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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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Which is the fastest way to increase your intelligence as mentioned in scriptures?

I'd there any methods mentioned in scriptures to increase intelligence
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How important is the seemandhan function and is it OK to be avoided?

I'd like to understand a few points on the Seemandham function. How important is it to the mother and the baby? Is it OK for the function to be avoided overall? How important is the Udhagha Shanthi ...
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Meaning of words in a marriage/baby shower invitation

I recently came across an invitation for baby shower. I have mentioned below some terms mentioned in it on which i wanted some clarification/their meaning. Dhouhitran (and there was another word with ...
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Who are the first relatives whom we have to inform for any function

I've heard that, if we are going to start any function we have to inform our 7 relatives (boys and girls side relatives included) to get their blessing first. Can someone tell me who are those first 7 ...
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Is Brahma Yagna to be performed only after one's father is deceased?

Brahma Yagna is a Nitya Karma Anushtana performed by Dvija (Brahmanas, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas). Some people state that Brahma Yagna is only performed after the father is deceased. Others say that ...
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What to do if nostril closed while doing ajapa japa?

I was practicing ajapa japa daily till I got fever&cough a few days ago after getting well I started it again but my nostrils close which destroy the rythm and produce a very unpleasant ...
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Significance of Shree Satyanarayan Puja

Shree Satyanarayan Pooja What is the significance of Shree Satyanarayan Puja? What are the different rituals in the Puja?
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Does one need initiation from a guru to recite vedas?

I’m thinking of reciting medha suktam and shraddha suktam daily. I have read that these suktams are a part of the vedas. Does one need initiation from a guru for reciting vedas or one can recite them ...
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Question related to papa and punya shastra

I've heard that after a marriage: When a wife does a sin, the entire karma (100%) of that sin goes to her husband. When a wife does a punya, the entire fruit (100%) of that punya goes to herself only. ...
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Tenth day ritual after death of a person

What is the significance of the tenth day ritual after death of a person?
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How to do gazing on idol to praise a deity?

I've heat that in some kind of advanced stage of gazing on Idols or Saints, the deities and saints are pleased with the sadhaka and that they help him in all ways.. How to do this??
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Are there any contradicting things written in the scriptures/vedas?

I mean people used to perform some practises based on scriptures but later they were opposed by people and scriptures and thus the practises changed or completely banished? Do we have to take the ...
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Can world exist without Sanatan Dharma?

Since only in Sanatan Dharma, people worship devtas . Can world exist if Sanatan Dharma ceases to exist as once sanatan dharma goes extinct , devtas will not be worshipped , so they will get angry and ...
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What is the significance of feeding cows in hinduism

Usually, it is said that feeding cows is equivalent to feeding many gods. Is this just a figurative speech or is the significance of feeding cows, mentioned anywhere in our scriptures?
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What parts of the Vedas was Maharshi Bhrigu revealed to?

Most rishis have been revealed to a good chunk of the Vedas to be considered "Rishis". I am wondering what sections in the Vedas got revealed to Maharshi Bhrigu. All I can guess is maybe the ...
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How to Learn About Hinduism for Beginners

I am new to Hinduism and I find some of the philosophies interesting. What is the best way to go about it as a beginner?
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Is it true that Vedas direct people to give birth to 10 sons?

Is it true that Vedas direct people to give birth to 10 sons ? Does the veda also tell people that it is better not to give birth to anyone than giving birth to just one son ?
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Has anyone ever asked for such a boon?

I don't know if this question suits this site or not or whether it's a stupid question but I want to know that has there been any incident in scriptures where someone asks god for a boon that is as ...
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Why are unvedic civilization prospering in present time?

Unvedic and anti-vedic civilization are prospering in current time. While vedic civilization is becoming weak . Why is it like this ? Is there any scripture where is written that vedic civilization ...
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Ayushya Suktam is said to of Yajur Veda. Can someone provide the Vedic Shakha, the Kanda-Suktha number and link to its translation if possible?

Many Vedic Suktas have popular names, but the Vedic literature has Shakha-Kanda-Suktam Number with Devata, Metre, Group, Rishi and more. Some suktas are a collection of hymns/verses from various ...
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What is the defintion of Brahmcharya?

Brahmcharya is commonly understood as abstaining from having sex. (Eg - Bhisma took the oath of Brahmacharya and he abstained from having sex) I want to know how is it explicitly defined in scriptures ...
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What is the meaning of Rig Veda, Shakhala Shakha, Aitareya Brahman 1.1.1?

In the Aitareya Brahman section of the Rig Veda, under the Shakhala Shakha school, in verse 1.1.1, it states the following. अग्निर्वै देवनामवमो विष्णुः परमः तदन्तरं सर्व देवताः agnirvai devanamavamo ...
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Were haldi ceremony and mehendi rasam a part of vedic weddings?

Is there any reference in Hindu scriptures about Haldi ceremony Mehendi rasam in hindu marraige ceremony? My personal understanding is that while haldi ceremony is on Indin origin, mehendi rasam is ...
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Hymns are from Athervana Veda Paippalāda Shakha on Rudra/Shiva. Seeking meaning full translation and Sandhi

Following Hymns are towards Rudra from Atharvana Veda Paippalāda Shakha 14 Kanda, 3rd and 4th Sukta. There is no translation available yet. Some universities are working towards them as this Shakha ...
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Is Chandogya 5.10.7 authentic?

It seems highly likely that verse 5.10.7 of Chandogya Upanishad is not authentic. The first reason is that there are multiple versions and manuscripts of the Chandogya Upanishad that do not have verse ...
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Regarding Pitru rituals

Recently one of my close relatives passed away. So, there are some rituals being done in the name of "Maasiyam and Oonam" I am not sure what are those rituals and why it is being done? Also, ...
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How to start kriya yoga?

What are preliminary steps in kriya yoga. I have read that you have to practice and when you will be ready your guru will find you what kind of practice do I need to do before finding a guru
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Something for carrer growth and getting better in my art (like acting,music)

Any kind of mantra(which doesn't need initation) or anything else like any simple ritual etc
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How to contact yoginis?

It is stated that there are 64 yoginis. Where do they reside and how to contact them.? Why are yoginis not visible to me. Do they have bodies or is it an illusion
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Meaning of Uchimuhurdhal

I've heard this word many time -"Uchimuhurdhal" I'm not sure whether I am spelling it right? But I have heard this word , which might probably mean, "Elders doing uchimuhurdhal on young ...
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Actual translation especially according Sayanacharya of controversial verses of Shukla Yajurved Book 23, Verses 20-31 regarding Ashwamedha Yajna

The verses, descrbing Ashwamedha Yajna in controversial verses of Shukla Yajurved Book 23, Verses 20-31 is skipped in English translation. 19 Thee we invoke, troop-lord of troops, Thee we invoke, the ...
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Few questions regarding the meaning of functions

Can someone tell me what are the meaning of the two below functions? Rudra Ekadesi. Udaga Shanthi Naandhi Can someone tell me what are the purpose of these functions? Why and when should it be done. ...
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Does the word "Shiva" appear for Shiva/Rudra in Rigveda?

Does the word "Shiva" appear for Shiva/Rudra in Rig veda?
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Equivalent of Seven Archangels of Zorastrianism in Vedic Religion?

Zorastrianism and Early Vedic religion ar every similar, scholars even opine that they were one religion and got split into two, or one originated from the other. Now in Zorastrianism there are seven ...
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How do you learn and understand Vedas? What is the proper method if I can't go to a vedpathshala?

I have tried reading the vedas and it didn't make any sense to me. It just seemed like praises to vedic deities. Later I came to know that you have to learn about vedas from a proper Vedacharya. But I ...
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Why is it forbidden to recall our past life's journey?

Why and what could possibly happen if one were to recall their past life? Keeping in mind about reincarnation seen in several cases all over the world how come they regained the memories?
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Path to salvation in kaliyug

What should the "fated" humans in this kaliyug do to attain the divine salvation once and for all? What's to happen to those after Salvation and to those who couldn't attain?
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Making a Promise on god and not keeping it

I once made a promise to another person in the name of god. I promised to the person by keeping my right hand on god’s picture in phone. Now I am unable to keep my promise. I cant keep that promise ...
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Is there a Shlok in the Vedas which says "You are not living on earth, you are earth itself!"?

Is there a Shlok in the Vedas which says "You are not living on earth, you are earth itself!"?
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Which is truest source of dharma - Veda or Upnishads?

Which is truest source of dharma - Vedas or Upnishads ? Upnishads contains only phisophical verses while vedas have many types of verses including verses for sacrifice etc. Vedas are revealed texts ...
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Are all Upanishads shruti?

Are all 108 Upanishads considered shruti? Or is it just the Mukhya Upanishads that are considered shruti?
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Do the Vedas say they are eternal?

Many Hindu theologians, especially those of the Vedanta school, believe that not just the meaning, but the very words and sentences of the Vedas are eternal. Is there any support in the Vedas ...
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Which texts are infallible and inerrant?

The Vedas must be infallible, as they were authored by God, or by rishis under the inspiration of God, who is the “Truth of Truth”. Therefore every passage of the Vedas is true, whether literally or ...
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Homosexuality and Hinduism [duplicate]

I have read some questions and answers regarding homosexuals and most of the answer says Homosexuality is a sin as mentioned in the Manu Smrti, If it is a sin, Why did God create the LGBTQ community, ...
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What are the benefits of listening these mantras?

What are the benefits of listening the mantra present in 6.1.1 of Krishna Yajur Veda Samhita (Pavayati Chitpatistva Punaatvityah....) and Medha Suktam. Also, provide some details about MedhaSuktam.
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What are the scriptural sources for the worship of Shiva in Murti form?

Worship of Shiva in Linga form is widely practiced. But in some places Murti Pooja is done in temples too. Is it a valid practice? What are the scriptural sources from Vedas/Puranas/Shaivaagamas about ...
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Is Rig Vedic Indra only Sri Rama?

According to Rig Veda (and other Vedas) Indra is the all pervading and supreme being: In every figure he [Indra] hath been the mode... Indra assumes many form by his Maya (6.47.18) He who is Lord of ...
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How Vedic philosophy and Puranic philosophy related with each other?

Aditi (Vedas) referred to Shakti (Puranas) : Aditi is mentioned as Devamata (Mother of all God's) and Adi Parashakti is mentioned as Mahadevi (Mother/Goddess of all God's) Hiranyagarbha (Vedas) ...
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What was the real purpose of Shukla Yajurveda?

What was the purpose of Shukla Yajurveda when the Krishna Yajurveda was already present? Inviting answer from Any Vedic scholar on any references to the purpose. Sun instructed that to Ygnyavalkya.
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Differing Facts between Puranas

Now, the Sushruta Samhita says that, the number of bones in the human body is three hundred . The Vishnu Smriti (institutes of Vishnu ) following the orthodox ( Vedic ) non -medical opinion on the ...
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