Questions tagged [scripture]

For questions about the holy texts of Hinduism. Please also use a more specific tag (e.g. [vishnu-purana]) if possible.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
0 answers
23 views

What is the phrase in this verse referring to?

One day Brahmā, the self-born, the first living creature, felt as if the object of his life had been accomplished. At that time he evolved from his mind the Manus, who promote the welfare activities ...
0 votes
0 answers
17 views

Are devas more glorious and greater than human comprehension?

Are there any verses in any scriptures that state that the glory and greatness of the devas are beyond human comprehension?
0 votes
0 answers
19 views

Why do Gaudiyas believe that Krishna and Gopis are eternal teenagers?

I have heard that Gaudiyas believe that Krishna is eternally 15 years old and that Lalita is eternally 14 years old. Why do they believe this? Is this stated in scripture?
1 vote
0 answers
42 views
+50

How to completely surrender to my deity?

Hey guys I want to know what it mean to completely surrender to God Right now my life is going the completely wrong way so pls listen to my problems and pls give me some solutions Everything is going ...
1 vote
0 answers
24 views

How to practice chandra yoga?

Can someone explain Chandra yoga in simple words to me as mentioned in tirumantiram by Tirumala like exactly how to practice it
-2 votes
0 answers
45 views

Is there any equivalent verse like this in the Vedas or Itihasas?

But though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach unto you any gospel other than that which we preached unto you, let him be anathema. As we have said before, so say I now again, If any man ...
0 votes
0 answers
20 views

Interpretation of Stories that depict Shiva and Vishnu as bodily?

How are we to interpret stories in scripture that seem to depict Shiva and Vishnu as corporeal, bodily beings? We know that Shiva and Vishnu are eternal, immaterial, and omnipresent. So what does it ...
0 votes
0 answers
21 views

Have any scholars taught on the nature of the devas?

Have any scholars set forth any systematic doctrine about the nature of the 33 devas? On what they are, their nature?
0 votes
0 answers
19 views

Are devas omnipresent?

Are devas omnipresent? Are they present everywhere? I know that Brahman is omnipresent, but are each of the devas omnipresent, individually?
3 votes
0 answers
69 views

What exactly saint tirumalar telling to do here?

Can someone pls explain what saint tirumalar telling to do here in simple words
2 votes
0 answers
51 views

About tirumantiram shakti mantra

I want to know about sakti mantra that tirumantiram mentions(om na ma si va) Can anybody change or there are some specific rules since book doesn't mentions any??
1 vote
0 answers
31 views

Which passage from the Scripture and the holy texts forbids human sacrifice?

I have been searching for the passage from the Vedas that puts an eternal ban on the practice of human sacrifice. If there isn't a passage from the Vedas forbidding human sacrifice, than find the next ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
43 views

"Peace is reserved for the worthy....if Adharma wants war, Dharma will give it war!" is this quote from the Gita or any other Hindu Scriptures?

"PEACE IS RESERVED ONLY FOR WORTHY. WHEN YOU OFFER PEACE TO EVIL, IT THROWS IT RIGHT BACK. IF ADHARMA WANTS WAR, DHARMA WILL GIVE IT WAR!" I have seen this quote on the internet often ...
-2 votes
0 answers
53 views

Can anyone translate this book on religion into English?

Can anyone translate this into English or have an English PDF file they can share? It is the book Sarvajanik Satya Dharma Pustak (The Book of the True Faith) by Mahatma Jotirao Phule. Also, does ...
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
46 views

Is there any story of Devi like this mentioned in Shakta scriptures?

We know that there are many sects in Hinduism and also each sect has a supreme deity. In the puranas, sometimes we get to see about the compassionate side of the gods/goddesses. In the Bhagavata ...
  • 1,184
1 vote
0 answers
40 views

Source of Vishnu Stuti

Shuklambardharam Vishnum Shashivarnam Chaturbhujam, Prasannavadanam dhyayet sarvavighnopashantaye. Shantakaram Bhujgashayanam Padmanabham Suresham, Vishvadharam Gaganasdisham Meghavarna Shubhangam. ...
  • 1,735
2 votes
1 answer
87 views

The story of Prithu chasing Prithvi

I have read an Wikipedia article on Prithu (an incarnation of Vishnu) and the story of him chasing Prithvi who later agreed to give vegetation and grains? What is the story of this incarnation of ...
  • 1,735
3 votes
1 answer
56 views

Is true Goddess Kali killed two demons named Kolasura and Ghorasura?

In Wikipedia, I have read Goddess Kali killed two demons named Kolasura and Ghorasura. But, Is it true Goddess Kali killed Kolasura and Ghorasura? What was the story?
3 votes
1 answer
89 views

Is Lord Shiva praised as Supreme in any Smritis?

I am interested to know if any of the 18 Smritis, or Grihyasutras, Srauta Sutras etc praise Shiva as the Supreme and endorse Saivite practices like Bhasmadhārana,and Tripundra etc.
1 vote
0 answers
42 views

What is the definition of sati (chaste women) as per scriptures?

In the light of scriptures, What is the definition of sati or a chaste women? Does it mean a women who never held sexual relationship throughout her life except with her husband post marriage OR Is it ...
1 vote
0 answers
23 views

Who are eligible to eat the Prasad?

The food offered to God is called Naivedya while the sacred food sanctified and returned by God as a blessing is called Prasada So who all can have the Prasad, Can someone who had non-veg eat it? Can ...
  • 1,735
2 votes
1 answer
52 views

What do the Vedas/shastras and Hindu Texts say about disputes? Is it worth getting into any disputes?

I am interested in the teachings of Hinduism. I have a lot of questions, and there are still very few answers. Disputes of different types are found at every step of life. What is the right thing to ...
2 votes
0 answers
33 views

What does "Ekavaram Dvivaram va" mean

I have read that one must remember the Vedic Ordinance Ekavaram Dvivaram va I would want to know what does the statement above mean? and from which Veda was it taken from? Can I also get the full ...
  • 1,735
3 votes
0 answers
52 views

Where can I read Tantric texts in English

Where can I read Tantric texts? Is there any online pdf? I want the mantra in English and its meaning? Are there any commentaries by a Proper Guru?
  • 1,735
0 votes
1 answer
56 views

Is theory of Karma applicable to non-hindus?

What is right karma and what is wrong karma can only be known by reading scriptures. It is indicated in Gita. In Gita 16.23 "He who discards scriptural injunctions and acts according to his own ...
  • 3,995
2 votes
0 answers
19 views

Vishnu's form of Adhoksaja

What was the story of Adhoksaja, an incarnation of Vishnu. In which Puranas is the name Adhoksaja mentioned? Why did Vishnu take the incarnation?
  • 1,735
3 votes
0 answers
68 views

Do our scriptures say anything about how to deal with an abusive parent?

Namaskaram, I am aware that our scriptures tell us to respect our parents. But what should one do is his/her father is totally horrible as a human being, who keeps on abusing and exploiting his family ...
  • 918
1 vote
0 answers
23 views

What was Krishna's position in Dvaraka?

Krishna was not the king of Dvaraka, that was Ugrasena. So what exactly was Krishna's position in Dvaraka ? Was he a minister, Yuvaraja,advisor etc. Why was he called Dvarkadish ?
1 vote
0 answers
48 views

Does one need initiation from a guru to recite vedas?

I’m thinking of reciting medha suktam and shraddha suktam daily. I have read that these suktams are a part of the vedas. Does one need initiation from a guru for reciting vedas or one can recite them ...
  • 918
1 vote
1 answer
51 views

Is Vishalakshi and Devi Vimala mentioned in any scriptures?

I know Vishalakshi is a goddess of Kashi and Vimala a goddess of Puri. But, any scriptures mentioned about this goddesses?
1 vote
0 answers
30 views

Question related to papa and punya shastra

I've heard that after a marriage: When a wife does a sin, the entire karma (100%) of that sin goes to her husband. When a wife does a punya, the entire fruit (100%) of that punya goes to herself only. ...
  • 369
2 votes
0 answers
39 views

Which hell do people who interpolate scriptures go to?

There are many kinds of hell in Hinduism, but I have not seen any specific reference to hell for people who interpolate scriptures or propagate interpolated scriptures for political aims (like Arya ...
  • 2,250
3 votes
1 answer
72 views

Who is Goddess Ishani?

I have heard about a goddess named "Ishani" and i want to know about this form of Devi. But, Who is Goddess Ishani and Is any scriptures mentioned about this goddess ?
0 votes
0 answers
103 views

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?
1 vote
1 answer
47 views

Are there any contradicting things written in the scriptures/vedas?

I mean people used to perform some practises based on scriptures but later they were opposed by people and scriptures and thus the practises changed or completely banished? Do we have to take the ...
1 vote
0 answers
20 views

What is the significance of feeding cows in hinduism

Usually, it is said that feeding cows is equivalent to feeding many gods. Is this just a figurative speech or is the significance of feeding cows, mentioned anywhere in our scriptures?
  • 918
2 votes
0 answers
32 views

How to Learn About Hinduism for Beginners

I am new to Hinduism and I find some of the philosophies interesting. What is the best way to go about it as a beginner?
  • 21
0 votes
1 answer
50 views

Which books are written by God?

Which scriptures are written by God ? What are the scriptures in Hinduism that are considered to be written by God ?
  • 3,995
1 vote
0 answers
49 views

Is this phrase true according to our philosophy?

We know about a phrase given by Algernon Sidney which has faced controversies in the West but it's very popular too. It is: God helps those who help themselves. Earlier people used to say that ...
  • 1,184
2 votes
0 answers
58 views

Has anyone ever asked for such a boon?

I don't know if this question suits this site or not or whether it's a stupid question but I want to know that has there been any incident in scriptures where someone asks god for a boon that is as ...
  • 1,184
1 vote
0 answers
27 views

Is there any mention in scripture about the National Symbols?

Is there any mention in scripture about these National Symbols: National Bird: Peacock National Animal: Tiger National Flower: Lotus
3 votes
1 answer
151 views

What is the Source for "Ekam EvA dviteeyam brahman" Mantra

I'm finding Source for "Ekam EvA dviteeyam brahman" Mantra.
4 votes
2 answers
65 views

Need of Atharvashikha Upanishad in English Translation with Sanskrit Sloka?

Where can I get Atharvashikha Upanishad in English Translation with Sanskrit Shloka in pdf form? Namah Shivay
1 vote
1 answer
59 views

Where can I get AtharvaShiras Upanishad with Sanskrit & english translation?

Where can I get AtharvaShiras Upanishad in english translation with Sanskrit Sloka in pdf?
1 vote
0 answers
38 views

Is the concept of Chalit Chart mentioned in our scriptures related to astrology?

We know that there is a concept of Chalit Chart in Astrology where a planet changes its house and gives the results according to the new house and sometimes, gives results of both the houses. But the ...
  • 1,184
5 votes
1 answer
271 views

What is the source of "VishvAdhiko Rudro Maharshi" (विश्वाधिको रुद्रो महर्षिः)?

I'm finding Source for "VishvAdhiko Rudro Maharshi" Mantra. विश्वाधिको रुद्रो महर्षिः VishvAdhiko Rudro Maharshi
5 votes
0 answers
48 views

Were haldi ceremony and mehendi rasam a part of vedic weddings?

Is there any reference in Hindu scriptures about Haldi ceremony Mehendi rasam in hindu marraige ceremony? My personal understanding is that while haldi ceremony is on Indin origin, mehendi rasam is ...
3 votes
2 answers
90 views

Is Chandogya 5.10.7 authentic?

It seems highly likely that verse 5.10.7 of Chandogya Upanishad is not authentic. The first reason is that there are multiple versions and manuscripts of the Chandogya Upanishad that do not have verse ...
4 votes
0 answers
28 views

How to start kriya yoga?

What are preliminary steps in kriya yoga. I have read that you have to practice and when you will be ready your guru will find you what kind of practice do I need to do before finding a guru
4 votes
0 answers
37 views

Something for carrer growth and getting better in my art (like acting,music)

Any kind of mantra(which doesn't need initation) or anything else like any simple ritual etc

1
2 3 4 5
38