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reference request for verse: Satvam tatvam para tvam cha tvat tryam hanakina tritatva rupini Radha sa api Radhika

Trying to find the reference for this verse: Satvam tatvam para tvam cha tvat tryam hanakina tritatva rupini Radha sa api Radhika सत्वं तत्वं पर त्वं च त्वत त्र्यम हनकिना त्रितत्व रूपिणी राधा सापि रा...
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Who are the Vishnu Dutas?

There is the mention of Vishnu Dutas in the story of Ajamila mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam, Are there any other associated stories/information about them in other scriptures? https://www.quora....
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Where is this statement written - "त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव...." [duplicate]

There is a popular Sanskrit Stanza त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव, त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव। त्वमेव विद्या च द्रविणं त्वमेव, त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देवदेवं। What is the source for it ? And for whom it is ...
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Which verse/scripture is this shloka from? (na karoti svayaṁ kiṅchit sṛṣṭiādika mahān)

I am trying to identify the source of the sloka. I came across this sloka while listening to a lecture, It sounds mostly like from Bhagwata Mahapurana but somehow I am not able to find it researching ...
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (hariṇā cāśava de yetī)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from. I came across this an audio lecture: hariṇā cāśava de yetī हरिणा चाशव दे येती any suggestions are appreciated
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Death in the month of Kartika

My paternal grandmother left her body in the recently concluded month of Kartika. I want to find out if in the scriptures there is any benefit mentioned of one departing in the month of Kartika
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Question about brahmacharya recommendations and rules

So my question is there are many text about brahmacharya and they may also be with some rules and recommendations. https://www.swaminarayan.faith/scriptures/en/satsangi-jeevan/prakran-5/52#:~:text=A%...
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Reference source of this shloka - Niścalātavai bhaktir yā saiva muktiḥ janārdana

I am trying to identify the reference/source of this shloka, Niścalātavai bhaktir yā saiva muktiḥ janārdana निश्चलात्वै भक्तिर या सैव मुक्तिर जनार्दन Any hints or suggestions are appreciated.
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where is this sloka from: "Jīvana muktā api punar bandhanaṁ jānatī karma bhī "

I am trying to identify the source of this shloka, Jīvana muktā api punar bandhanaṁ jānatī karma bhī जीवन मुक्ता अपि पुनर बंधनं जानती कर्म भी researched online but couldn't find anything relevant, ...
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Is this mantra from vishnu purana ? Vasudeva manārādhya ko mokṣaṁ saṁvyāpasatī

Hi all wanted to confirm if this mantra is from Vishnu purana Vasudeva manārādhya ko mokṣaṁ saṁvyāpti वासुदेव मनाराध्य को मोक्षं संव्याप्ति if so does anyone know its verse number in Vishnu purana? ...
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Meaning of sanskirt sentence

Hello can someone tell me meaning: रोलम्बः rolambaḥ A bee; महानेवालम्बो हरिनयनरोलम्बवरयोः Lakṣmīlaharī 19; तस्या रोलम्बावली केशजालम् Dk.; Bv.1.118. Its clear that it relates to some form of godess.
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unicode char for gvaṁ and how it is pronounced correctly

Wanted to know how the word gvaṁ ग्वं pronounced correctly and written represented in unicode, For example in this sloka स विश्वकृद्विश्वविदात्मयोनिर्ज्ञः कालकारो गुणी सर्वविद्‌ यः। प्रधा...
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Inquiring about the authenticity of Hayagrīva Upanishad

I came across one Hayagrīva Upanishad and researched about it. Many websites seem to offer its translation. (Like this popular Sri Vaishnava site.) I have never come across any quotation, reference, ...
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How does one deal with contradiction in scriptures?

There are many scriptures which contain contradictory verses. If a scripture has contradictions (For eg Manusmriti statement on women which are both good and later on questionable) does that mean it ...
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Can anyone find an english translation of this reference, Sangram puran skand.12, Khand-6?

I came across an article that gave this reference, but when I've searched it up, I've only seen the same source. Does anyone have an enligh translation of it, if it exists? Apparently, it's been ...
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Are there any sampradayas that subscribe to Advaita and gyan yoga?

There are numerous bhakti yoga-based sampradayas in India, especially Vaishnavas. They keep bhakti and puranic texts forefront (which I don't really see among other Hindu sects). Are there any ...
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Is this a hoax or genuine? This claims to be a prediction of Muhammad from hindu scripture but I can't find it [closed]

I haven't been able to find the source, so would appreciate it if someone could reference this in hindu literature or prove that it's a hoax. Thanks.
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (etasya kṛtakṛta vatāt kṣāstra nivṛtite)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from ? I came across this from a lecture: etasya kṛtakṛta vatāt kṣāstra nivṛtite एतस्य कृतकृत वतात क्षास्त्र निवृतिते Researching online so far ...
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List of Shaiva sages mentioned in scriptures

Which Sages are described in the scriptures(Vedas,Upanishads,Puranas) to be Shaivas (Devotees of Shiva)? Please provide a list of Shaiva sages as long as possible.
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Possibly leaving temple

Jai Sri Mā! I have attended a temple for many years. A lot of things changed after COVID (not just due to it, but many changes having happened to occur during that time). I had attended there more in ...
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Stotra and mantra reciting positions: sitting at one place or otherwise?

I have had this doubt for ages about the best way to get the benefits of the stotras and the mantras that we recite. But is it necessary to sit down at a place and recite them both or can we do our ...
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Shri Vidya Tantra in Advaita

In the context of Advaita, what basically is - Shri Vidya? From what I could gather and understand, it is basically a yantra of triangles, and people are supposed to meditate on it for spiritual and ...
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Brahmasutra Lingam and its types

I found some lingams with lines carved on them but for some lingams there are no lines carved. I've heard that the lingam which has these lines is more auspicious than the regular ones. So I'd like to ...
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (atamaramo pyrirmak sakshan manmath manmatha)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from. I came across this sloka in an audiobook: atamaramo pyrirmak sakshan manmath manmatha आत्मारामों प्यरीरमक साक्षण मन्मथ मन्मथा researching ...
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How do we reconcile with scripture's apparent promotion of child marriage.?

Child marriage is a crime and is illegal by law. Yet, there are verses in Hindu texts that seem to promote it. Please explain how this is reconcilable.? पराशरस्मृति (Parāshara Smriti) 7.7-8.: प्रा...
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Which verse/scripture is this shloka from? (tavam vastu nushmshi gamdyi yatr gavo bhuri sringa ayasa)

I am trying to identify the source of the sloka. I came across this sloka while listening to a lecture: tavam vastu nushmshi gamdyi gavo bhuri sringa ayasa तावां वस्तु नुष्म्षि गम्द्यि यत्र गावो भूरि...
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Does any Purāna (or other scripture) mention the name of all 18,000 kalp?

Per verified sources, it's said that we are in the 1st day of the 51st year of the present Brahma, which means that 18,000 Brahma days or Kalp have elapsed. Do any Purānas or other scriptures mention ...
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What is the detailed story of Rishi Jabali turning cow meat into onions?

In the book "Accounts of the Writings, Religions and Manners of the Hindoos" by William Ward published in 1811 there is a section on extraordinary deeds by various high-souled Rishis. (Pages ...
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Is there any pdf of Siva Dharma and Śiva Dharmottara puran available?

Is there any pdf file of both Shiva Dharma Puran and Shiva Dharmottara Puran available ?
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Where is the following incident found?

There is a story roughly as follows: A sage (probably Angiras, though I don't remember for certain) was preaching jnan to his ancestors by addressing them as his children. Then, his ancestors ...
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What is the significance of HRAAM beej mantra

What is the significance of hraam beej mantra and which god or goddess is the beeja related to?
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Which scripture is this shloka from? (vijñātāramare kena vijāniyāt)

I am trying to identify which scripture this sloka is from. I came across this sloka in a book: vijñātāramare kena vijāniyāt विज्ञातारमरे केन विजानियात When researching online I found this website ...
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What are the punishments for evoking lust in another person?

What are the punishments given to a man/woman (mostly woman) who creates lustful feelings to the opposite sex by showing skin / private parts and blabber. Any references from scriptures like Garuda ...
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List of Advaita Vedanta proponents: The rishis, sages, gods that supported Aham Brahmasmi

Consider this question as a sequel to this question: Advaita Vedanta Gitas Advaita Vedanta as an interpretation of Vedanta is one of the oldest. Consider this question as a comprehensive list of all ...
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Scriptural sources for information on panchang, tithi, and nitya yogas

Hindus commonly look at tithis and nitya yogas to guide the timing of their activities. Here's an example. Is there a scriptural basis of these interpretations? What scripture deals with the daily ...
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What are the rules to eat non-veg?

What are the rules to eat non-veg ? In which shastra this rules where listed ?
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Seeking details on the PanchYudha Stotra

I recently came across this stotra and have since been searching for its origin and author. I would really appreciate it if someone could let me its composer, which scripture it is written in, and how ...
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seeking melodic veda mantra recitations

I'm interested in locating Veda mantras with precise pronunciation of all alphabets (swar + akshar), akin to a melodious recitation. A notable example is the recitation of this Veda mantra from the ...
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Question on Mahabaharta

Dyuta Parva—Section 57—KMG Para 1—"King Yudhishthira the just having said this unto Vidura, commanded that preparations for his journey might be made without loss of time. And the next day, the ...
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Veda Mantra related to 2 people talking privately without realizing god is listening

There was a Vedic mantra that I came recently across in a book, but apparently, I can't recall the exact mantra. I do remember its meaning, though; it was something like: When two people are talking ...
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Are there good spirits/benevolent spirits in Hinduism apart from ancestors?

Are there protective, benevolent spirits who appear to human beings apart from one's ancestors?
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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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Can an Aryan be a disciple of a Mleccha?

Can an Aryan/Arya (Brahmana) become a disciple of a Mleccha (Muslim)? Is it valid according to the Vedic scriptures? I read in Mahabharata that it is forbidden to even hear the language of Mlecchas... ...
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If moksha is true then will prahlad take rebirth in next cycle of four yug for narsingh avtar of shri hari?

See if we look at character of prahlad we will find that they would have attained moksha. But if yes then will narsingh avtar not take place in next four yug cycle. aatma is amar and its supreme ...
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Why is Hinduism male centric in terms of marriage and family? [closed]

If a child inherently has genes of both mother and father then why is the Gotra decided on patrilineal basis and not from mothers lineage? Is female body so exception to humanity? Why in Hindu ...
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Does any shastra mentions wheat or bajra?

I heard that wheat and bajra came very late in India while many other crops were there much before.
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Is there any reference where dvija means enlightened person?

Came across a post recently by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, where he says that dvija means an enlightened person: “Enlightened ones have always been referred to as dwijas or ‘twice born.’ May you ...
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Why does Skanda Purana say to cut off the tongue of a low-caste person who reads the Vedas?

In Skanda Purana 5.3.200.6, there's a verse वेदोच्चारणमात्रेण क्षत्रियैर्धर्मपालकैः । जिह्वाछेदोऽस्य कर्तव्यः शूद्रस्येति विनिश्चयः ॥ ६ ॥ vedoccāraṇamātreṇa kṣatriyairdharmapālakaiḥ | jihvāchedo'sya ...
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Are there restrictions or procedure to follow while reading scriptures?

If I read holy scriptures like Puranas or Itihasas as hobby on my laptop do I need to follow specific procedures. Point to be noted here is that I am not narrating it like it it is mentioned in ...
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Ancient rishis had deep infoscience knowledge

The protection of the correctness of Veda passing from generation to generation already discussed here. However there is an invention that shows pandits already knew important stuff now used in ...
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