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Made promise to a deity in childhood then broke it, should I take it seriously?

Back when I was 12-13 years old , I almost got into big trouble in school. I was very tensed and in crisis made a cry to Lord Vishnu that I will leave non vegetarian food if I got out of trouble which ...
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How can I make up for it?

I started a 11 days 11 times Hanuman Chalisa Sankalpa and on the 5th day I couldn't control my urges and gave up to masturbation and also during this period I failed to control the urges of smoking. ...
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What's the difference between Yagna Varaha and Shwetha Varaha?

I've been hearing that the Lord Varaha is being referred to as Yagna Varaha swamy while we say Shwetha Varaha name in Sankalpam. I'd like to know the difference.
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Sankalpam for Colombo, Sri Lanka

I need the sankalpam for Colombo, Sri Lanka. (I am planning to perform Sandhyavandham and I can't use Bharata Varsha and Bharata Khanda, as it is a different country.)
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Sankalpam for Berlin (Germany)

Kindly Help me with SANKALPAM for BERLING ( GERMANY ). I NEED TO PERFORM ON LINE PUUJA TO MY RELATIVES. THEY RECENTLY WENT TO BERLIN AND THEY DONT KNOW SANKALPAM. PLEASE GIVE ME SOLUTION
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Is a vow valid without a witness? [closed]

I took some vows long before I was Hindu that I shouldn’t have made. Are these vows valid since I didn’t have a witness?
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How do I take a vow of truth?

I am looking for the mantra which contains the satyavrat, or the best way to take a vow of truth so as to receive the sankalpa of the lord, so that I can best uphold my vow. I have searched in many ...
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How did Hindu scholars determine that North America is Kraunchadvipa?

According to the Hindu scriptures, there are 7 continents or dvipas named: Jambu ("Indian Blackberry tree") Plaksha ("Ficus religiosa (Peepal) tree") Shalmali ("Bombax tree") Kusha ("grass") Kraunca (...
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What would be the Sankalpa Mantras if Tarpana should be performed in Bangkok?

I am a tamil brahmin from chennai going to live in Bangkok for 3 months. I must do the Amavasya tharpanams. What is the Sankalpam to be followed.that is I am looking for substituion to Baharatha ...
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How to do sankalpa from Singapore?

The sankalpa we do during devatarchana .. "Shubhashobane muhurte .." seems to be only relevent to India .. Can some one help me to reword the Sankalpa to suit in Singapore.
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Japa Sankalpam for Australia ( Melbourne)

I've been meaning to do Sandhya vandhanam but I don't know what words to use instead of "Bharata Varshe" "Bharata Khande ". Can anyone please help me out. Thanks
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What are the Pravaras used at the time of sankalpam?

What are the Pravaras used at the time of Sankalpam? I used to utter srimukh shandilya gotrah Tri Pravarah. Is there any scripture which define Pravara?
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Which one of the following two Sankalpa Mantras is correct?

Sandhyavandanam,Puja or a Japa always generally begins with a Sankalpa. I've found the following two Sankalpa Mantras on web. Mantra 1) "Mamopatha Samastha, duritha kshaya dwara, Shri ...
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Why yogam and karnam are always vishnu in sankalpam?

Panchangm, the Hindu almanac is called so because it comprises of five parts (panch - five, ang - part). The five parts are: Thithi (ex: Ekadeshi, prathamai, panchami etc) Vaaram (Bhaanu-Sunday, ...
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Sankalpam: Replacing terms like 'Jambo dweepe', 'Bharata varshe', etc

Should Sankalpam change depending on where it is taken? Which words of the Sankalpam should change if it performed in the US/UK? I refer to terms like Jambo dweepe, Bharatha varshe, etc.
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How do the different Hindu sects complete the line "Sri Bhagavat Agna"?

Before you do any Hindu ritual, you're supposed to begin by saying the Sankalpam, a formulaic utterance in which you tell the gods where you're located in the universe, the time and date when you're ...
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What facts can be derived from the MahaSankalpam sloka?

Generally we do a sankalpam before any pooja but during an annual cycle we recite the MahaSankalpam also. What is the meaning of the MahaSankalpam and what all scientific facts can be derived from ...
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What is the Thenkalai-Vadakalai disagreement about "Sriman Narayana Preethiyartham" vs "Bhagavat Kainkarya Roopam"?

The members of the Sri Vaishnava sect of Hinduism (of which I'm a member), especially the Iyengars (Sri Vaishnavas who are Brahmanas), are divided into two sub-sects, Thenkalais and Vadakalais. These ...
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