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Differing Facts between Puranas

Now, the Sushruta Samhita says that, the number of bones in the human body is three hundred . The Vishnu Smriti (institutes of Vishnu ) following the orthodox ( Vedic ) non -medical opinion on the ...
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Is Ravana Samhita authentic?

There was a note in the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal that the Sanskrit manuscript of the Ravana Samhita is in the Institute of Oriental Studies of Bhandarkar: https://fdocuments.in/document/...
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What does the Ravana Samhita say about Rahu?

I can't read Hindi and Sanskrit. Which of the signs of the zodiac is called Rahu's own sign or Rahu's exaltation sign in this edition of the Ravana Samhita? https://archive.org/details/rXra_ravan-...
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Does god (Ishwar) incarnate in this cosmic material world? Please provide reference from Vedas!

Is incarnation of god mentioned in any of the 4 Vedas? could you please provide reference with Shloka and it's meaning? Many thanks!
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Are the Vedic Samhitas complete?

Patanjali's Mahabhashyam mentions that there existed 1131 Shakhas originally, each of whom taught a particular Brahmana and Aranyaka. In the present day, only around 12 of them exist, from this we can ...
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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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If I attain turiya is it possible to turn things to gold by rubbing one's feces over it?

If I attain turiya is it possible to turn things to gold by rubbing one's feces over it? I've read that a yogi can convert iron into gold by rubbing his feces or urine over it. Śivasaṃhitā and ...
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Does the different texts within Vedas follow a certain hierarchy or any known order of authority?

In Vedas there are texts such as Aranyakas, Brahmanas, Upanisads, Samhitas etc. so in the case of differing views of various texts is there a certain order of which text view should be taken first? ...
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How do the Vedas sing, at the beginning middle and end, of Brahman?

(At least read the main Question portion, the explanation before it and the note below it are very long) One has to understand a scripture gets its sanctity when it is attributed to wholly to Brahman. ...
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How to interpret Bhasyas of Madhidhara for Vajasaneyi Samhita 23.19-31 ? His Bhasyas look too vulgar

In Yajurveda Samhita, we come across Ashvamedha ritual. In Shukla Yajurveda, Madhyandin Samhita section 23.18–32, the so-called obscene ritual of the chief Queen Mahishi copulating with dead horse is ...
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Do the Vedic Samhitas mention the Mahakavyas? [duplicate]

The following are the 4 Mahakavyas, mentioned in the Upanishads, taking about the Advaita Philosophy: Prajñānam Brahma (प्रज्ञानम् ब्रह्म) - "Insight is Brahman," or "Brahman is ...
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Are Samhitas apauresheya? [duplicate]

About the Samhitas books. I wish to know who composed these books, what are these books related to (itihasa, smritris, srutris or others) in the canon of Sanataan Dharma. I mean: which integrant part ...
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Is there any difference between rig veda and rig ved samhita

Is there any difference between rig veda and rig ved samhita. Can you explain the difference and what is samhita.
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Vedas are pan-geographic?

Are All Veda samhitas pan-geographic? That is, do veda samhitas pertain only to Bharatavarsha or to the entire world of creation. This doubt arises because of two things I find contradictory. Many ...
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What is the oldest commentary on the Vedas (Saṃhitās)?

What is the oldest commentary, extant or otherwise, ever written on the Saṃhitā portion of the Vedas? Assuming no commentary was written prior to 1000 A.D, what could be the reason for this? P.S. ...
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Which scriptures should be suffixed with the term Samhita?

According to the Wikipedia Samhita literally means "put together, joined, union", a "collection", and "a methodically, rule-based combination of text or verses". Samhita ...
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Where can I find a recording of rig ved chating with correct swara pronunciation?

Where can I find a recording of rig or yujur veda chanting where swaras like udatta, anudatta, etc. are correctly pronounced? According to Yudhistira Mimamsaka in his book Vaidik Swara Mimamsa, ...
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What is the difference between Shiksha and Pratishakhya granth?

Are Pratishkhya granth and Shiksha the same? I want to know the rules of pronouncing letters in samhita of Shukla Yajurveda, Madhyandini shakha. Should I look for a Shikha granth or Pratishakya?
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Does surgical text 'sushrut samhita' mention circumcision ? Has this procedure ever been performed on a man in ancient india for medical reasons? [closed]

We know its associated mostly with abrahamic religions. But considering that we have our own surgical treatises like 'sushrut samhita' . was this ever done in ancient india to cure medical problems ?...
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Is the statement 'Gods love the mysterious' also found in the Vedic Samhitas?

The following is from Aitareya Upanishad. तस्मादिदन्द्रो नामेदन्द्रो ह वै नाम। तमिदन्द्रं सन्तमिंद्र इत्याचक्षते परोक्षेण। परोक्षप्रिया इव हि देवाः परोक्षप्रिया इव हि देवाः ৷৷ 1.3.14 ৷৷ ...
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How is Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda saṃhita different from Śukla Yajurveda?

Are both Śukla and Kṛṣṇa Yajurveda saṃhitas derived from the same parent source or are they totally independent from each other? Are there any mantras common to both?
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List of female Vedic seers (rishkAs) [duplicate]

Can someone please post the list of female seers to whom the Vedic Samhita mantras were revealed? Like a list of seer and sukta and mantra with mandala or chapter number would be highly appreciated
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Which characters of Mahābhārata are also mentioned in the Vedas?

By characters, I mean people (kings, queens and sages) like Kṛṣṇa, Yudhiṣṭhira, Arjuna, Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Duryodhana, Draupadī, Vyāsa, etc. and not gods/mythological beings like Indra, Agni, Śiva and Viṣṇu....
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Which characters of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa are also mentioned in the Vedas?

By characters, I mean people (kings, queens and sages) like Daśaratha, Rāma, Janaka, Sītā, Viśvāmitra, Vasiṣṭha, etc. and not gods/mythological beings like Indra, Agni, Śiva and Viṣṇu. And by Vedas, ...
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Which shloka of which mandala of Rigveda - are part of Rigvedic "samhita"?

As every veda has four parts. Which shloka of which mandala of Rigveda - are part of Rigvedic "samhita" ? Is there any list available? which list of shloka/mandala are part of rigveda brahmana ...
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What happens after death according to Vedic samhitas?

I could not find references to rebirth in Vedic samhitas i.e., Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur veda and Atharva veda. I would like to know what happens after death according to Vedic samhitas (Rig Veda, ...
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Is reincarnation or rebirth mentioned in the Vedas (Samhitas)?

Reincarnation is a concept of Hinduism mentioned in the Upanishads, Puranas, Bhagavad Gita, but I could not find its mention in the Veda Samhitas. Is it mentioned in the four Vedas, that is in the ...
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Who was sage Harita, the son of Bhṛgu?

I came across a text similar to the Smṛtis or Law Books which is called the Harita Samhita. He seems to be somebody of significance because his laws are repeated by Ṛṣi Markandeya in the book. The ...
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Do the Vedas support the concept of a maiden choosing a husband for herself?

This question contains a link to a blog which tries to prove that the position of a Hindu woman is not that respectful in the society. One of the points it makes is that a Hindu woman can't choose a ...
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Where do the Vedas support democracy?

A Republic is a country where the ruler is democratically elected by the people of the country. Democracy is the opposite of dictatorship or monarchy. Today's India is such a democratic republic. ...
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Is Vishnu a Vedic deity ? Are there any mantras attributed to him?

Is there any mantra attributed to Vishnu in the Veda (moola samhita). Not mention of word "Vishnu" but is he a "devata" for any specific mantra for example "brahmanaspati" devata for "gana nan tva ...
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