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Can one attain Moksha just by Guru / matru / pitru bhakti?

Can one attain Moksha just by Guru Bhakti and not following the methods of Nava vidha Bhakti? I have known the story of Pundarikan who had ardent devotion for his Parents. Was he blessed with Moksha ...
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Stories and shlokas that glorify adult children and speak against toxic parenting

I have seen that Hindu stories, shlokas and myths are full of praises for parents. It makes sense that most rules were made by elder people, their rituals were designed to discipline those who are ...
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What do the Vedas/shastras and Hindu Texts say about one's Mother?

We all know that the worship to God only comes after Mother, Father and Teacher. I've also heard that even if the Mother is not right and causes trouble, we should learn to adjust with her? Are there ...
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What does Hinduism say about married women taking care of her parents? [duplicate]

Traditionally in society, married women are expected to "take care" of their husband, in-laws and husband's family. What does Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) say about women taking care of her ...
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Definition of a Father in the Scriptures?

Father is one of the most important figures for anyone. Especially within the Hindu traditions, he's accorded an almost divine status, especially for his Child. I'm interested in the scripturally ...
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When are you born a Hindu?

Well so my question is, when are you born a Hindu? So must a parent be Hindu or both? (Like in Judaism where the mother must be jew in order the child to be too) does this exist in Hinduism? If no, ...
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Who were the parents of Bhumi Devi(Prithvi)?

Who were the parents of Bhumi Devi,the Goddess of Earth? (If any) Can someone say in which purana her origin is mentioned?
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How do we start reading the vedas and puranas along with our kids? [closed]

What are few guide lines for start studying scripture along with our Kids? Vedas/Puranas are to be learnt under the guidance of a guru. They are not bed-time stories to read with children. So what is ...
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How many children should parents give birth to?

Post independence of India there was a focus to reduce the population in order to curtail poverty. However I am interested to know what scriptures say about number of children one should have, and ...
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If mother is superior to father then why did Parashurama kill his mother on his father's command?

We know that Parashurama killed his mother Renuka without a blink on his father's Jamadgani's command. But Manusmriti 2.145 says In veneration, the Preceptor excels ten Sub-teachers; the Father a ...
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Was Yadu right in denying/defying his father's (Yayati) request? [closed]

Srimad Bhagavatam: Canto 9, Chapter 18: Text 35: King Yayāti, who was very lusty, followed his wife, caught her and tried to appease her by speaking pleasing words and massaging her feet, but ...
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What are some of the famous shlokas that glorify parents?

What are the famous shlokas in scriptures for glorifying our parents?
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How does Karma theory explain premature deliveries and the death of infants?

Sometimes, infants are born prematurely and die shortly thereafter. Is it possible to explain such tragedies using the karma theory? Has it got to do with the karma of the parents or the infant ...
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Are parents also maya?

I love my parents more than anything in this world. Some days back my father was seriously ill and it seemed that my whole world was shattered. Then this question aroused in my mind, Dose affection ...
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Why shave hair after parents die?

Recently, a cousin of mine lost his father. Before conducting a ritual for the well being of his father's soul, he had to shave all his hair except for a bit at the back (choti). Why did he have to do ...
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In their old age, who should take care of Hindu parents who don't have any sons?

We see many Hindu couples who don't have a single male child also. Now assume one such couple have a single girl child and they find a suitable groom for her, get her married and send her off to the ...
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Are Hindu children meant to serve their parents forever whether they like them or not?

Do children need parents' permission to live away from them? What if parents are just bad apples, should children continue to serve their needs? What do the shastras say? After marriage, did ...
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Should parents be worshipped before the gods?

I do know that parents are like gods to their children. I have seen families where some worship God first then parents but also vice versa. Which one is the correct way?
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What portion of his earnings should a son contribute to support his parents?

Questions: According to Hindu scripture or shastras, what portion of his earnings should a son contribute, to the parents or family? Does this amount vary if the son is married vs. unmarried?
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Does Karma of parents affect their children?

I would like to know if the Karma of parents has any effect on their children? Or are they independent and have to realize their own Karma (prārabdha/sañcita)?
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What is the duty of parents towards their own children?

Do Hindu scriptures say anything about the responsibility of parenthood? Specific references to verses from Hindu books would be highly appreciated.
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What do Hindu scriptures or Gurus say on How to Introduce Hinduism to Children?

I am aware that this question is more a parenting question. The reason I ask the question is, to me and many young children around me, it was just told that idol worship in a temple is holy and wish-...
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