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What is "kalagamya" in saraswati sahastranaamas?

There are four names in Lalitha Sahastranaama stotram that ends with gamya. They are Bhavana gamya, Bhakthi gamya, Dhyana gamya, and Gnana gamya. There are similar names in Saraswati sahastranaamas ...
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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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The methodology of deriving meaning from Vedas and hierarchy of vruttis and lakshanas

This question here explores the definition of Lakshanas and Vruttis and Sanskrit grammar. So we have two vruttis and subtypes. Mukhya Vrutti a. Yaugiki b. Rudhi c. Yoga-Rudhi Lakshana Vrutti a. ...
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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 thinking 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 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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in what context is kaama positive

every positive energy/feeling is portrait as a deva and negative side is portrayed as an asura but Kaama is portrayed as a deva, meaning it has a positive aspect to it. But... Kaama is not needed ...
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What is the english meaning of this shloka? Draupadyaa damantyaa cha savitryaa susheelayaa- Duritaani jitaanyeetajjapaadaaptam cha vanchitam

“Draupadyaa damantyaa cha savitryaa susheelayaa- Duritaani jitaanyeetajjapaadaaptam cha vanchitam.” Its from sri krishna saharanama stotram. And also i found another shloka similar to it. द्रौपदी ...
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Does the word "Ishwara" have a specialized meaning in any school of philosophy?

ईश्वर mf(ई). master, lord, prince, king, mistress, queen, AV. ; ŚBr. ; Ragh. ; Mn. &c. [ID=29882] God [ID=29884] the Supreme Being, Mn. ; Suśr. ; Yājñ. &c. [ID=29885] the supreme soul (...
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What is the context and meaning for the rig veda mantra "Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah"

Consider the following mantra from Rig Veda Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah In which context it has been told and what is the exact meaning and interpretation for it?
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What is the definition of Veda?

What is the definition of Veda? I listen to the following two lines but could not understand. And like to know. "to know" is Veda. How? "Veda is Akhand" what does it mean?
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Do the Vedas prohibit idol worship?

It is a very controversial thing about this verse along the religious websites, especially non-Hindu websites, they claim that idol worship is prohibited in Hinduism. They are arguing with this verse. ...
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