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What would the elder brothers among main characters in Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata call their younger brothers' wife?

To not make this question broad, let's be specific. What would Rama, Yuddhishthira, Krishna call their younger brother's wife? Would they even talk with them? Since we aren't sure about language, let'...
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The Rākṣasa-Yakṣa are twin races that could be considered paired races. Are all the races paired? Does a scripture validate this?

(Viṣṇu forms for each race above the race name.) Rākṣasa-Yakṣa have a mostly sweet pairing because they are complimentary at their birth and do not leave each other's side. That made me wonder if the ...
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Looking for Vyom Samhita by Madhavacharya

I am looking for Vyom samhita copy online .Particularly want to find this quote often attributed to it. Bramhakaya samadbhooto kayastho bramhasangyakah;Kalowhi kshatriyah tasya japyagye surajanam.
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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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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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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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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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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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Position of statements by unprophesied famous/great people of kaliyuga in the hierarchy of authority in sanathan dharma

In case of any differences, the well known hierarchy of scriptures (according to scriptures) are 1) Veda 2) Smriti and 3) Puranas There are a lot of great persons in Sanathan dharma, ...
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Is Swami Vivekananda a Jivan Mukta according to the following?

Is it true that Swami Vivekananda was a Jivan Mukta? I am asking the answer from anyone of the three sources: words of Vivekananda, words of his guru RamaKrishna paramahamsa and (prophecy by) ...
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Where can one find the original bengali book of Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Jaiva Dharma?

I am look for the book Jaiva Dharma by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, an important Gaudiya Vaishnava Acharya. Any idea where i can find it?
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Do the scriptures mention of a particular period of the year more suitable for birth of progeny or for copulation?

As the question says, do the scriptures mention of a particular period of the year more suitable for birth of progeny or for copulation? Any Rutus/months/weather which is better suited?
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How somebody can get rid of Vyanthara?

I want to know what is Vyanthara and how to get rid from them.
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Why is there no mention of 'life review' after death in any scriptures of Hinduism?

I have came across many accounts of near death experiences (NDEs), Past life regression therapists, Mediums, Channelers in the West, who say that what happens after death is a standard process. ...
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Which body can become smallest of the small after attaining anima siddi?

Anima is one of the eight siddhis and is generally defined as Aṇimā: reducing one's body to the size of an atom To which body, the anima siddhi occurs? I mean whether the physical body of the ...
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How old is the scripture Maya Samhita?

Maya Samhita is a scripture deals with shilpas. When this scripture came into existence?
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Books recommended to learn about atheist and/or agnostic schools of Sanatana Dharma in details

Which books do you recommend to learn about atheist and/or agnostic schools of Sanatana Dharma? I haven't got any good references. I have heard about the book known as Sarva Darsana Sangraha written ...
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What is scope of arthavada in Hindu scriptures?

What is the scope of arthavada in Hindu scriptures? It can be used to explain or explain away lot of inconsistencies in Hindu scriptures? Like an eulogy to a particular deity can be called arthavada. ...
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Does bad karma done in God's consciousness have consequences?

Does a karma which is considered bad, but is done in God's consciousness have consequences?
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Is supreme brahman male or female? Does He have a gender? [duplicate]

Is supreme brahman male or female? Does he have a gender? EDIT: Soul or jivatma is different from brahman who is the paramatma. Hence this question is different.
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What is the order of the importance of Hindu texts? [duplicate]

In Hinduism, there are many classes of books such as Vedas, Puranas, Smritis etc., Suppose any two texts from a different class of books either contradict each other or provides an alternative way ...
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What do vedas say about Eclipses [duplicate]

I'd like to know how Vedas explain eclipses and what they say about eclipses. How doe eclipses occur according to Vedas? What do Vedas say about Eclipses in general? Are eclipses considered ...
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Is there a concept of parallel universes in Hinduism? [duplicate]

According to what I know, Hindu texts have always focused on cyclic nature of universe. But have only mentioned this one universe only and that it will be created and get destroyed over and over again....
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Are there any proofs for followed sati pratha in any scripture [duplicate]

In previous days there was something called sati pratha, as per my assumption which is not followed in the current time. As per Hinduism We give respect everything in this universe, So why we ...
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Madhvacharya and Nigamanda Mahadesikan

I heard from one Madva Achar that Madhvacharya [Acharya for Raghavendra disciples] and Nigamanda Mahadesikan [Acharya for Vadakalai sect Vaishnavites] met and discussed various topics related to ...
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Atma's state after death [duplicate]

It is said that once a person is dead the atma exits from the body. Will this atma be given to same person born in different form as per karma like animal or bird or it will be given to some other. ...
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Pushpaka Vimana [duplicate]

Rama travelled in Pushpaka Vimana to crown Vibhishana dn returned to Ayodhya in the same vimana. Any detailed information about this and how it functioned?
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Can we do Gayatri japam without its being part of Sandhyavandanam? [duplicate]

I don't mean to ask whether we can skip sandhyavandanam and do Gayatri japam instead. I know we can't. Say, I feel like doing the japam at around 3 or 4 p.m. Is that allowed?
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Base pillars of hinduism [duplicate]

Which are the base pillars of Hindu culture? As per my knowledge, there are Bhagvat Geeta, 4 Vedas (Please add names) 18 Puranas (Please add names) 16 Shastras (please add name) Smarities,and ...
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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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Where to find the full story of King Muchukunda?

In Joseph Campbell book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces", he wrote: an ancient Hindu warrior-king named Muchukunda. He was born from his father's left side, the father having swallowed by mistake a ...
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Why Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 9 Chapter 14 insults women too much?

SB 9.14.36 Urvaśī said: My dear King, you are a man, a hero. Don’t be impatient and give up your life. Be sober and don’t allow the senses to overcome you like foxes. Don’t let the foxes eat ...
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating old age?

As mentioned in another post, Vishnu's human avataras don't seem to age beyond young adulthood. Are there scriptural verses putting down old age?
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What do scriptures say about planet mars? [closed]

What do scriptures say about planet mars? Is there any mention about that anywhere in Hinduism context?
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Mahabaratha and Ramayana [duplicate]

Ramayana is the clean one in which Lord Rama fought with Ravana face to face and at last Dharma won. Killing of vali is not acceptable in that. But in Mahabaratha there are many connivances like ...
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Is it a wife's duty to have sex after marriage?

Is it a wife's duty to have sex after marriage? If yes, could you please quote which Hindu scripture says so?
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Vedarama's historical evidence in Hinduism

Any Hindu scriptures giving evidence of Vedarama? The qualities, the traits he perceived and what good qualities we should learn from Vedarama?
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ARE HINDU SCRIPTURES FAKE? [closed]

please answer with proper evidence. the rig veda and bhagwat geeta are brahminical creation as devanagri script in which rig veda and geeta were written was founded around 900ad(as no other version of ...

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