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Elites saying "Buddhism is a child of Hinduism."

Experts and Elite Personalities of Sanatana Dharma knows that Buddhism is born from Hinduism but do not agree with some teachings of Hinduism. Swami Vivekananda is an elite personality states this ...
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Ancient Brahmacharya

How would the ancient youth would have observed brahmacharya with the amount of erotica in the temples, scriptures and even in some part of puranas that we refer in day to day life ! And note my ...
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Do Any Puran Or Hindu Texts Talk About Cultural Appropriation Of Hinduism In Kaliyug?

Just wondering if the cultural appropriation of Hinduism by foreign societies in Kaliyug is predicted in Hindu texts ? Is mentioned anywhere ? There are so many people in the west who teach yoga ...
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Whom did king swamyambhu manu fought war with when there was no other king on the earth other then him?

Name of kings ruling besides king Swayambhu manu on the earth?
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What do the Vedas/shastras and Hindu Texts say about disputes? Is it worth getting into any disputes?

I am interested in the teachings of Hinduism. I have a lot of questions, and there are still very few answers. Disputes of different types are found at every step of life. What is the right thing to ...
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The story of the sage Rishyasringa

The wikipedia article of Sringeri Sharadamba Temple mentions As per Hindu legend, the place is associated with sage Rishyasringa, son of Vibhandakamuni. He did severe penance at this place, leading ...
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Why do the Buddhists in India claim that Diwali is a buddhist festival?

I am not sure whether it is a question to be asked on this forum but I have come across a lot of Navayani Buddhist online who claim that Diwali was a festival started by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka as ...
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is there any book that states that our ancestors (hindu)have time travel

for eg according to Scriptures kakbhusandi knew how to travel time in the physical state how?/?
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Krishn-Kaliya Story ReTold

Is Hercules & Hydra Just ReTold Krishn-Kaliya Story ? Came across some Indian writers who posited the theory that the story of Hercules & Hydra is a myth stolen from Hinduism and adapted to ...
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How did ancient Hindus view other religion's god?

Greeks 'equated' other religion's gods to their gods. We can find it in Herodotus and Plutarch...etc (e.g. Amun=Zeus, Osiris=Dionysus) Is there any historical records that shows about ancient Hindus' ...
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If the Ramyana we know happened in 24th Treta Yuga, what happened in 28th Treta Yuga?

According to this answer, Ramayana happened in 24th Treta Yuga. If it happened in 24th Treta Yuga how did we come to know of it? Through which sage did we get the current available Valmiki Ramayana? ...
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When Shri Krishna died, which places flooded besides Dwarka?

Which places flooded and when?
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When did (year) pandav dynasty rulers was ruling in hastinapur flood destroyed it and they shifted to kousambi?

Year in which hastinapur flooded and pandav dynasty kings shifted to koasumbi?
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List of kings of sindhu and sauvira kingdom from Mahabharat to upto when it ended in kaliyuga?

Kings of Sindhu and sauvira dynasty from Mahabharat। to 1500BCE in kaliyuga?
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Where is the present location of ancient 9 varshaa of jambudweep?

Where is ramayakvarsha,illavratvarsha,in present times?
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Who are the people's which lived on ancient saptadweep?

Ancient saptadweep names and the people's or human tribes with kings which lived on these dweep in ancient time according to our Vedas and puranas?
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List of kings and their sons who were killed by lord parshuram

And how did kshtraiya kings came on earth again how saved them from fully destroyed by lord parshuram?
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Place were king prithu lived and ruled?

Name of the place were king prithu established his kingdom first?
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Where did first 7 saptarishi in Hindu mythology hermitage or lived , name of the places?

SaptaRishies at the time of 1St swamyambhu Manu lived were , their hermitage exact location?
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Name of the place were 1St Manu I.e swamyambhu Manu established his empire?

Place name were swamyambhu Manu first lived and were his son king uttanpada established his kingdom?
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Stories and shlokas that glorify adult children and speak against toxic parenting

I have seen that Hindu stories, shlokas and myths are full of praises for parents. It makes sense that most rules were made by elder people, their rituals were designed to discipline those who are ...
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What are the important shastrath debates in ancient india?

I have heard of only one debate which was between Adi Shankaracharya and Mandana Mishra. Can you list some important debates other than the aforementioned one? Are there any scriptures/books which ...
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How valid are these words of Arjuna in discouraging inter-caste marriages of 'contemporary' times?

Consider the following words by Arjuna in Bagavath Geetha. यद्यप्येते न पश्यन्ति लोभोपहतचेतस: | कुलक्षयकृतं दोषं मित्रद्रोहे च पातकम् || 38|| कथं न ज्ञेयमस्माभि: पापादस्मान्निवर्तितुम् | कुलक्षयकृतं ...
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Guru Paramparas of Shad Darshanas other than Vedanta

Are there any surviving Guru Paramparas of Purva Mimansa/ Vaisheshikha/ Nyaya/ Sankhya /Yoga?
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Are there any other sadhakas in India who lived without food?

In the scriptures of Sanathan Dharma, there are several mentions about rishis or yogis who live without food. Some may live on the water, some may live with either sun or air. In the recent past, ...
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mathura Krushna janmbhumi mandir references

mathura Krushna janmbhumi mandir references plz provident me the krushna mandir in mathura was half destroyed by outsiders. Can i get some reference from shastras about the ancients temple and place ...
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Who were the Kriyashakti Acharyas and who among them was a contemporary of Shri Vidyaranya?

I have read that there were saints called Kriyashakthi Acharyas in Karnataka and one of them was a contemporary of Shri Vidyaranya of Sringeri during the period of Vijayanagara empire. They seem to ...
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Are there any scriptures available (or mention) that are related to GyanVapi mandir?

Shivling has been found in Gyanvapi, Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh, and the supreme court today ordered to seal the area The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Varanasi District Magistrate to protect the ...
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Is Hinduism only for Brahmins and Kshatriya men?

Historically for thousands of years, only Brahmin and Kshatriya men had access to Hindu texts. Women, Vaishyas, Shudras, and any foreigners were not allowed access to Hindu texts or Hindu teachings, ...
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If a parent has one and only child, will he not be able to learn to play the flute?

My father said, "If mom and dad have only one child, then that child will not be able to learn to play the flute." I asked, "Who told you that ?" He said it was forbidden in ...
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What is the History of Nāgavaṃśa? Is there any mention of them in the Puranas or other texts?

A lot of jati-s claim descent from the Naga-s, I wanted to know more about their History
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Where can I find some forgotten inventions of our Vedic Era?

I recently watched Sadhguru's video on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxPlm44PCK0) where he said that Pushpak Viman(aeroplanes) was already built by us in Vedic Era. I am aware that our ...
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What is the pauranika mahatmya of the Sri Katasraj Shiva temple in the Punjab?

There is a popular tirtha of Shiva in the Punjab by the name of Sri Katasraj Dhama. It is a large complex and like many pauranika temples, houses a kunda. Although now infrequently visited and without ...
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Was Tukaram an Advaitin philosopher?

Did Tukaram advocate the philosophy of Advaita? Can any one give proofs that he advocated Advaita?
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Does Nagamani really exist in Kaliyuga?

I am coming from this question: Which Hindu Scriptures provides knowledge about Nagamani(Cobra Pearl)? Is there a place where we can witness this Nagamani if it really exist. There are scammers coming ...
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What's the significance of the title 'Śrīla (श्रील)' generally used by Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavas?

One may generally observe, that almost all the ācāryas from the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava lineage (especially the ISCKON) use this term - "Śrīla", as a title, for their ācāryas, and even for ...
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Did Appayya Dikshita accept the Nayanars?

Did Appayya Dikshita accept the Nayanars ? Adi Shankaracharya did accept Kannappa Nayanar. But What about Appayya Dikshita?
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Mystery behind death of Ahiravan and Meghnath

1.) I was watching Ramanand Sagar's Ramayana where Ravan talks about calling Ahiravan for help but doesn't do it. However, Ahiravan's death is not shown in this Ramayana. After doing some research I ...
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Does the term - 'Vedānta (वेदान्त)' occur in any canonical text?

Vedānta is the most popular 'School of Thought' within Hinduism. As per Wikipedia: Vedānta also (called) Uttara Mīmāṃsā, is one of the six (āstika) schools of Hindu philosophy. Literally meaning &...
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What to make of this Shloka in Valmiki Ramayana where it talks of flying mountains?

Valmiki Ramayana Sundara Kanda Shloka 1.123 ( Complete - 5.1.123 Valmiki Ramayana) talks of flying mountains in KritaYuga. पूर्वं कृतयुगे तात पर्वताः पक्षिणोऽभवन्। ते हि जग्मुर्दिशः सर्वा गरुडानिलवेगि...
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Is there any mention of Adhika Masa in Mahabharata War?

The online debate for dating Mahabharata is going strong between 3067 BCE and 5561 BCE groups on Twitter and YouTube. Both these years conjecture that there was an Adhika Masa during the year of ...
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What is the date of Adi Shankara, 8th century AD or 400 BC?

Sringeri mutt had guru paramapara and history of Shankara dating to 8th century CE. But Govardhan peeta goes 400BC. What are three timelines of. Sri Shankaracharya?
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Are there two Kashyaps

Kashyapa is one of the Saptarishis to whom several important texts such as the Kashyapa Samhita (on Ayurveda) is attributed. Then there is Kanada, who is the father of the Vaisheshika school of Hindu ...
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Who edited the Puranas?

Wikipedia says this The content is highly inconsistent across the Puranas, and each Purana has survived in numerous manuscripts which are themselves inconsistent.[4] The Hindu Maha Puranas are ...
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Where to find the earliest unabridged version of the Valmiki Ramayana?

Where to find the earliest unabridged version (Not the abridged critical version) of the Valmiki Ramayana with Sanskrit verses? Preferably with translations into Hindi or English and also preferably ...
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Is there an historical connection between Hinduism and Christianity? [closed]

I have grown up as a christian (catholic). Yesterday, I visited a Hindu temple and can't help but notice some similarities Praying people either put their flat hands together or fold them together, ...
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What does Sanaatana Dharma (Hinduism) say about the early humans?

I've heard that Sanaatana Dharma (Hinduism) exists since the formation of the universe. Were the early humans also Sanaatani (Hindu)?
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Lakshmana Rekha Mythology?

Can you focus light on the Lakshmana Rekha power possessed by Lakshmana in the Ramayana? Is there a Mythological story behind Lakshmana possessing this power ? Had somebody crossed the Lakshmana Rekha,...
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What if Draupadi incident had not happened, whether Duryodhana was a great emperor? [closed]

Ramayana and Mahabharatha both happened for the reason of a female. What if that situation not araised, What could have been happened? Is this the game plan of Lord Sri Krishna and such things are ...
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What are the most documented miracles in Hinduism?

By most documented I mean the most supported by evidence, which may include medical records (in the case of a miraculous healing), video recordings (if possible), multiple eyewitnesses, etc. Have ...
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