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Who were the sons of Varuna killed by Ravana?

In Yuddha Kanda, Chapter 7, when the ministers are eulogising Ravana about his qualities, they say that the four sons of Varuna were killed (defeated?) by Ravana. śūrāḥ ca balavantaḥ ca varuṇasya ...
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What is the story of Varuna's Rajasuya Yajna

In Srimad Bhagavatam, in the 7th chapter of the Dasama Skandhas, Yudishthira's Rajasuya Yajna is described. It is compared twice to a Rajasuya performed by Varuna. SB 10.74.13-15 — The utensils ...
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What are the three worlds in the Rig Veda

I was reading a book called 'Astronomical Myths:Myths of the Heavens' by John F. Blake and I came across this at Page 11-13: "Thus to the earth they gave the name P'RTHOVI, "the wide expanse;" ...
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Why did Varuna Deva want a human sacrificed to him?

The story of Shunahshepa is famous because it is an attempted human sacrifice to a Vedic deity. There are other mentions of attempted human sacrifice in Hindu scriptures. For example, in the ...
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Is it an offence against Varuna if I urinate/defecate in toilet water?

Is that something that will create bad karma or lead to Hell? In reference to Manusmriti, chapter 4, verses 44—56.
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What were the circumstances surrounding Srutayudha's birth and how did he become king of Kalinga?

Srutayudha (aka Srutayusha) was king of Kalinga who fought on side of Kauravas in Mahabharata. And Suvala's son Sakuni, and Salya, Jayadratha and the two princes of Avanti named Vinda and Anuvinda, ...
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