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In which war related to Bhuvaneswari or Lalitha, devas did not respond?

I heard the following story related to either Bhuvaneswari devi or Lalitha devi. In a war between devas and asuras, devas and asuras started fighting each other. Asuras applied some weapon on the ...
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Where is the Kishkindha region of Ramayana located?

There seem to be a two candidates for the location of Pampa, the area where Shri Rama performed his Aranya Kanda leelas. One is in Karnataka, a very recent development. The other is in Kerala which ...
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Is it true that pre colonial Hinduism never taught that all religions are same?

A few days back, prominent Hindu rights activist,Shefali Vaidya shared a post on her facebook feed. It had a message from Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya. Here it is- As I travel the nation delivering ...
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Where is mention of famous Mantra Sarve Sukhino Bhavantu in Scriptures?

Where is this prayer mentioned? I checked in Shanti Mantras of Upanishads but couldn't find reference Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Niramayah Sarve Bhadrani Pasyantu Ma Kaschid-Duhkha-Bhag-...
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Which scripture mentions the verse "Sanghe Shakti Kali Yuge" used by RSS?

The verse "Sanghe Shakti Kali Yuge" means " Unity is strength in Kali Yuga". It's mostly used by RSS(which is also known as Sangha) and other Sangh Parivar organizations ...
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What is the scripture verificiton of the sine-wave based seven vedic gods concept?

some of These picture everyone can see flying around the net, tellings about 7 modes of the supreme bhrahman realities. i thinks , There is some of the peculiar answers in several platforms regarding ...
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Which goddess is Jagajjanani?

In this song it refers to Parvati http://translationsofsomesongsofcarnticmusic.blogspot.com/2010/04/jaga-janani.html
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Where is the Jitante Stotram found?

The text discussed can be found here. There are two opinions that I have found online about where it comes from. The first is that it comes from the pANcharAtra Agamas: This is a scanned PDF of ...
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Where is this verse attributed to the garuDa purANa found?

I was reading excerpts from a book called sva-dharmAmR^ita-sindhu, which gives many instructions about worship and daily practice for devotees of the nimbArka sect. In one place, it talks about the ...
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Is the phrase "Sanatana Dharma" (सनातन धर्म) found in the Vedas?

The phrase "Sanatana Dharma" seems to imply the eternal duties. So, is the phrase found in the Vedas because I have seen many people saying that they are Sanatani and their religion is ...
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Who wrote Rajyabhishek (coronation) song in Mahabharat?

I am currently watching Mahabharat on Hotstar online streaming service and I am very much loving it. I have heard this coronation song first during Bhishm’s coronation, then during Pandu’s coronation ...
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Who are the different gods/ people in the cosmic from of Shri Krishna?

In this Image there are many heads with all different faces some I can identify like Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha. But others I can't. So who are they?
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Is this shloka in Brahma Vaivarta Purana?

“sri radha nama mantrena murcha sanmasiki bhavetnocarreta mata spastam parikshit hit krn munih“ Is this shloka in Brahma Vaivarta Puran, if YES, then please tell the shloka/addhyay?
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Who is Queen Choladevi?

Who is Queen Choladevi and what is she doing with Sage Angiras in this painting?
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What scripture says "sandhyAheenaha asuchihi nityam anarhaha sarvakarmasu; yadhanyatkurutE karma na tasya phalamaSnutE"?

I know that SandhyA vandanam is not a Shruthi (veda samhitAs) concept, but is a Smriti & Sutras driven tradition (please correct me if I am mistaken). However, someone threw this verse at me ...
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Identification and significance of this mudra

In this video at 2:20, while reciting "Guru Bhrama,Guru vishnu...." He keeps his hands on head by forming a perticular Mudra. (Maybe it's not a mudra) What is it? What's its significance? ...
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Reference of this Sanskrit quote

I read this Sanskrit shloka in a book. पृथिव्यां त्रीणि रत्नानि जलमन्नं सुभाषितम्। मूढ़ै: पाषाणखण्डेषु रत्नसंज्ञा विधीयते।। Prithivyaam trini ratnaani jalamannam subhaashitam | Mudeih paashaan-...
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Persons without emotions

In Yoga Vasista, I remember a story whose summary is given below A powerful Rakshasa creates two persons, who have no emotions at all. Devas find it hard to defeat both of them. Then they ask brahma ...
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Shaivism influences on Bhagavad Geeta

Are there editions of the Bhagavad Geeta or inside the Bhagavad Geeta itself are there shlokas which proves to have received influences from Shaivism or Kashmirian Shaivism ancient scriptures?
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Different dharmas of different aspects of our existence

I heard something like below Hunger, thirst, increasing, decreasing, etc., are the dharmas of the body. Sad, happy, etc., are the dharmas of manas........................ I didn't remember the whole ...
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Which form of lord Vishnu is it?

Here in this picture bhagwan vishnu is shown as snake headed. Which form is this? Or is it some other God like sheshanaga?
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Shiva showering gold coins, which form of him is it?

In this picture Shiva is shown showering gold coins just like mother Lakshmi is shown in many pictures of her. Which form of Shiva is it? I think God and Goddess who are receiving golds are Kubera and ...
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Does anyone know which deity this is?

Need help identifying the deity in the below image. I’m thinking this is image of Shiva sitting in the cremation grounds?
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Shloka of below translation from Devi Bhagvatam Book 11 Chapter 1

I'd like to know the shloka of below translation from Devi Bhagvatam, Book 11, Chapter 1: "Nârâyana said :– S’ruti and Smriti are the two eyes of God; the Purânam is His Heart. Whatever is ...
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What is scriptural reference for the concept of Brahma Rakshasa?

As per this wikipedia article Brahma Rakshasha are Sprit with quality of brahmin as well as Rakshasha. Can someone please tell what is Origin of the concept Scriptural reference where this concept is ...
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Sanskrit shloka of Padma Purana Srsti-khanda 19.336

I'd like to know the Sanskrit shloka of Padma Purana Srsti-khanda 19.336. Here is the English translation; "Listen to the essence of dharma, and after listening, put it into practice: Do not ...
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What is the earliest scripture mentioning the word Nirvāṇa?

The word nirvāṇa literally means extinguishment. It implies the extinguishment of self. Bhagwat Geeta also mentions the word, लभन्ते ब्रह्मनिर्वाणमृषय: क्षीणकल्मषा:| छिन्नद्वैधा यतात्मान: सर्वभूतहि...
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What is the source of this verse attributed to Madhavacharya?

This answer cites a verse supposedly written by Madhavacharya: Swami Vidyaranya (aka Madhavacharya) the 12th Jagadguru of Śringeri Śarada Pītham from 1380-1386 who is credited for founding the ...
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Is Kuvera Rākṣasendra? Where is Rākṣasendra mentioned in the Mahābhārata? What is the source [Ann.111]?

Source: https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/rakshasendra. It says it means Rāvaṇa (I find this unlikely), or Kuvera (which would bring about more questions, but will also answer a few). Where in the ...
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Can some one explain this painting of Fire God with people watching?

Can some one explain this painting of Fire God with people watching? looks like a painting from 1500 AD. I found it in my home. can some one explain what is happening here?
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Can anyone identify as to the scripture in which Sri Sankara stated sloka?

The following is from Letters from Sri Ramanasramam. Sri Ramana Maharshi quoted therein a sloka from Sri Adi Sankara. Can anyone identify as to the scripture in which Sri Sankara stated so?
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Was Manasa the daughter of Shiva or sage Kashyapa?

I am little confused here, I thought Manasa was the daughter of Shiva but wiki says she was daughter of sage Kashayapa: The Puranas are the first scriptures to speak about her birth. They declare ...
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History behind Daridraya Dukha Dahana Shiva Stotram?

I was listening to this stotram on YouTube. Wanted to know more about it! For knowledge sake just wanted to know some facts about it for instance: Who wrote it and when? What was the prime reason ...
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Where in the Vedas is the verse Sītā refers to in Ayodhyā Kāṇḍa found?

In Ayodhyā Kāṇḍa of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, while trying to convince Rāma that he should let her accompany him to the forest, Sītā makes the following statement wherein she refers to a verse/mantra from the ...
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Which book or books contains all the Stotra of Bhairav

Books or Scriptures which contains all the stotras of Bhairav
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What is the origin of bengali Hindu Swastika?

Swastika is an important symbol for almost all Dharmic faiths. Particularly in Hinduism, the symbol of Swastika is pretty much constant through out the world(unlike Om which have different symbol in ...
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Mantra to see Lord Hanuman

Is this a mantra by which Lord Hanuman can be seen? Mantra-कालतंतु कारेचरन्ति एनर मरिष्णु, निर्मुक्तेर कालेत्वम अमरिष्णु।।
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Does this sculpture of Lord Shiva really exist somewhere?

Does this sculpture of Lord Shiva really exist somewhere? Or is this only a painting. I found it online many weeks ago and have been awe-struck by its sheer beauty. I would like to visit the place ...
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Is this real image of Kaanchi Kamakshi?

I just want to know if this is the real image of Kanchi Kamakshi or an image of goddess from some other temple. Anyone who visited the temple please answer me. I am thinking this is not a real image ...
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English translation (and source) of the Sanskrit shloka from Prabhupada's commentary on SB 3.20.18

Srila Prabhupada quotes the following shloka(s) from Viṣṇu Purāṇa in his commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.20.18, but he did not give us the English translation. So I'd like to know the precise ...
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In what context did Vivekananda say "Stand up, be bold, and take the blame on your own shoulders. Do not go about throwing mud at others..."

In what context did Swami Vivekananda say this?
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Who is the seer/rishi of the mantra Om Namaḥ Śivāya?

It is said that every mantra that is available to us on our planet was brought to us by some seer. The seer of the mantra is called the rishi of that mantra. It means the one who saw. So I want to ...
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Origin, guru name, dhyan of this shiv mantra?

I found this mantra from YouTube : Om namo Neelkanthaya Vrishdwajaya namo hoom Fat. What is the origin, guru name and dhyan of this Shiva Mantra?
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What is the source of this (?) hymn? What does it mean?

I saw a WhatsApp forward about an "extremely difficult poem". It sounded like a hymn to me. My transliteration from the original Malayalam: nrtyadhUrjjaTi ...
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Where does this shloka about epidemic appear in Narada, Vashishtha or Vrahta Samhita?

Where does this shloka about epidemic appear in Narada, Vashishtha or Vrahta Samhita? भूपाव हो महारोगो मध्य स्यार्धवृष्ट य। दुखिनो जंत्व सर्वे वत्स रे परी धाविनी There are lot of videos and ...
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Which sayings or Sutras is Vyasa referring in his commentary on Yogasutras of Patanjali?

(After reading Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda log ago) I have recently started reading Vyasa Bhashya on Yogasutras of Patanjali. I have noticed that Vyasa is many-times quoting some texts in his ...
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What is Shunya Bhumi?

Kashmiri Shaiva mystic Utpaladeva in his Shiva Stotravalli says, This fearful world has well-nigh come to an end; the heavy dross of the mind has melted away; still there is, O Lord, not the least ...
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Is there any mention in Hindu mythology of time slowing down or stopping for people who are doing severe penance?

In Hindu mythology, there are several tales of sages, warriors, etc performing penance for months, hundreds and even thousands of years. For example, Amba, Arjuna, Jayadrath, Ravana, Vishwamitra, ...
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Is this verse really there in the Bhagavat Gita? Please answer with reference

It would be great if someone could post the reference to this verse from the Bhagavat Gita as I couldn't find it when searched on Google. This is how the verse comes: Birth is not the cause, my ...
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Do scriptures say anything about 'Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini'?

I heard a sentence, Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini, which means that sometimes your mind makes choices without your consciousness and drives you closer towards your destiny. Is this true? Is it mentioned in ...

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