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How can the integrity of a Vedic verse be verified? [duplicate]

How can the integrity of a Vedic verse be verified? A Vedic verse is revealed to rishi, and the rishi orally transmits that revelation to his students. Now suppose two of his students learn ...
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Do Yajurveda 40.9, Yajurveda 32.3 and Bhagavadgita 7.20 reject idol worship?

First of all, I am a Hindu myself and I am saying this with no intentions of converting to any other religion but there some misconceptions that really boggle my mind. The biggest of them is that in ...
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Who all were the different Ved-Vyas?

We all know that the Mahabharat was written by Ved-Vyas, but what many of us don't know is that Ved-Vyas was not the name of the person but the title. This title is given to the one who add/modify/...
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Which Upanishads are quoted in sage Vyasa's Brahma Sutras?

As I discuss in this answer, each of the four Vedas consists of four portions: Samhitas, the core part of the Vedas which consist of verses heard from the gods; Brahmanas, which provide instructions ...
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Sanskrit examples of Ghanapatha recitation?

How exactly does Ghanapatha work and can someone point me to examples? I have heard that Ghanapatha is a very useful way of preserving information by combining phrases in different permutations. For ...
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Which mantras should be recited to properly worship Lord Rudra?

Apart from Gayatri mantra ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात्॥ Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat॥ and Rudram- Chamakam and Namakam. Are ...
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Are there any Variants in Samhita of Vedas?

Does samhitas have any variants ? How many old copies do we have and do they match exactly or if not how do they differ.
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What are the valid and foolproof methods of determining whether a certain scripture is interpolated or not?

It is believed that certain Hindu Scriptures (specially portions of some of the Puranas) were interpolated on a date much after its original creation. Such interpolated texts are often used by small ...
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Is Lord Shiva clearly noted as Prathama Purusha in any Veda?

Is it true that Shiva is clearly noted as "Prathama Purusha" in any veda? If yes, please give me the references of it. I need the Sree rudra suktam reference from agniveer foundation veda pdfs.
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Correct way to chant Lord Shiva's name

When people recite Lord Shiva's name, they often do it in couplets, such as 'Shiva Shiva', 'Shiva Shiva', etc. My question is: What is the correct pronunciation: "Shiva" - or - "Siva"? I know ...
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The Mysterious Origin of the Divine Sanskrit Language

Sanskrit has been termed as "Language of the Gods". Its versatility and power have even been extolled by the modern scholars of linguistics. Sri Panini helped to codify the classical form of ...
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How/where Vedic chants are written down

Wondering if (a) Vedic chants are written down (I know at least in the remote past they were purely an oral tradition), and (b) where they are written down. I'm wondering if there is anywhere online (...
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Are vedic chanting (swara) only applicable to vedas?

I came across 'swaras' a few days ago: Are Swaras (see this answer which explains them) only applicable to vedic chants, what about the stotras in tantric texts? Also what about Swaras of stotras ...
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What is Vedic Dharma? and what is the origin of Vedas? [duplicate]

What is Dharma according to the sruti literature? How was Vedas composed? who is the first rishi? and how was it compiled? there seems to be 300 rishis who wrote mantras..how were they collected over ...
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What is meant/represented by the numbers in this Vedic Chant table on Wikipedia?

I am looking here: What do these numbers mean in terms of the chanting? I don't follow. Can you provide an example of romanized sanskrit (possibly alongside devanagari) and show what these numbers ...
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