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Were Shakuntala and Rama contemporaries?

I have this chronology in mind: Vishvamitra meets Menaka. Vishvamitra and Menaka give birth to Shakuntala. Vishvamitra and Menaka separate. Vishvamitra gives Shakuntala to Rishi Kanva and carries on ...
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Was sanatan dharma only religion until kalyug?

i was confused if sanatan dharma was only religion until dwaparyug. Did all other countries like mesopotamia and egypt came in kalyug?
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Do any scriptures relate events from multiple Yugas?

I have heard some folklore that Bhima acted indecorously in front of Yudhishtira after the transition from Dwapara Yuga to Kali Yuga.
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Is it vedanta that reconciled all the religions(ways) in Bharat during dwapara and thretha yuga?

In Mahabharata and Ramayana, we can find wide variety of traditions, rituals. Each one was encouraged. We can see the shaktism, Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Saura etc., So, we can say that there are ...
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Question about Dwapara Yuga and Treta Yuga [closed]

I found a suggested edit in the review que of Mythology and Folklore SE, which has been there for a while. I see the user is also hanging around this SE @Vivikta. It's about this question and its ...
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How to reconcile mention of word Taittiriya in Ramayana?

In Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa (Ayodhyā kāṇḍa), Sri Rāma instructs Lakṣmaṇa to gift dasis to brahmins studying Tattiriya (school of Yajurveda). kausalyām ca yāaśīrbhir bhaktaḥ paryupatiṣṭhati | ācāryaḥ ...
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Why it is not advised to perform other Yugas activities into a particular Yuga?

This answer says very well that it is as it is stated but does not explain why. Quot. Rickross user says: " Now, since this very nature of the ...
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It is said that Kali was present in Satyug as Gandharva and in Dwapar as dice, the biggest sinner lived through it all

Kali did many wrong things in Dwapar Yug and in Satyug and yet he is spared. The main of starting another yug to start over and eradicate all that is wrong in current yug. Its almost like he is a ...
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Names of other languages which existed during Dwapara Yuga

From the following excerpt from Adi Parva, it is clear that there exist multiple languages during Mahabharata times When the city was built, there came, O king, numerous Brahmanas well-acquainted ...
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Do scriptures comment on materials used for bathing

It is well known that soaps, shampoos etc., are used as materials for bathing in India. They did not exist during Dwapara, Tretha etc., or might exist in another form. What are the materials used by ...
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Marrying husband's brother during Dwapara and Kali Yuga

There are two related questions on this topic: Was marrying brother's wife an accepted in the society of the Ramayana or pre-Ramayana era? Is levirate marriage allowed in Hinduism? First one is ...