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Different types of fevers (jwara), does anybody have the complete list of them?

In Hanuman vadvanal stotra we come across this: ॐ ह्रां ह्रीं ॐ नमो भगवते महा-वीर-वीराय सर्वदुःख निवारणाय ग्रहमण्डल सर्वभूतमण्डल सर्व-पिशाचमण्डलोच्चाटन भूत-ज्वर एकाहिक-ज्वर द्वाहिक-ज्वर त्राहिक-ज्वर ...
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Why does hinduism not fit in history and archaeology?

Why does hinduism not fit in history and archaeology? According to the Puranas and the Vedas, Vedas were written 1960000000 years ago (before humans). Mathabhata happened around 3138 BCE, how can ...
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Non-decaying property of Yogi body after death

It is well-known that the body of Paramahamsa Yogananda, after his death, did not decay like any other dead body. And we can read it from here. Are there any other instances from either history or ...
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Do any Vedanta shastra explicitly tell that any phenomenon is possible?

In the universe we are living in, there are many scientific facts. Since science is always evolving and is particular to the time and place. There is no guarantee that the scientific facts will be ...
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Lord Krishna and Lord Shiva in Brahma Vaivarta Purana?

Hare Krishna I have read somewhere verses from Brahma Vaivarta Purana in which Lord Krishna says to Lord Shiva like you are dearest one. What is exact verse and from which chapter of Brahma Vaivarta ...
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Shlokas : “MAYA is eternal” by using the word “MAYA”

Namaste. Are there any shlokas explaining that "MAYA is eternal" by using the word "MAYA"?
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The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn according to the Scriptures

Astronomers use the word conjunction to describe meetings of planets and other objects on our sky’s dome. They use the term great conjunction to describe meetings of Jupiter and Saturn, the two ...
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Radha staying in Dwaraka

Till now, I thought that Radha generally live in Barsana and she never live in Dwaraka. But, the following statements clarify that Radha lived in Dwaraka also. After thus performing a rasa dance at ...
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Etymology of “priyā”?

What is the etymological meaning of Sanskrit term Priyā ? where can we find its usage examples in the scriptures?
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What is the beejam of Lord Dakshinamurthy?

Every God and Goddess have their beejams. For example, Lord Dattatreya has beejam "Dram". What is Lord Dakshinamurthy beejam?
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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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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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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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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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Nature of vidya of dice possessed by Shakuni

Shakuni wins over the game of dice against Pandavas. Shakuni declares that no one can defeat him in the game of dice. Does any statement of Vyasa Mahabharata or any other scripture declare that Vidya ...
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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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What's the Sri Vaishnava stand on non vegetarianism?

What is the stand of Sri Vaishnava parampara/sampradaya on non vegetarianism? Would like to know from a traditional and scriptural perspective, from a traditional Sri Vaishnava.
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Statements regarding manual labour in Satya yuga

According to Hanuman, there was no manual labour in Krita yuga. The following in a excerpt from the discussion between Bhimasena and Hanuman that contains the statement of absence of manual labour ...
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Origin for six ways to make chitta pleasant

Consider the following six ways to achieve pleasant Chitta quickly Ekantha vaso (Being alone) Laghu bojanadi (Taking enough food) Mounam (Maintaining silence) Nirasa (Lessening desires) ...
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heaven exists without havan

With link to my previous question , it is verified that whatever is given in havan(yagyas etc) is what is the nourishment for heaven. But, in this day and age where the havans and yagyas are so ...
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what does Jivatma mean

Is Shiva jivatma? Shiva does neither born or die. In the Vaishnav parampara, it is said that Siva is jivatma. Could you please illustrate this providing some relevant scripture from reliable ...
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concept of runanubandha

Runanubandha is the physical memory that a person carries within himself. I think most of the information about this issue is given by Jaggi Vasudev. I am intrigued by this topic and want to know in ...
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Can anyone provide download links of Shabar mantra books?

Download links of real shabar mantra books.
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difference in relationship between a human mother and the divine mother

I'd really like shlokas from scriptural sources to verify your ideas. And as the question states, what is the difference in relationship that a son has with his mothers, his human mother and his ...
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What is the scriptural origin of Shakti Panchakshri mantra Om Hrim Namah Shivaya?

Shakti panchakshri mantra is Om Hrim Namah Shivaya
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What is the scriptural origin of Dashakshri mantra hum pavannandanaya swaha?

Hum Pavannandanaya Swaha is Hanuman mantra and it is also called Veer Sadhna mantra.
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Are the Vikramaditya stories considered scripture?

Wiki says: Vikramaditya (IAST: Vikramāditya) was a legendary emperor of ancient India. Often characterized as an ideal king, he is known for his generosity, courage, and patronage of scholars. ...
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How many Pancharatra texts are extant?

How many are mentioned in scripture and how many are extant? Are there English translations available?
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Bhuj seer's claim on menstruating women cooking for husbands

Swami Krushnaswarup of Swaminarayan Temple in Bhuj claimed recently, that “menstruating women who cook food for their husbands will take birth as dogs in their next life while men consuming food ...
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Which Hindu scripture is saying that sun does not rise or set?

The boldified text of the following sentence is a well known fact about sun now The sun stays in its position at the center of our solar system. It doesn't rise and set. But it appears to rise ...
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Do the days of forbidding non vegetarian food depends on the time of birth?

It is well known from scriptures that one should avoid non vegetarian foods on the festivals, special days such as Sunday, full moon, new moon etc., But other than those that are common to everyone, ...
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Substitute to Madi Clothes

For those who don’t know, Madi clothes are clothes which are washed after which it is left untouched, thus making it pure. The cloth material can be touched next, only by the person who is going to ...
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What other yoga scriptures has kak bushundi or bhushundi maharaj gifted to mankind?

Kak bushundi or bushunda maharaj or kagabujandar as he is referred to in south India has written yogic scriptures such as Kagabujandar upanishad. Kagabujandar pernum noel kaviyam 1000 Yoga vashista ...
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Which scriptures say that “Durga Devi is ignorant about Spiritual Life”?

As per the question : What is the source of "ārādhanānāṁ sarveṣāṁ viṣṇor ārādhanaṁ param" (of all methods of worship, Viṣṇu worship is the topmost)? His Holiness Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami ...
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Which days recommended for a women to do headbath?

Which days of a week are recommended for women to do head bath? Are there any forbidden days to do head bath for a women?
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating eating during war?

During Mahabharata Yuddha Kanda, there don't seem to be many verses depicting that Krishna ate food. Are there scriptural verses putting down eating during war ?
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In saptha vyasanalu, “speaking rudely” is also there or not

In saptha vyasanalu, is speaking rudely is also there? That means man is not by nature rude, only addicted to that character. Please any body explain.
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Is akshaya(अक्षय) used as substitute of thousands (numbers) any where?

Akshaya in Hindu texts is generally translated as everlasting, forever etc., Does Akshaya is used anywhere in the scriptures as a substitute for large numbers (hundreds, thousands etc.,)?
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According to scriptures is it allowed to keep Tulasi inside home?

Tulasi is considered to be sacred. Is it allowed to keep it inside the home as per the scriptures?
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Is there a Hindu equivalent of the Buddhist Dukkha?

I really like the Buddhist teaching on suffering-unsatisfactoriness (Dukkha), a characteristic of existence and how to get rid of it. I was wondering if there was a Hindu equivalent? A similar ...
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Scripture to learn about manas, chitta, ahamkar and buddhi in detail?

Is there an authentic ancient scripture to study about manas, ahamkar, buddhi, chitta, chit, chit vritti etc. in detail, so one can exactly know what they are and how they differ? For example, to ...
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What is about in book Bhamati?

Vachaspati Mishra took many years to create this book without taking care of his routine life like eat, sleep, drink etc. During this time his wife(Bhamati) kept his taken care. At last, when ...
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Which scripture talks about Vidhata Purush?

http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/excerpt-sister-of-my-heart/ "They say in the old tales that the first night after a child is born, the Bidhata Purush comes down to earth himself to decide what its ...
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Are any Hindu scriptures in Pali?

Wikipedia article of Pali says: Pali (Pāli) or Magadhan is a Prakrit language native to the Indian subcontinent. It is widely studied because it is the language of much of the earliest extant ...
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Was the boar killed by Lord Indra in Brahmanas same as Lord Varaha?

According to this source, there is a story in Brahmanas where Lord Indra kills a boar who has stolen the treasure of the asuras, then gives its carcass to Lord Vishnu, who offers it as a sacrifice to ...
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Which Hindu Scriptures contain post Mahabharata historical events?

I'm searching for a list of all Hindu scriptures containing post Mahabharat historical accounts. So far, I only know that some Puranas, RigVedic accounts of Battle of Ten Kings, and a scripture known ...
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What are the causes of losing prana-pratishtha in a deity?

What are the list of causes of losing prana-pratishtha in a deity according to scriptures? Can somebody remove prana-pratishtha purposely in a respectful manner?
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What to do with a damaged Bilva tree at home?

I have an old Bilva tree at my home and it got damaged after Varda cyclone and it is not growing after that. I have tried every thing to restore it but all methods failed. Are there any instructions ...
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Who is nighasa? Was he a worshiper of lord shiva?

Who is nighasa i listened he swalowed lord vishnu and he got this boon from lord bramha? Is he mentioned in any scripture? And was he a worshiper of lord shiva?

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