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For questions about stories that are part of Hindu religious beliefs. Hindu mythology can be found throughout Hindu scriptures like the Vedas, Puranas, Ramayana, and Mahabharata.

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Is there a concept of parallel universes in Hinduism? [duplicate]

According to what I know, Hindu texts have always focused on cyclic nature of universe. But have only mentioned this one universe only and that it will be created and get destroyed over and over again....
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Is Sufism a fusion of Hinduism and Islam?

Many Sufi kawwalis are devoted to a hindu saint Jhulelal. Also Sufism beleives in union of man and God which is somehow nearer to Adwait Siddhanta of Hinduism.
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Hanuman and Bheema

In Mahabaratha there was a circumstance where Hanuman met Bheema. Any evidence supporting this statement from Hinduism scriptures. Who was the cause for this meeting?
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Pushpaka Vimana [duplicate]

Rama travelled in Pushpaka Vimana to crown Vibhishana dn returned to Ayodhya in the same vimana. Any detailed information about this and how it functioned?
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Non recital of Gayatri Mantra by Women and ringtones [duplicate]

Gayatri Mantra is to be chanted by a brahmachari or grihastha who adorn yagnopaveedam. Women neither should hear the mantra nor recite. If they do so what re the consequences? Nowadays ringtone has ...
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Bramhahatya / Brahma Hathi Dosham [duplicate]

In temples we can find in pillars a monkey type animal in sitting posture. When we go round the pillar there is a saying that dhosham will catch. How to get rid of this dhosham? Another instance when ...
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Is there any clue in Hinduism religion that depicts “Tree has life”? [duplicate]

Is there any clue in Hinduism religion that depicts Tree has life? If anyone has answer please answer it. Thanks.
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In Jain Ramayana, who killed the Ravana? Rama or Lakshmana? [duplicate]

Someone told me that, in the Jain Ramayana, it is Lakshmana killed Ravana and not Rama? Is it true?
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What does a Rig Veda verse about Usha have to do with the 100-year Yagna of the Sadhyas?

In this excerpt from the Panchavimsha Brahmana of the Sama Veda, aka the Tandya Mahabrahmana, the performance of a 100-year Yagna is described. It says that this Yagna was once performed by the ...
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After Ashwatthama's massacre, why didn't any of the Pandavs marry another woman, and obtain another child? [duplicate]

After the Kurukshetra War, Ashwatthaman directs the Brahmastra into the wombs of the Pandava women. My question is: Why didn't one of the Pandavas simply marry and get another child? Was there any ...
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Was current Lord Brahma once Hanuman? [duplicate]

It is said in the epics that same events repeat in same yuga. If so, then Hanuman is going to be the next Brahma. Now does it mean the current Brahma was once Hanuman? Was current sage Vyasa, ...
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How did India get its name as Bharat? [duplicate]

I tried to google this question and in Wikipedia it is not very clear. The above link suggests that India is called Bharat because of Emperor Bharata (son of Shakuntala and Dhushyant) whereas this ...
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What happened to Lord Rama once he went into Sarayu river? [duplicate]

When Lord Rama went to Sarayu river, how did he die? And what happened to his body after that? I am sorry if my question is offensive, but I'm eager to know.
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Who has created Trimurti? Adishakthi or Brahman? [duplicate]

In my childhood, I heard a myth that Goddess Adishakthi created Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu (I am familiar with this myth). But now I am listening new myth such as Brahman is the one who made Shiva, ...
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Where to find the full story of King Muchukunda?

In Joseph Campbell book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", he wrote: an ancient Hindu warrior-king named Muchukunda. He was born from his father's left side, the father having swallowed by mistake a ...
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Is the word Hindu mentioned in any Sanatan scriptures? [duplicate]

Is the word 'Hindu' mentioned in any Sanatan scriptures? Because there is lot said and lot to be said on the word Hindu. I went through different old literature but did not find the word Hindu.
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Who is Kevat who helped Lord Rama and sita to cross a river

Who is Kevat in ramayan, who helped Lord Rama and sita to cross a river. When and which river they meet? After crossing the river, When Lord Rama was praise him giving a golen ring, then how did ...
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Mahabaratha and Ramayana [duplicate]

Ramayana is the clean one in which Lord Rama fought with Ravana face to face and at last Dharma won. Killing of vali is not acceptable in that. But in Mahabaratha there are many connivances like ...
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Why was Lord Krishna in a confusion about who his parents were if he is almighty?

Lord Krishna is one of the most popular Gods in Hinduism. In the mythological story, Krishna did not know who his real parents were. We know Krishna is also the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. If he is ...
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As Duryodhana's Senapati did Bhishma carry out treachery and/or dereliction of duty by commission and/or omission?

1. Bhishma kept Karna with his Vasavi Shakti out of the war for 10 days by his insulting ways. (If Karna had killed Arjuna, the war would have been over. Even if he wouldn't kill the Pandavas he could ...
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Godavari and Ramayana

I saw a YouTube video in which it is asserted that Godavari once lost its sacredness. The reason given is that the river was witness to Sita's abduction and although Sita asked the river to tell Rama ...
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What does “belief in the Vedas” actually mean?

What does belief in the Vedas or accepting the authority of the Vedas actually mean? Vedas have some mythological stories like women accepting the boon of menstruation from Indra (YV II 5.1). Then ...
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Did Lord Vishnu trick Tulasi into having sex with him in her previous birth?

Swami Balendu in this blog post narrates a story of how Lord Vishnu defeats an asura named Jalandhara by impersonating him to have sex with his wife (who's later reborn as Tulasi) and taking away all ...
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Stories in Hindu scripture on drinking human blood [duplicate]

Kaali drinking blood of Raktabīja. Bheema drinking blood of Dushasana. Draupadi intending to drink blood of Bheema. What's the intent behind drinking blood?