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Use this tag for questions regarding other gitas like Shiva Gita, Rama Gita, etc., For bhagavad Gita, use [bhagavad-gita]

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not understood slokas of the shiva gita

I was reaching some mid part of the shiva gita, and I reached sloka 15 of the second adhyaya, which says: अमूर्तः पुरुषः पूर्णो द्रष्टा देही स जीविनः । या तन्वङ्गी मृदुर्बाला मलपिण्डात्मि...
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understanding these slokas of the shiva gita

There are only brief explanations for the lines of Shiva Gita, and unlike Swami prabhupada's work on Bhagwad Gita As it is, I haven't been able to find a similar work on Shiva Gita, hence I am having ...
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Is ishwara geeta and shiva geeta the same? [duplicate]

I don't remember correctly but someone pointed to me that they were the same, but I found two books: For the Ishwara Geeta and For the Shiva Geeta And both seem to be different, I didn't read ...
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What is the origin of karma yoga?

I am interested to know where in the Vedas or Upanishad is the philosophy of giving up of the fruits of actions mentioned? What is the origin of karma Yoga as we know in the Gita?
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How does one contemplate his identity with Lord Shiva?

Shiva Gita chapter 16 contains the following statement. saMsArAnmuchyate jantuH shivatAdAtmyabhAvanAt | tathA dAnaM tapo vedAdhyayanaM chAnyakarma vA | sahasrAMshaM tu nArhanti sarvadA ...
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How is the Visvarupa of Lord Shiva different from the Visvarupa of Lord Krishna?

Lord Shiva showed Visvarupa to Lord Rama as per the Shiva-Gita. Lord Krishna showed the Visva-rupa to Arjuna as per the Bhagavad-Gita. Are these two 'Visva-rupa' Forms identical or different? If ...
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Is Bhagavad Gita a success manual?

A lot of people I see refer to Bhagavad Gita as success manual, many successful people like Dr. Vivek Bindra, Mahatma Gandhi, and even Einstein. Have referred to it. Does Bhagvad Gita prepares us for ...
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The three gates of hell: Lust, anger and greed. What are they? & Why are they bad?

In Gita god has told us about the gates of hell. Lust, anger and greed. What are each one of them? Why are they bad?
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Why is the Gita called “GitA” instead of 'Gitah' or 'Gitam'?

GitA (in sanskrit language) is a feminine-gender-word. My question is : Why, instead of named 'Gitah'(masculine Gender) or Gitam (neuter gender), it is named GitA? Puranas are called 'PURANAM' by the ...
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Books by Sri PanchAnan Bhattacharya

Sri Pamchanan was the chief disciple of Sri LAhIrI mahAshaya. Very well known for his geeta commentary. I would like to know about all books penned by him and if any of these available online as ...
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Why did parshuram curse stotras? Why Gita, Vishnu Sahasranama and Chandika Saptashathi among some more are free form all dosha?

Varahi Tantra says that in the age of Kali yuga, most stotras are cursed by Parashurama and hence are ineffective. While listing the ones which are free from this curse and hence suitable during Kali ...
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Where can I get Sai Gita online?

Where can I find Sai Gita in English online? I am asking about Satya Sai Baba and not about Shirdi Sai Baba.
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Who are the speakers of the other gitas?

Bhagavad Gita is the most famous gita. There are two opinions regarding who spoke Bhagavad Gita, one group says it is Krishna and the others says it is Brahman that Krishna was connected to. This is ...
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Where exactly is Ashtavakra Gita found?

I have been trying to find information on Ashtavakra gita but in vain. Where is the text Ashtavakra Gita found? Is it part of any purana/itihasa? If so, which purana/itihasa and which canto and ...
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Why each word of Srimad Bhagavad Gita is considered to be so important?

Bhagavad Gita was compiled by Vyasadeva ('Vyasena grathitam') in the anustubh and indrabajra/upendrabajra metres. To convert the conversations into such metres, He surely had to change or add words to ...
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Where exactly is Shiva Gita found?

A google search tells that Shiva Gita is a conversation between Lord Shiva and Lord Rama. It is from Uttarakhanda of Padma Purana. Which chapter of Uttarakhanda is Shiva Gita found? Who was the ...
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Is Shiva gita same as Ishvara Gita?

Is Shiva gita same as Ishvara Gita or are they different? What is its relationship with Kurma purana? Is Shiva gita an authoritative scripture/pramana for any shaivite sect (agamic or non-agamic ...
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Who compiled Pandava Gita and what is the earliest reference to it?

Pandava Gita is a stotra or a hymn dedicated to Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu. There are 76 verses sung by many including Lord Brahma, sages, Indra, Vaishampayana, Pandavas, Draupadi and also Duryodhana,...
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What is Sri Ganesh Gita?

Like we have Lord Krishna's Bhagavad Gita, did Lord Ganesha also give a teaching of Gita? If yes, to whom? It is said that both Bhagavad Gita and Ganesh Gita are the same, with the only difference ...
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Did Adi Shankara say anything about the Ishvara Gita?

Ishvara Gita of the Kurma Purana, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is very similar to the Bhagavad Gita. However, it is not very popular as the Bhagavad Gita. Now my question is that did Adi Shankara ever ...
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Is it “Bhagavad (भगवद्)” — “GitA/Gitā (गीता)” or “Gita (गीत)”? [duplicate]

As already discussed here: Why we put 'A' after each Hindu name?, the subsequent "a" in an English transliteration word, is to interpret the Sanskrit word for full pronunciation. Example: ...
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Which Geeta shlok says thus? [duplicate]

Which Geeta verse means "The world isn't bad because of bad people's deed. It's bad because inaction of good people." The better version could be: In troubled times, those who have ability to ...
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“Sarva Dharman Parityejya Mamekam Sharanam Vraja…” in Shiva Gita?

One of the most important verse of Bhagvad Gita is the 66th verse of 18th Chapter where Lord states as: सर्वधर्मान्परित्यज्य मामेकं शरणं व्रज | अहं त्वां सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुच: || 66||...
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How many types of Gita spoken by Lord Krishna(Vishnu) himself?

Another Question Suddenly raised in my mind, I know that there is Bhagvad-Gita which is told by Lord Krishna. But I heard about other Gita which is told by lord krishna like Uddhav-Gita, So, Do you ...
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What does hindu scriptures say about caste system? [duplicate]

The major problem in India is caste system . What is hindu scriptures stands on caste system ? Does hindu scriptures support or forbid caste system ?
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Shiva Gita in English with commentaries from eminent Philosophers

Shiva Gita is less known Gita (song) found in Uttara Kanda of Padma Purana. The Siva-Gita begins with episode from the Ramayana epic, where Rama is despondent over the loss of Sita. I found Shiva Gita ...
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What's the origin of Lalayet Chitta Balakam

What is the origin of this (Sanskrit?) verse; is it part of a bigger scripture? Lalayet Chitta Balakam (persuade with indulgence, the mind, which is a child)
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Why is Bhagavad Gita of Lord Krishna considered as the ultimate Gita?

There are various Gitas described in scriptures like Bhagavad Gita (revealed by Lord Krishna to Arjuna), Astavakkra Gita, Rudra Gita, Uddhava Gita ( again revealed by Lord Krishna to Uddhava) devi ...
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Is the Bengali translation of Padma Purana available online

I am searching for authentic Bengali translation of Padma Purana with Sanskrit sources, specifically the portion of Uttar Khand containing Glorification of Srimadvagabad Gita (Chapter 175-192, Part....
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Which is the prime holy book of Hindus?

Everyone says that the prime holy book of Hindus is Vedas but if it is true then why Hindus take oath on Gita, and why not on Vedas? Is there any other reason for taking oaths on Gita? or Veda is not ...
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Tenets of Hinduism in short [closed]

Can somebody summarize, in short, the various aspects of Hinduism with respect to, Morality Ethics Metaphysics Origin of life (humans and other living beings) Purpose of life Various paths to achieve ...
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What is 'Tapa' in Hinduism?

In Bhagavad Gita it's mentioned that Yajna, Tapa and Dana are the Karmas which a person should never abandon in his life. What is 'Tapa' in Hinduism?
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Is Hinduism religious philosophy mono-theistic (Paratma) or bi-theistic (Prakriti and Purush)?

According to Chapter 11 of Gita, Lord Krishna while showing the ViswaRoop (Universal form vision) to Arjun said that Behold the two Adityas, the eight Vasus, the eleven forms of Siva, the twin ...