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Meaning of "ऋतस्य श्रृंगमुर्विया विपप्रथे।"

What would be the translation of this verse and is it from rigved? Is there any commentary available for this? ऋतस्य श्रृंगमुर्विया विपप्रथे।
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What is the meaning of this shlok?

Namaskar, I need to understand the meaning of below shloka. तीर्थानां तीर्थराजं च पावनानां तु पावनम्। भक्तानामेकमाधारं सानंदं श्रीधरं भजे।। आदिनारायणं विष्णुं ब्रह्माणं च वसिष्ठकम्। श्रीरामं मारुतिं ...
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Types of karma - stable/unstable?

I came across the terms 'stable' and 'unstable karma'. I tried to find the meaning through Google, but without any luck. Can anyone explain their meaning?
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Is the use of word malecha in hindu texts similar to kafir in islam and heathen in Christianity?

Is the use of word malecha in hindu texts similar to kafir in islam and heathen in Christianity? I want to know definition of malecha from scriptures. Also I am bit confused like malecha is a tribe or ...
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meaning of the verse - yugapad jñānā utpatti manaso liṅgam

what does the shloka mean yugapad jñānā utpatti manaso liṅgam युगपत ज्ञाना उत्पत्ति मनसो लिंगम meaning of each words: युगपत (Yugapat): Simultaneously or together. ज्ञाना (Jnana): Knowledge or ...
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Meaning of Mayuravarma

I was looking online in search of the meaning of the word - Mayuravarma. This is the name of the founder of Kadamba dynasty. Mayura means Peacock and Varma means Armour. So it means Armour of the ...
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What is the meaning of the formulaic utterance 'savitassuva'? (and its variations)

tāmasyai savitassuva iti occurs in the Baudhayana Grihya Sutra. Deva savita prasuva occurs in the pariseshanam (purification of food) mantra. What is the meaning of the phrase, though?
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What does this sutra of the Apastamba Dharma Sutras mean?

This is the Sutra: If they have begot sons, let them. say to them: 'Go out from amongst us, for thus the Āryas, (throwing the guilt) upon us, will receive you (amongst their number). 1.10.29.9 Does ...
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What is the purport or meaning of verse 9 of the Isha Upanishad

I'm confused as to this because while reading the Isha Upanishad I came across this mantra or verse (which is the ninth verse) of the Isha Upanishad it says according to (my knowledge) that those who ...
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What is the difference between the two words - Jagat and Vishva?

The two words जगत (jagat) and विश्व (vishva) are both Sanskrit in origin and are also used synonymously in common Hindi parlance. In English, both translate to either 'world' or 'universe', or more ...
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What is the meaning of Sachidanand?

What is the meaning of Sachidanand? What does the word "Sachidanand mean? I think the word can be broken into - Sat + Chit + Anand. Does it have some relation with Brahmha (Sat) , Chit (Vishnu) ...
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What do the words 'Dhatu,' 'Moola,' and 'Jeeva' mean in Vedic astrology?

What do the words 'Dhatu,' 'Moola,' and 'Jeeva' mean in Vedic astrology?
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What is the meaning of sacrifices and austerities in Gita chapter 5 verse 29?

BHAGAVAD GITA chapter 5 verse 29 reads: bhoktāraṁ yajña-tapasāṁ sarva-loka-maheśhvaram suhṛidaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ jñātvā māṁ śhāntim ṛichchhati (Source) Meaning provided by link: Knowing Me as the ...
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What is "kalagamya" in saraswati sahastranaamas?

In the Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram, there are four names that end with "gamya": Bhavana gamya, Bhakti gamya, Dhyana gamya, and Jnana gamya. Similarly, in the Saraswati Sahasranamas, there ...
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What is this word referring to in Bhutochatanam?

This sloka is used before puja (Sandhyavandanam in my case) to clear away ghosts and other bad spirits. उत्तिष्ठन्तु भूतपिशाचा येते भूमि भारका | एतेषां अविरोधेन ब्रह्म कर्म समारभे || This can be ...
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What is the exact literal translation of the word "Shaligram."?

As we all know, Shaligram Shila is the symbol which represents Lord Vishnu just like a Shiva Linga represents Lord Shiva. But, i want to know what is the literal word meaning or translation of the ...
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Meaning of Varavave Munaye namah

I've seen in many places, "Srimathe Varavara Munayeh Nama:" along with "Srimate Ramanujayah Nama:" Can someone tell the meaning of "Srimathe Varavara Munaye Nama:" and ...
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Meaning of words in a marriage/baby shower invitation

I recently came across an invitation for baby shower. I have mentioned below some terms mentioned in it on which i wanted some clarification/their meaning. Dhouhitran (and there was another word with ...
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What is the meaning and significance of this mantra from the Sri Krishna Ashtottara Sathanama Sthothram?

The mantra is Srikrishnaya Yadavendraya Gyana Mudraya Yogine Nathaya Rukminishaya Namo Vedanta Vedine. The entire mantra is here: https://stotranidhi.com/en/sree-krishna-ashtottara-satanama-stotram-...
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Type of people with 'aparadha' vasana

While discussing Vasanas, Dattatreya tells Parashurama about aparadha Vasana and the categories of people with the aparadha Vasna. Among the several categories of people having aparadha Vasana, I have ...
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I got pooped on by a bird (maybe a pigeon) during puja in the temple. Is it good or bad?

I got pooped on by a bird (maybe a pigeon) during puja in the temple. Is it a good omen or a bad omen, as per the scriptures?
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What is the fundamental difference between 'lok' and 'jagat'?

We generally refer Jagat to our physical universe. I think there is no ambiguity about it. Hence, Jagat is the same for all living beings living in the same physical universe with a physical body. But,...
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Meaning of a sentence in Sri Rudram Namakam [duplicate]

नमः सोमाय च रुद्राय च नमस्ताम्राय चारुणाय च What I found on other sites is this... Salutations to Him who is with His consort Uma. Salutations to Him who is red and rosy-red also. My questions are... ...
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What is work of buddhi(intelligence)?

For E.g In scriptures it is said that buddhi(intelligence) makes decision(निस्चय).But I think it must have broader meaning. What are the other characteristics of buddhi(intelligence)?
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What is the meaning of sanskrit word प्रज्ञा(prajna) according to scriptures

What is the work of प्रज्ञा(pragna)? For E.G work of buddhi(बुद्धी) is to make decisions. How does it helps us in leading a ideal life? According to maharishi charak in charak samhita says प्रज्ञा...
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Is "Kiaan" a Hindu name?

If it's a Hindu name, what is its origin and what does it mean? I have read it at multiple places and it means its the name of Lord Krishna, is it true? This twitter post says it means How Much?
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What is the difference between 'chetana' and 'chaitanya'?

We generally come across these two words in the scriptures. For example, you can see both in Lalitha sahastranaamas. Although they look similar, the meanings of both are different. Afaik, Chaitanya ...
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What exactly is Hrudayam?

There are several similar and related terms in the scriptures of Sanatana Dharma. But there will be subtle differences between those terms. Manas, Chitta, buddhi, Hrudayam are one such example. ...
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What was "Muktaphala" according to Hinduism?

I was just wondering what is "Muktaphala". I think literary it means "Pearl fruit", right? But was it a single pearl or many pearls embedded in a single fruit? Can anyone explain? ...
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Which path of liberation does the name "bhavana gamya" belongs to?

There are four names in Lalitha Sahastranaamas that ends with the word gamya. They are 113 : Bhavana gamya --- She who can be attained by bhavana 119 : Bhakthi gamya --- She who can be reached by ...
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Are there any possible senses(meanings) for the word Varna wrt humans other than the ones given?

I recently asked a question requesting Sanskrit verses containing the word Varna in different contexts. I provided the five senses: Varna assigned by Krishna for each individual based on guna and ...
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Sanskrit references for the usage of the word varna for a given sense

The word Varna has been used by scriptures in different senses/meanings based on the context. This question is restricted to the usage of Varna in Humans only. I know at least five senses: Varna ...
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In Veda mantras, who exactly is intended by the 'nah' and 'no' (us and our)?

Veda mantras/suktams almost entirely seek benedictions/blessings in plural (us, our and we) and not in singular (me and my); this is why whether in Yajur veda mantras for Agni or Indra or Rudram (...
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What do the terms "Sanchit Karma" and "Prarabdha", mean?

What do the terms "Sanchit Karma" and "Prarabdha", mean?
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What is the meaning of the verse Bhārate Bhātu Bhāratī?

What is the meaning of the following verse? भारते भातु भारती (Bhārate Bhātu Bhāratī) What is the source of this verse?
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What is the meaning of the word "Rudra"?

Rudra means king Dayananda Saraswati has translated Rudra to mean king in the Sri Rudram (Yajurveda Chapter 16) Does Yajurveda tells about Shiva having the qualities of a king? What is the meaning of ...
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Differences between Siddha, a Sannyasi, a Bhakta and Rishis?

What is briefly the main difference between a Siddha, a Sannyasi, a Bhakta and a Rishi?
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What is the deep meaning of this quote given by Kabir?

All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop by kabir actually im not getting this quote .What is the deep meaning of this quote
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What does 'Kokanastha' mean here and meaning of shloka?

॥ शनीची प्रार्थना |। कोकणस्थ: पिंगलो ब्रभु: कृष्णो रौद्रौडन्तको यम: । सौरि: शनैश्वरो मन्द: पिप्पलादेन संस्तुतः ॥ १ ॥ नमस्ते कोकणस्थाय पिंगलाय नमोस्तुते। नमस्ते बश्लुरुपाय कृष्णाय च नमोःस्तु ते ॥२॥ I ...
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What are the Scriptural definitions of Narakam?

Most of the people think Naraka as a loka. Although it is true, it is not a complete truth. The word Naraka can have different meanings. Loka in which sinners dwell and experience punishments is a ...
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Raghuvamsha - Meaning of Kakapakshadhara

In Raghuvamsha Maha-kavya, chapter 11, stanza 1, why is Lord Rama referred to as Kakapakshadhara? What does it mean?
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What is meant by Kavacha?

There are Kavachas for several gods and goddess. Is it a mantra? If yes, then which mantras falls into the category of Kavacha? If no, then what is the exact (scriptural) definition for Kavacha?
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Is the word vanara mentioned for a particular race in scriptures can be different from monkeys?

According to the dictionary, the word वानर has multiple meanings. One among them is Monkey. But others include ape, Monkey-like etc., Hanuman, Sugreeva etc., are said to be of Vanara race. In this ...
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What are the vedic definitions for paapa and punya?

Paapa and Punya are very famous words in Hinduism. I used to believe that whatever karma is performed by the humans, if recommended/accepted by scriptures, is called Punya else Paapa. But recently I ...
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What is meant by Adhi-Vyadhi?

I heard the word Adhi-Vyadhi (ఆధివ్యాధులు) several times in preachings as well as in scriptural books. Example: From Sloka 3 What is the exact meaning for that word?
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Do vedas contain vyutpatti definitions to words?

Do Vedas contain the meaning/definition of (some) words? Are they called vyutpatti meanings?
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Significance of Symbol from Asura's Wrath [duplicate]

In the above image, at the mid-bottom section of the screen, is shown a symbol, of whose origin i do not know, appearing within the final fight between Asura and Chakravartin in the game: Asura's ...
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Vande smartrgami Sanovatu in Datta Stavam

There are nine stanzas in Datta Stavam. All the stanzas except the last one ends with vande Smarthrugaami Sanovathu. What is the meaning of that and what is its connection with Dattatreya?
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Saraswati mantra for recitation and need for guru

What is the meaning of the following mantra? (om) वद वद वाग्वादिनी स्वाहा । Does this Saraswati mantra need a guru's initiation to recite (without om)?
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What is the English translation of Hanuman Chalisa?

I have recited this Chalisa since I was a child and although I have understood the meaning of some parts of it, I would love to get the meaning of the entire prayer. Here is the full text for ...
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