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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 "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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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