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What are the details of vanaspativijñāna (botany) in Atharva Veda?

I have heard that classification of plants is described in Atharva Veda and this classification is somewhat similar to the modern plants classification found in botany. Where in Atharva Veda, this ...
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Is growing bamboo at home considered inauspicious?

Are there any scriptures or traditional systems around growing bamboo plants in a pot in the house? I heard from one of my elders but the elder was not certain, and hence would like to know more about ...
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Good reason to plant Bodhi Tree (peepal) at home [duplicate]

I want to plant bodhi tree at home in my big plating pot, but my parents are not allowing me to do it. Please give me some good and strong religious reason to make them agree. They are also saying ...
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What are the herbs that arose three ages before the gods?

Rig Veda Book 10 Hymn 97 is dedicated to the herbs and I am sharing a part of it here: HERBS that sprang up in time of old, three ages earlier than the Gods,— Of these, whose hue is brown, ...
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Do any other scriptures tell the story of Goddess Aranyani mentioned in Vedas?

Rig Veda Book 10 Verse 146 is dedicated to the forest goddess called Aranyani: 1 GODDESS of wild and forest who seemest to vanish from the sight. How is it that thou seekest not the village? Art ...
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Do all species have soul?

There is a famous quote which is circulating online that according to Hinduism, soul transmigrates through 8.4 million or 84 lakh bodies before reaching human form. Now, if we remove 4 lakh human ...
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What to do with a damaged Bilva tree at home?

I have an old Bilva tree at my home and it got damaged after Varda cyclone and it is not growing after that. I have tried every thing to restore it but all methods failed. Are there any instructions ...
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Is it true that all animals and plants could talk in Satya Yug? then why not in Kaliyuga?

From Ramayana, we can know that there were some characters of monkeys or vanaras, Jambhavan, Hanuman etc associated with Lord Rama's job. Similarly like oceans and mountains, were also able to talk/...
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What plants/fungi mentioned in our scriptures are known to be mind-altering?

There are many plants/fungi which are being currently known for their capacity to produce mind-altering effects on humans. Some of these are even said to have a long history of association with ...
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What herbs take away the burning power of fire?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Did the Samkhya school believe that destroying plants in Yagnas is a sin?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Do plants have life? [duplicate]

I know in Hinduism there are few plants and tree considered holy like Tulsi, Peepal etc but did any of the scripture ever mention that plants have life in general?
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What scriptures describe using Red Arsenic for invisibility?

Adinatha's Khechari Vidya is an early Hatha Yoga text dated to the 15th century. This excerpt from the Khechari Vidya describes various Siddhis or magical powers that can be obtained by a Yogic ...
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What magical powers are obtained from the Amalaka plant?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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What herbs found on Earth give magical powers?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy is the Vedanta school. But there are five other Astika or orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy: Purva Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Tulsi plant and watering it on sundays?

What's the deal with no watering the plant on Sundays? And why tulsi is sacred? Are there other plants which are considered as sacred ones?
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Which is the favorite leaf of Lord Brahma?

Lord Vishnu is fond of Tulasi leaves and Lord Shiva likes bilvam. So, similarly which leaf is favored by Lord Brahma?
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What does the Rig Veda say about the forests and healing properties of plants and animals

This article mentions the forests, and healing properties of plants and animals ...Similarly the Rig-Veda mentions about the forest goddess and healing properties of plants, tribes of fishes, ...
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Word clash in shri suktam [closed]

आदित्यवर्णेतपसोधिजात: वनस्पति: तव वव्रिक्शोथ बिल्व​: aadityavarnetapasodhijataha vanaspati tava vrikhsoth bilwahaa (Bel/Bilwa) vanaspati : the one who gives fruit without flowers (Manusmriti chap 1 ...
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Should I plant Bilva in my home?

I have planted a Bilva (Bel) plant in my lawn whose leaves I use for Shiva pooja. Some of the priests said that Bel plant should not be planted in the house. Instead, it should be migrated to a temple....
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What is the relation between trees and gods?

I heard of Navagraha vana(garden of trees representing 9 planets), Nakshatra vana(trees representing 27 stars), Devatha vana(trees representing each god). What are those plants? Does worshiping give ...
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For religious reasons, which plants should never be planted inside the house or even close to the house?

I have been told that, for religious reasons, some plants must never be planted inside your house, or inner courtyard or even close the house, as in front-yard/backyard. A pundit had specifically ...