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Which scripture mentiones about Goddess Gandheswari?

Sometimes ago, i have saw the picture of a goddess named Gandheswari and she is considered as the one saves her devotee from an asura. But, Which scriptures mention about her? If yes, is it also had ...
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Meaning of "ऋतस्य श्रृंगमुर्विया विपप्रथे।"

What would be the translation of this verse and is it from rigved? Is there any commentary available for this? ऋतस्य श्रृंगमुर्विया विपप्रथे।
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Despite Vritrasura, are other dragons mentioned in the scriptures?

I know that Vritrasura is mentioned as dragon in Vedas, from this question. However, i also wanted to know about is any other mentions of dragons in any scripture. So my question is, despite ...
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Does Agasthyagama lizard mentioned in any scriptures?

When, i heard that there was lizard named, "Agasthyagama". I was surprised that this creature's name is in Sanskrit and make sense that this creature can be mentioned in any of our ...
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Reference for Sloka “yo sau deva vishwadeepa pradeepaa“

Can someone help me to get the full sloka in which one phrase goes like “yo sau dEvO vishwadeepa pradeepa” It could be in bhagavatam or some Madhwa grantha.
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Bhavishya Purana Copy

I have been looking online for a copy of the Bhavishya Purana and I only found Hindi and Sanskrit copies on internet archive. These are the ones I cannot read that well. I was able to find a bengali ...
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Do any Hindu Scriptures talk about Mahavira or any other Jain Tirthankaras?

Jainism, unlike Buddhism, has a cordial relation with Hinduism. Jains even accept that Rama was a divine incarnation. Hindu scriptures do talk about Buddha. I wonder whether Hindu scripture mentions ...
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Where in the Ramayana is it said that all the gods worship sage Agastya while the sage himself worships Śiva alone?

Śrī Appayya Dīkṣita mentions this in his Rāmāyaṇa-tātparya-sārasaṃgraha-stotra. It is apparently from the Rāmāyaṇa verses in the Araṇyakāṇḍa. But where exactly is it said that all the gods worship ...
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Can women wear tulsi mala?

I need scriptual referrence to prove that women can also wear tulsi mala. kindly provide the verse from any puran, ved or any scripture.
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Is the Gita Saar (summary of Bhagavad Gita) an authentic scripture?

You will find so many hits if you type Gita Saar in Google. You will find it in English, Hindi, Bengali, and probably in other languages as well. There are 10-15 lines. As a sample, I attached this ...
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Is there a verse in the Bori Mahabharata in which Shiva says that he was born from Vishnu?

Is there a verse in the Bori (critical edition) Mahabharata in which Shiva says that he was born from Vishnu?
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According to the Srimad Bhagavatam, did Brahma really create demons from his buttocks?

Saw this on Reddit. Is this really true? What is the context of this story?
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Which scripture contains the Saraswati Ashtottara Shatanama Stotram?

Which Hindu scripture contains the Saraswati Ashtottara Shatanama Stotram. Is anything known about the author?
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What is the source of Durga Chalisa.?

I just saw Durga Chalisa for the first time in my life. I never heard about it before. I am a practising Shakta. But still, I never heard about it. Here is a link. It is in Hindi. What is the source ...
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About Mahakala, the abode of Sastha

The 13rd chapter of Asura Khanda from Shankara Samhita mentiones that Sastha gives the duty to Ganesha for protect Sachi and went to his abode, Mahakala. I want to know about this Mahakala. So my ...
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What is the Bṛihat-sāma of Sama Veda that the Lord Shree Krishna mentions in BG 11.35 and where can I find it.?

I am looking for this hymn cited by the Lord Shree Krishna. This is not Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, since it is linked to the Yajurveda. Please, help me, I am looking for this.: बृहत्साम तथा साम्नां गा...
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Bhairava Agamas: English translations of available manuscripts

Are there any legit available archived manuscripts of Bhairava Agamas that have been preserved? It is well known that there were 64 of them, but a lot of them had been lost, Abhinavgupta, in his ...
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Do Any Puranas or Upanishads mention the 36 tattva system of Shaivism?

Do any Puranas or Upanishads mention the 36 tattva system of Shaivism? Or is the system purely Tantric/Agamic?
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Where can I find reference of Caturvarga?

According to Hinduism, there are four Purusharthas or the goal of life: Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. However, in Mahabharata (Mahabharata 1.139.69-70) and Arthasastra (Arthasastra of Kauṭilya 1.7.3-...
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Why do some people remember past lives who were not saints? Is there any Scriptural basis for this?

See, there are many who remember past lives like they were brutally killed by something or had intense consciousness at time of death. My question is that they were not real saints in previous life so,...
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When can one disobey Superior person's orders?

Pranam, Like order of Father Husband or Guru etc.. Please provide scriptural references.. Thanks
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Is Dharma Sastha mentioned in Upapuranas & other Samhitas from Skanda Purana?

I heard many times that Sastha mentioned in various Puranas. But, only Brahmanda Purana and Sankara Samhita of Skanda Purana mentiones him, however it also made some sense that he can mention in Upa ...
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Does nirukta of yaksa has any direct/indirect reference to mahabharat?

Does nirukta of yaksa has any direct/indirect reference to mahabharat ?
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Where is this verse mentioned?

VII 6:180-89 वेदा विनिंदिता येन विलोक्य पशुहिंसनम् सकृपेन त्वया येन तस्मै बुद्धाय ते नमः ॥१८८॥ This answer verse is from which book?
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Reference for shloka related to qualities of soul - Chin matram shreehareer ansham sookshma akshar

Trying to find the reference for shloka: Chin matram shreehareer ansham sookshma akshar avyayam Krishna bhi nit prabhu jeevan gyan guna advayam चिन मात्रं श्रीहरेर अंशं सूक्ष्म अक्षर अव्ययं कृष्णा भी...
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what is the source of Sivakalpataru mantra?

I can remember only a few lines. Prabhumisha manisham ashesha gunam. Gunahina Mahisha Garabharanam. Rananirjita Durjaya Daitya puram Pranamami Sivam Siva Kalpatarum. What is the source of this bhajan/...
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Scriptural Reference for the following below statement marked in bold

An User in his comment says the following.: yes. Vishnu = owner. brahma = ceo. shiva = coo. indra = MD. vayu, agni, varuna, yama, kubera = VPs. all are posts except Vishnu. each manvantara or kalpa ...
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Is this quote really from the Bhavishya-Purana?

I came across a website which said the following quote is from the Bhavishya-Purana. “In another country a prophet will come along with his companions. His name will be Muhammad and he will appear in ...
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Reference for shloka - Yathā nāma rūpā vimuktā samudre saṅga gacchant

which scripture does this shloka belongs to: Yathā nāma rūpā vimuktā samudre saṅga gacchant यथा नाम रूपा विमुक्ता समुद्रे संग गच्छन्ति based on the verse it sounds like its related to Kaivalya ...
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Reference Requests: Prana-Prathistha in Mahapuranas

As for now, I'm aware that Prana-Prathistha is a total tantric concept (dakshinacharya marga) for worshipping deities. There are various sources where prana-prathistha and the manual for the ...
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reference for the shloka - sada idam utthītam sada iti che na nūh tarakhatam

Can someone assist me in finding the reference for the shloka sada idam utthītam sada iti che na nūh tarakhatam सद इदं उथीतम सद इति चे न नूह तरकहतम potential meaning of each word based on my ...
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What are the Pancha Lakshmana (Five Characteristics) of Puranas?

Puranas have five characteristics. That means these texts describe mainly five topics. These are something like creation, dissolution, genealogy. This is what I vaguely know. What are these five ...
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What is the dhyana mantra of Devi Durga?

Please provide the dhyana mantra of Devi Durga along with transliteration and if possible translation. Also, mention the original source.
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What is the source of this Prana Pratishtha Mantra?

मानो जूतिर्जुषतामाज्यस्य बृहस्पतिर्यज्ञमिमं तनोत्वरिष्टं यज्ञ गुम समिमं दधातु। विश्वेदेवास इह मदयन्ता मोम्प्रतिष्ठ।। अस्यै प्राणाः प्रतिष्ठन्तु अस्यै प्राणाः क्षरन्तु च। अस्यै देवत्व मर्चायै माम् हेति ...
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Where can I find the names of Aupapuranas (or Atipuranas or Sthala puranas)?

Apart from 18 Maha Puranas and 18 Upapuranas, there are Sthala Puranas which are known as Aupapuranas or Atipurans or Kula Puranas. Where can I find the list of Aupapuranas? How many Aupapuranas are ...
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dharmraj yudhistir's dharm

There was a huge gathering, and you were betting on Draupadi. ​​Tell Yudhishthir, how can you be called Dharamraj? this is a part of a poem and i know that it was a sin of yudhistir, can anyone ...
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Does Siva kill Varaha?

I recall reading that lord Siva killed Varaha, Visnu's boar incarnation. Is it true? Is this in any scripture? Apparently, Narad, the sage, took offense seeing the mother suckling her cubs. Somehow ...
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Reference for the shloka "tvam ātmā puruṣa purāṇaḥ satya jyoti ananta ādya"

I'm trying to find the reference for this shloka: tvam ātmā puruṣa purāṇaḥ satya jyoti ananta ādya त्वम आत्मा पुरुष पुराणः सत्य ज्योति अनंत आद्य त्वम (tvam): You आत्मा (atma): Self or soul पुरुष (...
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Anant (Infinite) - Is this Bhagwan Shiv Ji's name or Bhagwan Vishnu Ji's name?

Given that it is said 'Hari Anant Hari Katha Anantha...', and at other places, how Mahadev is Mahakaal i.e. 'beyond time' kind of infinity, and also in the story where Shiv Ji took form of infinite ...
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Which is second best life form after human

It is said that the human life is achieved by good deed (karma) and soul has to go through 8.4 million life forms before becoming human. So if suppose God has a point score that any soul that scores ...
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Reference Request: Nadis, Chakras in Hindu (or preferably Indian) nomenclature

Consider this question as a reference request. Nadis are branch points corresponding to nerves in the physical body. The branch point of Nadis is called Chakra. Primary nadi involves - Sushumna Nadi ...
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correct verse and its reference - govinda prekṣaṇā kṣepi vāspa pūrā vivarṣinam ucce anindadānanda maravinda vilocanā

I think I might have incorrectly listened to this verse from a lecture and wanted to know what's the correct verse for it: govinda prekṣaṇā kṣepi vāspa pūrā vivarṣinam ucce anindadānanda maravinda ...
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Reference for this verse - heta irṣyeta phale na tu

Hi all trying to find the reference of this shloka: heta irṣyeta phale na tu हेता ईर्ष्येत फले न तू it roughly translates to Envy for the cause/reason of someone success is not bad and does not ...
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Good introductory references on Shatdarshanas that covers debates, arguments and principles

As far as I know, only Advaita Vedanta has been well commented for principal Upanishad. It belongs to the Vedanta school. Is ther any single text like AdvaitaSiddhi that covers the arguments, ...
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Influence of Abrahamism in hinduism through Puranas

Consider this question from the perspective of historical reviews. Puranas are supposed to be short stories that were supposed to inculcate strong Bhakti among the masses through simple, but powerful ...
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What is source of this verse (त्रिया चरित्रं, पुरुषस्य भाग्यम;)?

In which scripture, this verse is present.: नृपस्य चित्तं, कृपणस्य वित्तम; मनोरथाः दुर्जनमानवानाम्। त्रिया चरित्रं, पुरुषस्य भाग्यम; देवो न जानाति कुतो मनुष्यः।। The mind of the king, The wealth of ...
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Commentaries on Abhinavgupta's Tantraloka translated to English

In the school of Kashmir Shivaism, if I'm not wrong, then both texts - Abhinavgupta's Tantraloka and Vigyaan Bhairava Tantra belong to Spanda Doctrine (please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm very ...
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where is this shloka from: uccenninda ānaṅda maraviṃda vilocanaḥ?

Trying to identify the source of this shloka uccenninda ānaṅda maraviṃda vilocanaḥ उच्चेंनिंद आनंद मरविंद विलोचनः उच्चेन्निन्द (uccenninda): High praise आनंद (ānaṅda): Joy, bliss मरविंद (maraviṃda): ...
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which scripture does this shloka appear ūbāḥ bhagavān kṛṣṇaḥ śrīdāman parājitāḥ?

Hi I am trying to identify on which scripture does this shloka appear ? ūbāḥ bhagavān kṛṣṇaḥ śrīdāman parājitāḥ ऊबाः भगवान कृष्णः श्रीदामान् पराजिता: I roughly translates to once Sridama became ...
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is this from padma purana ? reme ramesho vividhaiva priyayā rādhayāsaḥ

Hi I am trying to identify if the below verse is from padma purana reme ramesho vividhaiva priyayā rādhayāsaḥ रेमे रमेशो विविधैव प्रियया राध्यासः potential meaning for each words रेमे (Reme): To be ...
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