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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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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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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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What is the explanation for Aitareya Brahmana III. 3

Therefore, there are several wives for one man, but not several husbands for a woman simultaneously - Aitareya Brahmana III. 3. Can we thus conclude, using the above verse, that polygyny is allowed ...
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Why do advaita vedanta believe in authorless vedas even though it follows monism?

Advaita vedanta is a monistic school of thought. Which means it believe every thing is God. Which by default should include vedas. As vedas are a part of universe(just like car, pen, sun, humans). But ...
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If Veda vakyams are "eternal" because they are repeated every kalpa, then why can't other vakyams also be eternal because they are repeated?

Some people say that the veda-vakyams are eternal because they are repeated every kalpa. So vakyams like "yathA purvam akalpayat" (he created the universe just as before) are eternal. But so ...
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Why would Brahman force the events of the Vedas to occur in an eternal loop just to make the Vedas eternal?

Of the 6 astika darshanas, Vedanta holds that the veda-vakyams (Vedic sentences) are themselves literally eternal. This means that veda-vakyams like: agnimile purohitam yajnasya devam rtvijam.... etc....
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How has Devī Lakshmī 's understanding developed, starting from the Vedic literature up until the recent times?

Similar to this question, which tries to discuss about the trajectory of Lord Vishnu's theological development and understanding, from the Vedic period to the Paurāṇika period. I'd like to get an ...
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Is the famous sanskrit phrase - Vasudhaiva Kuṭumbakam, found in the RigVeda and Maha Upanishad?

The famous Sanskrit phrase is almost used by many people as an an aphorism-maxim proverb, to signify the presence of global acceptability as an Indian value. Commonly translated as: Vasudhaiva ...
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In Rig Veda, what is the reference to the "faith hymns"?

In this answer by a hindu scholar What is the reference to the hymn of faith in the Rig Veda? What are these? Does this kind of terminology exists? Creation x 3 Dadhikras x 2 Dadhikravan x 1 ...
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Is there any verse in the Vedas that talks about foreigners or foreign land?

Is there any verse in the Vedas or upanishades that talks about foreigners or foreign land, language, customs.
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Which is the clearest verse from the vedas that say "vedas are eternal"? [closed]

Which is the clearest verse from the vedas that clearly say vedas are eternal?
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Does the Katha Upanishad verse 2.3.1 contradict the immortality verses about Devatās?

ūrdhvamūlo'vākśākha eṣo'śvatthaḥ sanātanaḥ | tadeva śukraṃ tadbrahma tadevāmṛtamucyate | tasmiṃllokāḥ śritāḥ sarve tadu nātyeti kaścana | etadvaitat || 1 || Root up and branches down is this ancient ...
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How did humans attain the wisdom of vedas, according to mimamsa school of thought?

Since mimamsa doesn't believe in God, they would definitely reject "the divine revelation" thing. And they will also reject that the Vedas were composed by humans (rishis) because they ...
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How can Vedas be Eternal if they do not talk about Hitler or iPhone? How can Vedas be Universal if cats cannot understand Sanskrit? [closed]

There is a prevailing notion that Vedas are Eternal (Anadi), Uncreated (Apaurusheya) and Universal (Akhila). Eternal - always/omniscient - past, present and future. Meaning, it cannot refer to things ...
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How can Vedas be Eternal & Uncreated if they refer to temporary & created beings like Brahma or Agni or Surya, who didn't exist prior to creation?

Since Brahma only comes into 'being' during Srushti (creation), and he will cease to be after Pralaya, that means Vedas reference a temporary person at a particular time in the history of the universe....
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Learning the Vedas and other scriptures [closed]

I would like to read and learn our Hindu scriptures. I do not know where to start at. As I understand the primary source of all knowledge is from the Vedas. I have a very basic understanding of ...
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Is the concept of Sattvik, Rajasik, Tamasik food found in the Vedas?

Sattvik BG 17.8: Persons in the mode of goodness prefer foods that promote the life span, and increase virtue, strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, succulent, ...
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Vomitting knowledge as food - is it an allegory?

SOURCE Yajnavalkya was the son of Devavrata and the student of the renowned sage Vaisampayana. Once Vaisampayana got angry with Yajnavalkya as the latter argued too much about the inclusion of some ...
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Are there any other vedic ritual other than yajnas?

Samhita is the ritualistic part of the Vedas. There must be many rituals in the Samhita. So are there any other vedic ritual other than yajnas
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Dharma sandeham [duplicate]

1: I hear many people telling things like there is no need for women in periods to not work and be normal but sanatana dharmam strictly says women should not do any kind of work for those three day. 2:...
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Does the Gita contradict the Vedas in these verses and if yes, is there ANY universally accepted hierarchy of authority among scriptures?

Krishna in Bhagavad Gita says: 2.42-43 Those with limited understanding, get attracted to the flowery words of the Vedas, which advocate ostentatious rituals for elevation to the celestial abodes, ...
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Which school of thought is correct. And they belief is the truth? [closed]

We know that vedas can be interpreted in many way. That's way there are different schools of thought in Hinduism. All of these schools understand vedas.in there own. And they controdict each other a ...
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How can the entire Vedas be the primary or root source of dharma?

According to Manu 2.6, vedo'khilo dharmamūlaṃ smṛtiśīle ca tadvidām | ācāraścaiva sādhūnāmātmanastuṣṭireva ca || 6 || The entire Veda is the root-source of Dharma; also the Conscientious ...

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