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

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Where this statement "I know how to control the universe" Mentioned in Bhagvad Gita?

In which Slok of Bhagvad Gita , Supreame Lord Krishna said that "I know how to control the universe?" . I suspected that he said something different from that but not exactly that Statement ...
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Confirmation on the number of verses in different editions of the Valmiki Ramayana

There is a slight confusion In the number of verses attributed to different edition of the Valmiki Ramayana in the critical edition published by BORI. As regards the critical edition, the critical ...
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Seeking elucidation on an apparently ambiguous Śloka from the Bṛhaddharma Purāņa

There's a popular Śloka found in the Bṛhaddharma Purāņa. बृहद्धर्म पुराण नास्ति गंगासमं तीर्थं नास्ति विष्णुसमःप्रभु । नास्ति शम्भुसमः पूज्यो नास्ति मातृसमो गुरुः॥ १.२.३४ ॥ There's no tirtha (...
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What's the source, and context of this verse - 'vāmā bhūtvā yajet param (वामा भूत्वा यजेत् परम्)'?

In some articles I encountered this - वामा भूत्वा यजेत् परम् vāmā bhūtvā yajet param If I understand this correctly, this basically means - Every aspirant has to realise the 'latent female ...
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What's the reference for this dhyana shloka?

Shanka chakra dharam devam Chatur bahum kiritinam Sarvayudhair upethancha Garudopari samsthitham Sanakadhi munindraisthu sarva devair upAsitham Shree Bhoomi sahitham devam udaya dhithya sannibam ...
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Which scripture is the source of the verse "Janmanā jāyatē jantuḥ karmaṇā jāyatē dvijaḥ" (everyone is born worm)?

Complete verse is as follows. Janmanā jāyatē jantuḥ karmaṇā jāyatē dvijaḥ | vēdādhyayanatō vipraḥ brahmavid brāhmaṇa smr̥taḥ || I hear that this sloka is from Padma Purana, Atri Samhita. This sloka ...
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Verse from which strotram ? Please can anyone tell me .It's hard to learn without lyrics of it. THanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNVBb6hucv8 In this video Dr. Chidabaram Sastry gives two slokas for getting Grace of Devi for Poetry prowess. But it's hard for me to learn without lyrics. It starts ...
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The inseparability of the Harivamsa from the Mahabharata and the number of verses accorded to it by traditional Sampradayas

As per the Matsya Purāṇa, Chapter 53, verse 70: अष्टादश पुराणानि कृत्वा सत्यवतीसुतः।
भारताख्यानमखिलं चक्रे तदुपबृंहितम्।
लक्षेणैकेन यत्प्रोक्तं वेदार्थपरिबृंहितम्॥७०॥ After completing the 18 Puranas, ...
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What are the characteristics and verses of the Devi Bhagavata Purana mentioned by Bhaskararaya?

Bhaskararaya was a great Sri Vidya Acharya from Southern India. Being from the same Sampradaya as Adi Shankaracharya, (whom he credits with spreading the Sampradaya in his Guptavati Bhashya on Sri ...
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What is difference between Mantra & Shloka [duplicate]

Verses in Vedas are called Mantras where as verses in Gita are called Shlokas. Can anyone please explain what is difference betwee Mantra and Shloka ? Is there some different way to observe them in ...
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Need reference of shloka from video?

In this video pravachana guru is tell sloka I want this sloka and reference Please seek 10:38 mins
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Do the introductory verses by Suta/Sauti and asker’s verses form part of the verse count of the core scripture itself?

The Puranas and Itihāsas generally begin with a few introductory and concluding verses, mostly included in one or more separate chapters. In the introductory verses, a setting is created where the ...
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Ramaa/Rema in the Shloka

In the below shloka, who is "ramaa"? umā uṣā ca vaidehī ramā gangeti panchakam prātareva smarennityaṃ saubhāgyaṃ vardhate sadā I read a few online translations posting it as "consort ...
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If one's destiny cannot be changed, why do the phalashrutis of shlokas mention benefits or fruits of the recitation?

For example, if a man is destined to be poor or childless, can constant recitation of the Shri Sukta make him rich or bless him with sons? Or, if a man is destined to die early in an accident, can the ...
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Seven seas, dynasties and forests

Below shloka: सप्तार्णवः सप्त कुलाचलाश्च सप्तर्षयो द्वीप वनानि सप्त । भूरादि कृत्वा भुवनानि सप्त कुर्वतु सर्वे मम सुप्रभातम् ।। The seven seas, seven dynasties, seven rishis, seven isles and forests,...
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Are there any verses containing prescriptions or advisements to build up muscular strength?

As in instructions to maintain bodily strength, to be able to fight, overall just emphasizing physical strength?
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Source and translation of the shloka

सौराष्ट्रावन्त्याभीराश्च शूरा अर्बुदमालवाः । व्रात्या द्विजा भविष्यन्ति शूद्रप्राया जनाधिपाः (saurāṣṭrāvantyābhīrāśca śūrā arbudamālavāḥ | vrātyā dvijā bhaviṣyanti śūdraprāyā janādhipāḥ) I got that ...
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Reference of this Sanskrit quote

I read this Sanskrit shloka in a book. पृथिव्यां त्रीणि रत्नानि जलमन्नं सुभाषितम्। मूढ़ै: पाषाणखण्डेषु रत्नसंज्ञा विधीयते।। Prithivyaam trini ratnaani jalamannam subhaashitam | Mudeih paashaan-...
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Are there any Mantras / Shlokas to bring about marriage with a suitable partner?

Do Hindu Scriptures have any mantras / shlokas / prayers by which a girl may get married without delay to a good man? This question may appear to be asking for personalized advise or as primarily ...
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Where does this shloka appear?

Where does this shloka appear? "Astadasa Puranesu Vyasena Vachanam Dwayam, Paropakaraya Punyaya – Papaya Para Peedanam"
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Where does this phrase "Bahujana sukhaya bahujana hitaya cha" appear?

This wiki article mentions it as an aphorism enunciated in Rigveda. Is this phrase a part of a verse in the rigveda? Does rigveda mention any verse that conveys the same meaning and is same in ...
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Shlokas about "time, pradhana, maya are eternal" from the third person's view

Srila Prabhupada wrote that the Supreme Lord, souls, prakriti and time are eternal in the Bhagavad Gita introduction. So, I need the shlokas which tell that "time is eternal", "pradhana ...
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What does 'Kokanastha' mean here and meaning of shloka?

॥ शनीची प्रार्थना |। कोकणस्थ: पिंगलो ब्रभु: कृष्णो रौद्रौडन्तको यम: । सौरि: शनैश्वरो मन्द: पिप्पलादेन संस्तुतः ॥ १ ॥ नमस्ते कोकणस्थाय पिंगलाय नमोस्तुते। नमस्ते बश्लुरुपाय कृष्णाय च नमोःस्तु ते ॥२॥ I ...
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What is the source of this verse attributed to Madhavacharya?

This answer cites a verse supposedly written by Madhavacharya: Swami Vidyaranya (aka Madhavacharya) the 12th Jagadguru of Śringeri Śarada Pītham from 1380-1386 who is credited for founding the ...
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Please translate the following shloka from Kaulavali Tantra

I'd like to to know the meaning of the following sloka from "Kaulavali Tantra": Yantram mantramayam proktam mantratma devataiva hi Dehatmanor yatha bhedo yantra-devata yoshtatha
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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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Verse Describing Potential of Soul and Human Body in Sanskrit?

Is there Any song, shloka, mantra, stotra in Sanskrit, Tell Us About the Powers of our Soul, Greatness of it. Tell Us About Our Potential, Powers of this human body, the amazing abilities of soul, ...
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transfer of karmafal

Are there any slokas from any scriptures that depict the transfer of karmafaal(result of someone's deeds). I'll give you a scenerio. Suppose a person earns his living by doing something, yet he makes ...
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The Rites of Protection?

Are there any Mantra, Stotra, shloka for protecting oneself, from internal and external foes.
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English translation (and source) of the Sanskrit shloka from Prabhupada's commentary on SB 3.20.18

Srila Prabhupada quotes the following shloka(s) from Viṣṇu Purāṇa in his commentary on Srimad Bhagavatam 3.20.18, but he did not give us the English translation. So I'd like to know the precise ...
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Shlokas, Mantras, Stotra, for Protection of Family?

Are there any Mantra, Stotra that can be chanted by Kid, for Protection of Father and Mother, Elderly Members of Famliy.. Protection From Diseases, Physical Dangers as Accident..etc.. Any, Stotra/etc.....
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Mantra , Stotras for Happiness, Ananda?

Mantras Similar to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h-u-qfvTyc Are there anything in Hinduism to be in Happy State as much as posible..
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How to gain mental strength?

Any Mantras, Shlokas, Stotras related to gain mental strength, overcome mental disorders. Which God is related to mind, related to these mental aspects like mental strength, mind related disorders. ...
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How to know if the chanting a phrase, require initiation or not?

I know that Mantras require initiation, especially those ones with Beeja Mantras. but how do I know if a phrase is Mantra or Stotra or Shloka? Is there any list of Mantra or Stotra which require ...
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Is there any shloka from any Upanishad or other scriptural text that may depict the content of passage of Brih .Up 3:8:9?

Br Up passage 3:8:9 ( Atasya vaa aksharasya - -pitro nvayattah) --the content of this passage is so revealing. It's not only inferential rather experiential also on the contemplation of The Universal ...
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response to vulgarism and it's origin and definition

Bad, good, vulgar, non vulgar might actually come down to perception but when it comes down to society and culture(sanskriti/sanskar), social norms, boundaries and values, then there is definitely a ...
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Please tell me the Source of the verse

Please tell me the source of this verse.I had heard that in a movie song. It seemed like a sloka "Satkarmabhischa satphalitham Dushkarma yepa dushphalam Achyutkata punya paapanaam Satyam paraani ...
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Paying respects to Lord Ganesha

I try to repeat the shloka in the rhythm of my breath and I find that always saying "om ganeshaya namaha" before the shloka breaks the rhythm.
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What is the shloka in the movie "Arjun: The Warrior Prince" during the marching of the battle and also while Arjun attacks in the end?

I am including the two links for the part of movies, where the shloka is used: Marching: https://youtu.be/ifKr5Nxf0wc?t=222 Attacking: https://youtu.be/H3-D6yeGJm8?t=25
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Difference between SriSuktam and PurushSuktam

I have read both Srisuktam and PurushSuktam. Can anybody please tell me the actual difference between these 2 shlokas. I know SriSuktam is a hymn for Goddess Laxmi but don't know about PurushSuktam.
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Visarjana Mantra or Stotram for Shivapuja

I would very much appreciate the Sanskritam (Devanagari), transliterated, and English for a visarjana mantra or stotram for Shivapuja.
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Do scriptures say anything about 'Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini'?

I heard a sentence, Buddhi Karmaanu Saarini, which means that sometimes your mind makes choices without your consciousness and drives you closer towards your destiny. Is this true? Is it mentioned in ...
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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 shloka has been mentioned? The final benediction offered by Vedavyasa to the reader is this: Karkotakasya nagasya damayantya nalasya cha Rtuparnasya ...
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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 agnisamaprabhaḥ ...
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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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