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Which is the actual abode of Shiva-Parvati: Manimahesh Kailash in Himachal Pradesh or Mount Kailash in Tibet?

This is what I am referring to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manimahesh_Kailash_Peak
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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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Are there any list of Nagardevta/gramdevta of famous Indian cities?

A Nagardevta/Gramadevta is guardian deity of village who is worshipped by people of that Grama(village) and the deity protects the village. I am wondering who are the Nagardevta/gramadevta of famous ...
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What else do the gods have besides avatars? Do the gods have something like manifestations and expansions of their being?

Something like superior forms or true forms that exist in a higher level of reality and what we see or know in reality does not represent the true form of the gods, being their true form absolutely ...
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What are the 8 directions in Sanskrit and the corresponding Adhi Devata (Presiding Deity)? [duplicate]

I have heard that Hinduism recognizes 8 directions (plus up and down). What are these in Sanskrit and in English and who is the corresponding presiding deity for each?
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Did devas, asuras and normal humans exist in the same world together during any time?

Also, I have read some versions stating that devas and asuras are not classified based upon races but classified based upon their behaviour. Why did asuras had to be perceived as evil people. I mean ...
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What is the concept of God according to Vaisheshika school of philosophy?

Vaisheshika school is a school of philosophy in Hinduism that believes in God. So what is the concept of God according to Vaisheshika. Is God the creator of the universe? Is he omnipotent, omnipresent ...
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Who is Right: Vivekananda or Lord Krishna?

Vivekananda claimed that God the Almighty exists inside every human being, and so he advised to treat everyone as God. But, Lord Krishna said: All living beings dwell in Me, but I do not dwell in ...
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What do the terms, “Sanchit Karma” and “Prarabdha”, mean?

Pls explain. I don't know the meanings of these terms.
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How many are the RgVedic Devatas or gods in number? [duplicate]

We've heard of 33 crores of Devatas. We've heard of armed conflict between Devatas and Asuras. We've also heard of the RgVedic Brahman the Absolute claimed to be the True God the Almighty who's One ...
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Stars of hindu gods [closed]

I need to know about the birth stars of the hindu gods. How and where i can get the legit informations. Can you help me in this?
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According to Hinduism, are all demons dead by now or can new demons get created now? [closed]

According to Hinduism, Are there any demons yet to be killed, or will get killed now i.e in the 20th-century timeline or any god battling with demon now and we are not aware of it? According to ...
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Is the concept of divine retribution(punishment) mentioned in the Vedas and upanishades?

Divine retribution : Divine retribution is supernatural punishment of a person, a group of people, or everyone by a deity in response to some action. Many cultures have a story about how a deity ...
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Is there any reference / mention about Jeen Mataji in Hindu epics or Vedas?

My mother believe in Jeen Mataji. I've also visited the temple in childhood. But I feel it's just a belief made by people of Rajasthan state. (Not saying it's a bad thing). But I'm not sure about it. ...
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Understanding Purusha aspect of Brahman and the difference between the two. Also why is the Male God personified as Purusha?

Gist: Understanding the Purusha or chetana aspect of Brahman and reason for overlap between Brahman and Purusha as also the reason for personification of Purusha as only the male god. An answer to ...
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Ability to grant moksha [duplicate]

There is always the question of “Who I Supreme-Lord Shiva,Lord Vishnu,or Devi (Parvati)?” My question is:Are each of these 3 deities equally capable to give their devotees moksha?Or does this depend ...
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Confusion of I and he?

If God is in everyone then why many swamijis referred to as him? He will save us, he will incarnate, he stays in kailsasa, he stays in vaikuntha, he wears this, he wears that etc.?
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Do devas still visit earth in Kali Yuga?

Devatas were born as men on earth in previous yugas and some devas even lived on earth in previous yugas. Do devas still visit earth in Kali Yuga?
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God present in impurities?

According to Advaita Vedanta God is present in wood, air, and other things. It's in all the movable and immovable things God present in evrywhere. Is god present in impurities like urine, semen, stool ...
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What is Nyaya's view on devatās?

Nyaya is a school of philosophy in Hinduism. It is a theistic school which believes in one supreme God. So do nyaya school believe in devatās and do they consider worshipping them. Or do they reject ...
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Are there any mantras similar to the Mahā-Mṛtyunjaya Mantra, but dedicated to deities other than Rudra (Śhiva)?

The Mahā-Mṛtyunjaya Mantra is one of most famous mantra, said to provide immediate protection to the devotee from death and other problems, and ultimately bestow Moksha to the chanter, if chanted ...
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Isn't keeping the idol-murtis of non canonical hindu deities in temples specifically dedicated to hindu deities a sin?

Isn't keeping the idol-murtis or pictures, etc., of non canonical deities (like Saî Bâbâ, Santoșhî Mâtâ) in the temples dedicated to scripture defined canonical deities, a sin or a forbidden act? ...
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Did Adi Shankaracharya make an argument for a perfect God (Brahman) against Buddhist and atheist school?

Did Adi Shankaracharya give any argument to prove the existence of a perfect God (Brahman) against Buddhist and other atheist schools. I am not asking argument for Monism, or about only God exists, ...
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Why gods were unable to save them from curses of human beings?

No offense but I am unable to understand why Hindu gods seems unable to save themselve from curse. For example:- Ganesha was beheaded by Shiva because he was cursed by Sage Kashayapa, Vishnu was ...
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Why is our universe the smallest kind in existence?

I read that our universe is the smallest kind, because the Brahma in this universe only has four heads, while in larger universes Brahma has for example, a million heads. Why does a universe kind ...
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How do gods like Shiva procreate? Do gods do sex like humans? [duplicate]

I have found people claiming that gods do not procreate like humans but procreate without any bodily union on Quora, does this idea have scriptural backing? I thick virya(or)teja means fire spirit in ...
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What are the arguments of Nyaya school to prove that vedas are divine?

Nyaya is a school of thought in Hinduism. It believes vedas are divine and authored by God? What are the arguments that Nyaya make to support their claim?
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Why we haven't discovered different planetary systems yet as described?

While I was reading more and more, I got to know that there are different lokas below and above earth and the distance described for them is only some yojana sway (1 yojana = 8 miles = 12 kilometers), ...
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Can deities from other universes hear our prayers?

Can deities inhabiting other universes hear our prayers, or is it just the presiding deities of this universe?
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Is an evil, but devoted, person more valued by the Gods than a good, but an atheistic, person?

The example of Ravana comes to mind, because he was a Bhakta of Prabhu Shiva. It seems like an awful lot of terrible people, like Ajamila, are forgiven just due to their devotions, and their sins are ...
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Do agni's immortality contradicts gita 2:27?

RV 3.26.7 अग्निरस्मि जन्मना जातवेदाः घृतं मे चक्षुरमृतं म आसन् । अर्कस्त्रिधातू रजसो विमानो अजस्रो घर्मो हविरस्मि नाम ॥ “I am Agni, omniscient by birth, Light is my eye and Immortality is my mouth. I ...
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What is the scripture verificiton of the sine-wave based seven vedic gods concept?

some of These picture everyone can see flying around the net, tellings about 7 modes of the supreme bhrahman realities. i thinks , There is some of the peculiar answers in several platforms regarding ...
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What should be the minimum quantity of food that can be offered to God?

What is the minimum quantity of food, recommended scripturally, that can be offered to God? Does the quantity varies : Both in normal daily pújã and the occasional big pújã? Does the kind and quantity ...
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Are explicit rankings/ratings of deities relatively recent in Hinduism?

Madhwa has the taratamya - that assigns ranks to about 100 deities. More recent scriptures have ratings baed on Kalas - a deity with 64 Kalas being supreme. Have there been such detailed comparisons (...
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Does the Katha Upanishad verse 2.3.1 contradict the immortality verses about Devatās?

ūrdhvamūlo'vākśākha eṣo'śvatthaḥ sanātanaḥ | tadeva śukraṃ tadbrahma tadevāmṛtamucyate | tasmiṃllokāḥ śritāḥ sarve tadu nātyeti kaścana | etadvaitat || 1 || Root up and branches down is this ancient ...
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which scripture says “parokshakama hi devah”, and what does it mean?‘

Does it mean the Gods have caused scriptures to be composed in a way that they are hard to understand?
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How does one become a Preta/Pisacha? [duplicate]

Someone said that the jivatma turns into a Preta if proper funeral rites are not done. But I thought that the Jivatma is immediately carried to Yama after death.
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Is there a God of black hole? [closed]

We know that there is a God(devatā) of sun(Surya deva). And when sun dies it becomes a black hole.So is there a God of black hole.
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Is it possible for a non vegetarian to attain the birth of a devatās?

If a non vegetarian do a lot of charity and other good work, will he able to attain the birth of a devatās. Or the birth of a devatās can only be achieved by a vegetarian who do the good karma as well....
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How does one feed pavana deva?

Agni is considered the mouth of the gods and goddesses and the medium that conveys offerings to them in a homa (votive ritual) How does one feed pavana deva ?
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Do Deities in their Moola form have to make a living, like us?

Do they have to earn food, clothing and shelter? Or is it that their bodies are spiritual in nature and do not need these things? Avataras of course eat food, wear clothes and so forth.
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According to Smarta, all of three of the “Trimurti” are equal. But why isn't Brahma given the same significance as Vishnu and Shiva?

Even Puri Shankaracharya said that chanting the name of Narayana and Shiva would have the same benefits. However, why don't anyone give such importance to Brahma?
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Why don't we refer Lord Shiva as pita (father) like we refer Goddess Kali as maa kali (mother)?

We reffer Goddess Kali as maa (mother) Kali but we don't reffer God Shiva as pita(father) Shiva. Not just that we reffer all female Goddess(Lakshmi,Durga, Parvati) as Maa but we don't do the same for ...
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Are Shiva, Parvati, and their children, the only Gods who dwell on Earth?

I was referring to Mount Kailasha. Among the Trimurti, Vishnu, along with Lakshmi, and Brahma, along with Sarasvati, appear to dwell in other realms. So do the other Gods.
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Why do only the mounts of Shiva and Vishnu have actual names (Nandi and Garuda)?

Do the VAhanas of Durga (lion), Ganesha (mouse), and Skanda (peacock) have names of their own, just like Shiva's mount is named "Nandi"?
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Would Narayana listen if someone were to chant his name without going to a temple?

This probably sounds like a dumb question, but I am unable to visit any temples as I don't live in India. That being said, any effort is probably better than none at all. Would Nama jap of Narayana (...
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Are tathastu devatas(ashwini devatas) real? Will they fulfill everything we utter?

It is said to me that tathastu devatas come around 5'O clock or sometime in the evening. At that time, we should speak only good and positive words because, those gods will make our wish come true. So,...
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Does God help only if Punya deposit is available?

There are several incidents in scriptures where God/nature helps immediately in case of any danger or panic situation if one prays for help. I can provide three such examples from Mahabharata: #1: ...
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What is Difference between Hinduism and other religion? [closed]

What is difference between Our gods and other religion gods ? According to Puranas

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