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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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Is there a divine law in Hinduism?

The vedas are the scripture of authority the highest. So do the vedas has a law or constitution that every one must follow to achieve salvation(Moksha) . Please give reference from vedas and upanishad ...
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Is nAma-japa beneficial? [duplicate]

PLEASE NOTE: I come from an irreligious/atheist family. We do not have any Ishta-DevatA or Kula-DevatA. Like most people from irreligious families, I am significantly ignorant of dharma. Would NAma-...
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What are the different types of supernatural creatures/beings according to vedas?

There are many types of super natural creatures/being in Hindu shastras but how many of those supernatural beings are mentioned in Vedas?
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Can one do deeparadhana and pooja after 12pm? If not, why?

Is daily worship and deeparadhan after 12pm okay? Please give appropriate reasoning
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Are humans superior to other animals according to Vedas, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads?

Are humans really superior to other animals or are they equal?
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Were there only three Varnas in Vedic Age?

Satapatha Brahmana II. 1.4.11 “(Uttering), ‘bhuh’, Prajapati generated this earth. (Uttering)‘bhuvah’ he generated the air, and (Uttering) ‘svah’ he generated the sky.This universe is co-extensive ...
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Who are panis and why Vedas are ordering to kill them?

उत्त्वा॑ मंदंतु॒ स्तोमाः॑ कृणु॒ष्व राधो॑ अद्रिवः । अव॑ ब्रह्म॒द्विषो॑ जहि ॥ प॒दा प॒णीँर॑रा॒धसो॒ नि बा॑धस्व म॒हाँ अ॑सि ।न॒हि त्वा॒ कश्च॒न प्रति॑ ॥ Rig Veda 8.64.1-2: May our hymns please you; O lord ...
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What is Hindu view on evolution? [closed]

In purans there is avtar of lord vishnu. https://images.app.goo.gl/b2qMNkdSe2VCwegy5 But purans are mythology and should not be taken seriously as many scholar say. So what is the actual human ...
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What is the reason behind the hindu scriptures not prescribing meat? [duplicate]

Both plants and animals have the same soul, emotion and feelings. I know that meat is tamasic and is not suggestible for spiritual aspirants. Other than that, is there any exact logical reasoning for ...
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Is it possible for a non Hindu who rejects the teaching of Vedas and Gita attain Moksha?

Can a Muslim attain Moksha even if he worships Allah and follows the teaching of the Quran? Can a Jew attain Moksha even if he follows the teaching of the Torah? And can a non Sanatani attain Moksha ...
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अग्निः सजीवः अस्ति अथवा निर्जीवः (Is Agni alive or dead entity)? [duplicate]

According to Hinduism, things like stone etc are called निर्जीव or अचेतन (dead) because stone has no consciousness and it doesn't feel pain. The same goes for Agni, it looks like निर्जीव, but Veda ...
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Why does in Mahabharata Samba Parva (chapter 42 verse 15) Krishna says Shispula didn't obtain Rukmini like a Shudra not obtain Vedas? [duplicate]

Why does in Mahabharata Samba Parva (chapter 42 verse 15) Krishna says Shispula didn't obtain Rukmini like a Shudra not obtain Vedas? Does this imply that Shudras are forbidden from the knowledge of ...
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What do Shastra say about building Temples outside of India?

I want to build a Temple in Europe. Which Shastra would I refer to? Vastu, Agama or something else? Moreover I want to know what every geographical places carry as Karma Veda and if and how that ...
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When Vedas were exactly composed and written [duplicate]

When did the sages composed vedas and when were they written? Many people say vedas were written 1960000000 years. But it doesn't make any sense because humans only came about 1 million years ago. So ...
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Why did God choose India? [duplicate]

I know that God is all pervading according to Advaita Vedanta, but I want to know why the Vedas and Upanishads originated in India and why the puranas revolve around the Indian region.
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Were there any humans in our stories which possessed supernatural powers?

I mean humans who possessed powers and not any supernatural weapons such as Dhanush, Gada or anything. And by powers, i mean teleporatation, flying, telekinesis etc.
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Can anyone give me a list of people mentioned in our ancient texts who attained Siddhis through meditation only

By siddhis, i mean the superpowers mentioned in Hanuman Chalisa, Asta Siddhis like growing large and small, flying and other powers. Can someone give me a list of people who attained super powers ...
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Eye Donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures [duplicate]

What has been written about eye donation in Hindu Shastras, Vedas & Scriptures?
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is this mentioned in scriptures that lord kridhna's son shamva ji sailed eastwards and reached japan and lived there?

Some historians say that the Japanese people were a group of Indians following the story that the Shamva, the son of Lord Krishna sailed eastwards thousands of years ago from India to settle in the ...
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How is it possible for the yugas such as Dwapar and Kali to be personified in human-like form?

It is mentioned at many places that they were present in human forms, it doesn't make sense. Like in Kalki Puran, it us shown that Satyug in human form is with Lord Kalki. Also, in Dwapar Yug,Kali is ...
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It is said that Kali was present in Satyug as Gandharva and in Dwapar as dice, the biggest sinner lived through it all

Kali did many wrong things in Dwapar Yug and in Satyug and yet he is spared. The main of starting another yug to start over and eradicate all that is wrong in current yug. Its almost like he is a ...
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What is a sin in Hinduism and what do vedas and upanishad say about it [duplicate]

Is there any God give law in Hinduism. If not how can we distinguish between good and evil. Please give reference.
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Is Rearing and selling fish for meat a sin?

I want to start a fish Rearing business. I understand that meat is tamasic and eating it effects the guna of human body. But isn't the soul same in case of whether if it is an animal or a plant. How ...
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Are there Non-sectarian texts in Sanatan Dharma? it is not a duplicate Q [duplicate]

Disclaimer: The following question has been edited in order not to be confused with another pre-existent question which has been linked below in the body of this question. Many times it is read ...
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The destination and fate of Murderers

I'd like to make clear the destination and fate of murders. According to Manusmriti 12.54-55, Those who committed mortal sins (Mahapataka), having passed during large numbers of years through ...
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Study on Padya/Prathipad

What does the scriptures say about Veda study on Pratipad (first thithi after Full moon or new moon; Padyami)? I heard we should not study. Are there any mentions of this restriction and reasons for ...
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what kind of hell are waiting for liars or deceiver who mislead people

I'd like to know what kind of hell are waiting for liars or deceiver who mislead people to wrong path other than Dharma or liberation from material world?
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What are the luxuries of Swarga Loka? And how Swarga Loka has been defined in the Vedas? [closed]

Can some one fulfill his unsatisfied desires. And after enjoying in sawarg lok can one decide how he /she wants to reincarnate him/herself.reincarnation happens with our will or against our will.
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Is there any mention of evil ghost or atma or spirits in the Vedas, Upanishads and Gita? [duplicate]

Is there any mention of exorcism in the Vedas, Upanishads and Gita? Can a ghost attack a human? Can a ghost have a gender? Can they remember their life(when they were living)? Can they interfere with ...
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Warning Shlokas to liar

Are there any valuable shlokas in the Vedas, especially in Dharma sastras, which warn liars or ones who deceive people? And I'd like to know what will happen to a liar and deceitful person after ...
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How does one start in Hinduism? [closed]

I know the basics of Hinduism, about Brahman being the universal principle, the term used to describe the entire universe and life on Earth. I understand that through Bhakti and Yoga, one is able to ...
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Did Shri krishna oppose Vedas? [duplicate]

BG 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, and presume no higher ...
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Why do the vedas have hymns to worship demi gods (Agni, Indra, etc) but gita say not to worship demigods? [duplicate]

अग्ने पवस्व स्वपा अस्मे वर्चस्सुवीर्यम् । दधद्रयिं मयि पोषम् ।। O Agni, The God of true deeds! Give us righteous valor and splendor of mind. Give to me Your riches and Your sustenance. - Rigveda 9.66....
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How can the Vedas be eternal when it has authored verses?

How can the Vedas be authorless when it has authored speech? For example in the Chandogya Upanishad: The Devas (gods) and Asuras (demons) both heard these words, and said: 'Well, let us search for ...
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What happens to a person who commits suicide according to Vedas and Bhagavd Gita [duplicate]

Can an atma harm or kill someone, can it gain superpowers like shape shiting and superhuman strength? Can it on constant humans(living) can it communicate with other souls? Can it climb up the atma ...
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Which slokas in 4 vedas tell us about vedic astrology [duplicate]

Please give reference form vedas only.
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Haircuts on Saturdays in Hinduism [duplicate]

Are Haircuts to be avoided on Saturdays as it is considered inauspicious in Hinduism? If Yes, Are there Hindu mythologies behind this? https://www.hinduismfacts.org/why-dont-hindus-cut-hair-nails-on-...
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What happened after one has achieved oneness with God. According to vedas and Bhagavad Gita [duplicate]

Can we be aware of of what is happening or we have lost our awareness. Can you describe the life after moksha. In short Will our unsatisfied Desire be fulllfild. After moksha
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What is the greatest sin in Hinduism. According to vedas [duplicate]

Is eating beef greatest sin. Not worshipping God is greatest sin. Or some thing else.
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Is Astrology mentioned in Vedas?

Please give references. If not, then why do people believe in it, or why is it used in marriage ?
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What happened after one has broken from the cycle of death and rebirth according to Vedas? [duplicate]

There are many different beliefs, what happens to some one who has broken from the cycle of death and rebirth according to hindusim. Which one is correct.
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Is the vedic supreme God different from the puranic supreme God?

Is the vedic supreme God different from the puranic supreme God? If not, then why is the puranic concept of God trimurty and vedic concept, brahman?
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Is it mention in vedas that we have to merge with supreme God after we have broken the cycle of rebirth. Please give reference

Is it mention in vedas that we have to merge with भ्रमण after we have broken the cycle of rebirth. Please give reference.
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What is the concept of God according to hindusim? [duplicate]

I a confused because Shiv puran say Shiva is the supreme God. Bhagavata gita say Krishna is supreme God. Vedas say Indra is supreme God. Upanishad say the God is one without second. But on the other ...
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Is it mentioned in the Vedas that God incarnates himself? [duplicate]

Is it mentioned in the Vedas that God incarnates himself? If not then do people believe it. Please give reference from the Vedas only.
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Where can I get Sri Vidyaranya's Veda Bhashya?

Where can I get Sri Vidyaranya's Veda Bhashya ? Where will it be available?
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Why do Bramha sutras say that Shudras cannot listen to Vedas?

Bramahasutras mention that it is forbidden for Shudras to listen to Vedic Mantras. Any specific reason for this?
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Does Taittriya Brahmana say Sudras came from Asuras?

Taittiriya Brahmana i.2,6,7-Daivyo vai varna brahmanah assuryyo sudrah - Brahmin Varna came from Devatas and Sudra Varna from Asuras. Is this symbolic? What is the context of this verse?
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How solar and lunar longitudes can be calculated for tithi calculation

For tithi calculations, we have to derive solar longitude and lunar longitudes first. Then only we can calculate tithi in Panchangam. Could you please help me to find solar longitude and lunar ...
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Any Books to understand philosophy of Vedas?

Are there any books to understand Philosophy of Vedic Samhitas? We have many introduction books for Vedanta but not Vedas. Any suggestions??

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