Questions tagged [belief]

For questions about particular beliefs held by Hindus, e.g. what happens after death, or why people burn incense during prayer.

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Bringing metals into home on Saturday

There is a popular belief that one should not bring metals (iron afaik) into the home on Saturday. Is this belief a valid one according to scriptures? If yes, what are the metals mentioned and is ...
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Why do we worship Lord Hanuman on these weekdays?

We generally associate a day for the worship of different gods, like Monday for Lord Shiva, Tuesday for Lord Hanuman. What is the reason that we worship Lord Hanuman on Tuesdays and Saturdays? What is ...
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Belief In God or Knowledge Of God. Which is better?

A lot of people in the society believe in God, but barely have knowledge of God. Does God help them? Belief is better or knowledge of God? Or belief after knowledge of God? The question arises: ...
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What's the proof that God exists? [duplicate]

I haven't seen or experienced him. So how do I say God exists? If you are giving example of oxygen or air, I would say I can at least feel it. How can you say God exists even thought you can't of feel ...
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Why do Indians(Hindus) follow God though most of them haven't read holy books like Geeta? [closed]

Why do Indians(Hindus) follow God though most of them haven't read holy books like Geeta? I have seen them blindly following the god just because of religious reasons. Why so?
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Why do Hindu women put Sindoor on her forehead? [duplicate]

Hindu women put Sindoor and take veil on their forehead ,what is the reason?
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Is growing bamboo at home considered inauspicious?

Are there any scriptures or traditional systems around growing bamboo plants in a pot in the house? I heard from one of my elders but the elder was not certain, and hence would like to know more about ...
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What are the characteristics of a bona-fide Sampradaya?

It is believed that one needs to be initiated by a bona-fide spiritual master in the bona-fide disciplic succession, otherwise the mantra he learnt from any other sources is useless. The proper way to ...
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What is Ayyavazhi religion and what are their beliefs?

what is Ayyavazhi religion? What are their mainstream beliefs? How does this religion differ from mainstream Hinduism?
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Does Hinduism give preference to scriptural injunctions over own logical thought in day to day activities?

We face many situations in our daily life. Starting from morning to night. We also face situations where we have to make decisions to get out of those situations. Should we follow what the ...
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Is it true that Hanuman stays while preaching Ramayana?

It is a popular belief that Hanuman comes to the place where Ramayana is getting preach and stays till the end. Is that belief true?
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Is bathing at night a good custom (sadhachara)?

Consider the following statement by Bhishma in SECTION CIV of Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata One should bathe at night, if one desires one's own advancement. As per my knowledge, bathing in ...
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Is there a Hindu equivalent of the Buddhist Dukkha?

I really like the Buddhist teaching on suffering-unsatisfactoriness (Dukkha), a characteristic of existence and how to get rid of it. I was wondering if there was a Hindu equivalent? A similar ...
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Situating a Figure of the Goddess Uma in a Bedroom [duplicate]

Would it be considered culturally appropriate, from either a Hindu or Nepalese perspective, to situate a figure of the Goddess Uma in a bedroom or would this be considered taboo?
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In a family, does the birth of a son vs daughter, signify anything with respect to Pitru-s (ancestors)?

Scriptures suggest that, a person himself gets reborn as his own children, whether boy or girl. Bhishma said, 'The son is even as one's own self, and the daughter is like unto the son. How, ...
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Visiting other temples after visiting Sri Kalahasti Temple

Is it true that you are not supposed to visit other temples after visiting Sri Kalahasti Temple in India?
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Why Black clothes are not permissible while going to worship our Kulaswamini Ashapuri Devi?

Since our childhood, my parents were not purchasing any black coloured cloths for us. When asked why it is so? They said, Black colour clothes should be avoided because wearing them is not ...
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What are the basis behind the concept of communication with God?

Most devotees believe they can talk to God, either orally or mentally through their thoughts. They believe he will listen to them, and even grant them what they ask for. What are the foundations ...
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Is it a sin to allow reforms to Hinduism? [closed]

In the name of societal sense, we removed so many things in Hinduism: Child Marriages, Sati (practice) etc. Right now, cultural activist fights for Women entry to Sabarimala. which is another reform ...
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What is the significance of Gomutra? [duplicate]

I watch 2 videos on YouTube: One video showing lots of the benefits of drinking Gomutra (Link 1), In the second video, Showing Gomutra should not be drinking (Link 2). My Question: Should the ...
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Does Mimasa philosophy believe in Ithihasa and Puranas?

Though various devatas and gods are mentioned in Karma Kanda of Vedas, Mimasa doubts their existence. But there are many Puranic characters mentioned in Samhitas. Even Brahmanas of Vedas contain ...
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Does BIBI Nanchari has any scriptural evidence? [duplicate]

Many people in South India believes that Bibi Nanchari is a female goddess married to Venkateswara and belongs to the Muslim religion. Is there any scriptural evidence for her or just created in ...
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Why Lord Ayyappa Vratam or Mandalam is done only in few months?

Why Lord Ayyappa vratam or mandalam done only during Karthika masa or generally from September - January? I know even temple is generally opened during this period. Is there any reason or shastra ...
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What do Hindu scriptures say about the shape of the Earth? [duplicate]

Religious scriptures of other religions like Christianity say that the Earth is flat, however debunked by Science. But as it is a general belief of Hindu scriptures being more sceintific, what do they ...
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Is there a chance for divine forces to get into common man's body and make do things? [duplicate]

Is there a chance for divine forces to get into common man's body and make do extraordinary things?
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Definition of love in Hinduism [closed]

What is described about love in Hinduism? Love between a man and a woman?
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What is the significance of tying a string of lemon and chillies?

We will see Chilli and lemon hanging on a string over doorways everywhere. This is called "Nimbu Mirchi Totka" in Hindi. Image Credits : Google Images What do our Hinduism say about this belief? ...
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Is sneezing before commencing work considered a good or bad omen?

It is popularly believed that sneezing immediately before commencing any kind of work is a bad omen or it brings unfavorable results, is it really a bad omen or it's actually considered good?
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Flowers offered to God

In our house, they say Marigold flower should not be offered to God, Is there any such belief?? What is the significance of particular flower being offered to God?
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Keeping Andal picture or Photo

It is commonly said that Bhoodevi Andal's independent picture or photo should not be kept and worshipped in the house. It is not a opinion based. Are there any puranical evidences pertaining to this?
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Are there any instances where Putra Kameshti Yajna really worked? [closed]

It is believed that if a couple remained childless or doesn't have a male child, performing Putra Kameshti Yajna will result in producing offspring, especially a male offspring. Now, my question is, ...
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Is there a concept of demonic possession in Hinduism? [duplicate]

In Hinduism, is there a concept of demonic spirits being able to take over the thoughts and actions of a person? If so, what are these demons and what scriptures mention them? I know that the ...
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Why in Aashadamaasa and Dhanurmaas no auspicious things happens?

Why in Aashadamaasa and Dhanurmaas no auspicious things happens? People follow some rituals during these time by not doing any auspicious functions. All business, marriages, home construction stops or ...
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Which scriptures say that Tulsi leaves should not be chewed?

It is a belief amongst many that Tulsi should not be chewed. Some say that Tulsi is associated with Vishnu so one must not chew it. So where does it say Tulsi should not be chewed? Does it have ...
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Dana(Donation) to beggars at temples

I heard that giving Dana after darshan will make the recipient(beggar) beneficial of getting punya of darshan but not the giver(devotee). Is there any purana which has guidelines on Dana. Is it ok to ...
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Rituals at Rameswaram before going to Varanasi

What rituals to be done at Rameswaram before going to Varanasi ? And What rituals to be done at Rameswaram after returning from Varanasi ?
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What are some of the good and bad omens? [closed]

Omen (Shakunam) is a phenomenon which is believed to foretell what will happen in future. What are some of the good and bad omen according to Hindu scriptures?
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Who records Karma of all living beings?

There are three types of Karma namely Agami Karma, Sanchita Karma and Prarabdha karma. Among these, Agami Karma means our current actions; Sanchita Karma means our actions in the past lives which are ...
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Where in scriptures it is written that those who die in Varanasi will never return to this material world?

There is a common notion that those who die in Varanasi will get Mukthi. As a result, hundreds of Hindus are settling in Varanasi during their old ages. Where it is written in scriptures that those ...
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Is underage sex for pleasure considered bad?

Do Hindu scriptures consider engaging in sex for pleasure an evil malpractice when the persons involved are juvenile? If not, why does the orthodox Indian/Hindu community believe so?
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Why do we need to do Three time praying(trikal sandhya)

As per Hindu culture, we believe in God and worship to them. We should need to remember on time(Like during Morning when we wake up, Then when we eating and last when we sleep) in a day. So what is ...
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What are the dwelling places of Sri Lakshmi Devi?

We know that there are some liked and disliked places by Alakshmi, who is elder sister of Goddess Lakshmi who was born out of churning of ocean. She was granted some places to dwell by the gods. These ...
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What is Hinduism's stand on “circumcision”?

Though there is no mention of circumcision in our scriptures. Neither it prohibits it, nor allows it. Circumcision is often related with jews and muslims customs. But can a Hindu get circumcised for ...
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Is there any hindu sect which does not believe in rebirth?

There are so many diverse practices and sects in Hinduism. Every kind of possible beliefs are available in one sect or another. This is conceptual richness of Hinduism. Now, every Hindu sect/...
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Vedic management about finance

Vedas say u must acquire wealth by good deeds, conserve and distribute wealth but it said u shouldn't be passionate. If someone is not passionate about his dream how can he make his dream complete to ...
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Do women face problem in conceiving if she wears rudraksh, does rudraksh has negative effect for women? [duplicate]

I have bought 2 Mukhi and 9 Mukhi rudraksh recently and I was wearing it. I hadn’t felt any negative effect till now. But one of the priest told me that wearing rudraksh creates problem in pregnancy. ...
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Sleeping Position - Avoiding Mirrors

So, I was just reading up some Feng-Shui stuff, and I realized that sleeping in front of mirrors is apparently not good, as it may lead to something called 'soul-stealing' Attached are a few ...
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What is the significance of applying chandan on forehead? [duplicate]

What is the significance of chandan application on forehead for Hindus? I have been told my mom not to apply Chandan and I don’t understand the reason.need help
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Why Ganga-snan(bath in Ganga) remove all sin that you have done? [duplicate]

I know that there is very well known ritual called Ganga-snan in north-east Indian states and Bangladesh. It is said that If you bath in river Ganga, then all sin that you have done, are removed. But ...
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What are the basic requirements to be a Hindu or to be identified as a part of Sanathana Dharma?

Can I still be a Hindu, if I do not believe in any form of rituals or prayers to god? Can I still be a Hindu if I have no knowledge of Vedic scriptures and Sanskrit? So , basically my point is did I ...