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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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Silokas about “time, pradhana, maya are eternal” from the third person's view

Namaste(^o^) Srila Prabhupada wrote that the Supreme Lord, souls, prakriti and time are eternal in the Bhagavad Gita introduction. So, I need the silokas which tell that "time is eternal" ...
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Vedic point of view: are matter and energy interchangeable? [closed]

Namaste(^o^) According to theory of relativity, matter and energy are interchangeable. I'd like to know whether this theory are accepted by Vedic point of view or not. If not, I need the evidence ...
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Origination of Shuklya Yajurveda 16 shakas

It is known that Shuklya Yajurveda was taught to great Yajnavalkya by Survya deva. Then Yajnavalkya Rishi taught it to his many shishya. This resulted in 16 shakhas. My question is if Yajnavalkya ...
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Shloka regarding pradhāna and prakṛti

I'm looking for the shloka which explains that there are two eternal principles: pradhāna or prakṛti.
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Are Samvada sooktham and aikyamathya sooktham the same?

What is the difference between Samvada sooktha and Aikyamathya sooktha?
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Vedas are pan-geographic?

Are All Veda samhitas pan-geographic? That is, do veda samhitas pertain only to Bharatavarsha or to the entire world of creation. This doubt arises because of two things I find contradictory. Many ...
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What are the effects of Sun and Saturn conjuction in 11th house without any affliction for leo ascendant?

What are the effects saturn sun conjuction in 11th house without any affliction for leo ascendant?
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What are other incidents where Rishis created Dharma?

I have found two incidents in the Mahabharata where Rishis have apparently created some rules of Dharma. The first incident is Ushanas' banning of liquor consumption among Brahmanas: The learned ...
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With which Devata is Gabriel (or Jibril) related? [closed]

Devatas and Angels are same. Only names are different. Gabriel or Jibril are called Archangel, the chief angel, therefore I guess Gabriel or Jibril is Lord Brahma or Indra. But I am not sure. Are ...
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Yajurvedic Shradha Vidhi and deep -dana?

As we know dwija perform various vedic rituals based on Grihya sutra according to vedas followed by them. I'm interested to know which chapter (Adhyaaya) of yajurveda explains about it.
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evidence siloka that four YOGAs for self realization

Namaste (^o^),I need an evidence siloka that four YOGAs such as Bhakti,Karma,Gyana and Astanga are 4 principle margas for self realization.Thank you.
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How do orthodox Hindus interpret these Vedic mantras that seem to suggest that the Rishis authored the mantras?

It has been asserted that these mantras suggest that the Rishis authored the Vedic mantras: RV 1.61.4: asmā idu stomaṃ saṃ hinomi rathaṃ na taṣṭeva — “For him, I design this hymn, just as a carpenter ...
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definition of ākāśa in Sanskrit. Does ākāśa mean śūnya? [closed]

I'd like to know that in Sanskrit or in Sanskrit dictionary if "ākāśa" have the meaning of "śūnya",nothing or void or zero? Some Buddhist claim that ākāśa mean śūnya. Therefore ...
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How do Hindus refute the Muslim belief that the Quran is Apaurusheya? [closed]

Just like how Hindus believe the Vedas are Apaurusheya, Muslims also think that their Quran is Apaurusheya. This is a traditional belief of Islam: Createdness refers to the Islamic doctrinal position ...
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evidence slokas for 3 divisions of the universe

I'm looking for the evidence slokas that the whole universe in the brahmandara are divided 3 parts, upper world where devatas and pious people live, middle world: bhumandala, and underground world ...
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What is the earliest scripture mentioning the word Nirvāṇa?

The word nirvāṇa literally means extinguishment. It implies the extinguishment of self. Bhagwat Geeta also mentions the word, लभन्ते ब्रह्मनिर्वाणमृषय: क्षीणकल्मषा:| छिन्नद्वैधा यतात्मान: सर्वभूतहि...
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evidence silokas: transmigration even among animals and plants and insects or devatas

I need the evidence shlokas that explain that soul's transmigration even among animals and plants and insects or devatas for convincing those who do not believe soul's transmigration among them.
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Evidence slokas that devatas are the agents who control the universe

I'm looking for the evidence slokas that devatas are the agents who control the universe.
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What is atom? What constitutes atom? [duplicate]

I'd like to know the "atom". According to Śrī brahma-saṁhitā 5.35, "yad-antaḥ aṇḍāntara-stha-paramāṇu-cayāntara-stham" Kṛṣṇa is present in His fullness in every one of the atoms ...
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How did ancient Indonesians and other South East Asians become Hindus? [closed]

While Hinduism is a non proselytising religion and Brahmins were neither allowed to cross oceans nor to marry mlecchas ,how did Hindus convert Indonesians to Hinduism ? And how were Varnas Created in ...
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Is it true that Indra was a supreme God in Vedic time? [duplicate]

Many Indologists say that Indra is the greatest deity in Rigveda. Is it true that Demi God Indra was greater than Shiva and Vishnu ?
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In Vedas, which Devas and Asuras are purely a Deva or an Asura but not both?

Which Devas in Vedas (mainly Rigveda) are never referred to as Asuras and similarly which Asuras in Vedas (mainly Rigveda) are never referred to as Devas? I need references only from Vedas and nothing ...
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Do the Vedas change through the Yugas?

I have heard that the Devas change through the Yugas, and that the Devas of the current Yuga are the children of Aditi. Similarly, one often hears that the structure of music ragas change through the ...
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Where in the Ṛgveda (Rig Veda) is Vṛṣaṇaśva? Does anyone have the Sanskrit with translation of Rig Veda 1:51?

I recently found out from here that the father of Menā, Vṛṣaṇaśva is not just mentioned in the Brahmanas, but in the Rig-Veda itself. What is a good translation of this verse on the mysterious ...
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What is the beejam of Lord Dakshinamurthy?

Every God and Goddess have their beejams. For example, Lord Dattatreya has beejam "Dram". What is Lord Dakshinamurthy beejam?
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Pralaya Mention or related Pralaya Verses in Rig Veda or Only in Krishna leela or other puranic stories

Are there any references to last prlaya in vedas or puranas ? verses appreciated
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Where is the verse(s) about Sāvarṇi (a name of the first human) in the Ṛgveda (Rig Veda)? Who are Sāvarṇya and Saraṇyū?

I tried control-f-ing to find the mention of Sāvarṇi but it did not work.
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How do we start reading the vedas and puranas along with our kids? [closed]

What are few guide lines for start studying scripture along with our Kids? Vedas/Puranas are to be learnt under the guidance of a guru. They are not bed-time stories to read with children. So what is ...
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What to do in ketu mahadasha?

I really need help in overcoming my situations from which I am suffering. I am in very much debt. One day I must be killed by someone or commit suicide right now I am jobless. I am the only person for ...
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Are all worlds and existences except God temporary in Hinduism?

From what I can gather, the Vedas and Upanishads and Hinduism in general state that punishment via hell or rebirth in a bad state of life, and Heaven or rebirth in a good state are always temporary as ...
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What are the arguments to show that the other Vedas are less authentic than the Rig Veda Samhita?

It is a belief of some neo-Hindus or modern Hindus that the Rig Veda Samhita (RVS) is the true scripture or foundational scripture of Hinduism, while the other Vedas like the Yajur Veda, etc. are less ...
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Is sankalpam/sankalp important in order to do homam/havan? Can havan/homam be performed without sankalpam/sankalp?

I just want to know if a havan/homam can be performed without sankalp/sankalpam
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Importance of kasam in Hinduism?

Is kasam same as vachan/shapath? What if It is taken in a fit of anger, that you won't talk to so and so person and it is taken in the name of your deity. Does it have dharmic importance, if yes, is ...
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Correct Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and the benefits of chanting everyday

Please let me know Ruchi krut Pitra stotra in sanskrit and English transliteration. Also the benefits of chanting everyday.
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Need reference to verses or suktas vedas supporting aryans migration into Indian subcontinent [closed]

To clarify - I am not looking for answers supporting or refuting aryan migration into or out of India. I have seen answers to similar questions. Also not looking for modern genetic or environmental ...
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Are mantras cursed not to work in Kali Yuga? [duplicate]

Are mantras cursed not to work in Kali Yuga? Is it true that all mantras are cursed and they will not work in kaliyuga? When invaders attacked India why the mantras were not used to defend if mantras ...
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Do any scriptures or commentaries support the idea that females should be able to pursue their education and career over marriage?

Could you suggest me some scriptures (Vedas, Upanishads, etc.) or commentaries that support the idea that females should be allowed to pursue their education and career over marriage? For example, ...
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Do scriptures mention of rishis, who have the power to create fully grown human beings? [duplicate]

Do scriptures mention of rishis, who could create fully grown human beings using their power?
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Where in the Vedas is the verse Sītā refers to in Ayodhyā Kāṇḍa found?

In Ayodhyā Kāṇḍa of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, while trying to convince Rāma that he should let her accompany him to the forest, Sītā makes the following statement wherein she refers to a verse/mantra from the ...
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What is meaning of Sarabeswar Gayatri?

All the websites mention the Gayatri, but no source seems to mention the meaning of the names involved in that Gayatri.
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What is the authentic procedure for Vratyastoma?

Any respectable scholar can list about the types and conditions to perform vratyastoma sacrifice?
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Who exactly were the Dasyus and are they different from the dasa term?

As mentioned in previous answer What are some hymns elaborating and explaining about dasas in rig-veda? by B.N.Bhaskar, that 'dasa' itself is neutral term and it is not an enemy tribe and 'dasyu' is ...
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Need reference to iron (shyama-ayas or krishna-ayas) in Vedic Samhitas

I'm trying to find exact verse where shyama-ayas and/or krishna-ayas are mentioned in Vedic samhitas, brahmanas, aranyakas and upanishads. I could find a lot of pages claiming such references exist. ...
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How do I get mukti from a pran(vow)?

How do I get mukti from a pran(vow)? I took a pran(vow) which I think I can't complete or may be I have already broken my vow
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Being passionate of something not spiritually good?

I love maths and computer science, so does that mean I am in moha? Or attached to worldly things which not good in path of reaching god?
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In Sankalpa mantra of Sandhyavandanam 'upasishye' means?

The meaning of 'upasishye' and 'preetyartam'.
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Are Vaishnavism, Shaivism, etc., which encouraged sectarian attitude, contrary to Rig Vedic principles, therefore, anti-Hindu or anti-Sanatana Dharma? [closed]

Rig Veda II.1 states that there is only one Brahman, though attributed different epithets like Indra, Vishnu, Rudra, etc., to denote different actions of the same Almighty. The same was reiterated in ...
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Do Vedas praise today minor gods as Brahman anywhere?

Vedas constantly praise Brahman with various names or superimposing attributes of brahman on various dieties. Like Sri rudram praises Rudra as Brahman,In such manner do they praise Agni,Varuna,Aditi,...
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Does any scripture mention Mārtāṇḍa to be ONE who can revive dead cells?

In this answer of this question - Why is Surya referred to as Martanda?, it was described about Mārtāṇḍa, as follows: The Voice said: O sage, since this foetus of Aditi was pronounced slain by you, ...
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What does RV 1.156.5 literally mean?

RV 1.156.5 आ यो विवाय सचथाय दैव्य इन्द्राय विष्णुः सुकृते सुकृत्तरः | वेधा अजिन्वत् त्रिषधस्थ आर्यमृतस्य भागे यजमानमाभजत् || Even he the Heavenly One who came for fellowship, Viṣṇu to Indra, godly to ...

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