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Armor in Vedic/Hindu India

How exactly did Hindu/Vedic armor look like especially for Kashatryia regarding the Kavacha.
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Did Nyaya defend itself and refute Buddhist works

I heard Nyaya was refuted by Nagarjuna. Did any Nyaya scholars defend their works and refute Buddhism in turn?
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History of Brahmans in Actuality

I want to know what the life of typical Brahmins was like in India through primary sources and without text like law books etc. Are there any good biographies of famous Brahmins scholars, teachers, ...
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Did Chattrapati Shivaji visit Tirumala Temple?

I have been reading that Shivaji had visited the Tirumala Temple, how accurate is this claim?
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Kashmir Shivaism: Is the tradition extinct or alive?

During the time of the great philosopher and tantra master, Abhinavgupta and Asia's biggest ruler in history, Lalitaditya, it was said that Kashmir Shivaism thrived. A very unique blend of Vajrayana ...
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Is it sinful for a brahmin to live in Magadh Mahajanpad?

Although Magadh Mahajanpad is part of Aryavrata but I have heard that it is sinful for brahmins to live in Magadh Mahajanpad. Is is always sinful or was it sinful only for a limited time period ? Is ...
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Does the colour of turban in India have any specific meaning?

The above question is posed as far as the following photo is concerned..
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Influence of Abrahamism in hinduism through Puranas

Consider this question from the perspective of historical reviews. Puranas are supposed to be short stories that were supposed to inculcate strong Bhakti among the masses through simple, but powerful ...
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Is post-Vedic Hinduism copied from Buddhism?

Is Hinduism copied from Buddhism? https://buddhism.stackexchange.com/a/2043 For example, as this answer says, and a lot of others in the same thread, "Hinduism" didn't exist in its present-...
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Have Śaivācāryas defeated Vaiṣṇavācāryas in debates?

If such things happened state those incidents with proper inscriptional data!!
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Is this a hoax or genuine? This claims to be a prediction of Muhammad from hindu scripture but I can't find it [closed]

I haven't been able to find the source, so would appreciate it if someone could reference this in hindu literature or prove that it's a hoax. Thanks.
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Do any of the puranas talk about the history of Punjab, sindh, haryana? sapta-sandhu region

We know that this region played a significant role in early vedic period before the establishment of mahajanpadas But due to lack of sources on indian history ie lineages of kings, histories of ...
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Birth of Sri Vaishnavism

I want to know when Sri Vaishnavism came into existence, and whether it was before the bhakti movement or after.
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If Sanskrit was spoken even by the Gods on Earth, how is Tamil older than Sanskrit?

Just to clarify, I'm not here to assert one language is older than the other. Based on popular articles, Tamil seems to be slightly older than Sanskrit, albeit it has been influenced by Sanskrit over ...
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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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About meat eating and spices in Rama's time

Are spices mentioned in any Puranas / Ramayan used during Rama's time? Specially with respect to sattvik or tamasic nature. What were the dharmic rules about meat eating, about what parts were allowed ...
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What are the strange words on back of idol from India in Devanagari script? [duplicate]

A close friend showed me photographs of the reverse side which has numerous words inscribed in Devanagari. I'm unable to decipher a single word. Some of the words are clear but contain archaic forms ...
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Why did the king's son become the next king in hindu scriptures stories?

While reading Bhagwat puran and other books I observed that mostly the king's son is becoming king. This is surprising. Can we assume that the king's son is the most talented in the whole kingdom, ...
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Is there any other date of mahabharata except 3102bce in the astronomical terms?

There is a date given to mahabharata by calculating krishna's birth.which is 3102 bce. Is there any other dates can be found Beside this in the astronomical terms?
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Was the Mahabharata war mentioned in the Vedas, and are the claims of this article true?

https://bsvprasad.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/some-arguments-in-favour-of-an-early-date-for-the-mahabharata-war/ As claimed in this article, the names of the Pandavas were actually Ambarisha, Bhayamana, ...
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Is the Gudimallam lingam a testament to Shivling being phallic?

The gudimallam lingam which dates anywhere around 1 BC to 2 AD is probably the oldest surviving shivling. This however is unmistakably phallic in nature. Does this prove that shivling is a penis after ...
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When does the Mahabharata indicate the onset of widespread Varna Sankarya (i.e., inter-caste marriages) in society?

In a discussion with Nahusha, Yudhisthira states 'In human society, O mighty and highly intelligent serpent, it is difficult to ascertain one's caste, because of promiscuous intercourse among the ...
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What is the mention of Sri Sampradaya in history?

What is the mention of Sri Sampradaya in History?
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Is Hinduism a "religion" or not?

Many people around the globe stated that Hinduism is not a religion. Hinduism contain one single god with different forms. Why is that a god can't function all the different functions? Many believers ...
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Ancient lost civilization description?

Descriptions or list the names of ancient lost civilization of the world and specially of india?
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Ancient indian religious question

Which religion does asur, rakshas, daitya and danavs followed in ancient time according to hindu scriptures means what tradition and custom did they followed?
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Ancient civilizations question

What happened after great mahabharat war in other parts/countries of the world in ancient time means which dynasty or civilization were left or were ruling others countries/parts of the world?
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Ancient religious history based question

Describe ancient mleccha dharm described in hindu scriptures? Means what the custom and traditions does they followed and also which deity worship they do.
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Which historical accounts give the time of reigns of Parikshit?

Parikshit is the first King of Kaliyug . Which historical accounts tells us about the timeline of his reigns ?
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Are there stories of hope about god some kind of proof?

Are there, in this 21st century? Some people who have witnessed it, someone who have recorded it? Some divine power?
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What is the pravara and ancestral lineage of the kanakkayala Gotra?

I want to know the pravara of the kanakkayala gotra and the history of their ancestral lineage.
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Are Gaur Brahmins historically/traditionally Shaivites, Shakta, Smarta or Vaishnavites?

I am from a Gaur Brahmin family (Specifically Gautam Brahmins from my dad's side, from my mom's side - she had the Jamdagni Gotra before marriage - don't think she is among the Gaur Brahmins). I was ...
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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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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 for the Sringeri Sharadamba Temple mentions that: As per Hindu legend, the place is associated with sage Rishyasringa, son of Vibhandakamuni. He did severe penance at this place,...
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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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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 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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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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