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How many siddhis / supernatural powers were there in ancient times i.e in satya yuga according to hindu scriptures?

List out all the siddhis Or supernatural powers existed in yuga wise according to hindu scriptures i.e satya, treta and dwapar yuga.
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Does the puranas say that the moon is bigger than the sun?

Does Brahmanda purana 2.21.8 claim the moon is bigger than the sun in size https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/the-brahmanda-purana/d/doc362839.html
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Science behind mantras

What is the science behind the working of mantras and strotams ? Assuming god to be dual, especially , how is it possible for god to understand human emotion and respond to that. How is the chanting ...
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Doesn't the concept of Karma Yoga contradict modern Psychology?

This is something that has bothered me for a long time. Modern Psychology says that motivation is required to do any action - be it to drink water (thirst is the motivation) or to crack exams (...
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Hinduism rejects or accepts evolution theory [duplicate]

Does hinduism disagree with evolution? My arguement for disagreement Bhagvad gita 4.1 ।।4.1।। The Supreme Lord Shree Krishna said: I taught this eternal science of Yog to the Sun God, Vivasvan, who ...
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Does modern Hinduism really accept the whole concept of Yugas as real or is it supposed to be allegorical?

I have seen the Yuga concept being peddled in a lot of scriptures - be it puranas or epics. Many shastras also seem to say it and even moral axioms are based on it it seems. Many things which were ...
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Similar concepts to Cells and Atoms in Hindu texts

Curious if there are any concepts similar to cells and atoms in Hindu text especially those with either vaishnava or yoga links. I wish to know more about Hindu concepts on Prakriti in this way and ...
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How are chakra/kosha/dosha/gunas/etc ontologically compatible?

There are seemingly endless spiritual ideas incorporated into Hinduism - ideas like kosha, gunas, dosha, chakras, etc. These frameworks don't seem to have a unified ontology or single scriptural ...
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Bhagavatam 5/20/13 translation

The verse '5/20/13' in BHAGAVATAM purport states that there are flames on the moon. Is there any other explanation of this verse or if not does it contradict the fact that moon has no flames?
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Did zero exist during Ramayana time

As we know Aryabhatta introduced 0 in calculation in 628BC, before that it was called as shoonya. So, my question is how was it interpreted in calculation during Ramayana time. Did they even know ...
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Can someone refute or clarify the claims that these verses are Sciencetifcally Inaccurate?

Can someone refute or clarify the claims made by Ved ka bhed regarding Linga Purana I.61.28-29, Matsya Purana 123.57-58, Vayu Purana I.50.63, Brahmanda Purana I.2.21.8, Vayu Purana I.53.61-62? ...
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Any examples of human cloning in the Puranas?

Is there any example of human cloning in Puranas, i.e. where the child born had only one parent?
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What are some scientifically proven things from Hinduism?

There are various ancient Hindu practices and philosophies which today have been proven by modern science. Such as: Yoga Meditation Breathwork Celibacy (Brahmacharya) Various Ayurvedic techniques ...
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linga purana section i.54.9-12 does this prove scientific error in hinduism?

SPEED OF SUN MOVING AROUND EARTH Linga Purana Section I.54.9-12 ; “…Similarly when the sucker of waters (i.e. the sun) moves about in the middle of Puskara the mountain to the north of Manasa, he ...
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Are there some phenomena or somethings which in Hinduism which not explained by science and can only be explained by scriptures/religion/supernatural?

An atheist argument would be everything could be explained scientifically. Are there some phenomena which even science cant explain and can only be explained by the scriptures/rishis/sadhus?
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How do modern acharyas interpret unrealistic scriptural verses?

There are certain scriptural verses on the nature of women that do not reflect observed, perceived reality. Verses such as: For women there is no dealing with the sacred texts; such is the rule of ...
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Limitations of logic in the Vedas: verses shedding light on incompleteness

Hinduism acknowledges the significance of logic, known as "Tarka" in ancient texts, within the framework of Sanatana Dharma. The scriptures of Hinduism contain dedicated sections discussing ...
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Which specific texts dealing with the practice of Agriculture? [duplicate]

I have recently been coming across the term "Vedic Agriculture". I was keen to learn if there are specific scriptures which lay out functional practices for agriculture that may be construed ...
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Does Hanuman Chalisa really compute the distance between Earth and Sun? [duplicate]

Yuga means Divine Time so it's SI Unit would be Seconds. Sastra Yojana means Distance. Now, Distance x Time =/= Distance. So, is this phrase correct or not?
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What to make of this Shloka in Valmiki Ramayana where it talks of flying mountains?

Valmiki Ramayana Sundara Kanda Shloka 1.123 ( Complete - 5.1.123 Valmiki Ramayana) talks of flying mountains in KritaYuga. पूर्वं कृतयुगे तात पर्वताः पक्षिणोऽभवन्। ते हि जग्मुर्दिशः सर्वा गरुडानिलवेगि...
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How is the descent of Mankind from Vaivaswata Manu reconciled with Human evolution?

How is the descent of Mankind from Vaivaswata Manu reconciled with the existence of Hominid ancestors of Homo Sapiens by current interpreters of the sacred texts? Did the descendants of Manu de-evolve ...
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Do viruses, virods and prions have souls?

I would say yes as the most logical way for the soul to control the body is with the proteins that are able to form prions and RNA that behaves similarly, because they are in all life, spread out, are ...
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How powerful (literally) is a soul? Any physical reference points in scripture to calculate it?

If a soul can control its own body it has to be able to exert a force and do work. This is an important point that often gets overlooked because of the very powerful illusion of unity in being all ...
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Is there anything in Hinduism to refute the idea that plant species are controlled by a single soul?

I feel like the most sensible answer to how plant souls work when plants can have cuttings is to say plants are single souled and the entire species is controlled by one soul. This makes sense with ...
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Why is the supernatural so hard to find in the modern day? Why does Atheism exist? [closed]

Why is the supernatural so hard to find in the modern-day? Is there a conspiracy to keep it hidden? Why would a group do such a thing? Why do Atheists exist? While there is a lot of compelling ...
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Do any Veda take about expanding universe? [closed]

Does Rig Veda or any Veda say about expanding the universe?
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Does any scripture other than Mahabharata say that plant experiences pain?

It is mentioned in Mahabharata that plants also have five senses and also experience pleasure and pain. I am focusing on pain part only in this question. As one can suck up water through a bent lotus-...
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Scriptures mentioning about death of stars

Consider the following line from Mahabharata I see again that the luminous bodies, large and small, which move in the firmament, fall down when their time comes. [Section 179, Mokshadharma Parva, ...
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What is the meaning of this statement by Bhishma?

I found this in an answer from the question: Does Science contradict Hinduism? How to deal with scientific discoveries that don't line up with Vedas? *Bhishma said in Mahabharata Shanti Parva Section ...
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What is Hindu view on evolution? [closed]

In purans there is avtar of lord vishnu. https://images.app.goo.gl/b2qMNkdSe2VCwegy5 But purans are mythology and should not be taken seriously as many scholar say. So what is the actual human ...
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Is there any statement from scriptures that has been proved false in all possible interpretations?

Although there are some questions on our site regarding this line, I found no question that is asking directly for such a statement. Is there any statement from scriptures of Sanathan dharma that has ...
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Is anything possible according to vedanta?

In the universe we are living in, there are many scientific facts. Since science is always evolving and is also particular to the time and place, there is no guarantee that the scientific facts will ...
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Explanation for the "spinal energy" and other "Kundalini awakening" symptoms?

Lots of people have been sharing first-hand reports of their personal experience of the so-called "Kundalini awakening". The following are a few illustrative anecdotes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ...
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Mahalaya Period

Normally Mahalaya comes in the month of Purattasi. But this time it comes in Avani month itself and the first day of Purataasi is Mahalaya Amavasya. Some opinion is that this is not a good sign for ...
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Hindu timeline versus evolution theory [closed]

Hindu timeline says that the universe is created and destroyed in a cyclic way (for 84 times) and each cycle consists of 4 phases, namely, Satya-yuga, Treta-yuga, Dwapara-yuga and Kali-yuga. It is ...
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Are there any statements in Mahabharata that confirm that the shape of earth is not flat?

It is well known that several scriptures in Hinduism declare that the shape of earth is not flat. So Hindu scriptures refute the idea of a flat earth. Are there any statements explicitly from ...
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What is Hinduism's View on extraterrestrials? [duplicate]

Different Religions have surprisingly diverse approaches to the issue of possible extraterrestrial life. What is Hindu scripture's view on existence of extraterrestrial life? https://www....
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Why does Manusmriti prohibit going near trees at night?

Manusmriti 4:73:- Let him not enter a walled village or house except by the gate, and by night let him keep away from trees. I don't understand why Manusmriti talks about this unnecessary law. What'...
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Hydrogen & Oxygen mentioned in Vedas and Itihasas?

In the link given below I found some details about Ancient Batteries, Hydrogen & Oxygen discovered by Sage Agastya in India. Ancient Batteries, Hydrogen & Oxygen discovered by Sage Agastya in ...
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Hindu scriptures before Mahabharata about thinking capability of head

Consider the following excerpt from the Shalya Parva of The Mahabharata Indeed, the son of Pandu, filled with rage, struck off that head which was the root of the evil policy of the Kurus, with ...
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What are the details of vanaspativijñāna (botany) in Atharva Veda?

I have heard that classification of plants is described in Atharva Veda and this classification is somewhat similar to the modern plants classification found in botany. Where in Atharva Veda, this ...
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Do Hindu scriptures mention researchers or scientists?

Most of the Hinduism scriptures are from self experience of truth by Rishis. Is there any mention about researchers or scientists in scriptures? I mean are there any examples of persons from ...
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Which verse from Padma Purana states that life originated from the aquatics?

In a letter dated 9th March 1970, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada writes: My Dear Hayagriva, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 4 March, 1970, ...
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Is science any different from religion when it comes to "falsifiability" of claims? Which Pramana is different between the two? [closed]

Scientists claim that the underlying notion of a theory is falsifiability i.e. the ability to disprove a statement by performing an experiment laid out by the scientist. Rishis claim that the ...
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What is the source of this sloka mentioning gravity?

What is the source of this sloka which mentions gravity? aakrishta-shaktishcha mahi tvayaa yat kha-stham guru svaabhimukam svashaktyaa/ aakrishyate tat patatiti khe same samantat kva ...
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Is a chakra a supernatural invisible thing, or a symbol for something natural?

I'm western and skeptical. I was born in a spiritualist family where the concept of chakras were used as being a part of spiritual body. But for spiritualists the term "spiritual" is something ...
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Is there any example for 'divide and conquer' strategy in Hindu scriptures for solving a problem? [closed]

In computer science, 'Divide and conquer' is an algorithm design technique. A typical Divide and Conquer algorithm solves a problem using the following three steps. Divide: Break the given ...
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What are all the empirical observations made by Kaṇāda in his Vaiśeṣika Sūtras?

Kaṇāda, the natural scientist and philosopher, appears to have studied nature, made some direct observations and recorded them in his Vaiśeṣika Sūtras. Wikipedia lists a few but I want to know all of ...
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How does Hinduism explain extinction of species? [closed]

Extinction of species is no myth and it is not a theory like Evolution which couldn't be verified at present, as many species becoming extinct day by day. How Hinduism explains this? What if a widely ...
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Has any Acharya or Pontiff of any monastery commented his opinions on theory of Darwinian evolution?

Has any Acharya(Guru who teach Vedas and other scriptures to students) or pontiff hailing from any Sampradaya ever said anything about Darwin theory of evolution, like pope of Vatican accepted ...
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