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Manu is a title accorded to the Prajapati for a specific Manvantara or time of Manu. There are 14 Manus in one kalpa, the first of them being Lord Brahma’s son Swayambhuva Manu who wrote the Manusmriti. The current is the 7th known as Vaivasvata Manu

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Who was the wife of Manu who was sacrificed by the priests of the Asuras?

I came across an interesting story while reading the Shatapatha brahmana regarding Manu's encounters with the priests of Asuras about whose identity I had asked a separate question. These two had ...
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What are the purification rites for mixed castes mentioned by Manu?

Consider the following question and answer from the Mahabharata "The serpent said, 'O king, if thou recognise him as a Brahmana by characteristics, then, O long-lived one, the distinction of ...
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Who were the two priests of Asuras (not Shukracharya)?

I came across an interesting story while reading the Shatapatha brahmana regarding Manu's encounters with the priests of Asuras: Manu was in possession of a bull. Into him had entered an Asura-...
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Details on the Original Upāṅga viz. Dharmaśāstra of Prajāpati Manu and the abridged one by Sumati

Understanding Scriptures - Part 1 Summary: through this question I would like to gain as much insight as possible about the original Dharmashastra of Manu containing 1,00,000 verses and also try to ...
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What is the correct birth story of Chakshush Manu of the 6th Manvantar?

According to the Markandeya Purana Chakshush, the Manu for the previous Manvantar was born to Anmitra and Giribhadra. Chakshush had manifested from the eye (Chakshu) of Lord Brahma in his previous ...
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What is difference between the roles of Manu and Prajapati?

It is said that Vishnu created Brahma, Brahma opened the Golden Egg and created the Universe and the Heaven. He also created the 4 children from his brain or head. He then created 9 Prajapatis and 14 ...
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Does the legend of Satyavrata include a part where he becomes drunk?

This is somewhat related to this other question about Manu and the great deluge. An old book I was reading (titled "The Testimony of the Rocks" by Hugh Miller) said on p. 290 about ...
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How pure were the castes at the time Manu-Smriti was written?

http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m13/m13b012.htm Mahabharata seems to suggest caste-mixing was already happening: "Bhishma said, 'The Brahmana, the Kshatriya, and the Vaisya are regarded as the ...
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Family tree of Prishadhra?

What is family tree of Prishadhra?what is name of child of Prishadhra ? Do child of prishadhra is shudra or Kshatriya?
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How come Yajña married His own sister Dakṣiṇā?

In this canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatam Yajña Who is identified as Hari married His uterine sister Dakṣiṇā Who's identified as the partial avatāra of Lakshmi. So They had the same gotra Even if the ...
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How do we know that non-Indians are humans, "manushyas"?

According to Hinduism, there are many intelligent races like human (manushya/nara), asura, deva, gandharva, etc. Indians in Bharatavarsha are obviously manushya because the shastras say so. But how do ...
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What does it mean when Shukadeva says IKSHVAKU was born from nose of MANU?

Srimad Bhagavatam Chapter 9.6 shloka 4 . क्षुवतस्तु मनोर्जज्ञे इक्ष्वाकुर्घ्राणतः सुतः । तस्य पुत्रशतज्येष्ठा विकुक्षिनिमिदण्डकाः ॥ ४॥ What did shukadeva mean when he says that ikshavaku was born ...
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Which is the most authentic english translation of Manu Smriti?

Which is the most authentic translation of Manu Smriti preferably literal word to word one?
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References to the character of Manu for Manu Smriti

The Manu Smṛiti is mentioned in a lot of other scriptures, but it is not ever truly endorsed, unlike other scriptures. In the Manu Smṛiti, Manu says he got it from "the Imperishable One," ...
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Is manusmriti applicable on descendants of Brahma's mind born sons?

As we know some of Brahma's mind born sons also had progeny. So technically not all humans are descendants of Manu. Is my understanding correct? And if so, is manusmriti applicable on them?