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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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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 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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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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Are there any possible senses(meanings) for the word Varna wrt humans other than the ones given?

I recently asked a question requesting for 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 usage of Varna in Humans only. I know at-least five senses: Varna assigned ...
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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 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 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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Saraswati mantra for recitation and need for guru

What is the meaning of the mantra? (om) वद वद वाग्वादिनी स्वाहा । Is the Saraswati mantra needs a guru's initiation to recite (without om)?
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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 (...