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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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How can the integrity of a Vedic verse be verified? [duplicate]

How can the integrity of a Vedic verse be verified? A Vedic verse is revealed to rishi, and the rishi orally transmits that revelation to his students. Now suppose two of his students learn ...
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Has any orthodox Vaidika claimed through supernatural knowledge that a particular verse or scripture is inauthentic or fabricated?

Has any orthodox Vaidika claimed through supernatural knowledge (siddhis) that a particular verse or scripture is inauthentic or fabricated? For example, neo-Vedantins claim that Mahavatara Babaji ...
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Search a guru for the Veda study [duplicate]

How does one go about choosing a guru of Hinduism / Vedas ? Please don't point out my ignorance if you won't enlightened me.
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Multi headed or handed Gods in Vedas?

I started reading a book called “Some aspects of Ramayan and Mahabharata” by Bibek Debroy. (You can borrow it here https://archive.org/details/someaspectsofram0000debr/page/15/mode/1up) First chapter ...
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Is truth a priori to social order? [duplicate]

what does the canon say about the clash between truth and social order? Do I let "untruth" exist for the sake of social order and harmony or am I obliged to correct mistakes even if it causes unrest?
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Where does the Sapta dosa come from

Any ideas where this text comes from..? 1. alpa - their end results are trivial 2. asthira - they are transient and impermanent, 3. asukara - not easily obtained, they require much effort and are ...
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Alternative of Stoicism in Hinduism?

Any alternative to Stoicism in Hinduism, Which book or philosophy in Hinduism is close to Stoicism.. What do you think of Stoicism.. Do you find anything wrong with Stoicism, when you look at it ...
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What are the objections of Vedantis for the Anumana proof of Ishwara?

The Vaisheshikas and Nayyayikas claim that Ishwara can be proved by Anumana like the potter creates pot, the creator has created the creation. What are the objections given by Vedantins(Advaithis or ...
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What is the best translated Telugu version to understand Vedas as it is in sanskrit?

I'm very much interested to know and understand the vedas. I'm Telugu student. So I can understand Telugu versions. Please help me.. It's been 1 year I'm searching for the answer in every platform ...
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Why do we not have the technology used by Ravana, or others in EPICs? [closed]

My questions are about all the supernatural weapons and things used. If everything was oral tradition, I agree and respect that as well. Why isn't that available like Vedas and other things? You can ...
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time and venue for learning the puranas

I found few puranas online and I really enjoy learning vedic stories/scriptures which contain not only a nice story in themselves but hidden with immense knowledge and wisdom. I wonder if it is a ...
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Reference of the divine Sage Narada in The Vedas

What are the available references in The Vedas for the divine sage Narada? Would appreciate the exact locations / coordinates (like the mantra with number, recension, publication etc.)
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Is there any scriptural ( Vedic or Puranic ) reference for all matter coming from Akasha and Prana?

In Raja Yoga, page number 26, Swami Vivekananda says this: At the beginning of creation there is only this Akaca; at the end of the cycle, the solids, the liquids, and the gases all melt into ...
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Do Vedas/Smritis sanction genocide of non-believers (buddhists etc)?

Among the most famous hagiographies of Adi Shankara is the Madhaviya Shankara Vijaya. This work has significant importance in advaita tradition. https://www.advaita-vedanta.org/avhp/sankara-vijayam....
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Hindu New Year ( Chaitra Month ) [duplicate]

As we know that there are 2 types of Hindu calendar. 1.Purnimanta 2. Amanta According to Purnimanta Holi is New Year i.e. Chaitra Krishna Pratipada but according to Amanta Chaitra Shukla ...
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What does the vedas say about diet & what & how to eat?

A friend mentioned that guy who is a "Vedic Scholar" he met on a train told him that as per "our scriptures" we are only suppose to consume 1 types of oil. The preferred is just Ghee. If you just ...
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Why do Hindus mourns for 13 days?

The normal practice of hinduism is that the family of dead ones mourn for 13 days when someone dies. Is there any reason behind it? How did our ancestors decided 13 days time period to mourn? Why not ...
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Ramayana ( Genealogy of Shri Ram ) [duplicate]

Vedas tell that human can live upto 100 years with a maximum of 400 years . So if we still assume that Ramayana happened again in current chaturyuga ( 28 th treta yuga ) Dwapara Yuga which is of 8,...
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Hindu New Year ( Chaitra Shukla Paksh Pratipada )

Many Scholars have told Hindu New Year is on Chaitra Shukla Pratipada . But my question is Chaitra Month's 1st day will be Krishna Pratipada . So why Shukla Pratipada is celebrated as New Year and ...
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Ancient texts on Karnavedha

Are there any quotes from ancient texts that talk about Karnavedha? Although there are various reasons that are cited to justify it as in it helps regulate menstruation in women, or that it helps in ...
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In the Vedas, is there a teaching which supports life after death or resurrection?

I knew that Vedic religion is different somehow from Hinduism. Was Vedas or Vedic religion teaching somewhat of life after death or resurrection, either alone or beside reincarnation?
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Can a Kshatriya ask for alms according to Hindusim?

I've read somewhere, most probably in some shastra, that in case of scarcity or lack of resource, and if it's a question of survival, a Kshatriya can ask for alms. What are your views regarding this? ...
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Why Vedas are called inferior in Upanishads?

As we all know that Upanishads were written to understand Vedas. Some great scholars also said that they are the branches of Vedas. My question is related to it. Yesterday in a library, I was reading ...
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What is meant by the term Nirukta?

I would like to understand what exactly is 'Nirukta'? What is it's origin? Does it have any association with sanskrit language? Please do cite authentic references.
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What all Jyotiṣṭoma sacrifices are stated in the Vedas?

I read here that: In the Vedas many sacrifices are recommended for elevation to the heavenly planets, especially the Jyotiṣṭoma sacrifices. Can anyone point out what all Jyotiṣṭoma sacrifices ...
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Do Vedas talk about all the 33 crore deities?

Namaste, I have little knowledge about all four Vedas. Personally, I have never got opportunity to read them. I wonder, if all the deities are mentioned in vedas or not. Or, Vedas do specifically and ...
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Any statements in Vedas and the principal Upanishads that deny Vishnu as God?

Any statements in the Vedas and in the upanishads limited to only principal upanishads that deny Vishnu being God. I am looking for specific statements for eg: like this one for Indra: Out of His ...
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Is Om the first sound?

Where does it say that Om is the primordial sound or the first sound? Which verse of the vedas?
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Are there any richas for Indra which appear in all the four Vedas?

One such richa is "Trataram indram....". Are there any other?
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Is there any support in the vedas for the theory that all 3 gods are the same?

Great acharyas like Ramanujacharya have stated that Lord Narayana is the supreme being and other gods like Brahma and Shiva occupy subordinate positions. Yet many common people believe that all 3 gods ...
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Are Vedas well-preserved or not?

Vedas, as we believe are words of God so they should be static, but, I think Rigveda has been corrupted. E.g., Nirukta 7:8 talks of a verse offering an oblation to Vishnu and Agni but the verse is not ...
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Where did we get Vedas from? [duplicate]

As the title suggests do we know who is the author of the four traditional Vedas namely Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda. Also please suggest a good website for these books.
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How many Maruts are there really?

Nowadays, I am asking questions about contradictions in Vedas. Please answer this and my previous questions. Given that different Vedas give different numbers, how many Maruts are there really? ...
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How was Sun created as per Vedas? Anyway to reconcile the different creation accounts?

Different Vedas seem to make different claims about how the Sun was created: Breath of god Atharva Veda 19.27.7 “With vital breath the Gods produced the Sun whose face turn every way.” Eye of ...
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Who is the real creator of heaven and earth as per the Vedas?

In different hymns Vedas talk about different creators of heaven and earth. How to reconcile these differences? Who is the real creator? Indra Rig Veda 8.36.4 “Creator of the heaven, creator of ...
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Did Yajurveda contain titles like “Satarudriya”?

I have 2 quick questions. Did the original yajur veda always have chapter titles like "SataRudriya" and so on or were they given by Rishis? What's the meaning of "SataRudriya" as a word?
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What is the difference between Shiksha and Pratishakhya granth?

Are Pratishkhya granth and Shiksha the same? I want to know the rules of pronouncing letters in samhita of Shukla Yajurveda, Madhyandini shakha. Should I look for a Shikha granth or Pratishakya?
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Why do some scriptures say men should not marry a girl who has no brother?

In various scriptures it is mentioned that we should not marry a woman who has no brother. Manusmriti 3:11. yasyāstu na bhaved bhrātā na vijñāyeta vā pitā | naupayaccheta tāṃ prājñaḥ putrikā'...
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What is amantrik yagya?

Is there any reference that those who are not suited for mantrik yagya can do amantrik yagya ? If yes, what is amantrik yagya all about ? https://youtu.be/l62yb9su8YQ
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How can I worship Dyaus the Sky god?

I can't find any specific hymns dedicated to him in the Rigveda. Are there any mantras or richas dedicated to him in our Shastra?
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Swarga / Narak ( on domestic animals) [duplicate]

Famous religious orator Devkinandan Thakur Ji Maharaj has spoken that if we keep domestic animals like DOGS, CAT AND PIGS in our house we will go to Narak. And whatever religious things we do will ...
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How much hours it would take to recite each veda continuously?

I am just curious to know , how long for an average sanskrit fluent person would it take to recite (just recite) for all 4 vedas non-stop ? please tell timing for each veda separately
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Source for Authentic Mantras?

Are there any Sources (Books/Websites/Apps) with Authentic Mantras, Original form of Mantras, Meaning of Mantras and how to pronounce/practice it. These days, there are Mantras for everything; so ...
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Verses and Mantras in Veda/ any Hindu Scripture, which speak about Time, Space and Space-time relationship (Spacetime curvature) [closed]

Are there Verses/Mantras in Veda, any Hindu Scripture which speak about Time, speak about Space, speak about Space-time relationship (Space-time curvature) (I dont know what Spacetime Curvature is; I ...
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Is there any vedic statement which deny entry of Shudra in temple?

As per Parashara smirti, Shudras were considered less pure to perform some auspicious activities. Is there any vedic statement which supports this claim?
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I want Dr tulsi Rama atharva Veda volume 2 pdf [duplicate]

I want Dr tulsi Rama atharva Veda volume 2pdf
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Was it anywhere mentioned in Hndu scriptures about Budhi Karmaanu saarena?

I heard a sentence "Budhi Karmaanu saarena", sometimes your mind makes the choices without your consciousness that drives you towards your destiny. Is it true? Was it mentioned anywhere in hindu ...
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How a Teenage student should behave?

Is there any specific quote or reference in Hindu scripture related to the behavior and lifestyle of young Lerner. I understand that Sanatan Dharma is never about to-do and don't list but I believe ...
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Was it any where mentioned that in ancient ages brAhmins used to maintain celibacy upto 48 years for gaining knowledge?

I have read in one text that in ancient ages/vedic period, brAhmins used to maintain celibacy upto 48 years for gaining knowledge/realisation. And, they did not take refuge to a king for material ...
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Scriptural authority for conversion of non-Hindus

Taking into consideration the birth based practice of Varnashrama prevailing for a couple of millennia, kindly give a clear scriptural sanction/ permission from the ultimate— apaurusheya Vedas, ...

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