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For discussing late additions in Hindu scriptures such as the Mahabharata which by their own admission have been edited and new content added especially during the colonial era and by numerous authors, writers and redactors over several generations spanning several centuries.

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Why does the Garuda Purana say that the Mahabharata has been undergoing interpolations since Satya yuga?

In the Garuda Purāna, we come across the following verse- दैत्याः सर्व विप्रकुलेषु भूत्वा कृते युगे भारते षट्सहस्र्याम् । निष्कास्य कांश्चिन्नवनिर्मितानां निवेशनं तत्र कुर्वन्ति नित्यम् ॥ ३,१.६९ ॥ In ...
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What are the most solid evidences to prove that the Puranas and Upapuranas have undergone interpolations over time? [duplicate]

What are the most solid evidences to prove that the Puranas and Upapuranas have undergone various accretions, additions, subtractions and interpolations by various individuals over the millennia?
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On Potential interpolations in The Vedas as per Matsya Purana

The Following is what I came across while reading Matsya Purana Chapter 144. Before, There was Only Veda having four feet(parts). That Got changed on and on, due to the short lives of the people, ...
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How does one deal with contradiction in scriptures?

There are many scriptures which contain contradictory verses. If a scripture has contradictions (For eg Manusmriti statement on women which are both good and later on questionable) does that mean it ...
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Did Max Muller and British interpolate Rig Veda 10.18.7?

Before 20th century, there was another version of the verse below: इमा नारीरविधवाः सुपत्नीराञ्जनेन सर्पिषा संविशन्तु | अनश्रवो.अनमीवाः सुरत्ना आ रोहन्तु जनयोयोनिमग्रे || (RV 10.18.7) The alternate ...
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Which hell do people who interpolate scriptures go to?

There are many kinds of hell in Hinduism, but I have not seen any specific reference to hell for people who interpolate scriptures or propagate interpolated scriptures for political aims (like Arya ...
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Are interpolated scriptures like Vishudh Manusmriti sacred?

There has been trend of interpolating scriptures since late-19th century to support feminism/women's equality. The largest example I can think of this is Vishudh Manusmriti by Arya Samaj. Can such ...
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Is prana shakthi a form of Saraswathi according to scriptures?

Today, I heard from a person that the following picture of ma Saraswathi has some deep interpretation according to scriptures.                                        We can see that goddess has hamsa ...
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Women, Agnihotra and the Manusmriti

The Agnihotra is an essential Vedic ritual that a householder must practice. In practise we see both husband and wife sitting together to do it. For example here. Further the dharmashastras prescribe ...
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Is Brahma Kanda of the Garuda Purana an interpolation? [closed]

Is Brahma Kanda of the Garuda Purana an interpolation? The Brahma Kanda of Garuda Purana talks about Dvaita, Vayu, Shankaracharya. It tells that Shankaracharya is maniman. Is it an interpolation?
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What is the scriptural support for interpolations, ignoring evidence from boon stories and quotations? [duplicate]

Many Hindus believe in interpolations in scriptures. However, all the evidence of it I've seen comes from boon stories (which I don't think are real) and quotations of untrustworthy people (which I am ...
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Which incidents have been excluded from Kambar’s Iramavataram as interpolations?

Kambar was a well known poet belonging to the 12th century, famous for writing the Irāmāvatāram, the Tamil version of Srimad Ramayanam a.k.a Kamba Ramayanam. According to the Wikipedia page of Kambar’...
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Kalki Purana, who actually wrote it?

Before reading this, I just want to mention that I am a Hindu myself and I have the utmost respect for my Hinduism The document called Kalki Puran does not feel real. It almost feels like a hoax. ...
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Why bhagavatam is authentic for Iskcon?

Why iskcon is taking bhagavatam as authentic other then Vishnu Purana and Shiva Purana and skanda Purana ? Do iskcon consider other then bhagavatam all puranas are interpolated
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Do any commentators told about interpolation of puranas?

Commentators told about interpolation in Puranas Which Purana do commentators takes as authentic ? Do any commentators list interpolation puranas ?
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Any evidence for the claim that Padma Purana was interpolated by the Jains?

Many people say that Padma Purana was interpolated by the Jains. Does any historian support this claim? Is there any evidence in support of this claim?
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How many puranas got interpolation? [closed]

Do bhagavatam got interpolation Do Shiva purana got interpolation Do Devi bhagavatam got interpolation Do Vishnu Purana Do 18 puranas got interpolation
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Does Devi bhagavatam contain interpolation?

Does Devi bhagavatam contain interpolations? Did anyone write a commentary on it?
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How to know interpolation in Puranas? [duplicate]

How to know interpolation in Purana And how to know right translation of slokas
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Interpolations in puranas according to Bhusunda

There is a great conversation between Bhusunda and Vasistha in the scripture Yoga Vasistha. In that conversation, there is a verse about Puranas, which has been told by Bhusunda. The verse is as ...
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Was Vishnu Sahasranama, a part of Anusasana Parva of Mahabharata, or a later day addition?

According to the material available in the Internet, Anushāsanaparva is not a part of original Mahabharata. If the above material is correct, then Vishnu Sahasranama, which is a part of ...
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Was first stanza 'नारायणं नमस्कृत्य' of Mahabharata a later interpolation? [duplicate]

It has been mentioned earlier that the Mahabharata was in the custody of the Brahmins of the Bhrgu race. The epic got its vast size even before the rise and development of the Gupta reign. The ...
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Who added the interpolations in hindu mythology? Why were they added? How is it decided that it's a possible interpolation? [duplicate]

Uttar-kand of valmiki ramayana is called an interpolation, similarly few chapters of balkand are interpolations.
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Is uttarkand an interpolation theory new or some old texts give references to it? [duplicate]

This is what the blog narayanastra says: objections against the authenticity of these two kANDas are modern. Such objections are fit to be rejected by Vedantins. The Vedantins who commented on the ...
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Are Vedas well-preserved or not?

Vedas, as we believe are words of God so they should be static, but, I think Rigveda has been corrupted. E.g., Nirukta 7:8 talks of a verse offering an oblation to Vishnu and Agni but the verse is not ...
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Is there any historical evidence that Britishers interpolated Hindu scriptures? [duplicate]

For many years, there is a lot of influence of British in India. East India Company 1612–1757 Company rule in India 1757–1858 British Raj 1858–1947 Partition of India 1947 Wiki Is there any ...
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How do we know whether the BORI people are qualified (to do what they do) and what are their methods?

The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute or BORI prepares critical editions of Hindu scriptures. They also seem to remove portions from ancient manuscripts deeming such portions as interpolations. ...
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Is the Virata war an interpolation according to BORI scholars? [closed]

As I know, in Mahabharata, Vyasa says there was no fight between Karna and Arjuna after the first one got Vasavi Shakti. But, Bhishma, Kripa, Shalya and Dhritarashtra narrate about the failures of ...
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Depicting Mahabharata (and other scriptures) misleadingly [duplicate]

Most common people don't know Sanskrit, and aren't interested in reading scriptures. They learn Itihasa & Purana from elders or watching TV e.g. B.R.Chopra's Mahabharat, or Ramanand Sagar's ...
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Is it a sin to alter or tamper with scriptures?

If a person interpolates scriptures with a good intent e.g., by replacing offending/controversial words/verses that are not current with the times, but doesn't disclose the modifications to maintain ...
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Is the verse about Rāmāyaṇa containing 24,000 ślokas present in the critical edition?

The following verse from the website valmikiramayan.net indicates the total no. of verses present in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. चतुर् विंशत् सहस्राणि श्लोकानाम् उक्तवान् ऋषिः | तथा सर्ग शतान् पंच षट् का...
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Are BG 8.23 - 8.26 interpolations?

From here: O best of the Bhāratas, I shall now explain to you the different times at which, passing away from this world, the yogī does or does not come back. 8.23 Those who know the ...
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Is the Uttara Kanda of the Srimad Valmiki Ramayana interpolated?

The Valmiki Ramayana consists of 7 Kandas. The last chapter called the Uttara Kanda is considered an interpolation, added in later time? Does the the Uttara Kanda mentions about sakas or Greeks? Is it ...
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Is Shanti Parva an interpolation in the Mahabharata? [closed]

In the translation of Mahabharata by K. M. Ganguli, we see a paragraph note in the page which states: The Santi Parva is a huge interpolation in the Mahabharata, in the genre known as 'wisdom ...
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What are the valid and foolproof methods of determining whether a certain scripture is interpolated or not?

It is believed that certain Hindu Scriptures (specially portions of some of the Puranas) were interpolated on a date much after its original creation. Such interpolated texts are often used by small ...
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