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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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Which distant country/s in Europe have had Hindu Gods?

Apart from inscription on tablet in Turkey at Boghazkoye, traces of the great Arya or Vedic gods exist in which other countries? What were their names? What was their character? Vedic civilisation ...
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Which Rishi was cursed to be an animal for faltering in a sacrifice?

However he was saved by a god? Who was the person who cursed him and which kind God saved him?
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Which God/Goddess blessings are needed to learn astrology?

I googled this question, and found that Bhrigu maharshi had written a book on astrology. But , I couldn't find which god blessings are required. If anyone knows, Answer it. which god/goddess blessings ...
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Full version of this mantra I heard in my dream: "Tarune deveem rasa..."

Today (Tuesday, Sept 5th, 2023), I learned a mantra during a dream. When I woke I remembered only part of that mantra from my dream. This is all I can remember: Tarune deveem rasa... I think that ...
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Difference between astika and nastika

What is the difference between astika and nastika. I used to think Who believes in God and who don't ; but in many places they say who believes in Vedanta and who don't please clarify my doubts. Say ...
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Are there examples of deities sitting on another deity, except a female deity sitting on her spouse?

Lakshmi is seated on Vishnu's chest and is called विष्णुवक्षस्स्थलस्थिता (Residing in Vishnu’s Chest) The supreme Goddess is seated on Sadasiva per this post; Who are Pancha brahmas' Lalita Devi ...
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Being Religious vs Being Spiritual

We sometimes hear people claiming to be spiritual over religious. What is the difference between 'Being Religious' and 'Being Spiritual' as per the Scriptures?
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Sampradayas and Injunctions

We know there are different Sampradayas(Sects) and sub sects and each have their own injunctions about the social life/interaction as well as devotional/spiritual/ritual interaction. Which among ...
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Do Hindu gods copulate?

Do Hindu gods have sex? If no, then how would you explain birth of Shani as he acquired traits from Chhaya and children of Sangya were totally opposite to him in terms of looks?
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Does any scripture describe Chitragupta as a god?

I know that Chitragupta is Lord Yama's assisant and also worshipped in some places in South India. But, do any scriptures state that he is a deity?
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If God is omnipresent, why do we need to invoke him?

If God is omnipresent, why do we need to invoke him? If one of the qualities of the Lord is that He is Omnipresent, then why do we still need to invoke His presence at certain prayers and rituals?
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Origin of Chatur-Bhuja forms of deities

I would like to trace the origin of the chatur-bhuja representation of the deities in Hinduism. Many deities in Hinduism are portrayed with four hands - almost all the deities appear in this form (...
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what are the special tithis for different deities?

Chaturthi is considered special for Ganesa "Sankata hara chaturthi". What is the special tithi for other prominent deities and are there legends associated with them?
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Who is Shree Muneshwara Swamy? What is his story?

There are many temples in South India dedicated to Shri Muneshwara Swamy. On Googling only this much information was found. Lord Muneshwaraan, who is a Hindu God, worshipped as a family deity in most ...
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Does Hinduism claim God to be benevolent?

I wanted to ask if Hinduism claims God to be benevolent or not because If he is benevolent then there wouldn't be any suffering in the world.
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Is there a god of work?

I know there are many deities, each dealing with various areas of life, each with various characteristics. But is there one god or godness dedicated to work? In particular, I know that Saraswati deals ...
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Naming humans after Gods/Devas

At the present time, large numbers of Hindus are named after Gods - Rama,Krishna,Lakshmi,Parvati et al. But in scripture - the practice seems to have only barely begun in the Puranas - the famous ...
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What is the meaning of Sachidanand?

What is the meaning of Sachidanand? What does the word "Sachidanand mean? I think the word can be broken into - Sat + Chit + Anand. Does it have some relation with Brahmha (Sat) , Chit (Vishnu) ...
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Who should I pray to?

If I have a speech to give tomorrow, who should I pray to? How should I pray to them? For luck, for confidence, for remembering? I really need to do well.
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Does Tridev get angry when they are not worshipped?

Does Vishnu and Shiva gets angry when people on earth not worship them ? I am asking this I was thinking what will happen when Hinduism gets weakned in future , Will the gods destroy the world ? As ...
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Which scriptures discuss using vedic hymns to propitiate puranic deities?

Vedic hymns are mostly dedicated to Indra, Agni, and Varuna (and other gods in the Vedic pantheon) and the injunctions to use these hymns prescribed their use in fire sacrifices. Yet today these hymns ...
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Are there any other deities similar to Ardhanarishvara?

Ardhanarishvara is a form of Shiva/Parvati who is (simply put) physically half-man and half-woman. Are there any other similar deities? (Not mortals.) (Doesn't necessarily have to be a synthesis of ...
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What can we expect from god?

Can we expect help from god? What exactly can we expect because I see some people praying but not all their prayers are getting fulfilled therefore I conclude god doesn't work like that, I see people ...
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What water is kept in three brass kalanchi?

I recently read an online article but now I cannot find the page. There are three brass kalanchi (kalanji) that are placed at the feet on deities. What is the purpose of these and what should be kept ...
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Who is God of sight?

Vak Devi is the goddess of speech and talking. Which God or goddess is of seeing or sight? How may I pray to him? If a blind person prays to him, will he be able to see?
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Why they keep on changing god?

when i was a child they used to say me parents are god after that they used to say me teachers are god then they say me god is in everyone and now they are saying god is formless, why are you changing ...
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Who is the god of craft?

In greek myths, there is one god named Hephaestus. He is the god/patron of craftsmen and forges and blacksmiths etc. Is there a similar god in Hinduism? I think that there is one, just he isn't very ...
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Are there tantric forms of Vishnu too?

The purpose of the following question is to have a deep understanding of the nature of Sanathana Dharma From my basic understanding (please correct me here if I'm wrong). The basic pillar of central ...
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Besides Chhinnamasta and Ketu, are there any other headless figures?

Chhinnamasta is one goddess who is depicted as headless. Some forms of Ketu also show him without a head. Are there any other deities or other figures in Hinduism who have no head? If there are, what ...
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Who is the Hindu god of sacrifice?

Who is the Hindu god of sacrifice? I tried to find out by Googling it, but all I found out was that it was Agni. But I thought that Agni was the god of fire. So, who is it then?
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Do any of the other classes of beings lack gross bodies?

I heard on this site that the Devas lack gross bodies, and only have causal and subtle bodies. If this is true, does this mean that some other classes of beings, for example, Asuras, lack them as well?...
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Are there any other devas than the 33 named in Scripture? [duplicate]

33 devas are named in the Vedas. But are there any indications, in the Vedas or in any other writings, that there exist other devas, that are not named in the Vedas, and are not manifestations of the ...
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Why god do not change human's brain to worship god and do good work?

I heard that without the permission of god a leaf can't move. So, my question is Why god do not change human's brain to worship god and do good work. Please give me answer to this question by giving ...
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What were the instances, when the devatas had bestowed daughter instead of a son, even though the tapasya was done for getting son only?

I know two to three instances where a sadhaka asks for a male child and the devatas offered a female child as a result of tapas. #1: Manifestation of Draupadi Although Drupada asked for only a son O ...
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Is it true we cannot change the minds of the Gods?

Is it true that we cannot change the minds of the Gods, and that we cannot change their plans? I assume it is true that we cannot change them, but I'm asking to see if there are any scriptures or ...
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Are the Sun, the Moon, and the planets the bodies of the Gods associated with them?

For example, is the Sun, the white sphere that we see in the sky, is it the body, or at least a body, of the Sun God, Surya? And is this true of the Moon and the other planets, those being the bodies ...
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Are the Brahma Sutras saying that idols are the physical forms of the Gods?

If it be said that (the corporeal individuality of the gods involves) a contradiction to (sacrificial) works; we deny that, on account of the observation of the assumption (on the part of the gods) of ...
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Which verses of Brahma Sutras state that devas do not have gross bodies? [duplicate]

I have heard it claimed on this site that the Brahma Sutras state that the devas have only causal and subtle bodies, and do not have gross bodies. What are the specific verses stating this?
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Is Indra, Shiva?

I was wondering how this evolved during times. How Indra disappeared instead of Rudra, or Shiva ...or even Vishnu? Is Shiva , Indra and vice-versa?
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Do each of the manifestations of the devas have their own jiva?

There are 33 devas but thousands of thousands of manifestations of these 33 devas. Do each of these manifestations have their own jiva, or do they share there jiva with other manifestations of the ...
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If devas do not have gross bodies, does that mean they do not experience material sensations?

If it is true that devas do not have gross bodies but only causal and subtle bodies, does that mean that they do not experience material sensations or desires? Are there any assertions in scripture or ...
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