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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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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 ...
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Is only Bhagvad Gita being used in the Indian courts for taking oath? Why? [closed]

I have seen in many movies, people keep their hands on a book of Bhagavad Gita and assure that they will tell the truth. Is Bhagvat Gita used in court? Why are Ramayana, Vedas, Mahabharata & ...
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What is the role of dogs in Hinduism?

In Hinduism dogs have a great importance lord Kalabhairva's mount is a dog.can one features exactly the Importance of dogs in Hinduism and How are they even related to gods
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In what scenarios, is adultery not punishable?

According to below post, Hindu (& even other religious) texts condemn Adultery: Clarification regarding adultery, extra-marital relations From wiki article, however Hinduism has diverse views: ...
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Do any scriptures say that women must worship God instead of their husbands and become self-dependent?

Usually Hindu scriptures have stressed at woman being subservient to their husbands and they can never be independent et cetera. The reason behind this must be because (especially in that ...
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Which Scriptures say Shiva is easily pleased than rest of Gods?

It is said Shiva is easily pleased as is also His name- "AshuTosha" or "Quickly (Aashu) Satisfied (Tosha)". But which Scriptures specifically mention that He is the easiest to please or easily ...
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Are these claims about Puri Jagannath Temple really true?

Now I am interested to visit Lord Jagannath temple in Puri after reading following facts about it (source). Are these claims true? The flag always flaps in a direction opposite to the ...
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Why is Bauddha Darshana considered Nastika in Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism)?

I found that Bauddha Darshana is considered Nastika. I want to know why it is considered as Nastika in Hindu Dharma (Sanatan Dharma).
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Why it is considered good to see ones own palms after waking up in the morning?

Why it is considered good to see ones own palms after waking up in the morning which we follow in hindu dharma also old people advise the same
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Do we always worship only one god?

I heard the story about Draupadi - She called Krishna as VaikunthaVaasa(Dweller of Vaikuntha), then Krishna had to travel to Vaikuntha and come back to Draupadi. Again she called Him VrindavanaVaasa(...
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Charity For Anscestors

Is there any merit of making charity on the name of ancestors to us? We often do charity on our name that for sure directly gives us merit. But Is there any merit to us if we do charity on the name ...
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Merit through Charity Vs Gifts

Up till now whatever I have learnt is :- Whatever we give to the universe, the universe will return it back in bigger form. My question is do we earn through universe only via giving our wealth as ...
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Why Priest give flowers and again take them back with money?

First Priest give flowers to devotee. After Puja is over and priest collect Flowers with money from devotee. Why so?
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“Once Yogi, Twice Bhogi, Thrice Rogi” — What should be the number of meals per day?

There is a famous saying in Hindi, which translates to: "In a day -- A person in Yoga (Yogi - SAtvika) eats 1 time, A Consumer (Bhogi - RAjasika) eats 2 times and and a Sick (Rogi - TAmasika) ...
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Is “Democracy” naturally in accordance of “Dharma” (righteousness)?

"Democracy" was not famous until last few centuries. Famous political system till then was "Dynastic". i.e. the dynasty was not only prevalent among the ruler clan (i.e. Kshatriya), but also ...
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What is the difference between — “Hypnotism” and “Divya Drushti” granted to Arjuna by Krishna?

Currently, not much information is available about Hypnotism in Hinduism .SE. Let's draw parallels between Krishna granting Divya Drushti to Arjuna [BG 11.8] and the typical Hypnotism (Vashikarana) ...
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Giving Alms (Donation/charity) with the intention of getting merit will give me merit?

If someone gives alms (Donation/charity) in form of anything. If his intention is to get merit. Then will he actually get merit out of that karma?
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Physical appearance of various Gods for worship

This is question about pictorial representation of various gods, especially their facial hair. Brahma has a full beard & moustache. But Vishnu (including RAma, Krishna incarnations) and Shankara ...
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Punishment in garuda-purana

a) If someone is really depressed and want to commit suicide, are there any punishments for this also in garuda-purana? b) Doesn't it means that they have more pain than they could bear so it's not ...
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Why do some Hindus say “ram ram” twice?

Why do some Hindus say "ram ram" twice?, why not only once like "ram" or thrice like "ram ram ram"? What is the actual reason behind that?
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Why no one should perform any Puja if someone from their family suffering from Chicken Pox?

I got chicken pox in November, My mother cancelled her whole Karthika Masam pujas Why no one should perform any Puja if someone from their family suffering from Chicken Pox?
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Can snakes suck venom from our body?

In many local temples it is claimed that snakes can suck venom from our body. In one Mahabharata episode too it was shown that Bhima was given poisoned food and was thrown into a lake and a snake ...
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Why Everyone should leave hometown before the lamp off?

During Pedha Karma, Why Everyone should leave hometown before the lamp off? For example: There is a family, Mother died, After few days family conducted Pedha Karma. The Sons & Daughters, who ...
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If we are all Vishnu, where do the Thrimuurthulu live?

The entire universe came into formation from one god - Lord Vishnu. Then how can we describe the REALM in which all the other gods like Brahma, Shiva, Indra live? Are they too a part of Lord Vishnu or ...
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Gruhapravesam in a week after marriage

Is it advisable to do Grihapravesham (Gruhapravesham - House worming function) immediately after marriage? Some of relatives are telling that it is not good to have another function immediately after ...
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What is the reason behind restrictions during eclipses?

Hindus(mostly Brahmins) usually don't eat, go outside, don't touch any clothes during eclipses. After eclipse, they take bath. Now, my questions are: Which scripture says so? What is the reason ...
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What is the reason behind considering number 12 as special?

Purna Kumbh Mela is celebrated every 12 years. It is also believed that spiritual progress happens in practitioners in the cycle of 12 years i.e., it takes 12 years of disciplined practice to change ...
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Why religious activities aren't suggested during absence of Venus?

In most of places where Hindu religion is believed, Most of the religious activities are not suggested during period of absence of Venus. Can anyone describe reason behind this ?
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Is Muhurtham not necessary in hinduism?

Ram Devbaba (yoga guru) said Muhurtham is not necessary, for example; we see Muhurtham for marriages, which is not necessary according to him. (Source) What Hindu Scriptures saying about this ...
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Is it true that relatives or friends visit our home if crow make sound [caw]

Is it true that relatives or friends visit our home if crow make sound [caw] I observed this many times and It happened. Is there any scriptural reference are there for this ?
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Is it a sin to keep dust pan and broomstick together?

My Pujari told me never to put the dust pan and broomstick together in house & he also told me to inform my maid about this. Any reason for this?
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Advantage of Sankasta hara chaturthi

I saw This , I want to know what's the 1) Advantage of Sankasta hara chaturthi 2) Why doing Tuesday is more helpfull. 3) Why we need to see moon and eat at night. 4)Why Rice are not allowed to eat ...
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Why does Lord Jagannath suffer from fever?

It is believed that Jagannath suffers from a high fever after the Snana-Yatra. During this time, devotees are prevented from seeing Him. After taking special care, the deities gets cured and the ...
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Can ghosts kill human according to hindu beliefs?

I saw this question. But as we saw in films ghosts can move chairs, beat & kill human, they don't have legs.... Can ghosts kill human?
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is there any mention of gem stones in puranas?

In puranas or vedas, is there any information about gem stones? Do people of that time used to wear these kinds of stones for the betterment of their life?
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What does Hinduism say about blood donation?

Is it permissible in Hinduism to donate blood? I have no idea whether Hinduism ever talk about blood donation! Are there any slokas regarding this?
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Vidya without a Physical Guru? [duplicate]

I heard from many teachings that 'Guruvu leni vidya ranimchadhu' (telugu) which means the skill or knowledge gained without guru doesn't shines. Which text says the above phrase and who says to whom?...
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Do conjoined twins have same soul?

The picture you see is of - Abigail Hensel and Brittany Hensel, two conjoined twins. Wikipedia- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abby_and_Brittany_Hensel Do conjoined twins have different souls? Both ...
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What does Hindu scripture say about the need for clothing?

In most societies, clothing is a requirement to cover the private parts. But Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev in Future of Feminine said that Our Body parts are Not Secret it is just that we learnt How to ...
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Does Hinduism allow Guru-Shishya Marriage?

I have seen in a Vikram and Betal story that the prince is not allowed to marry the princess since prince has secretly learnt Archery from the princess in that way the princess is his Guru and Guru-...
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In Hinduism, is it commanded to change clothes everyday?

If we wear the same clothes for more than a day, is it unclean according to the culture? I know in general, that one should change his clothes everyday if possible, but what does our culture say ...
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Is there a difference between Vedic Dharma and Hindu Dharma or Sanatan Dharma?

I observed difference in Vedic and Puranic deities, worshiping methods and philosophies. I want to know is there any difference between Vedic Dharma and Hindu Dharma or Sanatan Dharma? And is there ...