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Does the Adiyogi of Sadhguru have a scriptural basis

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has a large following in India and abroad. His main sculptural work is the Adiyogi Statue in Velliangiri hills, Coimbatore. Does the Statue have any Sthala purana or is it ...
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Were saints like Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Kabir, and others frauds because they said Hindus and Muslim pray to the same God

Let's be honest, the Hindu God is very VERY different from the God of Abraham that Jews, Christians and Muslims follow. Our God is a peaceful, compassionate, understanding and calm God while Abrahamic ...
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What is the name of the book which Ashwatthama narrated to a south Indian saint?

I am looking for the name of the book which Ashwatthama narrated to a South Indian saint. Stories go like this, A saint wanted to write an authentic Mahabharat and later received a boon from [I don't ...
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What is the source of Eleven promises of Sai Baba

11 promises of Sai baba are famous as Sai ke 11 vachan. But where is it mentioned in Sai Sachharitra? Which Chapter includes it? If it is not present in Sai Sachharitra, then where did it come from?
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Are there any current female saints in shaktism?

Are there any current saints in Shaktism,like Sarada Devi or like anandamayi maa were for general hinduism? Are there any saints in shaktism right now that are well known?
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Subtle Body Or Physical Body Abilities

Shakta Saints Flying, Walking On Water, Living Underwater : Hey guys, so as I’ve been looking up different Shakta saints, there are many instances where they’re able to fly in the sky like birds, live ...
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Elites saying "Buddhism is a child of Hinduism."

Experts and Elite Personalities of Sanatana Dharma knows that Buddhism is born from Hinduism but do not agree with some teachings of Hinduism. Swami Vivekananda is an elite personality states this ...
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Regarding some questions on Mahavatar Babaji

I came to know from Autobiography of a Yogi, by Swami Yogananda that Babaji is an immortal. My questions are: What is the birthdate of Mahavatar Babaji? What is the last account of babaji? I mean ...
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Meaning Of Sukanya, Rishi Chyavan, Ashwini Kumars Story

Have often heard the story of Sukanya disrupting Rishi Chyavan’s meditation, then marrying him. After which the Ashwini Kumars make Rishi Chyavan young again by bathing in a lake which is like the ...
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Can you give me examples where riteous people used deceit?

How many incidents are there in the Mahabharata, Srimad Vagbat Gita, and Ramayana where riteous people (gods, avatars, or saints) used deception to achieve their purposes? Can you list those?
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is the term baba mentioned in scriptures?

we the have titles called BABA for saints like Neem karoli Baba Sai Baba Satya Sai Baba Baba Ramdev Is scriptures talks about this baba term and what does it mean? Could any saint be given baba titles?...
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Sant Dnyaneshwar

Sant Dnyaneshwar Can Saints perform miracles in the 21st century similar to performed by Sant Dnyaneshwar in the 13th century?
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Was Tukaram an Advaitin philosopher?

Did Tukaram advocate the philosophy of Advaita? Can any one give proofs that he advocated Advaita?
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What is importance of satsang according to various scriptures?

I want to know scriptural verses which glorifies satsang and saints.
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What are some bhakti parampara saints in the Advaita sect?

Can anyone tell about the bhakti parampara saints in the Advaita sect and, also about any Shudra saints in the Advaita Shankaracharya till the 19th century?
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How did Saint Dnyaneshwar made the ox to recite veda mantras?

I heard somewhere (someone posted this on quora and some people said this on twitter as well) that Sant Dnyaneshwar made an ox recite vedas. Can someone give some reference of this story and also ...
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Who was Srividya upasaka Sri Bhuvanananda Natha?

One of the well-known name in the South Indian Sri Vidya tradition is Sri Bhuvanananda Natha. Is there any brief info about his life events and upasana?
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How saint become sinner?

what is the meaning of this quote A saint is a sinner who never gave up. I got this quote from here My confusion is that how saint become sinner ?
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Is there any relation between Trailanga Swami and Kulandai Swami?

Sri KulandaiAnanda Swamigal: According a current biography of Sri Trailanga Swami, He and Sri Kulandai Ananda Swamigal (Who left His body in Madurai) are one and the same. Some websites also supports ...
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What is difference between Nagas and sadhu?

I mean both of them are saints devoted to spirituality both of them follow brahmacharya etc i want to ask whether both have same significance in Hindu mythology? And what are the differences between ...
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Does "untouchability" have any place in Hinduism? [duplicate]

I am an Indian Hindu, I face many situations where there is "Goutra", "Jaati", and many types of class related things are asked. Are the "class-division" and "discrimination" legitimate in Hinduism??...
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What is the yoga of Sri VallalAr?

He was (is?) a well known divine figure of the south Indian shaiva siddha tradition. His name was Sri RAmalinga swamigal and lived in tamil nadu. It is believed that he DEMATERIALIZED his physical ...
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What exactly happens during Parakaya Pravesha?

Parakaya Pravesha is power of entering into body of another person through Yoga. Sri Adi Sankara entered the body of King Amaruka of Benares. Tirumular in Southern India entered the body of a ...
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What scriptures describe swans separating milk from water?

As I discuss in this question, 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 Mimamsa, Samkhya,...
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Are there any female rishis?

Most of the saints or rishis we see are male. Are there any female saints (except devotees through Bhakti yoga)? Why do we find female rishis only rarely? Is there any reason? Through which yoga ...
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Who is Thyagaraja?

Who is Thyagaraja to Hinduism? Is he a poet or rishi or jivanmukta or avaduta or avatar etc.,?
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Want to know about Sri Pavhari Baba

Pavhari Baba was a famous Sri Vaishnava sect of Gajipur, contemporary of Sri Ramakrishna. He was very respected in the Eastern Part of India. I am interested in knowing about the life and especially ...
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Did Sri Lokenath Brahmachari meet Sri Trailanga Swami at all?

Some of Sri Lokenath Brahmachari's biographies claim that He met Sri Trailanga Swami.But Sri Lokenath Brahmachari refers to SrinTrailanga Swami as 'Hitalal Mishra' which is NOT the name of Sri ...
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What is the meaning of various honorific prefixes with "Sri"?

We see many gurus, babas, saints with honorific titles such as Sri Sri 108 Sri 1008 sri etc What does these prefixes indicate?
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How naga sadhus reach to kumba mela place? [closed]

I have read this in a facebook post, I felt it as a puzzle and thought to ask here. We all know that naga sadhus won't wear cloths, but how they reach to kumba mela place? If those many people are ...
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Was Nepal formed by a Hindu saint called Ne Muni?

This wiki article claims that As it is believed that Ne Muni established Nepal, some important priests in Nepal are called "Tirthaguru Nemuni" Is there any more details available about the saint?...
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Which scripture provides details about Suka?

I want to learn more about Suka (son of Vyāsa) who narrated Bhagvatam to Parikshit. Which purāna provide details on life or past-life of Suka ?
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Before taking Samadhi Dnyaneshwar did follow Ashtangyoga?

Ashtangyoga contains 8 parts in yoga. Ashta means 8. Ashtangyoga - Yam Niyam Aasan Pranayam Pratyahar Dharana Dhyan Samadhi These are eight parts of Ashtangyoga. The saint Dnyaneshwar has taken ...
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What is the purpose of Navnath? [duplicate]

I heard that Navnath are the 9 saints who were born in Kaliyuga. They were so powerful and full of spiritual energy that even Devas were unable to defeat them. Question is, in Kaliyuga, how those ...
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Why do sages and saints curse others?

In many scriptures and stories, sages and saits curse others when they get upset or someone does them wrong. In some cases this can be considered as an act of self-defense (even saits need to protect ...
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Is it true that God himself came to saint Ekanatha's house to do his work?

I have heard the folk story that Ekanath was very busy in the social-cultural reformation of society. Also, many people came to his house for the meal every day. So, He and his wife too busy for the ...
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What is 'Kabir Sagar'?

I read some part of ' Kabir Sagar'. It is a book on Saint Kabir which concerns with philosophical knowledge (or so I think). But I don't understand what it talks about to begin with. Will anyone shed ...
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Is it necessary that an enlightened man should possess Siddhis or special powers?

We know about many saints who possessed siddhis in the past. Are siddhis a criteria for an enlightened person ?
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What is the story of chokha mela?

Chokha was a saint from Maharashtra bhakti movement. He is known to have faced many difficulties due to caste but continued the good work. One of his well known abhanga which reflects social norms ...
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What is the life story and miracles associated with kanakadasa?

Kanaka dasa was a poet saint hailing from Karnataka region. He belonged to the bhakti sampradaya and composed many devotional songs and kirtans especially on lord Krishna It is also said that some ...
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What are the miracles associated with Sri Trailanga Swami?

Trailanga Swami was a famous ascetic who used to live in Benaras. What were some of the miracles associated with Him?
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Whose avatar was Sri Eknath?

Sri Eknath was one of the famous saints from the Varkari line of Bhakti tradition. Whose incarnation was he ?
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What are the teachings of saint JanA bAi?

She was one of the famous.saints in the vArkari bhakti movement. What were the principles she preached?
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Whose avatar was Sri akkalkot swami?

He was a famous saint from maharastrian bhakti movement. He used to live in akkalkot which is a pilgrim place now Whose avatar was he ?
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What exactly is a leela (लीला)? Is there a scriptural definition of leela (लीला)?

When people cannot logically explain certain actions of Gods, their incarnations, Saints, Ṛṣis etc., they often use the term leela which is sometimes spelled as līlā and lIlA. I think the word ...
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Who are the authors of and what are the significances of "Eka Sloki Ramayana" , "Eka Sloki Bhagawatam" and the like?

As the name suggests,the Eka Sloki Ramayana is the whole story of Ramayana told in just one sloka/verse: aadau raama tapovanaadi gamanam hatvaa mrugam kaanchanam vaidehee haraNam jaTaayu maraNam ...
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Who is Shivananda Swami?

There are popular aartis, that are sung in North, which have initials of Swami Shivananda in their end. For example So, my question is, who is "Swami Shivananda", composer of such Aartis?
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How to identify saint/sage?

Now a days many people claim to be a saint. Is there any method to differentiate real saint and fake saint. UPDATE. A person can have only 1 Guru in his lifetime. But if I come to know there is a ...
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Vanshaj of great Hindu Rishi Munis?

We all know that there were many great Rishi Munis (Sage) who have blessed our motherland and we also know that genes are passed on from one generation to the next one, so would it be correct to ...
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Bhakti Parampara saints from South Indian states

I am familiar with some of the Bhakti Parampara Poet-saints from Western and Northen part of India and their works. Some of them are -: Saint Dyaneshwar - commentary on Shree Bhagavad Gita (...