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Mansa was daughter of Shiva or sage Kashyapa?

I am little confused here, I thought Mansa was daughter of Shiva but wiki says she was daughter of sage Kashayapa: The Puranas are the first scriptures to speak about her birth. They declare that ...
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What do we call those who are knowledgable but tend to forget it sometimes?

In general ,in Hindu culture, what do we call those beings who are highly knowledgeable but tend to forget the knowledge sometimes ?
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Are there any references of Solar Cycles in our scriptures?

Just wanted to know more about 'Solar Cycles' from scriptures point of view, their effects on human race or entire earth for that matter. So my question is are there any references of Solar Cycles in ...
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Are there any hindu texts on Machiavellian ways one should know ? Or on how to handle people of different kinds

Maybe Arthshastra as an ancient text fits the description,But I am looking specifically for hindu texts on such subject or related to it .
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Is depression possible to control? [closed]

Does controlling depression come under the category of controlling senses? Is it true that for certain periods of time, depressed people are incapable of feeling happiness? Do depressed people have ...
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Correct Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and the benefits of chanting everyday

Please let me know Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and English transliteration. Also the benefits of chanting everyday.
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How to categorise intent with respect to deeds and karma?

Imagine this. Person 1 helps out Person 2 on the premise that this deed will accrue "good karma". A son helps family out only for good karma and not for sentiment, belonging, or gratitude. A ...
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Does Devi wear the sacred thread? And do any dhyana shlokas of her mention her wearing it?

I want to know if Devi wears the Janeu. I've seen pictures of her with it, I want to know if any scriptures mention her wearing one.
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From where can I get Mrtyunjaya Tantra / Mrtyu-Sanjaya Tantra book?

Pranam! I am looking for above mentioned book named as Mrtyunjaya Tantra which is mentioned by Srila Jiva Goswami in his Krishna Sandarba and also mentioned by many scholars somewhere. It is one of ...
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Which scripture suggests and instructs that God needs to be praised? [duplicate]

I am interested to find out where the practice of praising God emanated from? As far as I know there is no where in the Bhagavad Gita that Lord Krishna explicitly says He should be praised. What is ...
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Do scriptures mention of rishis, who have the power to create fully grown human beings? [duplicate]

Do scriptures mention of rishis, who could create fully grown human beings using their power?
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Mantra, Stotras on Nataraja, Dakshinamurty?

Is There Any Mantra, Stotra, Sukta..etc..anything related to Nataraja, Dakshinamurty..etc..especially connected to Apasmara.. What is the story, Is Apasmara under Dakshinamurty OR Nataraja...Want to ...
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Vasishta attempting suicide unsuccessfully

We know that when Hiranyakashipu attempted to kill Prahlada, a staunch devotion towards Vishnu protected Prahlada. Vasishta tried to kill himself in several ways but didn't achieve success. We can get ...
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Death penalty by kings in sanathan dharma

It is clear from the story of Kalmashapada that executioning exist as a punishment for bad humans in sanathan dharma "The Gandharva continued, 'Thus commanded, the cook went out in search of ...
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What are the valid scriptural references for Hindus? [migrated]

As per the sites policies, what are the valid references that can be used for authoritative answers to Hindu questions.
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How do I get mukti from a pran(vow)?

How do I get mukti from a pran(vow)? I took a pran(vow) which I think I can't complete or may be I have already broken my vow
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Does any scripture give reasons for non-inclusion of Neem leaves in the list of 21 leaves for Ganapati puja?

Today is Sri Ganapati chaturdhi. After performing the puja, I got the following doubt. The List of 21 types of leaves used for Ganesha puja, is as follows. These leaves are stated to have medicinal ...
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Does any scripture provide any inner meaning of worshipping Devi Durga to appease Rahu?

In Hindu astrology Rahu represents materialism, mischief, fear, insatisfaction, obsession and confusion/illusion. Rahu is also associated with politicians and occult sciences. There are many questions ...
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Which book or books contains all the Stotra of Bhairav

Books or Scriptures which contains all the stotras of Bhairav
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Which scripture mentions the prasthanatrayi? [duplicate]

I am looking for the mentions of prasthanatrayi and its books by any of the ancient scholars and scriptures but I am unable to find even one mention... I will appriciate the help of the esteemed ...
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What is the difference between Yuga Dharma and Santana Dharma? What is the Yuga Dharma for each Yuga?

I'm really confused about the Yuga Dharma of each Yuga. Some say Daan is the Yuga Dharma of Kaliyuga while some say chanting the name of God. Someone please explain this concept in detail.
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Where can I find the Sanskrit work “Jnyana Bhagwat” attributed to Mareechi

In the Vinayaka Rahasyam Volume IV Part B there is a mention of Jnyana Bhagwat having been told by Mareechi the mind son of Brahma to Mudgal Mahamuni.
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Which scripture says the initiation by Saraswathi to Nala on Chintamani mantra?

It is said that Saraswathi initiated the Nala on Chintamani mantra at the time of Damayanthi swayamvaram. I heard this from a preaching of H.H Sri Siddheswarananda Bharati Swamy. Which scripture ...
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Do inevitable prarabdhas exist?

Prarabdha is a type of Karma that a living organism undergoes during its life time. Many scriptures suggests that prarabhas that affects human negatively (leading to bad experiences) can be avoided or ...
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Does any scripture mention Mārtāṇḍa to be ONE who can revive dead cells?

In this answer of this question - Why is Surya referred to as Martanda?, it was described about Mārtāṇḍa, as follows: The Voice said: O sage, since this foetus of Aditi was pronounced slain by you, ...
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Indra turning to female due to the curse of Trnabindu

Story of Indra turning into female, due to the curse, has been mentioned in the CHAPTER 63: Indra's rescue from the female sex of Narasimha purana. Indra once abducted the Citrasena, the wife of ...
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What is the Vedic ritual for Bhumi Puja of Mandir?

Recently the historic Bhumi Puja for Ram Mandir was conducted at Ayodhya, after at least 1000 years. Which scripture details the exact method for doing Bhumi Puja, especially for that of a Mandir? Is ...
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Why can't a yogi visit mosque?

Yesterday, CM of Uttar Pradesh, India said that as a 'Yogi' he will not goto mosque foundation laying program. https://www.opindia.com/2020/08/yogi-adityanath-up-cm-ayodhya-mosque-ground-breaking-...
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Avasthas in which the perception of time does not exist

Afaik, there are at least five states for humans. They are Jagarth (wakeful), Swapna (dream), Shushupti (deep sleep), turiya, and turiyatheetha. We know for sure that the perception of time exists in ...
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Do animals dream?

Human beings can experience atleast three states: Jagart (waking state), swapna (dream state) and sushupti (deep sleep). How many states, among the three, can an animal experience? Are there any ...
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It is said that Krishna fulfilled Kubja's physical desires, in other words, they had sex, is that true? If yes, is there any vedic reference to it?

Disclaimer - I am not using word sex in any derogatory manner to insult the Lord. For me sex is very natural phenomenon There is a story about Kubja that she wanted to go physical with Krishna and ...
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What are the different types of birth?

So in scriptures I have come across several types of birth that we would term extra ordinary. Few examples that come to my mind are Kunti giving birth via vidhi obtained from Sage Durvasa Kauravas ...
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Where in scriptures do we find this mantra 'Aum Rudraya Namaha'?

I would like to know if the following mantra is there in the vedas or other scriptures? If yes then please do share the details. Aum rudraya namaha Translation I prayerfully bow To the One who is the ...
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Who is the author/compiler of Vedangas?

Vedas did exist before Vyasa. Vedas were classified by Vyasa. Are Vedangas the part of Vedas? If not, who is the author of Vedangas?
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How many children should parents give birth to?

Post independence of India there was a focus to reduce the population in order to curtail poverty. However I am interested to know what scriptures say about number of children one should have, and ...
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Possible contradiction between Gita and Vedas regarding rituals?

There seems to be possible contradiction between Gita and Vedas regarding rituals. Gita is supposed to be a condensed, easy to understand summary of the teachings of the Vedas. In the Vedas, there are ...
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Does any scripture mention about Chanakya other than the Srimad Bhagavatham?

Srimad Baghavatham has an indirect mention to Chanakya A certain brāhmaṇa [Cāṇakya] will betray the trust of King Nanda and his eight sons and will destroy their dynasty. In their absence the Mauryas ...
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Existence of mantras that does not need concentration for attaining siddhi

Mantras are of different kinds. Some mantras can be uttered loudly and some can be done by internal monologue. But are there any mantras that can be either uttered or chanting inside, but gives siddhi ...
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Procedure for getting mantra siddhi without Guru initiation

In general, guru is mandatory for mantra initiation. Siddhi may never happen without (physical, living, human) guru initiation. But recently I heard that, if there is no availability of physical ...
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Is there only one soul that is incarnated again and again at different times?

According to this video, there is only one soul in the universe which is incarnated at different times. Do scriptures agree with this theory? Edit: If Link Dies here is the story
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Do hearing or reciting any story in scriptures has the capability of pleasing or removing Rahu's adversary affects?

Rahu is generally considered as a malefic planet in astrology. Many stories across scriptures has the potency to remove the negative effects by navagrahas. Do any particular story mentions as ...
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Akash verses Earth verses

Are there aNY verses present in Yajur or Sama or Atharvana verses on Akasha mainly or earth?, not Rig appreciate your response
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What happens to previous Nirguna Parabrahmans from previous cosmic cycles?

Trying to find this answer for many years and unable to receive answer If Parabrahman can take different forms after each Mahapralaya, then what happens to the previous Nirguna Parabrahmans from ...
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Which scripture mentions about Kayarohana?

Kayarohana is a practice in Hinduism in which a person disappears instantly if (s)he wishes to die. Which scripture mentions about kayarohana?
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Does the Adiyogi of Sadhguru have a scriptural basis

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has a large following in India and abroad. His main sculptural work is the Adiyogi Statue in Velliangiri hills, Coimbatore. Does the Statue have any Sthala purana or is it ...
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What is meant by Kavacha?

There are Kavachas for several gods and goddess. Is it a mantra? If yes, then which mantras falls into the category of Kavacha? If no, then what is the exact (scriptural) definition for Kavacha?
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Why many people say that supreme god is kabir? [duplicate]

I know this might sound crazy but I wanna know how many of you know about sant rampal? I'm not promoting anything here just wanted to know the truth about this. He said kabir is supreme god. Can ...
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Is it possible that all sects of Hinduism could be right about their Parabrahman?

Different sects of Hinduism declare different God's as Parabrahman. Is it possible that all are true if Parabrahman takes different forms in each Kalpa? Since Parabrahman can take any form, is the ...
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Is it mentioned anywhere that Earth appears instantly at the starting of the kalpa?

It is well known that universe annihilates at the end of each Kalpa and then creation starts again for new Kalpa. Is it mentioned anywhere across scriptures that the earth appears instantly at the ...
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Which scriptures should be suffixed with the term Samhita?

According to the Wikipedia Samhita literally means "put together, joined, union", a "collection", and "a methodically, rule-based combination of text or verses". Samhita ...

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