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Patriarchy, Matriarchy and Hinduism

Is Hinduism a patriarchal religion? Or is it matriarchal? If it not either patriarchal or matriarchal, are there 'Sampradayas' which are patriarchal and 'Sampradayas' which are matriarchal? If so, ...
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Can a shudra male marry a mleccha female?

Does the answer differ with sāmpradaya? Are mlecchas initiated into a traditional sāmpradaya still considered mlecchas?
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Is the Nath Sampradaya mentioned in Hindu scriptures?

I want to know if there is any reference to the Nath Sampradaya in Hindu scriptures. I have read about it on many websites, but I find it hard to believe. I find it illegitimate, especially as in this ...
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On The "Heterodox" Sampradayas

Namaskarah!🙏 Regarding Shaivism, as far as I'm aware with the resources I've, the philosophy of mainstream Shaivite sampradayas such as Vira Shaivism, Shaiva Siddantha, Pasupatha Shaivism, Kashmiri ...
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Seeking information about Shaivite sect 'Thirikam' and its Tantra Shastras

I am seeking information about the Shaivite sect 'Thirikam' and its Tantra Shastras, which are 'Malini Vijayotharam', 'Sidhayogeshwarimatham', and 'Tantra Sadhbavam'. Are the shastras available ...
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Sampradayas and Injunctions

We know there are different Sampradayas(Sects) and sub sects and each have their own injunctions about the social life/interaction as well as devotional/spiritual/ritual interaction. Which among ...
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Concept of Sampradaya

What is the concept of 'Sampradaya' in Hinduism and how does any particular tradition develop into a Sampradaya? And How many divisions and sub-divisions of Sampradayas are there?
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Status of religious literature composed in regional languages

Sanskrit is the undisputed liturgical language of Hinduism, & many books dealing with Hindu theological matters are by default composed in Sanskrit. However, there exists a good amount of ...
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Are Gaur Brahmins historically/traditionally Shaivites, Shakta, Smarta or Vaishnavites?

I am from a Gaur Brahmin family (Specifically Gautam Brahmins from my dad's side, from my mom's side - she had the Jamdagni Gotra before marriage - don't think she is among the Gaur Brahmins). I was ...
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Which Sampradayas follow which Dharamshastras?

As I understand, the texts followed by devotees depend for the most part on which Sampradaya they are a part of. For example, people in the Nandinatha Sampradaya give more importance to the Shiv Puran ...
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Is there a Saura-Sampradaya today separate from Smarta-Sampradaya?

Does an independent Saura-Sampradaya exist today? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saura_(Hinduism) Or is the cult and philosophy of Surya, like Ishvara, preserved only inside the Panchayatana Puja? ...
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What is the status, antiquity, authorship, etc. of the Lakshminarayana Samhita?

The Lakshminarayana Samhita seems to be a very large text in Sanskrit. I would like to know who the author is and what is the sampradaya that it espouses. https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/...
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