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Are there texts classified as Brahmanas that contain Taratamya of deities?

Taratamya: Gradation, proportion, relative importance, comparative value. The Paingirahasyabrahmana is alleged to do so: Does this alleged extended citation from Paingi Rahasya Brahmana invalidate &...
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How can immortal beings only be occupiers of posts?

Which Vedic verses describe Indra as Brahman? Indra, who is equated with Brahman in the RigVeda is made to look bad in the Puranas and some sects believe the current Indra is a limited being who ...
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What are all the entities that are induced by ones kula (कुल)?

The word कुल is used across scriptures. But, I want to know all the entities that are induced by the caste in an individual. The following are the few I heard of कुलाचार (Kula-Achara): Practices or ...
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Is there a hierarchy of power among humans,Devas and Gods?

In Greek mythology, humans sometimes defeat Gods - for example, in the Trojan war, the Greek hero Diomedes is said to have wounded goddess Aphrodite and even the God of war, Ares himself. Are there ...
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What if someone makes a two contradictory vows to a god?

What if someone makes two contradictory vows to a god? Would they be unable to ever achieve moksha?
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Is the deity of the Sun (Surya) a 'Devatā', or a 'Bhagvān, ' according to major sects?

What's the status of Surya as a deity as per acharyas of major sects (currently Vaishnava, Shaiva, Shaktas)? Adi Shankaracharya listed him as one of the five equally worship-worthy Pañcayatan deities. ...
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Favourite colour of Vishnu

I am planning to buy a Rose plant, I would love to know Maha Vishnu's favourite colour (Probably Krishna's and Narasimha's, as they are my ishta and kula devas), I would love to buy the rose colour ...
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Do different stotras for same god have different effects?

Do different stotras for same god have different effects? For example, if I want to recite stotra for god Hanuman, should I recite Maruti Stotra (in my mother tongue Marathi, written by Swami Ramdas) ...
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Is there any scriptural proof that shri krishna's name is three times more powerful as of Shri Ram

I came across many gaudiya Vaishnavas saying such. Is there any scriptural proof??
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How are sages able to travel the multiverse?

From what I understand this can only be accomplished by the help of at least 1 deity?
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Which Gods and other immortals are living on the Earth today?

Lord Shiva is said to live on Mount Kailash which is said to be in Tibet. People claim to have sighted Ashwatthama in northern India. Any others?
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Is god ultimately responsible for cancer?

Does Hinduism have a monotheistic god? If yes, is he/she/it ultimately responsible for diseases like cancer? On one hand scientists are trying hard to find a cure for known variants of cancer and god ...
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Growing animals and killing for food is not a sin?

I have heard a lot about the killing of animals as a sin. Some say it's a food cycle that can be justified. But why one should grow to kill that in unconditional ways? A normal chicken growth takes ...
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Who is the god of soil?

Who is the god of soil in Hinduism? What is the name of the god of soil in Vedas or Puranas or in any other Hindu scriptures?
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Gods and respective Chakra

Which Chakra is associated with which Hindu God? Please use the current Hindu Gods, and not only the Vedic ones.
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Does any scripture say that chanting the name of a god exactly three times at the time of death yields Moksha?

In one of the comments in an answer on this site, I read this assertion that if the name of God is chanted three times exactly at the time of death, the jivātman will attain Moksha. Here Yes. It is ...
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What will happen to God when the universe ends?

Unlike humans who are mortal, what will happen to God/The creator when everything in the universe ends someday and there's no more life? It's fascinating how they live forever
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Seeking elucidation on an apparently ambiguous Śloka from the Bṛhaddharma Purāņa

There's a popular Śloka found in the Bṛhaddharma Purāņa. बृहद्धर्म पुराण नास्ति गंगासमं तीर्थं नास्ति विष्णुसमःप्रभु । नास्ति शम्भुसमः पूज्यो नास्ति मातृसमो गुरुः॥ १.२.३४ ॥ There's no tirtha (...
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Which other texts besides Padma Purāṇa describe a deity having scriptures as parts of their body?

In the Svarga Khaṇḍa of the Padma Purāṇa, we get a beautiful composition, where various Purāṇas are described as parts of the body of Śrī Hari Viṣṇu himself. Here's the description: श्रीपाद्मे महापुरा...
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In hindusim what forces control the body/mind?

For example, Is a person walking just an illusion and it is God moving the person who thinks they are in control, or is the person actually exerting true free will, or is it an interplay of "...
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If it is so difficult to see god through mantra japa, why should we do it

What is the use of mantra japa if it’s really difficult to attain siddhi of any mantra for physical interaction or getting any wish fulfilled by god. If materialism doesn’t matter in our lives, what ...
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According to Shastras,which deity is most known for bestowing material pleasures?

Because Shastras in general, material pleasures are shunned and spiritual values are praised. For instance it is believed Sri Vishnu and His avatars are usually known for only bestowing spiritual ...
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how the Gods permitted the desecration of Somnath, Kashi and Mathura temple by the invaders

This has vexed me for long. When the Hindu Gods were so powerful how could the Muslim invaders destroy the temples like Somnath, Kashi and Mathura where God were supposed to be living there after ...
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How to ask God for forgiveness?

I am a student, and I broke a vow to God. I am sorry for what I did. And now I want to ask God for forgiveness. How can I convince God to forgive me? This may sound like a personal advice, however I ...
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How forgiving is God?

Does god forgive you if you genuinely feel sorry for something you have done? For instance, someone vowed to god that he or she won't do this or that to get something in life. But the person breaks it ...
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Adityas and Kashyapa before the 7th manvantara

It is believed that Kashyapa gave birth to Adityas, with his wife Aditi, who went on to become Devtas in the present manvatara which is the 7th. Where was Rishi Kashyap in the first 6 manvataras and ...
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Devaputra-māra in Hinduism

Devaputra-māra - the deva of the sensuous realm, who tried to prevent Gautama Buddha from attaining liberation from the cycle of rebirth on the night of the Buddha’s enlightenment. who is the ...
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Other references for Manyu

A part from RIGVEDA 10.83 and 10.84 , where is possible to find other references about Deva Manyu? And where are its representation in Hinduism iconography?
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Who is god of mleccha?

Do mleccha god is ghosts or any rakshasa? Do mleccha god is myth ? Answer form scriptures What is qualities mleccha ? The mleccha tells Hindu gods are ghost do Hindu scriptures tells mleccha gods are ...
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Do any scriptures describe the first war between gods and demons?

Gods and demons fought many battles. When was the first war between gods and demons?
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Which god/goddess is associated with creative thinking and writing

Is there any particular god or goddess who could be worshipped for creative thinking and writing other than matha saraswati?
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Why do Gods worship each other?

According to scriptures Lord Shiva worships Krishna, Krishna Worships Lord Shiva and Parvati, Goddess Parvati Worships Krishna, Vishnu Ji worships Shiv ji, Shiv ji worships Vishnu Ji . Why are they ...
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How should one worship shivalinga at home

I wish to know about what material of shivling can one have at home. I have read that crystal and narmada shivling are best to be kept at home. At the same time, I have also read that mud shivling is ...
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How have prominent gurus explained the difference between Abrahamic gods and ishvara(bhagavan)? [closed]

What is the difference between Abrahamic Gods like YHWH, Allah, and dharmic Gods like Vishnu and Shiva? How have gurus explained why you should not worship Abrahamic Gods and instead worship dharmic ...
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Can prayers manifest a wish? Is there any significance to prayer according to hinduism

Do prayers hold any real benefit and significance with respect to the karmic functioning of the universe. Can communal prayers i.e. numerous people praying or asking for something manifest a wish?
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Why Hindu Gods do not protect Hindus anymore in the modern day?

I read a book on atrocities performed on Hindus in the past 200 years by invaders. By reading it, anybody's faith will be shaken to the core. For example, there is one account was of a Muslim invader ...
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According to our manuscripts, what traits should a devotee have inorder to meet the divine

How a real devotee should be. What are the traits that are needed for a devotee to make his worshipping deity appear before him?
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How to establish Lord Vishnu's idol in the home mandir?

I am planning to get a new Lord Vishnu idol to worship in the home mandir. What is the correct and auspicious procedure to establish the new Lord Vishnu idol in the home mandir ? Can we touch the new ...
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What was Rinanubandhan between Radha and Krishna?

What was Radha's karma that she got to love Krishna?
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Scriptural reference for the statement "gods reside towards our right side"?

Quoting from an article hosted at kamakoti.org "VEDA DHARMA SASTRA PARIPALANA SABHA (Regd.), Kumbhakonam, Publication No. 50": MORNING ROUTINE Everyone should get up from bed in Braahma ...
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When one cannot escape one's prarabdha karma, why do some stotras say that they can clean up the sins of the last 7 births

Recently I have come across a few stotras with phalasruthi saying that these stotras can cleanse the past life sins. I'm citing Dwadasa jyotirlinga stotra as an example. एतानि ज्योतिर्लिङ्गानि सायं ...
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Who are Veeras? Does a devotee after death becomes a Veera?

Veeras are described in the Tantrik scriptures as the souls who have attained special blessings from the Deity they chant name of. Does it mean a devotee after death becomes a Veera? There are many ...
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Does god have compassion and empathy or is he a totally emotionless karmic intelligence system

I have seen Sadhguru saying in one of his video bytes, that god wouldn't even lift the tip of his little finger for you. Is that true? Is parabrahm a higher karmic intelligence conscious system ...
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Cursing asuras is a Devata's privilege?

Cursing Asuras is a special priviledge of Devata or we human can help the Gods in this? If yes where and which passage represents a valid reference ?
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Who was the most powerful asura in history [closed]

I want to know if there is any asura who is touted to be the most powerful of all. Like top tier asura.
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Since the existence of many universes is said to be valid and true, are there different trimurtis for each universe

I have read that there are multiple brahmas; One each for a universe. Also heard that there are multiple vishnus too. So does that mean there are multiple shivas as well? P.s :I know that the concept ...
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Can asuras be born as humans like how devas are born as avadhutas

Do asuras have the power to manifest as humans like how hanuman is a manifestation of shiva.
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Should statues be worshipped based on Veda? [duplicate]

"Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste" "They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements" (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). "They sink deeper in darkness, those who ...
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Who is God of relationship?

खलसहवासं विघटय सतामेव सङ्गमनिशं भो । सांब सदाशिव शंभो शङ्कर शरणं मे तव चरणयुगम ॥ १७॥ Oh Lord break my relation with evil people and always make me in company of good people Oh Samba , ...
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Can literally everyone attain Moksha?

All these concepts regarding Nitya-samsaris and tamo-yogyas sound sadistic and cruel, to say the least, and akin to Abrahamic religions. If the supreme God is so merciful and all-able, then shouldn't ...
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