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Can Shudras not attain heaven?

"By your grace, this Shudra will not be able to attain heaven!” I understand most of Shambuka's story and don't see it as a later interpolation, but this verse translated correctly that a Shudra ...
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What are the guaranteed ways to go to heaven?

What are the various guaranteed ways to go to heaven ? I think one of them is Kshatriya dying on battle field always go to heaven. What are the other ways ?
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Do only Pativratra wives accompany their husbands in heaven ? Do non-Pativratas also accompany the husband in afterlife?

It is quite well known that if a woman is Pativrata , she will take her husband to heaven along with herself. That is Pativrata wife will accompany the husband in heaven or afterlife. My question is - ...
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Where is the physical path or way to go to heaven?

Many people have gone to heaven while still being alive like -Arjun . I want to know what is the physical path or way to to go heaven ? Also I have heard that there is staircase to heaven located at ...
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Is heaven permanent in the Vedas?

We find in the Bhagavad Gita that Heaven is temporary by verse 21 of chapter 9 which reads: they, having enjoyed the vast heaven-world, when their merits are exhausted, enter the world-of-the-mortals;...
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Can a person do bhakti of god in Narak (or Swarg)?

Suppose a person goes to Narark after death , can he do Bhakti of god there ? And Can he do bhakti of god in Swarg lok ?
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Why didn't God just create heaven?

I am pretty sure there would have been enough sports in heaven why create anything else why didn't just create youth and happiness?
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Is it true that those who propitiate Vishnu , Shiva or Bhagwati don't need their descendants to offer Pind-daan to them?

Is it true that those who propitiate Vishnu , Shiva or Bhagwati don't need their descendants to offer Pind-daan to them ? Can anyone cite the reference to the scripture where this thing is written ? ...
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Did soul of Sati talk with Parvati ? Can soul of one's previous birth from heaven talk with body of one's next birth?

In this episode of hindi serial it is shown that soul of Sati talked with Parvati (who was alive). (Watch from 26:23) Also It was shown that Shiva used to meet and talk with soul of Sati secretly from ...
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Are there any other ways to get rid of Pitri-Rina?

Getting rid of Pitri Rina is done by having a son. Are there any other ways to get rid of Pitri-Rina ?
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Do husband and wife go to heaven or hell together?

Do husband and wife go to heaven or hell together ? It is being said that sin of the wife is absorbed by the husband. Plus it is quite well known that a Pativrata wife takes the husband to heaven ...
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How Does A Western/American/European Person Who Is Christian Or Atheist Experience Post Death Events & Other Lok

I have asked some really dumb questions on here but this might be my dumbest one yet hahaha:D Ok. So. Gonna ask it anyway. Do our Hindu texts say what a Christian or atheist western person from Europe ...
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How could Arjuna entered heaven with his physical body during exile?

As we all know Arjuna entered heaven at the Time of their Vanavas, how could he able to do that?
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What is the ratio of speed of time between Earth and Swarga Loka and Narak Loka?

At what speed does the time move in heaven or hell with respect to earth ? What is ratio of speed of time at these places ? Anyone ?
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Does a pativrata stree take the husband to heaven even if the husband did sins in his life?

Does a pativrata stree take the husband to heaven even if the husband did sins in his life ? Is it true that even if someone is sinner but his wife is patrivrata , he because of his wife goes to ...
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Are dead people able to see us?

Are people who are dead i.e.those who are in Swarga , Narak , Pitri-Lok etc able to see us on earth ?
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Do women who not follow Brahmcharya after death of husband go to hell?

Is it true that widows who don't practice celibacy after death of husbands go to hell ?
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Are heaven and pitri lok the same place?

Are heaven (swarg) and pitri lok the same place ? Or are they different place ? And what about Narak ?
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How to appoint Putrika? What is the process of appointing Putrika?

It is being said that if someone doesn't have a son , he can appoint one of his daughter as Putrika and find a man who is willing to marry his daughter and put condition on him that son born from this ...
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Did Ram die by commiting suicide? And who performed his last rites?

Towards the end of Ramayana (Uttar Kand) we are told that King Ram along with several citizens of Ayodhya die by submerging in a river. Does this act count as suicide? Also, what happened to Ram's ...
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Is Human birth better than heaven?

During human birth we can advance spiritually (especially when one is born in a Hindu family) while in heaven there is only pleasure and enjoyment. Which is better - heaven or human birth ?
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Do people get saved from hell if one of their family member is in heaven?

Yudhistira was allocated heaven while other four Pandavs and Draupdi were allocated hell . But when Yudhistira requested Yamraj that he too would live in hell with his other four brothers and wife in ...
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What is the minimum and maximum amount of time one gets to live in heaven?

What is the minimum and maximum amount of time one gets to live in heaven ? ( acc to heaven time)
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Will a sati go to heaven or hell?

Parasara Smriti 4.30 “A widow, who immolates herself on the same funeral pile with her deceased husband, resides in heaven for ten millions of years, which is the number of hairs on the human body.” ...
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Does the Dvaita Vedanta school of thought of Hinduism believe in eternal heaven?

https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/44487/22556 This is an answer to the question that I asked about different schools of thought in Hinduism. In the Dvaita Vedanta school it is written that the soul ...
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What is the correct interpretation of these verse from kaushitaki upanishad?

He going by the path by which the immortal gods travel reaches the world of Agni (fire), then to the world of Vayu (air), then to the world of Varuna, then to the world of Aditya (sun), then to the ...
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Is heaven (savarglok) a physical thing or it is just metaphorical

There are many scholar who say that heaven is physical but there many scholar that says heaven is metaphorical. Which is correct. |AV 12.3.26|| From heaven they come, they visit earth, and rising ...
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What are the luxuries of Swarga Loka? And how Swarga Loka has been defined in the Vedas? [closed]

Can some one fulfill his unsatisfied desires. And after enjoying in sawarg lok can one decide how he /she wants to reincarnate him/herself.reincarnation happens with our will or against our will.
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Are all worlds and existences except God temporary in Hinduism?

From what I can gather, the Vedas and Upanishads and Hinduism in general state that punishment via hell or rebirth in a bad state of life, and Heaven or rebirth in a good state are always temporary as ...
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Where in Hindu scriptures does the concept of the five trees in Svarga come from?

I'm intetested in knowing where the idea of the 5 trees in Svarga or Devaloka (Pancavriksha, Kalpavriksha) is described in the Hindu scriptues. I'm especially interested in the earliest occurences ...
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If there is hell and heaven in Hinduism. Then why is there rebirth and moksh? [duplicate]

We see the concept of rebirth and moksha , while we also see hell and heaven in Hinduism. Garuda purana says a lot about punishments in hell Also read https://www.quora.com/If-early-Hinduism-believed-...
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what is the highest abode for Vaishnavite sects?

Srivaishnavites and Madhwites seem to regard Vaikuntha as the highest abode. For Gaudiyas it seems to be "Goloka" - I am looking for a systematic exposition of the conception of the ultimate ...
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Which scripture has the story of the prostitute and the Sannyasi?

They lived across from each other and the Sannyasi would throw a pebble into a pile for each time somebody visited her. Soon the pebbles became a small hill and he would tell her "look at the ...
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Is Heaven a static place or is it constantly changing?

What is the actual description of the Heaven according to Hinduism. Is it a static place or does it change with the times? Do you think there would science related things in Heaven example - cars, ...
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