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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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Do the Vedas mention Yugas?

Do the Vedas mention time eras known as Yugas; Satya, Treta, Dvapara, Kali? Or is it only found in Itihasas and Puranas?
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Is Hinduism anti-foreigner?

The Sanskrit word ''mleccha'' is used to describe foreigners. In various Puranas we find verses anti-mleccha verses. One such example is from the Kalki Purana where Lord Kalki is predicted to kill ''...
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Caste System in Vedas

Why do Vedas, which are authorless and eternal, contains something like caste system which divides people on the basis of birth and even if they divide people on the basis of guna or karma why there ...
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What age should a Shudra do Upanayana?

I'm reading the Wikipedia page of Upanayana, Many medieval era texts discuss Upanayana in the context of three of the four varnas (caste, class) — Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas.The ceremony was ...
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Does any Hindu scripture say anything to the effect "all men (and women) are created equal in dignity and rights"?

There are quotations to the effect that one's caste is not by birth - I don't mean that. Some sects may say all members of the sect are equal and I don't mean that either. Does it say anywhere in ...
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Is it possible to present an unified form of hinduism keeping RigVeda as a single source? [closed]

RigVeda is a single source of our great antiquity and still it is not fully revealed. We often quote from it as authentic as we have a complete understanding of RigVeda. But truth is that we have only ...
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Does Taittriya Brahmana say Sudras came from Asuras?

Taittiriya Brahmana i.2,6,7-Daivyo vai varna brahmanah assuryyo sudrah - Brahmin Varna came from Devatas and Sudra Varna from Asuras. Is this symbolic? What is the context of this verse?
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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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why didn't rishis write down vedic verses as and when they were revealed to them?

Considering that you do penance for tens, maybe even hundreds or thousands of year and then something is revealed to you, its infinitely precious. why then would i not try to make sure to safeguard ...
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