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The famous “Charaiveti” mantra is mentioned in which Vedic verse?

"Charaiveti" is a famous Vedic Mantra. It means keep moving on (if I am not wrong). From which verse this word is taken? What does the entire verse say?
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Is there any reference to Panch Kedar in Scripture?

I know that Dwadash Jyotirlingas are mentioned in Shiv Puran. What about Panch Kedar? In which scripture importance of these tirthas are mentioned?
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What is the source of the claim, that Vedas are 1,960,000,000 years old?

Some comments under this YouTube video claim that Vedas are 1,960,000,000 year old. E.g., neha rajput 1 year ago Veda 1 Arab 96 carore 8 lakh 53 hajar old h.is se bi jayda abi time period aur bi ...
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What is the reference to “Ekam satyam sanatanam bahu vipra vedanti.”? [duplicate]

Ekam satyam sanatanam bahu vipra vedanti.[Rig Veda] Existence is one (ie the soul) but ways are many . What is the reffence to this verse. And what is the full verse.
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Scriptural basis for Sadhguru's claim that Yaśodā also became one of the gopīs?

https://isha.sadhguru.org/us/en/wisdom/article/krishna-women-in-his-life Yashodha’s relationship with Krishna grew in such a way that she also became one of the Gopis. She was also part of the Raas. ...
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In Rig Veda, what is the reference to the “faith hymns”?

In this answer by a hindu scholar What is the reference to the hymn of faith in the Rig Veda? What are these? Does this kind of terminology exists? Creation x 3 Dadhikras x 2 Dadhikravan x 1 ...
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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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Who are the Valakhilya rishis?

Source says: Valakhilyas- are thumb sized ascetics accompanying the sun in its every day travel in the sky. They are protecting the humanity by taking all the extra heat and act like the ozone layer. ...
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Source for Lokaśaraṇaṃ Vyākaraṇam ( लोकशरणं व्याकरणम् )

While listening to Pāṇiníya Aṣṭādhyāyī ( पाणिनीय अष्टाध्यायी ) lectures, the quote Lokaśaraṇaṃ Vyākaraṇam ( लोकशरणं व्याकरणम् ) was attributed to Patañjali ( पतञ्जलि ) but I haven't been able to ...
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Goddess Pārvatī brother, Maināka parvata?

I have read and watched at several places and TV soaps, about Maināka parvata as the son of Himavant and Maināvatī, and thus, being the brother of Devī Pārvatī and brother-in-law to Lord Shiva? ...
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Advaita on other acharyas?

Do advaita believe that ramanujacharya is avatar of Adi sesha And madhavcharya is avatar of vayu And Krishna chaitanya is avatar of Krishna Any reference that Adi shankara charya obey that dvaita , ...
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Reference form kalika Purana

Puri Shankara charya told that mayavadi means kapalika in YouTube video It is true means I want reference that kapalikas are mayavadi in kalika Purana
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Story of Adi Shankaracharya as per Siva Rahasyam

What is the life story of Adi Shankara Charya as per Siva Rahasyam
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What do Shastra say about building Temples outside of India?

I want to build a Temple in Europe. Which Shastra would I refer to? Vastu, Agama or something else? Moreover I want to know what every geographical places carry as Karma Veda and if and how that ...
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Shaivism influences on Bhagavad Geeta

Are there editions of the Bhagavad Geeta or inside the Bhagavad Geeta itself are there shlokas which proves to have received influences from Shaivism or Kashmirian Shaivism ancient scriptures?
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Are the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali available online in Devanagari anywhere in copy/pastable text format?

I am looking for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga_Sutras_of_Patanjali, do these exist in copy/pastable Devanagari anywhere online?
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I want reference of this sloka

I want reference for this slokaa "Mudrayasah Gacchantu Rajno ye Gantumipsavah Na chamudra praveshtavyo Dwarapalasya Pasyatah" This sloka belong Harivamsa Prava of Mahabharata I want chapter ...
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Indra Sukta - Which Mandala and Hymn

I was wondering if some one could point the Mandala and the Hymn number for the following Suktam: Prayer to Indra
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Did Swami Vivekananda speak this statement? Please give the location where he says so

When More and more people start thinking for themselves, start placing reason over faith, science and logic over irrationality and blind belief and superstitions, that will be the day when Hinduism ...
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Uchiṣṭa Ganapati Suktam in Atharvana veda

Does anyone know where in the Atharvana Veda we can find Uchiṣṭa Gaṇeśa/Gaṇapati suktam?
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Shloka which explains time is aksharam

Is there any shloka which explains that time is aksharam and GOD is mahad-aksharam?
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Evidence shloka that time and material energy are eternal? [closed]

To discuss with scientist, I have to prove that time and material energy, Maya, are eternal or no beginning and end by reference shloka . Someone pandit, could you help me, please.
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Shloka regarding pradhāna and prakṛti

I'm looking for the shloka which explains that there are two eternal principles: pradhāna or prakṛti.
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Sections of scriptures which deal with Bearing the Physical Pain

What sections of scriptures deal with Bearing the Physical Pain because of disease, old age or accident? What kind of discourse is given regarding the physical pain? Any lead would be fine, One can ...
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Prahlada later got abusive about Vishnu

The great Bhaktha Prahlada much later in life accused Vishnu during exchanges with Adi Parasakthi. This is attributed to his genetic nature being that of a Rakshas that took over his personalty. I ...
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Ancient texts on the art and science of debate

I thought 'tarka shastra' was the search text I was looking for, but the books I found were rather modern writer's literary text. What I was looking for the science written by the rishis, I just found ...
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Where can i find the story of Ashtavakra's birth and his other stories?

Where can i find the story of Ashtavakra's birth and his other stories like: Giving curse to devis of swarga-loka who laughed at his crooked form? Giving curse to Krishna I have head an alternate ...
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Manusmriti with commentary of Kulluka Bhatta

I am looking for translated versions (English/Hindi) of Manusmriti with commentary of Kulluka Bhatta online .
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Sri Bhuvaneshwari scriptural references?

Where can the first historical references of Sri Bhuvaneshvari be found? Is there any reference that precedes the Mahavidyas?
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What do scriptures say about luck? [duplicate]

I am looking for scriptural references which mention for and against luck. Eg: Against luck, would be anything (but not limiting to) like hard work creates luck For luck, would be anything (but not ...
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References of Santatita Kala

Where is the exact reference about Santatita Kala in the Saivagamas? Please provide scriptural references.
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Lord Shiva wearing Rudraksha

How many Rudraksha Lord Pashupati is wearing over the Wrists (lower and higher near the shoulders) and is there any reference over the Scriptures about it?
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Goddess Ushas : references in the Vedas

Ushas (Marici for Buddhists) is the goddess of the dawn. What are the passages in the vedas where she is mentioned exactly?
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Churning of Ocean and Lord Shiva consuming poison as per Mahabharata Tarparya Nirnaya

This question is related to the account of Kurmavatara described in The Mahabharata Tarparya Nirnaya of Srimad Madhvacharya. I have pasted the slokha below for reference. For full text one can check ...
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reference for the slokam kalashepo na kartavyaha

Can some one tell me reference for the following slokam Kālakṣēpo na kartavyaha kṣinamāyuhu kṣaṇē kṣaṇē Yamasya karuṇā nāsti kartavyam harikīrtanam Rough meaning goes as follows : Kalakshepo ...
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Where can we find reference of the story of Holika burning instead of Prahlada?

I have checked some of the places where the story of Prahlada-Nrisimhadev-Hiranyakashipu is mentioned, for eg: in the Narasimha Purana, the Srimad Bhagavatam and Vishnu Purana for a mention of ...
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Are we God in a state of forgetfulness? Reference needed

I have heard this idea which I think it comes from the Upanishads. Can anybody give a a reference in the Vedas, Gita or any other literature from Hinduism in which existential ignorance is explained.
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What is the earliest reference of three truths doctrines found among Advaitin's literature? [duplicate]

As of today, almost all Advaita VedAntins espousing three truths theory using below terms prAtibhAsika satya vyAvahArika satya (Relative truth) pAramArthika satya (Absolute reality) Does any Adi ...
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Where is Bhagavad Gita referred to as Hari Gita?

I heard that Bhagavad Gita is referred to as Hari Gita. I don't know the exact reference. Where is it referred as Hari Gita?
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How to reduce Tamasic qualities?

Is it possible to reduce Tamogun (Tamasic qualities) ? If so, then which steps can be taken to reduce Tamogun by following: Worship, Behaviour, Mental attitude and Seva It would be great if any ...
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Mention of Siva cursing Saudasa(Somadatta) in Skanda Purana

Does Skanda purana mention the incident of Shiva cursing Saudasa to live as a Rakshasa?
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Which scriptures discuss purusha avatars?

This article lists 6 categories of avatars one of them being Purusha Avatar: Purusha avataras Lila avataras Guna avataras Manvantara avataras Yuga avataras Shaktyavesha avataras ...
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Where did the following name of Vishnu has been taken from?

Vishnu can be called by name श्रिहान. It is not present in Vishnu Sahasranamam. Which scripture contains the name and what is the actual meaning of it? 2, 3, 4 ....
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Which scripture contains the event of Shiva beheading Vinayaka?

Consider the sequence of events : Parvati making Vinayaka, Vinayaka disallowing Shiva, Shiva beheading Vinayaka, Shiva joining Elephant's head on Vinayaka's body, etc., Which scripture contains this ...
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Scriptural references for the family goddess of Indian famous mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan

The following paragraphs says that Ramanujan credited his mathematical capabilities to the goddess Namagiri Thayar A deeply religious Hindu, Ramanujan credited his substantial mathematical ...
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating eating during war?

During Mahabharata Yuddha Kanda, there don't seem to be many verses depicting that Krishna ate food. Are there scriptural verses putting down eating during war ?
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating old age?

As mentioned in another post, Vishnu's human avataras don't seem to age beyond young adulthood. Are there scriptural verses putting down old age?
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What are the earliest commentaries available on Sri Devi Bhagavatam and from which sampradaya?

While reading through on a different topic, I came across this link, which talks about Sri Bhaskararaya, which states: Bhaskaracharya was born in the period between the last part of the ...
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Do humans breathe 21600 times in a day according to the Yoga sastra?

I came to know that a human breathes 21,600 times per day according to Yoga sastra. Which shloka explicitly states it?
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Which shloka describes human qualities? [duplicate]

Where can I find the collection of shlokas on the great human qualities? Qualities like perseverance, hardworking, visionary, Kind, Passionate Honesty and Integrity etc?