Questions tagged [interpolation]

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

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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 ...