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

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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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What is the source of the Panchakanya sloka?

Does anyone know from which scripture this sloka is cited? Wikipedia doesn't help much. I've heard this sloka almost everywhere so I'm curious and want to find out it's source. अहल्या द्रौपदी ...
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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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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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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 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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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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May some blessed brother help me find some shloka from Upnishad 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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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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Exact lyrics and meaning of the eulogy to Bhishma in Mahabharata

I am seeing differing versions of a eulogy to Bhishma cited from the Mahabharata literature. One version is: Kshatriya satyawadi cha Tapasvi neeyata vrata Ripushmati dayavanastha ...
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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 | tyajed agnyAnana nirmAlyaM sohaM bhAvena pUjayet || Which ...
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Mantras, Stotra, Shlokas 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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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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Where does this shloka appear?

Where does this shloka appear? "Astadasa Puranesu Vyasena Vachanam Dwayam, Paropakaraya Punyaya – Papaya Para Peedanam"
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Slokas for Vrata Katha

Looking for Sanskrit slokas for below listed Vrata kathas (only stories of the vrata's and not the vrata puja itself). Many thanks for links to any or all the below. Vara Mahalakshmi Vrata Pradosha ...
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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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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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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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How many shlokas are there in Valmiki Ramayana?

Bibek Debroy in the article 10 Sanskrit texts everyone must read says: Valmiki Ramayana - Valmiki was the first Sanskrit poet. He invented the shloka. In roughly 25,000 shlokas, this is the first ...
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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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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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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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Which shloka describes human qualities? [duplicate]

Where can I find the collection of shlokas on the great human qualities? Qualities like perseverance, hardworking, visionary, Kind, Passionate Honesty and Integrity etc?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In search of an important shloka from Anushasana Parva of Mahabharata

I am in search of an important shloka which is a part of Mahabharata (13th chapter, Anushasana Parva) after Vishnu Sahasranamam and the shloka is about praising rishis, munis, raja rishis, etc., to ...
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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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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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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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Which shloka or scripture states that there are 33 crores of Hindu gods?

Please mention the shloka that explicitly states that there are 33 crores of Hindu Gods. Please do not quote Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, because I think it just states that there are 33 gods. Not 33 ...
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Where does Yajurveda have “karpūragauraṁ karuṇāvatāraṁ…bhavaṁ bhavānīsahitaṁ namāmi” verse?

One of the most famous slokas used for Lord Shiva (Rudra) during arti or prayer is कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारम् संसारसारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम् | सदा वसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि || ...
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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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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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Why is the Sloka “Suklambaradharam Vishnum…” used as Ganapaty Dhyanam when it is clearly a Dhyana Sloka for Lord Vishnu?

As is well known, before starting any ritual Lord Ganapaty (also known as Vighneswaram,or the Lord of obstacles) is invoked first. Usually, almost everywhere, the following Sloka(in bold) is used ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...