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Is it possible to realize the relationship between pancha mahabhootas and pancha tanmatras?

According to Sanatana Dharma, there is a relationship between the pancha mahabhootas (Earth, Wind, Space, Water, and Light/Fire) and the pancha tanmatras (sound, touch, form, taste, smell). There are ...
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Scriptural reference for offering sashtanga pranams infront of dhwaja-stambham

Respected members, In Vishnu temples in South India it is a practice for the men to offer sashtanga namaskarams before the kodimaram (dwaja-stambham) and then enter the garbha-griha. Could you please ...
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View of scripture on:Is blasphemy forgivable or unforgivable and what is their atonement in hinduism?

Is blasphemy forgivable or not in hinduism for A) Blasphemy by thoughts B) Blasphemy by speech C) Blasphemy by acts (intentional /unintentional) I also want to know what's the possible way of ...
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What all good audio versions of Shiv Tandav Stotram are available online?

The version sung by Shankar Mahadevan is currently the most popular one online. I remember hearing an old version previously but couldn't find it due to the search algorithm pushing newer versions. ...
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Turya (state) Beyond waking state, dreaming state and sleeping state

In many Upanishads concerning liberation, it is said that an enlightened man (or jivanmukta) is beyond three states: Sleeping, Waking, and Dreaming states (e.g. Mandukya Upanishad). Some excerpts as ...
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How grave a crime is it to do ritual without perfect purification and observance?

In Kaliyuga and now it is impossible to as perfect ly ritually pure as in the past. Does this mean that sitting with or entering places where non- vegetarian food is served makes them impure? How does ...
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Gomukhi mala bag attachment to Sakshi Mala

How does one attach Gomukhi Mala bag, and a Sakshi Mala?
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Is there merit in continuing with a practice if you have faltered?

Sometimes when trying to follow practices like partial fasts on Ekadashi or meditating every day during certain periods, something happens that disrupts the practice, and I would like to know the best ...
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What's the proof that Karma is doing its job?

I am not that much of a religion virtuoso you will excuse my materialistic reasoning plane We keep being told that Karma will catch with you . Good Karma and Bad Karma are awarded appropriately etc ...
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How to practise hinduism? [closed]

How to practise Hinduism for a college student ?or how to practise Hinduism in general?Are there any benefits of it? I am really confused on practising Hinduism? I am so much focused on my studies ...
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What should be the sequence of Morning Routine?

I am confused about morning routine. After waking up, In what order should one perform these actions: Brushing Teeth (Is usually the first thing) Bathing (15 mins) Meditation (takes 15-30 mins, ...
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What water is kept in three brass kalanchi?

I recently read an online article but now I cannot find the page. There are three brass kalanchi (kalanji) that are placed at the feet on deities. What is the purpose of these and what should be kept ...
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What is the source of Saptapadi Shlokas which are recited during Vivaha Sanskar?

This answer to the question "What are the Saptapadi or the seven promises of marriage?" provides seven shlokas known as "SaptaPadi" and is said to be of great importance in Vivaha ...
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Where did manu tell "Achaara heenan na punanti Veda"?

Recently while hearing about the importance of sadhachara, I encountered the following interesting statement Achaara heenan na punanti Veda Vedas cannot purify the person who does not perform acharas ...
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Do scriptures provide any guidelines or any information for vegan puja and rites?

Do the Hinduism scriptures have any info for vegan puja rituals/reet/rasam ? Like performing abhishek with almond milk and coconut milk and such? Daan/charity as being only vegan food, prasad as being ...
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How can one achieve happiness?

I have heard discussions of Hinduism scriptures telling how to achieve fulfillment, divinity etc but I have yet to hear one talking about how to achieve happiness. Is this covered in Hinduism? If so, ...
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What are the Puranic verses which say Tapta Mudra Dharana should be done?

This question asks what are the puranic verses that advise against Tapta Mudra Dharana. I want to ask, what are the Puranic verses which say Tapta Mudra Dharana should be done? Please answer with the ...
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What is the theological justification behind chanting the holy names in Gaudiya Vaishnavism?

Gaudiya Vaishnavas chant the name of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna and Rama. They call it Nama Yajna. In some places, they have been doing continuously it for hundreds of years. For example, in Katwa (...
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What proportion of Hindus are aware of Vedanta in their religious practice?

Hinduism as practiced today consists of temple worship of deities, Puja and Bhajans at home, going to pilgrimage sites, getting Samskaras conducted (most importantly - marriage ceremony and last rites)...
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What proportion of present day Hindus are aware of Vedanta? [duplicate]

It has been repeated many times at HSE that 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 ...
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Do the scriptures recommend not leaving one's home empty stomach in the morning?

I have heard Elders say that we mustn't leave the home in the morning on an empty stomach for that results in ill-fortunes and bad-omens for the upcoming day. The common reasoning given by them is it ...
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Is having more than one Ishta-devta, a defined concept in the scriptures?

Sometimes back, I was having a discussion with my friends on the concept of 'Ishta' (one's personal favorite tutelary deity). In the course of the discussion, one of my friend told me that since their ...
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Is kumkuma to be applied only to the forehead?

Sacred ash can also be applied to the body and arms. But kumkuma seems to be applied only to the forehead.
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Will Divorced Wifes go to heaven if they die before Husband passes away?

Usually, wives do Tulasi pooja and to be Muthaidhe and they pray for it to attain heaven by dying before their Husbands. These practices now drastically come down but still, traditional people follow. ...
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What happens to those who keep lying using God/Mother promises?

I have witnessed many people who try to escape always by keeping God Swear, Mother swear in tough situations. This is not just once, it is their habit of keeping it and has no value/worth on it. They ...
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Can we find the meaning of Sandyavandanam In our local convenient language?

Brahmins do Sandyavandanam mugging the book. How do we understand or know the meaning of the mantras we chant? Only those who is master in Sanskrit can understand, rest they just chant full book. Is ...
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What is the purpose of Hindu girls attire?

Why Hindu girls or women should wear Bangles, Nosepin, earrings, Gezze, and even flowers behind head? Also, toe ring after marriage? Thaali is something we all know it shows that they are married and ...
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What is pradosh kaal/ pradosh kaalam?

What time is referred to as pradosh kalam? I’m not asking about pradosh vrat. Pradosh kalam is a particular time period in every day. I want to know which time period exactly. Thank you
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Is it ok for me (Not Hindu) to wear a turban/head wrap to represent the Hindu character I am playing in a play?

I have done a bit on research into this, and I plan to do more, but I am looking for a more personal answer from people who are Hindu. If you can help, please do, as I need it. I am attempting to ...
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Do full time or experienced and highly consistent yogis also fall ill?

We normal mundane people generally fall ill at least once in a year with fever, cough or other regular illness. Maybe such light illnesses used to be part of the body cycle to regain immunity that I ...
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Does anyone know what the bija mantra KRAM stands for? Thank you

I received it in a dream, that was very complex, and would like to clarify it
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Giving Daan from money earned through Trading in Stock Market?

I am currently trading in Stock Market Options. Its a sort of gambling where I earn small money through my predictions. As u know its legal as per my country law and am not hurting any one ...
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Why is Dantadhamana or brushing of teeth prohibited for Brahmacharis?

Here's the verse from Sadachara Smriti of Shri Madhwacharya. All the above austerities hold good both for Gruhastas (married people) and Vanaprastas. Except Vaishvadeva, Baliharana and Dantadhamana – ...
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Point of contact to learn Atharvana veda?

Where can we find the guru who can teach Atharvana Veda? Is it applicable for Brahmins? This question is not about black magic. But to understand that and perform white magic. I know this is not ...
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House Warming ceremony

What does the hindu scriptures says about doing House warming (Grehaprevesham) ceremony if family member has died recently. Can it be done or are there any restrictions?
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Should statues be worshipped based on Veda? [duplicate]

"Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste" "They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements" (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). "They sink deeper in darkness, those who ...
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Why are vedic chants used to propitiate puranic deities?

Sama Veda for instance mostly has hymns to Indra, Agni, and Varuna, and yet we use these very hymns nowadays to worship Ganesha, Skanda, Shiva, and others. Where is the scriptural basis for doing so?
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Is the practice of Gayatri Parivar allowing everyone to undergo Upanayana (Janaeu) ceremony adharmika?

It's a well-known fact about the Gayatri Parivar's stance on allowing everyone (including married women, non-Hindus, and Śhūdras, etc.) to undergo the sacred thread ceremony (Upanayana or Yagnopavita ...
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Is the popular practice of applying Mehndi (Henna tattoo) during weddings supported by scriptures?

From Wikipedia: Mehndi is a form of body art and temporary skin decoration usually drawn on hands or legs, in which decorative designs are created on a person's body, using a paste, created from the ...
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Is there a scripturally recommended age of marriage for men?

As discussed in this QnA: What is the recommended age for marriage for girls as per Shastra? We have lots of guidelines for how much "younger" a bride must be compared to her groom. For ...
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Does Hinduism have any test for virginity?

Do Hindu scriptures tell us how to test if someone is a virgin or not? (Male or female) Which scripture tells about this process and what are the details of it?
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Are the rules of eclipses (grahaṇa) still valid if the eclipse is not visible from the observers' place?

There was a recent Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahaṇa) - the first for the year 2021. The full eclipse began at 11.11 am UTC, which was around 4.41 pm IST. But the total lunar eclipse was not visible in ...
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Why is Buddha Pūrṇimā named so?

Is Buddha Pūrṇimā named so because of Gautama Buddha? If yes, then how to reconcile its significance with our hindu theology because clearly, Gautama Buddha was not a Hindu as per Vedic Standards. Or ...
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Fastest and easiest way in KALIYUGA to attain LIBERATION

What are the fastest and easiest ways in KALIYUGA to get rid of LUST, ANGER, GREED,FALSE PRIDE and ENVY of ONE's SELF?
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Lighting candles rather than oil-lamps on Diwâlî a scripturally prescribed practise?

Does any scriptures mention use of candles on the night of Diwâlî ? Lighting a seasame oil or ghee based dîyâ is considered auspicious. However, these days it's more common for people to light up ...
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Isn't keeping the idol-murtis of non canonical hindu deities in temples specifically dedicated to hindu deities a sin?

Isn't keeping the idol-murtis or pictures, etc., of non canonical deities (like Saî Bâbâ, Santoșhî Mâtâ) in the temples dedicated to scripture defined canonical deities, a sin or a forbidden act? ...
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May one learn how to breathe from the diaphragm (Buddha Belly Breathing) holistically throughout all of their activities and if so how exactly? [closed]

Peace, Divine Love, and Blessings to All. I recently began to research meditative/breathing for the Solar Plexus. I was instructed that the "normal breathing" done in the west is not the ...
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To what extent should a Hindu follow the rules of a country with a Non-Hindu majority?

To what extent should a Hindu follow the rules of a country (with a Non-Hindu majority) and where is the limit when a Hindu has to protest or to disobey? Also, which rights of the Hindu religion ...
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Giving Arghya to Surya even when not visible?

I have watched several people giving arghya to Surya, even before sunrise (when sun is even not visible ). Sometimes, people give arghya when sun in above the head. They'll just point to the east ...
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What are Abūjh Muhūrtas?

Several times, in the newspapers, TV, magazines, etc., the term - Abūjh Muhūrta ( अबूझ मुहूर्त ) is commonly encountered, especially in reference to performing some new auspicious works, like ...
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