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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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Among twins, who is the eldest?

Among twins who is considered the eldest? Is it the one conceived first OR the one who comes out of womb ("born") first? If the first conceived, then how it is determined? In Manu Bhashya, ...
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Is there any reincarnation of Ma Saraswati?

Does any reference of Ma Sarswati being reincarnated as another Devi? Ancient Sharada Peeth in Pakistan occupied Kashmir is one of the oldest surviving temples of Saraswati. Is there any other temple ...
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Uniqueness question : How to identify a Soul as it doesn't have name, body, religion, country etc etc! How to differentiate a soul from another?

What is the id of the soul? How to identify it? As body , mind nothing is permanent how we can define a soul? Ex: How to identify the soul of Karnan? It is said that, karma will follow each births ...
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After human life, is next step a low-level divine being?

The jiva goes from plant to insect to animal to human then divine ? Assuming we don’t achieve moksh, and we have good karma, would the next birth after human one be a low level divine being ? Like ...
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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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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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Can majority of Hindus living in deplorable conditions be explained by karmic law?

Majority of Hindus live in india, a third world country with abysmal living conditions, can it be inferred that majority of Hindus are born in india due to their bad deeds(karma ) in past lives? Also ...
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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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Was Kusha born from grass?

कुश कुश अस्, means grass, and Bard AI says: There is a folktale that says that Kusha was born from grass. According to the story, Kusha's twin brother, Lava, was playing in the forest when he ...
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is there any scripture/commentary that reconciles wildly different stories about the "birth" of Rudra?

here are three I am aware of (1) Shatapatha Brahmana - he is the son of Brahma's incestuous union with his daughter and is said to be born with sin right from birth (2) Aitareya Brahmana - created ...
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Do all the so-called Satvik puranas agree as to the birth of Brahma?

Vishnu, Naradiya, Bhagavata, Garuda, Padma and Varaha is one list of "Satvik" Puranas. Do they all say Brahma was born from Vishnu's navel? Do any of the remaining Mahapuranas say that?
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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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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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Any examples of human cloning in the Puranas?

Is there any example of human cloning in Puranas, i.e. where the child born had only one parent?
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How was Lakshmi born? Was she born in Samudra Manthan? [duplicate]

How was Lakshmi born? Is it true that she was born in Samudra Manthan? If yes, did Vishnu not have a wife before that?
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How were the Trimurti born?

In Hinduism, there are three supreme gods, Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh (Shiva). Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the protector/Preserver, and Shiva (Rudra) is the Destroyer/Regenerater. But how these ...
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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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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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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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Is brahma born from navel of Vishnu?

We all have seen paintings of Vishnu where Brahma is shown to sprout out of the navel of Vishnu. What is the truth behind Brahma emerging from the navel of Vishnu?
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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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On which day goddess Parvati was born?

It is said that Devi Annapurna was born on Akshaya Tritiya. Was Devi Parvati born on Akshay tritiya? When was goddess Parvati born?
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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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The verse which particularly says that it's the same Lord Brahma who takes birth from Lord Vishnu's navel everytime.?

I saw a screenshot of a verse in Quora last year or so, in some answer or comment where Lord Vishnu says to Lord Brahma that "It was you only who took birth from my navel last 7 times or so and ...
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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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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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Is Human birth better than heaven?

During human birth we can advance spiritually (especially when one is born in a Hindu family) while in heaven there is only pleasure and enjoyment. Which is better - heaven or human birth ?
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On which day goddess Sita was born?

Although, goddess Sita's birth as per most scriptures, specifically the original Valmiki Ramayan is said to be non-uterine (ayonija), still the day of her being discovered by king Janaka maybe ...
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Can animals attain moksha?

Can animals attain Moksha or do that have to take human birth to attain Moksha ? There is this story of Gajendra Moksha where an elephant gets Moksha. Is it just a special case or is it possible by ...
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How can all organisms take human birth ? Will it not be injustice?

Total number of human beings to have ever lived = 107 billion. Total number of just insects currently living = 10 quintillion i.e. 10 billion billion . Number of plants and other animals will also be ...
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In which Yuga was Tarakasur born?

In which Yuga was Tarakasur born? Was he born in Satya Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, Tetra Yuga and which Maha Yuga of which Manavtar?
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When, How and Why soul take entry first time into cycle of birth and death? [duplicate]

It's usual to say that we take birth by birth into different species based on our Karm and desires until one gets Moksha. After Moksha one will not take any more births. This makes us think When, Why ...
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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 are you born a Hindu?

Well so my question is, when are you born a Hindu? So must a parent be Hindu or both? (Like in Judaism where the mother must be jew in order the child to be too) does this exist in Hinduism? If no, ...
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How geographical birth is influenced by karma? [closed]

Thank you to the answerers to another question which I will link below. I want to point out that I do not believe in original sin but I believe in karma. What attributes of Hinduism allowed it to ...
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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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Is there any verse that talks about bad human births?

Now after having suffered the torments inflicted in the hells, the evil-doers pass into animal bodies. 2. Criminals in the highest degree enter the bodies of all plants successively. 3. Mortal sinners ...
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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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Why did Lord Shiva never take birth in human form as Lord Vishnu has? [duplicate]

Over the 3 yugas that have passed, we have seen Lord Vishnu take birth in human form (as Ram, Krishna etc.). We all know how Kalyug is going to end - with the bad being wiped out from this world by ...
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Is it possible to take birth in a different species(i.e supernatural beings)

Atharva Veda 12.1.50. Ye gandharvA apasarso ye chArAyAh kimidinah, pishAchAn sarvA rakshaushi, tAnasmad bhume yAvaya. Earth, drive away from us, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Arayas, Kimidins, Pishachas and ...
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A Western follower of Sanatan Dharma does have a Varna Dharma?

According to jyotish Kundali myself too I have a Dharma Varna. I want to know if is evaluable, if is true and finally if is important for a western born person in order to be accepted by any Hindu ...
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What are the different types of birth?

So in scriptures I have come across several types of birth that we would term extra ordinary. Few examples that come to my mind are Kunti giving birth via vidhi obtained from Sage Durvasa Kauravas ...
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Any examples of non-brahmin or non-kshatriya incarnations of gods?

Almost all incarnations from popular stories I know are either Brahmins or Kshatriyas. Are there any documented examples in any of the texts which refer to a non-Brahmin or non-Kshatriyas incarnation ...
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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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Does next birth take place instantly after death? [duplicate]

Personally I feel our thoughts will never be destroyed after death. Let me explain what I feel: If I die the world won't stop. Now I can't imagine the state after death. I mean it doesn't seem ...
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What is the purpose of life? Is it all about being happy or being useful to others? [duplicate]

I mean come on, we are born and we die. So what is the purpose of life?
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where is free will located?Is it located in ahamkara or mind?

Where is free will located.It is located in ahamkara or mind or ahamkara has a special capacity(freewill) When it takes birth as human.
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Using hypnotism as a mean to access past or future lives?

In the books 'Same Soul Many Bodies' and 'Many Masters Many Lives' by Brian L Weiss there are many cases where he used hypnotism as a tool to either regress or progress the patients past/future lives ...
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Is liberation possible only through a human birth?

In the Gita we see that even after the attainment of any loka one has to come back (as a human being) - Aabrahma bhuvanallokaah (8.16) and Ksheene punye martya lokam vishanti (9.21). It seems ...