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Where does this shloka appear in Mahabharata? “Janami dharmam na cha me pravrttih…”

Where does this shloka appear in Mahabharata? It was said by Duryodhana to Krishna. Can someone tell me which chapter etc? Janami dharmam na cha me pravrttih, janamyadharmam na cha me nivrttih; ...
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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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Where in the Vedas do we find : 'aharahah sandhyAm upAsita'?

In Ahnik-Krutya, Shyamacharana Kaviratna Vidyavaridhi mentions that 'aharahah sandhyAm upAsita' (Sandhya should be worshipped everyday) is a Vedic instruction. But he did not mention where exactly in ...
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Which Veda verse Narendra Modi referred in relation to Paris climate treaty?

In reference to then US president Donald Trump's allegation of India'a lesser commitment towards saving environment, then Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi told: "I have in simple way ...
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Which shloka or scripture states that there are 33 crores of Hindu gods?

Please mention the shloka that explicitly states that there are 33 crores of Hindu Gods. Please do not quote Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, because I think it just states that there are 33 gods. Not 33 ...
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What are some of the famous patriotric hymns/verses about Bharatavarsha found in Hindu scriptures?

Are there any famous patriotic/nationalist hymns/verses about Bharatavarsha found in the Vedas, Itihasas or any Hindu scriptures?
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What is the source of the Panchakanya sloka?

Does anyone know from which scripture this sloka is cited? Wikipedia doesn't help much. I've heard this sloka almost everywhere so I'm curious and want to find out it's source. अहल्या द्रौपदी ...
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How many ekadashi are there in a year?

How many Ekadashi are there in a year? How many days after one another Ekadashi comes? and why? Does each one different from each other? why is it different? Does the sequence of Ekadashi remain ...
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Cannot find source of this Surya Mantra. Can anyone help please?

A very soothing surya mantra was part of Sri Krishna series serial. A show based on 'Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran' glorifying Lord Krishna's immortal and eternal life. Don't know from where this mantra ...
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Is the quote “Don't let others lead you, decide your own path” really from the Vedas?

According to several sites, the following quote is from the Vedas. Some state that it is from the Atharva Veda but the verse no. is not mentioned. "Do not be led by others, awaken your own mind, ...
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Who composed the stotra on Ramanujacharya starting “Punyambhoja Vikasaya”?

I heard a stotra in the opening credits of Tamil movie Ramanujacharya which hails Sri Ramanujacharya starting with "Punyambhoja vikasaya" The stanzas which I could understand are as follows. ...
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Which form of Shiva is in the attached picture?

Which form of Shiva is it in this picture? Why did he take this form?
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What is the source of the verse “Krishnam Vande JagadGurum”

What is the source of this verse? Also what does it signify? Does this mean that Sri Krishna is first Jagadguru or something else entirely?
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Where does the “Achyuta Anatha” shloka come from? [duplicate]

Achyuta anantha Govinda Namocharana Bheshajat Nashyanthi Sakala Roga Satyam Satyam vadamyaham Satyam Satyam Puna Satyam Udritya Where does this shloka come from?
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Who does this statue represent?

I recently inherited this little statuette, yet with my little knowledge of Hinduism, I don't know who it is.
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Can someone identify the source this story which mentions about relativity of time

The below text is a rough outline of a story from Hindu Purana. But I don't know the exact story and the source text of that story. My interest in that story is that, it gives us an hint about ...
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Do the Vedas claim that Moon is farther from the Earth than the Sun?

Wikipedia article on Brahmagupta, the Indian mathematician and astronomer, claims the following. In chapter seven of his Brahmasphutasiddhanta, entitled Lunar Crescent, Brahmagupta rebuts the idea ...
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Where in Brahmanda Purana it is mentioned about Parthasarathy Temple?

The official website of Parthasarathy temple's history section states that according to Brahmanda Purana, king sumathi requested Venkatesha to grant him darshanam of Geethacharya. I would like to ...
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Is there any such shloka present in adi parva of Mahabharata?

भवान् वा विधिवत् पाणिं गृह्णातु दुहितुर्मम। यस्य वा मन्यसे वार तस्य कृष्णामुपादिश।। I got this shloka from an online website where it's mentioned that it's 50th shloka from 32nd adhyay of Adi parva. ...
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What is the source of “Bootha hitha yathartha bashanameva satyam”?

In which context of which Upanishad, the following statement is present? Bootha hitha yathartha bashanameva satyam Provide reference, if available. Watch this for a minute for more details (in ...
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Which scripture classifies the 18 mahapuranas based on the three gunas (sattva, tamas and rajas)? [duplicate]

We all know that there are 18 Mahapuranas and have also heard that 6 each are categorized in different gunas - sattva, tamas and rajas. I would like to know the reference if any of the purana or ...
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Which Manusmṛti verses were written exclusively for vaiśyas and śūdras?

In his column What exactly is the Manusmriti?, Devdutt Pattanaik makes the following claim. Of the nearly 2,500 verses, more than a thousand are for brahmins, more than a thousand for kings, ...
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From what tantric book is this illustration from?

From what tantric book is this illustration from
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What is the the mantra being chanted in this video?

Could someone please tell me what mantra the person in this video is chanting? If you do know could I have the words for this chant please.
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Is “dharmosmat kuladaivatam” from the Shastras?

Dharmosmat Kuladaivatam (translated by the source as, "Charity, Our Household Divinity") is the motto of Malayala Manorama, a leading Malayalam Newspaper. Is this phrase from a Hindu text?
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Did Kunti explicitly tell Pandavas to marry Draupadi?

Consider the following excerpt from The Mahabharata: SECTION CLXLIII (Swayamvara Parva continued) Vaisampayana continued, Hearing these words of Drupada, the virtuous king ...
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Wherein the Shatapatha Brahmana it was mentioned about 8.64 lakh alphabets in Vedas?

It was stated in one of the books of Agniveer that Shatapatha Brahmana states that Vedas have 8.64 lakh alphabets. Can anyone quote the actual text from Shatapatha Bahmana, wherein it was stated so?
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Which Hindu episode does this Khmer relief from Beng Mealea show?

The person below the main relief is considered a man lying in the water. It is conjectured that he is Shyavana, a sage meditating in a holy river. What is the story about him? Where is the story told?...
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What text/scripture does this commonly propagated verse appear in - 'aaputrasya gatir nasti svargo naivaca naivaca'?

It is commonly quoted during discourses on vAlmIki rAmAyana, but I cannot find any verse in vAlmIki rAmAyana that contains this often quoted verse, which means 'without a son you have no chance of ...
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Which Vedic verses say that human life-span is about 100 years?

I'm looking for a list of all Sanskrit verses and their translation from all four parts of the Vedas (i.e., saṃhitās, brāhmaṇas, āraṇyakas and upaniṣads) that suggest either directly or indirectly ...
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Source of the story Mrigari - The Hunter and Narada?

The story of Mrigari - The Hunter transformed by association of Narada muni is briefly recollected in Chaitanya Charitamrita, madhya lila, 24th chapter from verse 229. I found it in Stories from the ...
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Is Śukla Yajurveda 26.2 also present in Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda?

Is this verse from Śukla Yajurveda also present in Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda? TITUS White Yajur-Veda: Vajasaneyi-Samhita (Madhyandina) Part No. 26 Verse: 2 Sentence: a yátʰemā́ṃ vā́caṃ ...
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Can anyone help me find this verse in the Atharva Veda?

I have found this verse quoted many places, but so far have not been able to verify that it is from the Atharva Veda. If anyone can help me I will be very grateful! "A brahmana's house without a ...
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Need to know the verse numbers from Padma purana

I'd like to know the following 2 shloka's verse number from Padma purana: avaiṣṇava-mukhodgīrṇaṁ pūtaṁ hari-kathāmṛtam śravaṇaṁ naiva kartavyaṁ sarpocchiṣṭaṁ yathā payaḥ One should not ...
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Is a similar statement on 10th topic of a purana from Bhagavata found in any other purana?

Bhagavata 2.10.1-2 reads: (1) S'rî S'uka said: 'In this [book, the S'rîmad Bhâgavatam] the following [ten] subjects are discussed: primary creation [sarga], how the interactions of life and the ...
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Where else is the movement of living entity within the womb is narrated apart from Bhagavata? [duplicate]

Canto 3 of Bhagavata Purana, chapter 31 describes the movement of the soul in the womb of a human mother. Is it described in any other purana in greater detail?
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Is the statement 'Gods love the mysterious' also found in the Vedic Samhitas?

The following is from Aitareya Upanishad. तस्मादिदन्द्रो नामेदन्द्रो ह वै नाम। तमिदन्द्रं सन्तमिंद्र इत्याचक्षते परोक्षेण। परोक्षप्रिया इव हि देवाः परोक्षप्रिया इव हि देवाः ৷৷ 1.3.14 ৷৷ ...
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What is the scriptural source of the dhyana sloka of Lord Shiva given below?

“dhyayennityam Mahesham rajatgirinibham charuchandra vatansam Ratnakalpojvalangam parshu mrimgvarabhitihastam prasannam Padmasinam samantatstutamaganairvyagrahak- rirtim vasanam ...
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What is the story of the scene carved on wood? [closed]

Can someone enlighten me on the scene carved in wood here? Seems very interesting but I'm quite new to Hinduism.
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Balinese Hinduism symbology

I am looking for the meaning of the following symbols that I found on my last trip to Bali: Could anyone help me with that? Well, in fact I'm only seeking for the meaning of this one: [
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In which section of the Brahmanda Purana, is the advent of Swaminarayan supposedly predicted?

Some members of the Swaminarayan sect often quote the following verse supposedly from the Brahmanda Purana to prove Sahajanand Swami (more commonly known as Swaminarayan) to be an incarnation of Sri ...
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What is the source of “Dharmecha Arthecha Kamecha Naathicharami” verse?

Consider the following interpretation of a slokha, which is used during marriages In righteous, wealth and desires, one should follow other and should listen one another The slokha looks like ...
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What does this symbol mean?

The above images shows Swatika in the centre with different astras and a deity around it. What does it signify? Please provide the scriptural reference.
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Which puran describes about the curse of kashyap rishi by which Shiva had to behead his son?

I have not found any description in shiv puran, that Shiva was cursed by kashyap rishi, by which he had to behead his own son Ganesha? Then which puran describes about it?
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Source of Ramayana Mantra

Please let me know the source of shloka राघवो विजयं दद्यात् मम सीतापतिः प्रभुः । राघवस्य यथत्द्वन्द्वं दद्यात् वैभवम् ॥ raaghavo vijayam dadyAt mama sItApatiH prabhuH| raaghavasya ...
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What is the reference for the following from Bhagavad geeta?

Which sloka in bhagavad gita says: Arjuna: How do I know that it is Dharma, O Keshava? Krishna: When the Adharmic lament, know that Dharma has manifested.
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What manuscript is this illustration from? [closed]

What manuscript is this illustration from?
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What is the source of this sloka mentioning gravity?

What is the source of this sloka which mentions gravity? aakrishta-shaktishcha mahi tvayaa yat kha-stham guru svaabhimukam svashaktyaa/ aakrishyate tat patatiti khe same samantat kva ...
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Where is the verse “harer nama harer nama…gatir anyatha” found?

The verse quoted here harer nāma harer nāma harer nāmaiva kevalam kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva nāsty eva gatir anyathā In this Age of Kali there is no other means, no other means, no other ...
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Scriptural basis for Ramakrishna's claim about 'inner nerve of memory' (medhā nāḍī)

In The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna / Volume 1 / Rules for Householders and Monks, Ramakrishna Paramahansa makes the following claim. MAHIMA: Sir, why does a man become deluded by worldly ...

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