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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 ...