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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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Is the story of the liberation of a Pisacha mentioned in the Samkhya Sutra found in Mahabharata?

In the Samkhya Sutra, the fourth chapter (Akhyayika) mentions many stories to convey the message of Sankhya philosophy. One such story is the story of a Pisacha (goblin). पिशाचवदन्यार्थोपदेशेऽपि ...
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which upanishad is this shloka from ? Iti cha 'pahatapāpmādasya cha guṇā na bhūtakāśe sambhavanti jīvā saṅkāpi nivaritā

I am trying to find the upanishad from which this shloka occurs: Iti cha 'pahatapāpmādasya cha guṇā na bhūtakāśe sambhavanti jīvā saṅkāpi nivaritā इति च ऽपहतपाप्मादस्य च गुणा न भूतकाशे सम्भवन्ति जी...
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Is this verse from Narada Pancharatra: Rā śabdoṁ uccāraṇā bhaktoṁ bhakti mukti karātisā, dhā śabdoṁ uccāraṇe naiva dhāvata seva hare padam

I am trying to identify if this shloka Narada Pancharatra: Rā śabdoṁ uccāraṇā bhaktoṁ bhakti mukti karātisā, dhā śabdoṁ uccāraṇe naiva dhāvata seva hare padam रा शब्दों उच्चारणा भक्तों भक्ति मुक्ति ...
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Conversation between Lord Ram and Daṇḍakāraṇya sages exact verse

I am trying to identify the exact verse for the conversation from Adhyatama Ramayana that happened between Lord Rama and Daṇḍakāraṇya sages. Where the sages expressed their desire to become Lord Ram's ...
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reference request for verse: Satvam tatvam para tvam cha tvat tryam hanakina tritatva rupini Radha sa api Radhika

Trying to find the reference for this verse: Satvam tatvam para tvam cha tvat tryam hanakina tritatva rupini Radha sa api Radhika सत्वं तत्वं पर त्वं च त्वत त्र्यम हनकिना त्रितत्व रूपिणी राधा सापि रा...
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Is it wrong to hug a friend of the opposite gender?

I was listening to a katha and the katha vachak said that in our shastras, it is forbidden even to touch a female wooden toy. In which shastra is it mentioned that you shouldn't touch/hug females? ...
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Foundational texts of Shatdarshanas

The six orthodox schools are called as shatdarshanas and include Nyaya, Sankhya, Yoga, Vaisheshika, Purva Mimamsa, and Uttara Mimamsa (Vedanta Philosophy). Most of these schools of thought believe in ...
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Where is this statement written - "त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव...." [duplicate]

There is a popular Sanskrit Stanza त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव, त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव। त्वमेव विद्या च द्रविणं त्वमेव, त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देवदेवं। What is the source for it ? And for whom it is ...
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Which verse/scripture is this shloka from? (na karoti svayaṁ kiṅchit sṛṣṭiādika mahān)

I am trying to identify the source of the sloka. I came across this sloka while listening to a lecture, It sounds mostly like from Bhagwata Mahapurana but somehow I am not able to find it researching ...
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (hariṇā cāśava de yetī)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from. I came across this an audio lecture: hariṇā cāśava de yetī हरिणा चाशव दे येती हरिणा (hariṇā): By Lord Hari च (cā): And आशव (āśava): ...
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Reference source of this shloka - Niścalātavai bhaktir yā saiva muktiḥ janārdana

I am trying to identify the reference/source of this shloka, Niścalātavai bhaktir yā saiva muktiḥ janārdana निश्चलात्वै भक्तिर या सैव मुक्तिर जनार्दन Any hints or suggestions are appreciated.
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What is Madhvācārya's translation and commentary to ŚB 12.13.16?

I wanted to know about Śrī Madhvācārya's interpretation of ŚB 12.13.16, but I cannot find a PDF of it.
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Can anyone find an english translation of this reference, Sangram puran skand.12, Khand-6?

I came across an article that gave this reference, but when I've searched it up, I've only seen the same source. Does anyone have an enligh translation of it, if it exists? Apparently, it's been ...
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (etasya kṛtakṛta vatāt kṣāstra nivṛtite)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from ? I came across this from a lecture: etasya kṛtakṛta vatāt kṣāstra nivṛtite एतस्य कृतकृत वतात क्षास्त्र निवृतिते एतस्य (etasya): Of this ...
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Reference Request [Upanishads]: Chitta and Vrittis

Are there any good references that discuss the concepts of Chitta and Vrittis used primarily in Samkhya Philosophy in Upanishads? To the best of my knowledge, Upanishads are advaitic majorly. How Yoga ...
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Where in scriptures are menstruating women not allowed to do bhakti?

Is it mentioned anywhere in scriptures (with reasoning if possible) that women cannot pray during menstruation? Thanks in advance.
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (atamaramo pyrirmak sakshan manmath manmatha)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from. I came across this sloka in an audiobook: atamaramo pyrirmak sakshan manmath manmatha आत्मारामों प्यरीरमक साक्षण मन्मथ मन्मथा researching ...
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Which verse/scripture is this shloka from? (tavam vastu nushmshi gamdyi yatr gavo bhuri sringa ayasa)

I am trying to identify the source of the sloka. I came across this sloka while listening to a lecture: tavam vastu nushmshi gamdyi gavo bhuri sringa ayasa तावां वस्तु नुष्म्षि गम्द्यि यत्र गावो भूरि...
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Difference between Gita Press Sankshipt version of Puranas with full version Puranas?

I was looking for some Puranas and found that Gita Press have Sankshipt version of many Purana. I want to know what is difference with Full version. Do Sankshipt version contains all spiritual ...
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What is the detailed story of Rishi Jabali turning cow meat into onions?

In the book "Accounts of the Writings, Religions and Manners of the Hindoos" by William Ward published in 1811 there is a section on extraordinary deeds by various high-souled Rishis. (Pages ...
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Do any scriptures mention Vettakkorumakan?

I've recently learned about Vettakkorumakan, the son of Shiva and Parvati. (Also known as a form of Dharma Sastha.) But, do any scriptures mention him? Possibly with alternative names? (Note: You can ...
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Where is the following incident found?

There is a story roughly as follows: A sage (probably Angiras, though I don't remember for certain) was preaching jnan to his ancestors by addressing them as his children. Then, his ancestors ...
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (vijñātāramare kena vijāniyāt)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from. I came across this sloka in a book: vijñātāramare kena vijāniyāt विज्ञातारमरे केन विजानियात When researching online I found this website ...
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King Nriga's curse cure by Krishna

Valmiki Ramayana Uttarakhanda describes the curse of the king Nriga by two Rishis. It says You become a lizard and remain invisible to all beings; in that state you shalt pass hundreds and thousands ...
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Advaita Vedanta Gitas

Sorry to open this question up since I didn't find any related question anywhere. There are 64 known Gitas in Hinduism which are classic texts that summarize various pillars of Hinduism. I wish to get ...
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Laya Yoga: Upanishad References

Laya Yoga - references in Upanishads. I've heard that the methods of creation of mantras (beeja mantras specifically) follow from laya yoga where they use petals of certain chakras (or nadis) OR hear ...
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Where is it said that Yudhisthira gave 2640000 slaves to Brahmins for sexual purposes?

Where is it explicitly said that Yudhisthira gave 2640000 slaves to Brahminsfor sexual purposes?
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Seeking details on the PanchYudha Stotra

I recently came across this stotra and have since been searching for its origin and author. I would really appreciate it if someone could let me its composer, which scripture it is written in, and how ...
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Veda Mantra related to 2 people talking privately without realizing god is listening

There was a Vedic mantra that I came recently across in a book, but apparently, I can't recall the exact mantra. I do remember its meaning, though; it was something like: When two people are talking ...
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In Hindu mythology, is there any reference to a special, elite squad of soldiers?

Like a special squad of soldiers (not an army) that a king or queen maintains for either special missions or special purpose (think Kingsguard from Game of Thrones).
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Where is this statement (or its equivalent) about God's existence found in Samkhya texts?

From Wikipedia: Furthermore, there is no proof of the existence of God. He is not the object of perception, there exists no general proposition that can prove him by inference and the testimony of ...
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Who are Siddha Lakshmi and Svapneshwari?

I recently heard about two goddesses called Siddha Lakshmi and Svapneshwari. But, who are these deities? Do any scriptures mention them?
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Citation request for Ganesha's dhyana sloka

Recently I came across these statues of Gaṇeśa currently held in museums overseas. Statue 1 Statue 2 Statue 3 All of these statues were found in the northern parts of undivided Bengal, date around the ...
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About meat eating and spices in Rama's time

Are spices mentioned in any Puranas / Ramayan used during Rama's time? Specially with respect to sattvik or tamasic nature. What were the dharmic rules about meat eating, about what parts were allowed ...
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What is told about the Mahāmrityuñjaya mantra in the Purānas?

Which Purānas mention the Mahāmṛtyuñjaya Mantra? And what is told about it?
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Is Rama called ekapatni vrata in any scripture?

There is circumstantial evidence suggesting he was ekapatnivrata (took only one wife) - but is he explicitly called that in any Ramayana or other scriptures?
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Scriptural verses that mention whether sleeping during the day is a sin or has negative consequences

I am currently reading the Prashna Upanisad. Verse 1.5 reveals that the sun is associated with prana: आदित्यो ह वै प्राणो रयिरेव चन्द्रमा रयिर्वा एतत्सर्वं यन्मूर्तं चामूर्तं च तस्मान्मूर्तिरेव रयिः ॥...
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Who is Naigamesha, the goat-headed form of Kartikeya?

In Wikipedia, I learned about a deity named Naigamesha, the goat-headed form of Kartikeya. But, who is he? Is he mentioned in any scriptures?
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What are the seven Moksha granting cities?

In India A Sacred Geography by Diana Eck - it says (p 408) The great city of the Rama legend is Ayodhya, known to the Puranas as one of the seven moksha-granting cities of India. I know Varanasi is ...
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Scriptural source for Ganesha's vahana 'Dinka'

Before today, I only knew two names for Ganesha's vahana: 'Mooshika' 'Krouncha' But then I learned of another name for that mouse, Dinka. Searching google for dinka ganesha offers 7 lakh + results, ...
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Who is Kalaka, and is there any other information about Mahesha, Sarada, and Vaitala?

In the answer to my question, I learned about the name 'Kalaka'. But, who is Kalaka? I found some background behind Shiva, Parvati, and Bhairava's incarnations, Mahesha, Sarada and Vaitala in this ...
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Reference to Sri Anjaneya holding gadha (mace / club)

In many Hindu temples and pictures, Sri Anjaneya Swami is portrayed with gadha (mace / club) on one of his hands. I am seeking to understand the origin of this depiction. As far as I know nowhere in ...
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What is the scriptural source of the Banalinga Kavacham?

The Banalinga Kavacham is as follows: बाणलिङ्गकवचम् अस्य बाणलिङ्ग कवचस्य संहारभैरवऋषिर्गायत्रीच्छन्दः, हौं बीजं, हूं शक्तिः, नमः कीलकं, श्रीबाणलिङ्ग सदाशिवो देवता, ममाभीष्ट सिद्ध्यर्थं जपे विनियोगः ॥ ...
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Which scripture says, "Where Women are Worshiped, Devtas reside there"?

In which scripture it is written that "यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते, रमन्ते तत्र देवताः" (yatra naryastu pujyante tatra devta ramante), which means - "Where women are worshiped , Devatas ...
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Does Sudarshana Chakra also have an anthropomorphic form?

Who is Vijayavalli, wife of the Sudarshana Chakra? Does Sudarshana also have a human form? Is Sudarshana Chakra equated to Brahman? Ideally, I would like an answer from Canonical Sanskrit scriptures ...
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Is the idea of the 'Sadharana Shloka' present in scripture?

There is an argument about the "Shuklambaradharam" shloka and who it praises: Ganesha or Vishnu? When researching that, I stumbled onto this blog post which says that the debate Ganesha vs ...
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Are there scriptural references to the celebration of Radhashtami?

It seems to be a big festival for ISKCON - I had never heard of it till I visited an ISKCON place of worship.
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Who are the Gaṇas?

Devi Mahatmya says that gaṇas came out of the Devi and fought for her. (Devi Mahatmya 2.52) And the deep breaths, which Ambikā fighting in the battle breathed forth, came into real being at once as ...
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