Questions tagged [vedas]

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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Did Trisiras predict his own death in a Vedic hymn?

Trisiras (AKA Vishwarupa) was the three-headed son of the divine architect Tvashta (AKA Vishwakarma). He was extremely devout, even serving as temporary guru of the gods when Brihaspati had abandoned ...
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What is the story of Lakshmi's son Chikleeta?

The Khilani of the Rig Veda contains the famous Sri Sukta, a hymn to Lakshmi goddess of wealth. This is what verses 11-12 of the Sri Sukta say: Sloka 11: We are the progeny of our forefather, Sage ...
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Where is the allusion to Venkateshwara in the Taittiriya Upanishad?

During British rule, the town of Tirupati including its world-renowned Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple came to be controlled by the East India Company, starting in 1801. And the first East India ...
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Why we don't eat non-veg, don't intake liquor and some people don't shave while Shravan Maas?

I'm confused that why we don't eat non-veg, don't intake liquor and some people don't shave while Shravan Maas? What is the relation of not eating non-veg in Shravan Maas? What is the relation of ...
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Do the Vedas prohibit idol worship?

It is a very controversial thing about this verses along the religious websites, especially non-Hindu websites, they are claiming that idol worship is prohibited in Hinduism. They are arguing with ...
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Who is addressed as "the step of Vishnu" in the Yajur Veda?

The Fourth Khanda of the Taittirya Samhita of the Yajur Veda is chanted during the preparation of the altar of a Yagna (fire-ritual), and the second Prapathaka of this Khanda, which is chanted during ...
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Do Vedas say Earth is static?

Lets see some Vedic quotes which says earth is static. Oh Man ! He who made the trembling earth static is Indra. (Rig Ved 2/12/12) The God who made the earth stable (Yajur Ved 32/6) Indra protects ...
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Is it true that more than half of the knowledge of the Atharva Veda was lost or went missing?

I have often read that the Atharva Veda was a combined composition of both Atharvans and Bhrigus. However the Atharva Veda consists of only the Atharvans part of the knowledge. Is this true and ...
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In which veda(s) is Ayurveda included?

Ayurveda is the Sub-Veda among four Veda(s). My question is which Veda is the primary Veda of Ayurveda? Please explain!
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Who is the figure Aktakshya, quoted in the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda?

The Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda, in a passage that simultaneously discusses the creation of the world and the way to properly conduct a yagna (fire-ritual), quotes two individuals concerning ...
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What form did Vishnu take in the Battle of Ten Kings?

According to the Rig Veda Anukramani, the seer of Mandala 7 of the Rig Veda is the sage Vashishta, and in the following verse from Mandala 7, Vasishta addresses Vishnu: What was there to be blamed ...
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How did the Vedas in Hinduism come into existence?

Who wrote the Vedas and why? How did the Vedas exist since their inception? Where can we read the Vedas?
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Where does sage Vashishta describe Vishnu's immeasurable greatness?

In the Srimad Bhagavatam, after describing Vishnu's incarnation (avataram) as Vamana the dwarf, it says this: One who is subject to death cannot measure the glories of the Supreme Personality of ...
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Are there any scriptures in Hinduism equivalent to the Vedas?

The Vedas are in sanskrit. Are there any scriptures which are considered equivalent(i.e as respected) as the Vedas? They do not necessarily have to be in sanskrit. In Tamil, the Divya Prabandham is ...
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Is it true that one can not convert to Hinduism from any other religion or vice versa?

One of my friends told me that you are either born as a Hindu or not. You cannot convert from any other religion to Hinduism or the other way round. Is something of that sort mentioned in the Vedas or ...
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What makes the Atharva Veda different from the other three?

Atharva Veda is not considered the same as other three Veda and the study of which is generally discouraged if one doesn't have the required moral conditioning. What makes the Atharva Veda different ...
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Why are some food items advised against by the Vedas?

The Vedas teach Hindus to avoid some food items. The list includes not only non-vegetarian food but also old food items in the vegetarian categories too (older in this sense means food items which are ...
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How is evolution portrayed?

In Hinduism, is there a concept of evolution? If so, how it it portrayed? I seen a YouTube video that I am unable to find again that says that the Vedic text says that beings evolve from most complex ...
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What is the origin of the word "Hindu"?

It is a fact that the term "Hindu" derives from the river "Sindh". But most of Hinduism's tenets and teachings derive from the Vedas. Why wasn't it named after the Vedas, but it's rather given a name ...

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