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Why to leave home after death in some nakshatras?

It is said that people who die under Rohini Nakshatra, their children have to leave home for one year. Is it true? If yes, than why it is so only for some Nakshatras?
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What exactly is a loka? Is it a place that be physically reached?

How to visualize the Hindu lokas, Satya-loka or Brahma-loka, Pātāla-loka etc.? What exactly are they? Are they like planets or galaxies made up of atoms and chemical elements? I am not asking why ...
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Does Hinduism encourage dead body preservation?

I have had a doubt that do hindus encourage body preservation as Muslims and Egyptian did?
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Is painless killing a form of himsa?

It is clear that killing anything by paining body is himsa. That's why many people in Hinduism(especially Brahmins) generally do not prefer to eat animal food. My doubt is whether killing an animal(...
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Untimely death, heaven/hell, ghosts and rebirth [duplicate]

If there is an untimely death of a person before a person is scheduled to die or if a person commits suicide before he is scheduled to die, does he become a ghost and has to live as a ghost until his ...
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Why does soul leave the body only when the body cannot support further life?

Suppose a person X had a severe accident, body almost completely destroyed. If we think of X only as a body, then he will surely die as the body cannot support further life. But we define death as ...
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Can I postpone death i.e. increase the lifespan of a person using a mantra?

Is there any mantra, which, when recited, increases the lifespan of person? If so, can I recite it for the longevity of my family members'?
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What would a Hindu be willing to die for?

What things would a Hindu be willing to die for? Are there any examples of martyrdom occurring in Scriptures, or any reasons a Hindu would be willing to die?
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Can we meditate on Lord Shiva during Sutak period?

Sutak is the period of abstention observed by the Hindus after birth or a death of a family member. Can we mediate on Lord Shiva with Panchakshari Mantra during Sutak period?
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Did Swami Vivekananda, Paramhamsa Yogananda, & Osho Rajneesh really attain Moksha according to Vedic scriptures? [duplicate]

Below slokas from the Gita are actually a bit mystical in nature: BG 8.23-8.26 — O best of the Bhāratas, I shall now explain to you the different times at which, passing away from this world, ...
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Life after death

My question is related to this , As a Hindu I also believe in life after death and rebirth. My question is where will be our soul in between death and rebirth. Does it stay with the last life? I am ...
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Interesting things in Garuda Purana chapter 15 [closed]

While listening to today's Garuda Purana disclosure found a beautiful chapter 15 (An Account of the Coming to Birth of People who have done Good) . In this chapter The Purana in detail explains how ...
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Is there a concept of Zombie in Hindu religion?

There are many instances of dead reanimated in Hinduism. Satyavan seems to be the most prominent example. But are there any instances of a dead corpse reanimated while losing its earlier personality?...
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Death of Lord Shiva?

Is Lord Shiva dead? Where is he? Is he still in Shiva Avatar or has engaged in a new Avatar for Kaliyuga? As @keshav said in comment that he's the one that runs each Pralaya while Brahma is asleep, ...
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What happens during Moksha?

What happens during Moksha, the end of all deaths? I know already that the higher death is when the soul is reborn in a heavenly place but What about Moksha? What happens and what really Moksha ...
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Death in family - does a marriage need to be postponed?

I recently had a death in the family. My paternal grandmother (father's side) died at the ripe old age of 87 after a short battle with cancer. We are Hindu/Iyengaars. I am supposed to marry my fiance (...
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Does re-birth take place immediately after death according to Hinduism?

I would like to know if re-birth take place immediately after the death according to Hinduism? Some people say, if the man has done some good karma, he will be gone to heaven and then enjoy the ...
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What is the truth behind the practice of Sati? How is it related to Hinduism?

Many people use the practice of Sati (सती) as a weapon against Hinduism to point out that it is full of bad practices. I have heard that it was limited to one particular community in one of the states ...
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What are reasons for Karna's death?

It is said that there are 10s of reasons as a consequence of which Karna met his death, what are they? How is he eligible for heaven and liberty, as quoted here?
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How to understand the dead person's future based on the life energy left through nava randhra marg?

I heard, for a person based on his karma leaves the physical body through one of the nava randhra marg. It is said that if life energy/atma left the body through bramha randra then the person may ...
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Who was the first to die in the battle of the Mahabharata?

I have heard somebody mention a sacrifice that was made before the Mahabharata battle began. Please share any information available.
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Is organ donation allowed? Have any Hindu acharyas commented on this practice?

According to some religions, donating the human organs (especially after one's death) is considered a good practice. So is it a good thing to do according to Hindu scripture? Have any Hindu acharyas ...
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What is death and life?

Sometimes I'm very confused about what is life and death. Why are we living and why will we face death? In Vedic shastras, there is detail explanation on what happens after death, what we have to do ...
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Can a person die before death time?

This question arised in my mind after I read - Will Athma get moksha if a person die unnaturally?, Many people went from serious accident & surgery that time elder says that Ram Rakhe ene kon ...
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Will the atma get moksha if a person dies unnaturally?

Will the atma get moksha if a person dies in unnatural ways such as suicide, murder, etc?
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What does Hinduism say about Suicide?

What does Hinduism say in regards to suicide? Or maybe even assisted suicide? Not just out of depression or anger, but what if your just tired and want to retire?
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Why do we keep saying "rama naam satya" while carrying a dead body for funeral?

Why do we only say about the Rama naam during the funeral though we have various gods in hinduism. Is there any specific story behind this? I've never heard anyone pronouncing the names of lord ...
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How do Hindus know when gods die?

I recently learned about the story of Indra and the ants. The punchline of the story is that lord Vishnu appear as a boy before Indra and tells Indra that the ants in his palace were previous Indras. ...
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Does the karma from the previous life affects the current life?

I was reading this post recently where @jabahar explains about Are people always reborn as people? where user answers as — Depending upon karma a jivatma (spirit) may reborn in the body of ...
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How was Yama born and how did he become the king of Yamaloka?

I've heard a lot about Yama who carries dead persons from Earth to Yamaloka in his vehicle, a buffalo. My question is, how was Yama born and how did he become the king of Yamaloka?
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Why is the concept of Divine judgement not given much importance in Hinduism?

Divine judgement and the concept of the soul going to either heaven or hell based on actions on Earth is present in many religions. But this concept is conspicuously absent in Hinduism - rather ...
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What happens after death?

Does a human being have a soul after death? What will happen after death according to Hinduism?
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Is there heaven/hell in between death and rebirth?

According to Hinduism, What happens between death and rebirth? Does the soul go to heaven/hell in between? If so, does rebirth occur irrespective of whether the soul went to heaven or hell?
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What is the significance of 3, 16, or 41 days after the death?

Basically, there are a few numbers (of days) after various events that are of special significance. E.g. 41 days after a person dies, the members of their family must go to a temple; likewise for any ...
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Do Gods die in Hinduism?

In Christianity, God dies. Something similar concept is there in Norse mythology. Are there any stories in Hinduism about the death of Gods? P.S. I am not talking about avatars.
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What is "Moksha" in Hinduism?

I have heard the word "Moksha" in Hinduism. I know it is related to death and birth. What exactly it is?
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Why do Hindus believe in cremation instead of burial?

The other two major religions, Christianity and Islam both practice burial after death. What factors influence the Hindus to practice cremation instead?
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Death vs. expiration in Hindu philosophy [closed]

Most Indian newspapers write in good English. The only oddity across all papers I've seen lies in the choice of vocabulary talking about the passing away or death of someone. Invariably, people don't ...

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