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Does Hinduism forbid sexual intercourse before marriage?

Well, I think the Indian society is very orthodox and can't generally accept things like an unmarried girl walking with or talking to a boy. So is an unmarried girl or boy having sexual intercourse ...
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Is there any story behind Lord Krishna's death?

I have heard many stories regarding the end of lord Krishna. How exactly did lord Krishna die? I also heard that some arrow killed him and that arrow also have some history. Is that true?
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Why did Lord Krishna kidnap Rukmini to get married?

As per the Vedas, getting married to a girl after kidnapping is considered devil or daemon (दानव dānava) Vivaha (marriage) which isn't righteous (धर्मानुकूलन dharmānukūlana). And Lord Krishna ...
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What happened to the Vanara Sena after the Ramayana?

In the Ramayana, the Vanara Sena (monkey clan) made a glorious impact and registered its strong presence headed by Lord Hanuman, Vali, and Sugriva. But after that there is no major presence or mark ...
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Did Lord Krishna have children?

Did Lord Krishna have children? If yes, what were their names? What did happen to them after Krishna's death?
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Is Yami the twin sister of Yama?

I want to know more about Yami. Is it believed that there was a twin sister of Yama named Yami?
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What scriptures describe Krishna's lover Nappinnai?

Most people know about Radha, who is said to be Krishna's lover and his favorite among the Gopis, whom Krishna spent time with during his childhood in Vrindavan and Gokulam. She's revered by many ...
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Is Rajo guna the reason for allowing kings to have multiple wives?

I want to know the reason for allowing kings to take multiple wives. Is it Rajo guna or any other reason based on Shruti, Smriti, Puranas?
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Why Lord Krishna didn't marry any of the Gopies?

As per my question here, it is clear that Lord Krishna has many wives and he has not taken 'Ekapatni vrata' like Lord Rama. My question is regarding the girls of Vrindavan and friends of Radha, who ...
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How was Krishna's wife Satyabhama related to Indra's mother Aditi?

One of Krishna's most famous deeds is the killing of the demon Narakasura, which is the inspiration of the festival Deepavali. Narakasura was tormenting the gods and had even stolen the earrings of ...
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What is the relation between Krishna's cowherd wife Nappinnai and his queen Satya?

Most people know about Radha, who is said to have been Krishna's lover and his favorite among the Gopis, whom Krishna spent time with during his childhood in Vrindavan and Gokulam. Yet the Sri ...
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What is the status of polygamy in contemporary Hinduism? [duplicate]

What is modern Hinduism's perspectives on polygamy (by modern, say within the last 35 years)? Is the practice of polygamy consistent with any principles in the Vedas?
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What is the story of Krishna rescuing kings abducted by Shakuni's uncle Nagnajit?

In this chapter of the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharata, Arjuna delivers a message to Duryodhana, urging him to reach a peaceful resolution to avert the impending war. Arjuna says that if they go to ...