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What does the word "birth" means in Brahma's seventh birth.?

Vaishampayana while narrating Hayagriva story, details how Brahma worshipped Narayana. The Mahabharata, Book 12.: Santi Parva.: Section CCCXLVIII.: In that Brahma says as follows.: As regards myself, ...
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Do our sins really burn away if we're reborn as animals or trees (i.e., other than human)?

I have heard that we can not earn any merit or demerit in any birth other than the human birth. So my question is, do our sins (demerits) burn away in animal or tree birth? E.g., a dog born in dirty ...
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Hinduism Stories Of Creating A Fully Grown New Person (Like Draupadi)

Aside from Draupadi and her twin brother brought about by Drupad yagya in Mahabharath, what are the other stories in Hindu religious texts and Puran where a fully grown new person is created ? I think ...
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Why are all the avatars of Vishnu born in North India?

Ayodhya, Indraprastha, Kailasha parvatha, all these religious birth places are mostly in the North. Why weren't none of the the avatars born in other parts of Bharathavarsh?
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Exploring sadhanas for transformation: Overcoming the impact of birth on nature

In a fascinating discourse between Yudhishthira and Bhishma found in the Anusasanika Parva of the Mahabharata, Bhishma discusses the interplay between a person's birth and their conduct. He ...
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Havishyana and prohibition on use of oil and soap during sutak

There are some rules I read on multiple sites that need to be followed during ashouch/sutak. Only havishyana (i.e boiled food that can be offered in havan) should be consumed till the 10th day. ...
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Moola Nakshatra and Aslesha Nakshatra Myths

One who believes in horoscopes and especially during the time of match making, they strictly look into these factors before proceeding towards gana count and manglik. It is said that Moola Nakshatra ...
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Every decision is the decision of the soul before birth?

Is it correct to say that it is the soul that takes the decision as to: where to be born? when to be born? which body to select? for how long to stay? what exactly it needs to learn in that birth? ...
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Hindu Belief on Conception

I thought according to Hinduism, it is proper for woman to conceive at night. If she conceives at daytime, the children are weak and short-lived. I read it on a website that has explicit paintings, ...
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What would be the traditional Hindu perspective of anti natalist ideas?

The ideas are, procreation is immoral because it adds to the sum of suffering in the world. By not procreating, one spares their unborn children of preventable suffering and misery. Are there any ...
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Are there multiple versions of how Ganesa got an elephant head?

In addition to the main version (Siva cutting off his head) Bard AI says Another story says that Ganesha was born with an elephant head. This story is often told to explain why Ganesha is associated ...
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How were Chanda and Munda born?

Chanda and Munda were asuras who were killed by Kali. This is alluded to in many hymns and prayers to Devi, such as in the Mahishasura Mardini Stotram and the Lalita Sahasranamam. But there is little ...
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Is someone bound to the religion he is born into by birth?

Is someone obligated to follow a certain religion that he/she is born into or does that person has the freedom to leave it based on Hinduism? The reason I'm asking this question is a Hindu family I ...
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Symbolism Of Karthik Six Heads Birth Story

Have heard the story of Karthik’s birth many many times with some variations, but the energy ball of Bholenath & Gauri gets split into six pieces each time. I think Agni Dev carries, then Ganga, ...
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What does Hinduism say about intelligence?

I mean is intelligence something born to a person? Some people are intelligent in studies, some in sports ,some in art?Some people are just intelligent or do they get eventually?
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Conjunction of Moon and Rahu in all birth charts

I heard from several sources that moon and Rahu are enemies. Is it true in astrology in general? If yes, what can be the consequences if a person has conjunction of Moon and Rahu in the three birth ...
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When was Rishi Garga born?

Garga is a well known rishi in Hinduism. He authored a couple of books in Hinduism which cover Krishna's pastimes and astrology. At which time he was born?
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How does one take birth as a dakini, shakini, yakshini, yogini?

Related to the other question I posted about what comes after human life. Just wondering what are the requirements to be born as dakini/shakini or as a yogini or yakshini ? What makes someone born in ...
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Is there any other date of mahabharata except 3102bce in the astronomical terms?

There is a date given to mahabharata by calculating krishna's birth.which is 3102 bce. Is there any other dates can be found Beside this in the astronomical terms?
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What are the different origins of Saraswathi?

It is well known from the scriptures that devathas use to manifest themselves from various origins. The origins may vary from kalpa to kalpa, but there is always an inner meaning. For example, the ...
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