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Vedas are the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. There are four vedas viz., Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. They were compiled by Sage Vyasa.

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Why Tantriks have more power than followers of Brahmaji's Vedas & Vishnuji's Agamas?

You don't find even one follower of Vedic & Vaishnav scripture (including Bhagvat Gita & Ramayanji) with supernatural powers like 3rd eye. Is it because Mahakaal and Makakaali are more ...
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What is the Vedic definition of Sannyasa?

As I've heard,according to the Vedas, sannysa, the fourth Vedic ashrama, is to follow vanaprastha, the 3rd Vedic ashrama, and meant to attain moksha. Thus, the right definition of snnyasa seems to be ...
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What is the explanation for the following vedas?

From the Anandavalli section of the Taittiriya Brahmana: आकाशाद्वयुः । वायोरग्निः । अग्नेरापः । अद्भ्यः पृथिवी । पृथिव्या ओषधयः । From ether came air. From air came fire. From fire came water. From ...
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Do Vedas forbid Sannyasa in Kali Yuga?

Someone told me that Brahma-vaivarta Purana & Krsna-jnama Khanda have this verse: asvamedham gavalambham sannyasam palapaitrkam devarena sutopattim kalau panca vivarjayet The above verse seems to ...
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Which Vedic ashrama is compulsory for all Sanatanis?

We know of four Vedic ashramas: Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha & Sannyasa. Of these, only the 2nd one (Grihastha) seems to be meant for all varnas. The first, the third, and the fourth ones ...
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Did the four Vedas originate from Shiv Sutras?

I am curious to know and understand if the four Vedas did originate from Shiv Sutras? Please do cite references from authentic sources, if any.
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Are vedas we have are complete? [duplicate]

Does any shastras mention shortening vedas with yugas? Like satyug having full version, then treta yuga having abridged and then dwapar having further abridged version and kali having the same. Or ...
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Hours of study for Vedas [duplicate]

Bhishma says Those Brahmanas that never study the Vedas at hours not intended for study, and that practise penances with devotion, succeed in overcoming all difficulties. Which hours/days/times are ...
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Is the Hinduism we follow today baseless from a Vedic Perspective?

The Vedic (Rgvedic primarily) texts are quite different from the Puranic stories we know (and love) today. Does this mean the Puranic deities* we worship and stories we read are false from a Vedic ...
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What is the meaning of term “ignorance” in Upanishads and Vedas?

The word ignorance is related to knowledge of Brahman or what.
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Is there any Vedic reference of Lord Shiva or Lord Rudra worshipping Maa Siddhidatri to attain Siddhis?

Here is what I found on Wikipedia: Siddhidhatri is the ninth form of the Goddess Durga or Parvati, the meaning of her name is as follows: Siddhi means supernatural power or meditative ability, and ...
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Is every word of the Vedas authoritative according to Samkhya school?

Vedas are said to be eternal and authorless so are vedas fully authoritative(every single word) according to Samkhya school ?
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Vedas about forbidding non-vegetarian food on sundays

It is well known that one should not eat non vegetarian food on Sunday. So Vedas say this?
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Can we listen to Rudra sukta if yajnopaveet is not done?

See, here i am not talking about chanting but listening. I belong to Kshatriya Varna by birth, but haven't done Yajnopaveet yet as no one in our family has done. So, can i just listen to rudra sukta ...
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Is gita 2:45 asking us to reject the Vedas?

BG 2:42 : Men of small knowledge are very much attached to the flowery words of the Vedas, which recommend various fruitive activities for elevation to heavenly planets, resultant good birth, power, ...
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What are some verses from the vedas that support sankhya dhyana yoga?

Sankhya is a school of thought in Hinduism. It goes for meditation to attain Moksha. What are some verses in the Vedas that support meditation to attain Moksha.
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Which scripture says that panchakshar mantra is supreme?

"VidyAsu SrutirutkrishTA rudraikAdaSini Srutau | tatra panchaksharl tasyAm Siva ityakshara dvayam ||" "Among all sources of knowledge (vidyas), the Vedas are supreme. In the Vedas, Sri ...
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Do any Veda take about expanding universe? [closed]

Does Rig Veda or any Veda say about expanding the universe?
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What does the Vedas say about non hindus(people who reject vedas) and its philosophy?

What does vedas say about non Hindus or those who reject vedas and its philosophy? By philosophy I mean reincarnation, Moksha and karma.
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Is very word of the Vedas eternal according to advaita vedanta?

Advaita vedanta believes that vedas are eternal and authorless. So do advaita vedanta believe that every single word of the Vedas is eternal and authoritative.(every verse of the Vedas is eternal) Or ...
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What is the correct order for reading shastras? [duplicate]

There are lots of shastras in hinduism. Mahapurans and Upapurans, lots of geetas, dharma shastras, shad darshan, agamas, upanishads and vedas. Please tell the correct order to read them to grasp it in ...
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What are some vedic references about Kali-yuga

What are some vedic references about Kali-yuga. What do the Vedas say about Kali-yuga?
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Why does part of Vaishnavism consider Gautama Buddha to be an Avatara of Lord Vishnu, even though he rejected Vedic wisdom?

I had seen the arguments of some of the Vaishnavas before, that Gautama rejected the Vedic precepts to keep the evil and ignorant out of the way of Dharma, but after all, why would God send someone ...
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Is Brahman(Supreme Entity) mentioned in Vedas(Samhitas)? [duplicate]

I want to know if Brahman(not to be confused with Varna/Jati Brahmin) is mentioned in Vedas, the Samhita part. I know Upanishads are based on knowledge about Brahman, but what about the Vedic Samhitas?...
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Are there any Vaishnava commentaries on Vedas available?

I am looking for english translation of Vaishnava commentaries on Vedas (Samhita) if any are available. Any sampradaya be it Sri Vaishnava or Madhavaite or Gaudiya or any other is ok. In general,I ...
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How many lipis are mentioned in scripture?

How many lipis are mentioned in scripture like our Hindu scripture In which lipi Vedas and Mahabharata and Purana as been written
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What argument did adi shankara made to prove Vedas are not authored by humans? [duplicate]

Advita Vedanta believes that vedas are authorless and not authored by any human. So what are the arguments of Adi Shankara to prove Vedas are authorless.
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What are the arguments of Nyaya school to prove that vedas are divine?

Nyaya is a school of thought in Hinduism. It believes vedas are divine and authored by God? What are the arguments that Nyaya make to support their claim?
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What is the source of the claim, that Vedas are 1,960,000,000 years old?

Some comments under this YouTube video claim that Vedas are 1,960,000,000 year old. E.g., neha rajput 1 year ago Veda 1 Arab 96 carore 8 lakh 53 hajar old h.is se bi jayda abi time period aur bi ...
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Why we haven't discovered different planetary systems yet as described?

While I was reading more and more, I got to know that there are different lokas below and above earth and the distance described for them is only some yojana sway (1 yojana = 8 miles = 12 kilometers), ...
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Is Rigveda 6:72:1 asking to kill blashempers?

Rigveda 6:72:1. GREAT is this might of yours, Indra and Soma: the first high exploits were your own achievements. Ye found the Sun ye found the light of heaven: ye killed all darkness and the Gods' ...
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Verses similar to Gita 2:42 in the Vedas and Upanishads?

[BG 2:42] : Men of small knowledge are very much attached to the flowery words of the Vedas, which recommend various fruitive activities for elevation to heavenly planets, resultant good birth, power, ...
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What are kinds of pleasure in heaven (swarg lok) are mentioned in the Vedas?

What all kinds of pleasure in the heaven are mentioned in the Vedas. [Only vedas]
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What do the astika schools believe, is story of Urvasi and Pururava mentioned in the rig veda and Satapatha Brahmana real or mythology?

According to astika schools, is the story of Urvasi and Pururava mentioned in the rig veda and in Satapatha Brahmana real history or legend or mythology . What does scholar say about it?
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Is there any sect or school that believe vedas are authored by humans?

Apparently all the schools believe that vedas are either authorless or are authored by God. But is there any sect that believe that vedas are authored by enlightened humans. By "enlightened&...
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Are Panchabhutas mentioned in the Vedas?

Fire, wind, water,sky, earth are Panchabhutas. So are they mentioned and explained in the Vedas?
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Is Rigveda 7:5:3 promoting racism?

For fear of thee forth fled the dark-hued races, scattered abroad, deserting their possessions, When, glowing, O Vaisvanara, for Puru, thou Agni didst light up and rend their castles. Who are these ...
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Do we remain unconscious or conscious after death

While I was search about Hinduism on internet, I got to know 2 contradictory facts. One said that we get unconscious after death for 2 to 3 months as we become while sleeping, Other said that we ...
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What is the personality of indra in vedas?

In the Puranas Indra is depicted as a bad king of heaven. And sometimes wrathful . But how is he depicted in vedas. I mean what is his personality? There is a story in bhagavad puran. krishna ordered ...
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Do agni's immortality contradicts gita 2:27?

RV 3.26.7 अग्निरस्मि जन्मना जातवेदाः घृतं मे चक्षुरमृतं म आसन् । अर्कस्त्रिधातू रजसो विमानो अजस्रो घर्मो हविरस्मि नाम ॥ “I am Agni, omniscient by birth, Light is my eye and Immortality is my mouth. I ...
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What is the difference between the immortality of the devatās and the immortality of the brahman?

This Purusha who wakes when all sleep, creating what was desired is certainly ‘the pure,’ that is Brahman and that is said to be immortal. All worlds are fastened on that; none passes beyond that. ...
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What are some verses that say clearly say Brahman is immortal?

Very know that Brahman is supreme God. So are there any verse from the vedas that say clearly say Brahman is immortal.
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Is there any mention of Ganesha in the Vedas? [duplicate]

Ganesha is a important hindu deity. Is there any mention of Ganesha in the Vedas?
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Why vedas were revealed sanskrit? [duplicate]

Why did vedas were revealed in sanskrit. It would be easy if the Vedas were revealed in a different and easier language.
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Is Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas reliable and correct?

Is Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas reliable and correct. Can I read Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas? If not why?
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Is Rigveda 10:138:4 is asking to kill Non Hindus?

अनाधृष्टानि धृषितो व्यास्यन्निधीँरदेवाँ अमृणदयास्यः । मासेव सूर्यो वसु पुर्यमा ददे गृणानः शत्रूँरशृणाद्विरुक्मता॥४॥ He boldly cast down forts which none had e'er assailed: unwearied he destroycd the ...
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What is the scripture verificiton of the sine-wave based seven vedic gods concept?

some of These picture everyone can see flying around the net, tellings about 7 modes of the supreme bhrahman realities. i thinks , There is some of the peculiar answers in several platforms regarding ...
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Should a Brahmin strictly follow vedas?

Should a Brahmin or a normal person strictly follow vedas to attain good birth or to attain Moksha.
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Do the vedas mention shiv Ling?

So the Vedas mention shiv Ling.
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Does apauruṣeyā mean truly authorless or simply 'no human author'? Or do different schools of philosophy interpret the word differently?

Does apauruṣeyā when applied to Vedas just mean 'not of human origin' leaving the possibility that a superhuman being could have authored them? Or do different schools of Hindu philosophy interpret ...

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