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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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On what principle does the universe run?

If we see the time period of the universe according to vedas , in the whole life span of Bramha consists of almost 31346784 * 1014 human years. It's like we are nothing in front of this unimaginable ...
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Where did manu tell "Achaara heenan na punanti Veda"?

Recently while hearing about the importance of sadhachara, I encountered the following interesting statement Achaara heenan na punanti Veda Vedas cannot purify the person who does not perform acharas ...
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What are the manifestiontion of Purusha

Which one is correct? Purusha 5 manifestation : Indra, Vayu, Agani, Varuna and Yama Purusha 7 manifestation : Indra, Shakti, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Shani and Yama
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Verses about incompleteness of logic in Vedas

Sanathan dharma gave an appropriate place to the logic, according to me. Logic is called Tarka by the ancients. There are scriptures dedicated to logic in Hinduism. There are several questions 1, 2, 3,...
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Is Bramacharya necessary for spiritual advancement?

Is there any scriptural representation showing that Bramacharya is necessary for spiritual advancement ? How is Bramacharya helpful?
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Are there any documented cases of opposite-sex friendships in Hindu scripture?

Are there any documented stories or cases of non-sexual friendship between men and women in Hindu scripture? For reference, the Kama Sutra says sex with female friends is prohibited: Then, here is ...
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Do we have methods prescribed in Rig veda to prevent natural calamities?

Does Rig Veda talk about natural calamities and its implications on Earth? If so, does it also talk of how such calamities can be prevented or controlled? Request answer only from Rig veda.
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King cobra eating snakes

Is there any stories in Hindu texts about why king cobra eats other snakes ? No other animal species eats its own kind.
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Scriptural source for saying animal sacrifice and non vegetarian food for Brahmins are not for Kali Yuga

One can see ample amount of evidences for animal sacrifice and Brahmins eating meat in Vedic and Smriti literature. When I pointed out this to a learned Pandit, he just said it has been forbidden in ...
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Is this translation of the controversial Ashwameda Yagna Khanda correct?

O Mummy, Mummikins, little Mummy. No one is leading me (to matrimony). the bad little horse is sleeping. The adhvaryu says (TS): In the heavenly world be you two completely covered. The queen says: I ...
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What are the rules of a student of the three vedas mentioned in Apastambasmriti Prasna 1?

Failure to be Initiated: If his time for initiation has lapsed, a man should live observing the rules of a student of the three Vedas for one season and then undergo initiation. For a year ...
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What do the Vedas/shastras and Hindu Texts say about one's Mother?

We all know that the worship to God only comes after Mother, Father and Teacher. I've also heard that even if the Mother is not right and causes trouble, we should learn to adjust with her? Are there ...
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Mention of lunar months Chaitra, Vaishaka, etc in the Vedas?

I have been in an online debate where a person was trying to convince me that Chaitra, Vaishaka months are post 300 AD. He said all our epics and puranas have been edited to have those names after 300 ...
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Sri Rudram Verses — nilakantha, sadashivaya

Is this verse from Sri Rudram actually present in the Taittiriya Samhita? I could not able to find any such verse. Some people say that this verse is later interpolation. oṃ namaste astu bhagavan ...
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Proof of past eternity of souls in Vedas and Upanishads

The past eternity of souls, that is, the concept that souls have always existed from eternity is clearly well attested in Bhagavat Gita न त्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपाः | न चैव न भविष्याम: ...
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Can a Jeevatma be re-incarnated as a non living being?

I have gone through many lectures on Advait Vedanta. Here is what I understand. Bramhan Anything you are aware of i.e. sound, signs, smells all these, they are objects of consciousness. You are aware ...
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Is Asura Krishna mentioned in the Rigveda the same as Lord Sri Krishna?

I saw this particular verses from the Rigveda which says that an Asura named "Krishna" had a great enmity with Indra. I want to confirm that is this the same Sri Krishna or is it someone ...
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Which Vedic text describes the Shyena yAga?

The Shyena yajna is a sorcery ritual in the Vedas meant to kill people. In which Vedic text is the description? The editor of Shabara's Bhashya references Shadvimsha Brahmana 8.1-2, but when I checked ...
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What is the difference for a Mandir to be erected on the left bank vs right bank of a river?

What is the difference for a Mandir to be erected on the left bank vs right bank of a river? Is it related to the Deity, or perhaps to the place? Do the Vedas, Upanishads or various Agamas prescribe ...
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In which Veda it is mentioned that one should immediatly leave when there is a blasphemy?

In the following paragraph, it is mentioned that there is a Vedic statement asking to leave the place whenever blasphemy is happening. When I check the actual statements from Srimad Baghavatham, it is ...
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Does god (Ishwar) incarnate in this cosmic material world? Please provide reference from Vedas!

Is incarnation of god mentioned in any of the 4 Vedas? could you please provide reference with Shloka and it's meaning? Many thanks!
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How to contact Krishna Yajur Veda Taittiriya shakha vedapaathi (learned member of Taittiriya Shakha)?

I want to contact a learned Vedapaathi of the KYV Taittiriya Shakha as I have a few questions to ask regarding samskaras and learning the Shakha. I would love if anyone could tell me how to contact a ...
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How to contact Krishna Yajur Veda Taittiriya shakha vedapaathi (learned member of Taittiriya Shakha)?

I want to contact a learned Vedapaathi of the KYV Taittiriya Shakha as I have a few questions to ask regarding samskaras and learning the Shakha. I would love if anyone could tell me how to contact a ...
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Is prana shakthi a form of Saraswathi according to scriptures?

Today, I heard from a person that the following picture of ma Saraswathi has some deep interpretation according to scriptures.                                        We can see that goddess has hamsa ...
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Human exceptionalism in Vedanta and Hindusim?

Shankaracharya in Vivekachudamani says Jantoonam Narajanmadurlabham Of All life forms human life is difficult to get. What is so much special about the Human body, that it helps the soul to realise ...
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I am interested in reading ved and upnishad, but dont know from were ti start from? [duplicate]

I have some ebook ved and upnishad, from were to strart reading?
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Where can i find a copy of Mantradeva Prakashika?

What are some mantras which are dedicated to Lord Indra? - @Rickross ji's answer to this question piqued my interest in this book. I couldn't find a printed copy or a pdf copy anywhere. Where can i ...
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Source of Soul being a reflection of God or Bimba Prathibimba Vada in Vedas or Upanishads?

Praribimbavada is a vedantic argument which says God is the original image and all souls are the reflections of his image. Where is it given anywhere in the Vedas or Upanishads that Soul is a ...
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kabir was lover of lord Ram, and this is established fact why then now this upstart by Rampal call kabir as god

as by popular belief kabir was devoted to lord Ram. what has made into people believe that kabir is god
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Is there any maximum age limit to start learning the Vedas?

What is the maximum age (if any) to start learning the Vedas? I heard somewhere that one must start it at a good age so that they can learn their full Shakha but also so he can get married at a good ...
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katapayadi sutra - some melakarta raagas' numberings that I can't understand

The KaTapayadi system hinges upon the table below: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 ka Ka ga Ga ~ga ca Ca ja Ja ~ja Ta Tha Da Dha Na ta tha da dha na pa Pa ba Ba ma ya ra la va sha Sha sa ha I have come to ...
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Which translation of the Vedas is the best?

Which translation of the Vedas is the best? Also, what are the errors in the translation of Vedas by Dr.Tulsiram?
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Is the word Yahweh present in Rig Veda?

This post from Swarajya claims the word Yahweh appears in Rig Veda multiple times. The common thread is one word – Yahweh, which can be found in both the Rig Veda, and in the Old Testament – the ...
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What is the penance for a Brahmana who will get his Yagnopaveeta Samskara done after the prescribed time?

What is the penance for a Brahmana who will get his Yagnopaveeta Samskara done after the prescribed time? I am actually not getting it done too late, like I am not getting in my late 20s or early 30s. ...
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Does anyone knows Penis enlargement mantra

While reading some book i came to know that there is a mantra for penis enlargement. Author said it's a simple sidhi used to do gajakarmana from penis.
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Sant Dnyaneshwar

Sant Dnyaneshwar Can Saints perform miracles in the 21st century similar to performed by Sant Dnyaneshwar in the 13th century?
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Why does this verse of Satapatha Brahmana call women and Shudras as untruth?

This verse of the Satapatha Brahmana calls Shudras and women as untruth . The part from where it is taken deals with the pravargya ceremony. 14.1.1.31 aśūdrociṣṭī eṣa vai dharmo ya eṣa tapati saiṣā ...
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Was Goddess kali mentioned in the Vedas

Goddess kali is one of the most important Goddesses in Hinduism. She is mentioned a lot in Purans, but is she mentioned in the Vedas also?
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If Sindhi God Jhulelal and Sapt Rishi Vasishtha are both children of Water God Varuna, then can decendendts of these two marry each other

Vashishta father was Varuna Sindhi God Jhulelal also came from Varuna. So if Vashishta and Jhulelal are both child of Varuna can descendants of Vashishta marry in a Sindhi family, or would it be ...
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How is the name Shiva connected with the aspect of the Supreme Lord?

Lord Shiva is called by many names and the name 'Shiva' is one of the most popular names! The names Maheswara, Parameswara, Ishana, Isha, Pashupati, etc denote that Lord is Ruler due to these names ...
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If a parent has one and only child, will he not be able to learn to play the flute?

My father said, "If mom and dad have only one child, then that child will not be able to learn to play the flute." I asked, "Who told you that ?" He said it was forbidden in ...
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Wouldn’t life had been better if one suffers his prarabdh karma in the same life time [closed]

I am aware of the three types of karmas. But wouldn’t the creation be better if the beings experience their prarabdh karma in the same life time instead of the next life? Maybe in that way everyone ...
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Does reciting a stotra without knowing its meaning work?

I have read somewhere that if we are reciting any particular stotra with its viniyoga to achieve some goal in mind, in order for a stotra to work, one must know the meaning of the stotra. Is it true?
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What is the best way to overcome or get rid of pitru dosh

What is pitru dosha according to scriptures and How to get rid of the pitru dosha?
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Age of boy and girl for marrige in Hinduism [duplicate]

I searched a lot, but couldn't find it. I want to know if a Hindu boy marries to 20 days elder girl, would the marriage be valid (शास्त्र सम्मत) according to Hinduism? Can anyone give me examples from ...
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How many aatmas (souls) are there?

What is the number of aatmas are there ? What is the exact number ? What does Sankhya philosophy say about it ?
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what fasting for good health days/events are happening every month?

There a specific days we all know about like Ekadashi and I think Purnima, that happens every month, so im looking for fasting (for good health) days that happens every month like ekadashi, is there ...
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The difference between Rig and Yajus chanting

There are primarily three Vedic (let’s call them) chanting styles viz. Rik, Yajus and Saman. The Rik is defined as: when there is a division into ‘pada’ – The Saman is defined as: when a mantra is ...
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Is the era of Vedas over ? Are revelations in Vedas complete?

Indra is the main God of Vedas but he is not worshiped anymore . Krishna stopped his worship . Now the main gods of Hinduism have changed . Are the revelations made in Vedas valid anymore ? Perhaps ...
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Who is the god of soil?

Who is the god of soil in Hinduism? What is the name of the god of soil in Vedas or Puranas or in any other Hindu scriptures?
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