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Why is the water of samkha (conch) forbidden from being offered to Shiva even though it can offered to all other Gods?

Devi bhagavata mentions that water of Shamkha is particularly pleasing to all the Gods except Shiva. The water in the conch-shell is also very holy and pleasing to the Devas. What more than this, ...
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Is there a verse in the Bori Mahabharata in which Shiva says that he was born from Vishnu?

Is there a verse in the Bori (critical edition) Mahabharata in which Shiva says that he was born from Vishnu?
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Can a person become an avatar of brahman and be worshipped?

Is it possible for a being freed of earthly, astral, and casual karma to be a representative or effectivly identify as the most supreme and derive worship and full authority ?
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Can vedic gods like Indra or Agni understand English

Can gods mentioned in the vedas like Indra, Varuna, Agni, Vayu understand english. Can you pray to them in English or do you have to strictly stick to sanskrit to pray to them even if you are praying ...
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Who is the god head of knowledge in Hinduism?

Hindu deities of knowledge and intelligence include Saraswati, Brahma , Hayagriva , Ganesha , Kartikeya , Matangi and Neela Saraswati(mahavidya Tara). So who among these is the most superior and has ...
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Are gods vulnerable to worldly emotions?

If we worship god A and after a certain period of time if I worship god B , does the god A become angry on us and bestow less blessings on us? What does scriptures say about this?
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Alternative to Naam Japa

I used to do Naam Japa in the past but since I have come to know about Advaita this practice is unacceptable to my mind. I can't find it logical. Though I have experienced it's mind purifying benefits ...
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IS the beej mantra mentioned in this video authentic and will it work..?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqgBLCibUqQ please guide on this matter .. if not authentic can you please tell what mantra to chant to collectively please all planets and if know please recommend ...
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Can Ram and Sarayu be brother and sister?

If a kid name is Ram then can her sister name be Sarayu? Please suggest. We require this to name a girl child. We got a dream about Sarayu river after we come to know about pregnancy in last year. We ...
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Does God in Hinduism have foreknowledge of everything?

If yes, wouldn't that mean no one except God has free will?
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Meditation practice in the name of god

we must Always keep your mind on God and be meditating in the name of god, right. Can anyone please tell me what kind of practice is supposed to be incorporated here. should we be thinking about him, ...
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Did the concept of Grama devatas exist in earlier Yugas?

Did the concept of Grama-Devis/Devatas ( local/folk deities )exist in the Yugas prior to Kaliyug?
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What's the mount of Goddess Kali? Is it Lord Shiva? Who is it?

Who exactly is the mount of Goddess Kali? Please do not say lion as it is the vahana of Ma Durga.
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identification request: who is this female devi, sitting on the back of a crocodile.?

I saw an identification request here but this is clearly a different one. I saw this female devi - on the picture below - and from my wisdom I can't figure out who she might be. Is it something backed ...
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Why god takes birth only in India?

Why God take birth only in India (Aryavrata) ? Why not in any other place ?
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Do the deities punish those people who have cursed them?

Out of anger , if a person who is a normal and simple devotee of god, curses them and use very offensive and vulgar language, then do the deities punish them ? If the devotee sincerely asks for ...
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Is it possible to worship God in forms that aren't sanctioned by any scripture?

As per what I have heard in Hindu belief, God manifests in front of a devotee in any form that the devotee wants him to. However, from a personal viewpoint, my mind does not find any connection or ...
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Why do gods put bear foot on earth if they wear gold ornaments?

If gods wear gold ornaments, then they will be defintely wearing some kind of golden shoes. But in places where its mentioned that God landed on earth first time, we see foot marks only and not any ...
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Question about omnipotence of God

If God is omnipotent then why can't parambrahm kill my soul(aatma) Can parambrahm parmeshwar make a rock that can't be lifted by parambrahm? Can God kill himself? I don't want to offend anyone but I ...
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What are some good powerful stotras that quickly destroy our bad karmas or sins

I believe that our past life sins can be destroyed or reduced through reciting stotras. I have read phalashruti of some stotras having such benefits. I want to know such stotras which are powerful ...
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View of scripture on:Is blasphemy forgivable or unforgivable and what is their atonement in hinduism?

Is blasphemy forgivable or not in hinduism for A) Blasphemy by thoughts B) Blasphemy by speech C) Blasphemy by acts (intentional /unintentional) I also want to know what's the possible way of ...
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If the hinduism is correct religion then why hindus are not improving their lives?

We know that God is responsible for this world and is driving this world. If the Hindus are following the correct path which leads to connect with God and order him to get what they want, then why the ...
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As per Hinduism, What happens to those who worship Imaginary Gods?

As per texts like Bhagavad Gita, Worshippers of Pitrs go to Pitrs and Worshippers of Devas go to Devas in the afterlife. What happens to those who worship Imaginary characters who don't even exist as ...
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What happends after you shed the last of your casual karma?At this stage do you merge with God?

After shedding the last residual of your casual karma. You merge with god, does this mean you literally become God or do you still retain individuality ? If you do retain individuality, what does it ...
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"gods"what is the most striking, conspicious and visible proof of the presence of God?

" gods" what is the most striking, conspicious and visible proof of the presence of God?
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Can there be any avatar(s) of God apart from those mentioned in the scriptures

Can there be any avatar of God apart from those mentioned in the scriptures as Sri Krishna said that whenever there is a decline of Dharma he takes birth and also that there are infinite avatars. Pls ...
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Why Sri RamKrishna Paramhansa cut / attack Maa Kali with sword according to both dvaita and advaita perspective

Why did Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa cut Maa Kali on the order of Sadhu Totapuri even though Sri RamKrishna Paramhansa considered both Dvaita and advaita and saguna and nirguna as same and he even said ...
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After human life, is next step a low-level divine being?

The jiva goes from plant to insect to animal to human then divine ? Assuming we don’t achieve moksh, and we have good karma, would the next birth after human one be a low level divine being ? Like ...
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Living creatures and sins

I, myself have killed so many mosquitoes, pests in my life. Now, I have come to a thought that they too are beautiful expressions created by god. Every single being created by the supreme serves a ...
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As per Upanishads, do people who attain Brahman also acquire its properties like omniscience and omnipotence?

I was reading S. Radhakrishnan's Indian Philosophy, and there, in the chapter 'Philosophy of Upanishads' he says that when a person attains Brahman, that is, it merges with Brahman, that person then ...
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About worshipping Gods with mentally concieved offerings

The Laliopakhyaana contains the following statement - 84-87a. If one cannot afford, one should always worship Ambikā with articles mentally conceived and imagined. - Lalitopakhyana Chapter 43 So my ...
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Could anyone debunk these theories stating why hinduism is false?

So i’ve recently come across these videos stating reasons hinduism is false and i am not sure how these can be refuted , i was wondering is someone could help me and go through each point thoroughly ...
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What is the source of the mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah"?

A lot of websites and youtube channels related to Brahmacharya recommend meditating on this mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah". I am curious as to what is it's source and who is the deity of the ...
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Are bodies of Devtas and Gods also made of Panch-Tatva?

Are bodies of devtas (eg- Indra, Vayu etc)and Gods (Vishnu, Shiva etc) also made of Panch Tatva like that of humans ?
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The gods don't protect like a shepherd with a stick, why should we worship them?

This with reference to a verse from Mahabharata: न देवा दण्डमादाय रक्षन्ति पशुपालवत् । यं तु रक्षितुमिच्छन्ति बुद्ध्या संविभजन्ति तम् ॥ विदुरनीति ३-४० Translation: The gods don't protect like a ...
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Were saints like Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Kabir, and others frauds because they said Hindus and Muslim pray to the same God

Let's be honest, the Hindu God is very VERY different from the God of Abraham that Jews, Christians and Muslims follow. Our God is a peaceful, compassionate, understanding and calm God while Abrahamic ...
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Why are Hindu gods portrayed as fallible and flawed like Greek/Roman gods?

Among the stories from Mahabharat, Ramayana, Purana, etc I have heard, it seems Hindu gods are very fallible - they make mistakes, they commit crimes, they get angry, they harass people, they get ...
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The story of Vyuha Laxmi on Lord Venkateshwara Swami's chest written before or after?

If the Vyuhalaxmi took the place on Swami's chest, then why the people did not identify that it's Swami's idol? Was the story of Vyuhalaxmi written after 12th century ( if the idol is identified in ...
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Why Ramanuja did not see the injury mark on Lord Venkateshwara's head?

The story of milkman hitting Lord Venkateshwara happened long before Ramanujacharya, but why he did not see the injury mark on Lord Venkateshwara's face? That mark is enough to prove that the idol is ...
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Do god punish people who have intrusive thoughts?

I have many intrusive thoughts in my daily life. Some include being very offensive to god himself. The thoughts that occur in my mind , I genuinely try to ask for forgiveness to god. So will god take ...
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Does god really accept our prayers despite our wandering mind, our desires, pleasure seeking intentions and praying just for the wish to be fulfilled?

I actually am perplexed by consuming information from various sources and would like to put it out in words now. I fall in an endless mind chatter when thinking about my prayers and god fulfilling ...
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Good karma yields good results. What is role of GOD here?

Good karma yields positive results, while bad karma leads to negative outcomes. Consequently, our experiences are shaped by our karma, prompting curiosity about the role of God in this process. Can a ...
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The way to reaching God is to think about him lifelong?

I am assuming that a person can max think about God but nothing else then how a person's thinking helps in getting moksha? Whether it's worship or singing songs about God or constructing temples etc ...
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What is God's attitude or feelings towards a person who indulges in his or her bhakti, Sadhna or who just believes in them?

We often hear of them is all kind and father/mother like but I doubt it is so simple. It maybe also possible that it can't be understood by our limited human undertanding or maybe its different for ...
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Why do Hindu Gods have parents if they have no masters?

Why do Hindu Gods like Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesh have parents, even though Upanishads (see Shvetashvatara 6.9) say that god has no master, lord, or even parent?
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Please help me identify the hymn being sung in this segment

https://youtu.be/ymoKnBGSFGM?feature=shared From 18:27 to 22:46, there is a hymn being sung in what I'm told is the malkauns raga. I hear the phrases 'Niranjana Nirākāra', and 'Dukhha bandhana ...
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Did I sin after trying to help a sick kitten but it died?

I found a sick kitten by the road. I simply couldn't leave it. I brought it home and applied medicines on it. I fed it food and made it a warm place to sleep using cardboard boxes. The next day, its ...
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What is the relation of Yogi with God?

He cannot expect protection as compared to a Devotee? Given he achieves things by ego-effort the personal safety should also be his own responsibility.
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Durga Gayatri Manta

Can anyone chant the Durga Gayatri Manta? Are there any restrictions or that have to be followed while chanting this Mantra?
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Can i chant the Ashtottara nama of Maa Lakshmi for better finanacial situation?

my family's financial condition has been quite bad since a very long time(10+ years), we are in huge debts and are in a hand to mouth situation living by just by the grace of god. can i chant the 108 ...
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