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A couplet of Sanskrit verse, especially one in which each line contains sixteen syllables.

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Is Vaisampayana describing Krita Yuga or comparing with Krita Yuga in Adiparva?

What is the actual meaning of the following line from Mahabhatata एवं कृतयुगे सम्यग वर्तमाने तदा नृप The translation to the above line by Kisari Mohan Ganguli is ambiguous And thus, O king, ...
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Where does the “Achyuta Anatha” shloka come from? [duplicate]

Achyuta anantha Govinda Namocharana Bheshajat Nashyanthi Sakala Roga Satyam Satyam vadamyaham Satyam Satyam Puna Satyam Udritya Where does this shloka come from?
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About slokha regarding Nala from Mahabharata

In which chapter of the Mahabharata, the following slokha has been mentioned? The final benediction offered by Vedavyasa to the reader is this: Karkotakasya nagasya damayantya nalasya cha ...
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Can someone translate this Navagraha shloka and tell me what verseform this is?

The Ekashloki Navagraha Stotram reads: ādhāre prathame sahasrakiraṇaṁ tārādhavaṁ svāśraye māheyaṁ maṇipūrake hṛdi budhaṁ kaṇṭhe ca vācaspatim bhrūmadhye bhṛgunandanaṁ dinamaṇeḥ putraṁ ...
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To whom is the advaita guru parampara shloka attributed to?

To whom the following shloka is attributed to? sadasiva samarambham sankaracarya madhyamam asmad acarya paryantam vande guru paramparam" Who is the author of this shloka?
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What is the scriptural source of the dhyana sloka of Lord Shiva given below?

“dhyayennityam Mahesham rajatgirinibham charuchandra vatansam Ratnakalpojvalangam parshu mrimgvarabhitihastam prasannam Padmasinam samantatstutamaganairvyagrahak- rirtim vasanam ...
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Actual meaning of विद्युद in Mahabharata shloka

Consider the following Shloka from Mahabharata तत्र चासीद अमेयात्मा विद्युद अग्निसमप्रभः भौवनः सुमहावीर्यः सॊमस्य परिरक्षिता (Adi Parva chapter 28) tatra cāsīd ameyātmā vidyud ...
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Meaning of manor layam

Pooja koti samam stotram Stotra koti samam japam Japa koti samam dhyanam Dhyan koti manor layam What is the meaning of manor layam in the above Shloka ? Note : On some other sites samolayah is ...
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Is the quote “Don't let others lead you, decide your own path” really from the Vedas?

According to several sites, the following quote is from the Vedas. Some state that it is from the Atharva Veda but the verse no. is not mentioned. "Do not be led by others, awaken your own mind, ...
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Origin and meaning of the Saraswathi shloka

What is the origin and meaning of the following shloka Om Sri Gnana Saraswathi devathayai namaha, śaradiṃdu samākāre parabrahma svarūpiṇe vāsarā pīṭha nilaye sarasvatī namostute
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What is the source of “ārādhanānāṁ sarveṣāṁ viṣṇor ārādhanaṁ param” (of all methods of worship, Viṣṇu worship is the topmost)?

Prabhupāda, starts a lecture in August, 1972 by quoting a verse from the Śiva Purāṇa. To strengthen his argument he cites another verse (ārādhanānāṁ sarveṣāṁ viṣṇor ...) supposedly from the Padma ...
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What is the source of the following sloka?

The following lines I got in Ahnik-Krittya by Shyamacharan Kaviratna Vidyavaridhi (that supports the members of HisE offering bounty!:)) sreyo'rthino hi purushAh paratushi-hetoh kashtarjitani api ...
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How long a day in brahmaloka releative to bhuloka [duplicate]

How long a day eclipsed in brahmaloka when compared to bhuloka and Brahmaloka is nothing but a blackhole??where time passes very slow??
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Which scripture is the source of the following sloka?

Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath quotes one line of a sloka in one of His writings: na sikshed yaavanim bhaashaam na gachched jaina-mandiram meaning : One should not learn any European (Yaavani) ...
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What is the source of this sloka mentioning gravity?

What is the source of this sloka which mentions gravity? aakrishta-shaktishcha mahi tvayaa yat kha-stham guru svaabhimukam svashaktyaa/ aakrishyate tat patatiti khe same samantat kva ...
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Punya shloko Nalo Raja meaning

I read a shloka (source not known)" Punya shloko Nalo Raja Punya shloko Yudhishtirah. Punya shloko Videhascha Punya shloko Janardanah." What is meaning of Punyashloka in the above context
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Scriptural basis for the spirit of the term 'Daridra-Narayana' coined by Swami Vivekananda

To inspire His countrymen to serve the poor masses of India, Swami Vivekananda coined a beautiful term 'Daridra-Narayana'. Can anyone provide a scriptural shloka or instruction that contains the ...
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Source of Ramayana Mantra

Please let me know the source of shloka राघवो विजयं दद्यात् मम सीतापतिः प्रभुः । राघवस्य यथत्द्वन्द्वं दद्यात् वैभवम् ॥ raaghavo vijayam dadyAt mama sItApatiH prabhuH| raaghavasya ...
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What is the source of this sloka which is prohibiting keeping pets at home?

I got the following sloka in Sri Sri Sitarama-Kathamrita, a collection of gospels of Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath, by Kinkar Brahmanda (page 27): kukkuta-swana-marjaran poshayanti dinatrayam/ iha ...
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What exactly is meant by Harernamaiva Kevalam

हरेर्नाम हरेर्नाम हरेर्नामैव केवलम्। कलौ नास्त्येव नास्त्येव नास्त्येव गतिरन्यथा॥ meaning Harinama, Harinama, only Harinama ....there is no other way, no other way in the kaliyuga [for ...
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What's the source of this verse (yuktiyuktaṃ vaco grāhyaṃ bālād api śukād api)?

yuktiyuktaṃ vaco grāhyaṃ bālād api śukād api yukti hīnam, vacas tyājyaṃ vṛddhād api śukād api Whatever is based on sound reasoning ought to be accepted, even if it proceeds from a ...
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What scripture does the sloka 'deho devAlayaH proktaH..' come from?

देहो देवालयः प्रोक्तः जीवो देवस्सनातनः । त्यजेदज्ञाननिर्माल्यं सोऽहं भावेन पूजयेत् ॥ deho devAlayaH proktaH jIvo devassanAtanaH | tyajedaj~nAnanirmAlyaM so.ahaM bhAvena pUjayet || Which ...
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Kakah krishna pikah krishna.. Where this verse comes from?

I don't know much about Sanskrit verses/shlokas, one of my friends found this in social networking web sites and forwarded to me. Is it from any scriptures or modern authors? I just want to know the ...
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What is the source of the verse “Ajnanta-jnapanam sastram”?

There is a popular Sanskrit phrase Ajñāta-jñāpanam śāstram which means scriptures are meant for something which cannot be known through empirical evidence. What is the source of this phrase?
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What is the source of “Dharmecha Arthecha Kamecha Naathicharami” verse?

Consider the following interpretation of a slokha, which is used during marriages In righteous, wealth and desires, one should follow other and should listen one another The slokha looks like ...
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What is the difference between a sloka and a mantra?

I see these 2 terms (sloka and mantra) being used interchangeably. But they are not the same. If someone knowledgeable can elaborate on the difference for the benefit of the future users, it would be ...
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What are Bhujanga stotrams?

Bhujanga means a snake, or one that has shoulders as locomotive limb. There are many Bhujanga stotrams, on Shiva, Vishnu etc, on almost all deities. What is the definition of a Bhujanga stotram, or ...
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Is Padma Purāṇa the source of this verse on Ṛṇānubandha (relationship due to one's past deeds)?

The following verse has been used in a couple of answers here and this blog post claims the verse is from the Padma Purāṇa although it doesn't mention the chapter # or the context. Definition [of ...
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Slokas about discipline in Mahabaratha

It is well known that many people in Mahabaratha such as Bhishma, Drona, Arjuna, Duryodhana, Karna, Abhimanyu etc., are experts in certain fields. In order to gain such expertise, there should be a ...
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What to chant before taking and consuming prasad?

What to chant before taking and consuming prasad from anyone for any god ... is there a common mantra or thank you shloka ?
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Any other slokas suggesting drinking of cow urine

The following statement from Section 81, Anushasana Parva of Mahabharata suggests to drink cow urine "Vyasa said, ... One should for three days drink the hot urine of the cow..." In addition to ...
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Mentioning of Rakhi in Mahabharata

Consider the following paragraph from raksha-bandhan.com Raksha Bandhan finds a mention in Mahabharata when Lord Krishna advised Yudhishthir to perform the ceremony to protect himself and the army ...
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Source of the Ganesha shloka, “Srikantho Mathulo Yasya”

What is the source of the Ganesha shloka, "Srikantho Mathulo Yasya, Jananee Sarva Mangalaa, Janakaha Sankaro Devaha, Tam Vande' Kunjaraananam"? श्रीकान्तो मातुलो यस्य​ जननी सर्वमंगला। जनकः शंकरो देवः ...
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Becoming free from all sins by listening slokas

We encounter many statements in scriptures as below Statement one from Bhagavata Puranam SB 10.66.43: Any mortal who recounts this heroic pastime of Lord Uttamaḥ-śloka's, or who simply hears it ...
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Sita- Avatar of Lakshmi goddess or next birth of a pious woman?

In Ramayana, I have read somewhere that Sita is Avatar of a pious women who was a devotee of God Vishnu in previous birth. Please let me know the related sloka from Ramayana?
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Source of Sanskrit shloka - Avidyayamantare Vartamanah Svayam Dhirah Panditam-manyamanah

Shloka अविद्यायामन्तरे वर्तमानाः स्वयं धीराः पण्डितंमन्यमानाः। दन्द्रम्यमाणाः परियन्ति मूढा अन्धेनैव नीयमाना यथाऽन्धाः II Transliteration Avidyāyāmantare vartamānāḥ svayaṃ dhīrāḥ ...
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Source of Sanskrit shloka - Yadetaddhṛdayaṃ Tava Tadastu Hṛdayaṃ Mama

यदेतद्धृदयं तव तदस्तु हृदयं मम । यदिदं हृदयं मम तदस्तु हृदयं तव ॥ Transliteration: yadetaddhṛdayaṃ tava tadastu hṛdayaṃ mama yadidaṃ hṛdayaṃ mama tadastu hṛdayaṃ tava Translation by Max ...
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Why kANsya(Brass/Bronze) is prohibited in ghanta(bell) pooja?

I read this question Ghanta Puja and the translation provided for the following sloka in question says that ringing kaNsya(Brass/Bronze) bell make the place residence of Rakshasa and Pisacha. But ...
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What's the correct translation for this sloka which is used for Ghanta Puja

While reading through the purvanga kramas of Sri Vishnu Pooja vidhi laid down by Sri Jayatirtha in the padhyamala, i have come across the below verse. Āgamārthaṃ tu devānāṃ gamanārthaṃ tu rakṣasām ।...
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Source of the Sanskrit shloka- Om Sarva Mangala Mangalye

The sanskrit shloka given below is a prayer to Goddess Durga. Om Sarva Mmangala Mangalye Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike Sharanye Tryambake Gauri Naaraayani Namostute" Sarva Mangala Mangalye - To ...
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What is the true meaning of the shlok Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah?

Dharma Rakshati Rakshitah means if you protect Dharma, then Dharma will protect you. Can someone understand me better
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Where does this shloka appear in Mahabharata? “Janami dharmam na cha me pravrttih…”

Where does this shloka appear in Mahabharata? It was said by Duryodhana to Krishna. Can someone tell me which chapter etc? Janami dharmam na cha me pravrttih, janamyadharmam na cha me nivrttih; ...
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Source of the Shloka Yad bhavam tad bhavathi

I see this Shloka in many places which means "as you think so you become". The Sanskrit verse is Yad bhavam Tad bhavathi. Is there a scriptural source for this verse?
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What are the mantras using which Kak Bhushundi survived the Pralaya?

The Yog Vasishtha narrates the fascinating story of an immortal crow named Bhushunda who is met by Brahmarishi Vasisth. In the course of their conversation the rishi asks him how he has managed to ...
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What is the origin of this Saraswati prayer found in various Stotras & Stutis?

I have recited this prayer to Goddess Saraswati since childhood: yA kundendu tushhArahAradhavalA yA shubhravastrAvR^itA yA vINAvaradaNDamaNDitakarA yA shvetapadmAsanA yA brahmAchyutasha....
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Who created this shloka? “kar charan krutam va kayajm karmajm va”

Who created this shloka? What is its source? करचरण कृतं वाक्कायजं कर्मजं वा । श्रवणनयनजं वा मानसं वापराधं । विहितमविहितं वा सर्वमेतत्क्षमस्व । जय जय करुणाब्धे श्रीमहादेव शम्भो ॥ karacharaNa kRRitaM ...
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What are some of the famous shlokas that glorify parents?

What are the famous shlokas in scriptures for glorifying our parents?
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What's the source and rest of the verse 'dhanam mūlam idaṃ jagat' (money forms root of this world)?

I was watching a Telugu movie on YouTube recently and the tagline of the movie was: dhanam mūlam idaṃ jagat (money forms root of this world) After some digging around, it seems this line is ...
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What is the correct ending of this Shani Sloka?

Does the sloka neelaanjana samaabhaasam raviputram yama-agrajam chaayaa maartaanda sambhootam end with tvam namaami shainaishcharam or with tam shanim pranamaamyaham I found the first version ...
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Does Vachaspati Mishra's depiction of Vishnu's marriage have a scriptural basis?

The Vivada Chintamani is a work by the Advaita philosopher Vachaspati Mishra on the teachings of Dharma Shastras concerning law. Vachaspati Mishra begins the Vivada Chintamani with an invocation to ...