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Modernish books on Gita, Vedas/Upanishads for tweens/teens

Are there any modern books based on ancient Hindu texts suitable for children? I am looking for books that can answer questions about life and introduce spirituality to a child. Some books I've found ...
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Did Brahma have any children from his consorts?

It is well-known that Brahma has many mind-born children. But, Did Brahma has any children from his consorts, Saraswati and Gayatri? If yes, who are them and is any details about them?
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Does having children create very strong attachment (Moh)? Is this hindrance to Moksha?

It is commonly seen that most men are very strongly attached to their offsprings Is this the reason why most Hindu seers don't get married. As they want Moksha and a strong attachment with one's ...
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How do we reconcile with scripture's apparent promotion of child marriage.?

Child marriage is a crime and is illegal by law. Yet, there are verses in Hindu texts that seem to promote it. Please explain how this is reconcilable.? पराशरस्मृति (Parāshara Smriti) 7.7-8.: प्रा...
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What is the reason , most sages now-a-days not marry?

Why do most sages in present world not get married and beget children ? Do they do it to not involve them in Moh (attachments) ? Which scripture tell not to get married ? Is it best not to get married ...
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Why did Devaki keep having children even though she knew they'd all be killed except for the last one?

Why did Devaki keep having children even though she knew they'd all be killed except for the last one? It must have been hard for a mom to see her newborn baby being killed- but she still continued to ...
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Which king was blessed by Aadi Shakti with a daughter?

A long time back, I read a story of Devi Adi Shakti giving a boon to a King, saying that he would get a daughter. Maybe I read it in Devi Mahatmya or some other text, my memory has gone leaky. Can ...
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What were the instances, when the devatas had bestowed daughter instead of a son, even though the tapasya was done for getting son only?

I know two to three instances where a sadhaka asks for a male child and the devatas offered a female child as a result of tapas. #1: Manifestation of Draupadi Although Drupada asked for only a son O ...
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Is it true that those who propitiate Vishnu , Shiva or Bhagwati don't need their descendants to offer Pind-daan to them?

Is it true that those who propitiate Vishnu , Shiva or Bhagwati don't need their descendants to offer Pind-daan to them ? Can anyone cite the reference to the scripture where this thing is written ? ...
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Do Parents have ownership of their sons?

Do Father and mother have absolute ownership over their sons ? Is it dharma of son to anything which his parents commands ? PS - I am asking only for a son as a daughter after marriage no longer ...
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Did Draupadī had a mother.?

Draupadī was born from fire. Did she had a mother.? Wiki tells that Draupada had a wife. But, did Draupadī had a mother.? Was Draupada's wife alive when she emerged from the fire.? Was there any ...
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Is there any example of a man having a child without the help of a woman?

Child needn't be reproduced only by conventional sex. There are many other ways, such as Kunti and Madri having child from devtas. Similarly, Dronacharya was born when Bhardwaj ejaculated in a Drona-...
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Is it true that Vedas direct people to give birth to 10 sons?

Is it true that Vedas direct people to give birth to 10 sons ? Does the veda also tell people that it is better not to give birth to anyone than giving birth to just one son ? Anyone can tell me the ...
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Stories and shlokas that glorify adult children and speak against toxic parenting

I have seen that Hindu stories, shlokas and myths are full of praises for parents. It makes sense that most rules were made by elder people, their rituals were designed to discipline those who are ...
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Did any king perform tapasya for a female child?

Did any king perform tapasya for a female child? For example - like King Dasaratha performed the putrakamesthi yajña.
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How to appoint Putrika? What is the process of appointing Putrika?

It is being said that if someone doesn't have a son , he can appoint one of his daughter as Putrika and find a man who is willing to marry his daughter and put condition on him that son born from this ...
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Who is devi Jyoti/jwalamukhi?

According to this YouTube Video, There are 8 children of Shiva. While 7 are known ones, but the last one is devi Jyoti, also known as Jwalamukhi and Rayaki. Can somebody share scriptural reference of ...
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Can an unmarried man/woman become father/mother from adoption?

Adoption is valid in Hinduism as far as I know (Kuntibhoja adopted Kunti as his daughter). But can an unmarried man (or woman) adopt a son and become a father from it? Which gender can an unmarried ...
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Cursing young children in scriptures

We come across many curses in scriptures. But, all the curses I do remember are for adults or old people. Are there any instances in scriptures where someone cursed young children? Do curses act for ...
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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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Why does the Vishnu Purana and Mahabharat promote Child Marriage?

A Hindu basher online presented lines from the Vishnu Puranas, that make it acceptable for child marriage to occur. In fact, this entire paragraph seems so weird. If he marry, he must select a maiden ...
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How do we start reading the vedas and puranas along with our kids? [closed]

What are few guide lines for start studying scripture along with our Kids? Vedas/Puranas are to be learnt under the guidance of a guru. They are not bed-time stories to read with children. So what is ...
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How many children should parents give birth to?

Post independence of India there was a focus to reduce the population in order to curtail poverty. However I am interested to know what scriptures say about number of children one should have, and ...
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What is the age at which a child can be cremated instead of being buried or attend a funeral?

I have 2 questions regarding age limit for funeral: 1.) Children are not allowed in a funeral ceremony. What is the earliest age at which a person can attend a funeral? 2.) Children are buried and ...
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What do Hindu scriptures say regarding people with genetic disorders marrying and reproducing?

People with genetic disorders are often at the risk of passing on their own mutated genes to their offsprings. There has been a fierce debate and controversy over this for decades especially in the ...
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Ramayana for Children

I am planning to read a book for my child and wanted to read Ramayana. Can you please recommend a good, preferably pictorial book for reading to children. I have seen a few by Arshia Sattar , Bulbul ...
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Priority of sons told by Pandu

Consider the following words by Pandu to Kunti The religious institutes mention six kinds of sons that are heirs and kinsmen, and six other kinds that are not heirs but kinsmen. I shall speak of them ...
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What text/scripture does this commonly propagated verse appear in - 'aaputrasya gatir nasti svargo naivaca naivaca'?

It is commonly quoted during discourses on vAlmIki rAmAyana, but I cannot find any verse in vAlmIki rAmAyana that contains this often quoted verse, which means 'without a son you have no chance of ...
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Do these rituals in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad to bear children give fruition in this lifetime?

These rituals in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad are for getting certain types of children to be born: In case one wishes, 'That a white son be born to me! that he be able to repeat a Veda! that he ...
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What is this verse in Garbha Upanishad trying to say?

Garbha Upanishad mentions following: If the father’s seed is more potent, it becomes male; if the mother’s seed is stronger, it becomes female. If the seeds are equal, it becomes an intersexual....
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Who is the goddess Ahoi worshipped on Ahoi Ashtami?

Today is Ahoi Ashtami in northern India in which women keep fasts for their children's well-being just like they do for their husbands on Karva-chauth. While they break the fast on Karva-chauth after ...
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What is shastras recommended way of raising a child?

Hindu shastras have provided knowledge on code of duties (Manusmriti), medicinal practices (Ayurveda), archery science (dhanurveda), kamasutra, secrets of cosmic creation and likewise many more ...
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Are there famous deities/gods or spiritual supremo, who had a daughter?

In India, culturally boys are preferred over girls as a child by many orthodox families. Such attitude creates kind of deep rooted gender bias and certain wrongful activities like abortion or ...
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What are the guidelines on child adoption?

A neighborhood couple adopted a child a while back. The main criteria they saw, was if the skin colour & general appearance of that child is matching with them, so that it looks natural to others. ...
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What are the recommended remedies for childless couples who are eager?

I am very sure and believe that the previous birth sins will follow a person in the next birth. Hence, due to sins committed in the previous births, some of the couples don't have children in this ...
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Do children get contaminated by touching menstruating women?

Do children get contaminated by touching mother while she is in menstruation? If a mother is in isolation but the child comes and touches her, again goes and touch other persons, will it contaminate ...
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How does Karma theory explain premature deliveries and the death of infants?

Sometimes, infants are born prematurely and die shortly thereafter. Is it possible to explain such tragedies using the karma theory? Has it got to do with the karma of the parents or the infant ...
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What are the order & duties of the children born from intermixing/hybridisation of 4 classes?

There are 4 classes in descending order: BrAhmaNa Kshatriya Vaishya Shudra If a man of class X mates with a woman of class X, then definitely the child will inherit the class X. How the ...
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Why Mata given more importance than Pita?

We all know that in order to bring a child into this world we need need both a female and a male (not taking into consideration current scientific methodologies), agree that a woman nurtures the baby ...
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Is it not obligatory for a householder to try begetting children? [duplicate]

I know that a similar topic has been discussed in the link below, but my position is different. Is it necessary for one to have children? I know that this can be a very subjective topic, and ...
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Are Hindu children meant to serve their parents forever whether they like them or not?

Do children need parents' permission to live away from them? What if parents are just bad apples, should children continue to serve their needs? What do the shastras say? After marriage, did ...
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Do children accumulate karma? At what age are you responsible for your karma?

If I do a bad karma without knowing or realizing properly will I receive fruits for that or not? What about children? Do they accumulate karma too? Don't they make lot of mistakes unknowingly? At ...
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Which deity should be worshipped to have marriage or son early in life?

What should one do to have marriage or son early in life? Which deity should be worshipped for this purpose?
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Does Karma of parents affect their children?

I would like to know if the Karma of parents has any effect on their children? Or are they independent and have to realize their own Karma (prārabdha/sañcita)?
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What do Hindu scriptures or Gurus say on How to Introduce Hinduism to Children?

I am aware that this question is more a parenting question. The reason I ask the question is, to me and many young children around me, it was just told that idol worship in a temple is holy and wish-...
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Who are the children of Vishnu and Lakshmi?

Most of us are aware of the children of Shiva and Parvati ⇒ Kartikeya, Ganesh and many others. I have never come across the children of Vishnu and Lakshmi. Lastly, I am aware of the avatars of Vishnu ...
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