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Please let me know correct scriptural reference which mentions that Ram naam jaap or bhakti is necessary to worship Hanuman?

Is it necessary for a Hanuman devotee to worship Shri Ram. If yes, please provide scriptural reference as a proof.
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Reference request in relation with 'Yejamana krutham paapam Anna roopena thishtathi'

..Daanam Pratigraham Chaiva Brahmanaanaamakalpayaat Here, only Brahmana is entitled for Pratigrham-acceptance of Dhaana(Donation) from others, (though in tradition it is forbidden to receive by ...
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Which species was Matsya avatar of?

Matsya is commonly stated as the first or second in the list of major avatars of Vishnu. There are many different versions of the story, varying in details, but with the basic story alike: the Matsya ...
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Does every character in the Ramayana follow their dharma?

I was watching this video about the Ramayana. Towards the end, it says that several characters in the Ramayana can be called the hero in the context of Hindu beliefs and traditions, because they all ...
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Where this statement "I know how to control the universe" Mentioned in Bhagvad Gita?

In which Slok of Bhagvad Gita , Supreame Lord Krishna said that "I know how to control the universe?" . I suspected that he said something different from that but not exactly that Statement ...
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Which scripture contains about "chin mudra" in detail?

Chin mudra is popular in sanathan dharma. Improving concentration is one of the effects that happens for a practitioner of chin mudra. I quickly went through the names of mudras from two yoga ...
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What's the reference for this dhyana shloka?

Shanka chakra dharam devam Chatur bahum kiritinam Sarvayudhair upethancha Garudopari samsthitham Sanakadhi munindraisthu sarva devair upAsitham Shree Bhoomi sahitham devam udaya dhithya sannibam ...
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Where can I find classification of Indian food items based on its guna?

There are three Gunas: Sattva, Rajas, Tamas. Based on the occupation and some other aspects, people take particular types of foods. Scriptures generally encourage the intake of Sattvic food since it ...
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Shankaracharya is vaishnava according to Vedanta desikan?

Many vaishnava tells Shankaracharya is vaishnava . I hear that vedanta Deshikan told shankaracharya is vaishnava. Any one can keep reference that vedanta desikan told shankaracharya is vaishnava?
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What is the Bhairavi Yatana given by Mahadeva in Kashi?

It is well known that Mahadeva gives moksha to people in Varanasi by uttering the taraka mantra in the ears of those dying, as said in the Kashi Khanda: Who is competent enough to describe the ...
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Online Database of Technical Terms in Ayurveda?

So I just learned of Rasayana and the Charaka Samhita in Ayurveda. The Charaka Samhita exists online it seems, but it is written in natural language form (i.e. regular English language, along with the ...
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Copy of the Sukti Sudhakar

I tried searching online for an English copy of the Sukti Sudhakar, but I could only find Hindi copies. Can anyone provide a link to an English version (or a Sanskrit to English version) of this book? ...
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Reference Request: Vedanta Sutras

I already have copies of the commentaries by Adi Shankaracharya and Shri Ramanuja. Since I want to understand the Vedanta Sutras from different angles, I also want an English copy of the Govinda ...
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Are there any Telugu dictionaries available that contains extensive list of scriptural words?

It is well-known that the many words that are in scriptures have several meanings with different interpretations. Even pandits may not be capable to assign meanings for several words in scriptures. ...
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Reference form parashara Samhita?

सन्त्यक्तकिटिरूपोऽसौ मूको नामासुरस्तदा । कलावीशापकाराय कर्नाटे सम्भविष्यति । मधु नाम वहन्नेष व्याससूत्राणि केवलम् । द्वैतमार्गानुसारेण व्याख्यास्यति सुमूढधीः ॥ (पराशरसंहिता ) There was an evil-minded ...
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Where may I find references to Maa Durga's arrival and departure vehicle?

I have heard Maa Durga's arrival and departure vehicle (like horse, elephant, palanquin) depends on the days of the week when the festival starts and ends. And there is a significance of any such ...
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Need reference of shloka from video?

In this video pravachana guru is tell sloka I want this sloka and reference Please seek 10:38 mins
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Vatuka Bhairava references

Where I can find some scriptural references about Vatuka Bhairava? Where does Vatuka appear the first time?
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Who was Śukī, and what is the full story of Agni's desire for Śukī?

Srimad Bhagavatam says, Mahārāja Barhiṣat — henceforward known as Prācīnabarhi — was ordered by the supreme demigod Brahmā to marry the daughter of the ocean named Śatadruti. Her bodily features were ...
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Is there any way to control uncontrollable or deviating thoughts according to Shastras?

I want to know if our Shastras mention how to control uncontrollable or deviating thoughts especially during prayer,Japa or Sadhna?
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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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