or Ramanand Sagar's ...
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Source of Ramayan and Mahabharath which were written originally [duplicate]

I read almost all the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata. But my question is: At present where are the original Ramayana and Mahabharata manuscripts which were written by Valmiki and Vyasa ...
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How many puranas got interpolation? [closed]

Do bhagavatam got interpolation Do Shiva purana got interpolation Do Devi bhagavatam got interpolation Do Vishnu Purana Do 18 puranas got interpolation