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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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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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