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What is the source of the mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah"?

A lot of websites and youtube channels related to Brahmacharya recommend meditating on this mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah". I am curious as to what is it's source and who is the deity of the ...
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Why are Hindu gods portrayed as fallible and flawed like Greek/Roman gods?

Among the stories from Mahabharat, Ramayana, Purana, etc I have heard, it seems Hindu gods are very fallible - they make mistakes, they commit crimes, they get angry, they harass people, they get ...
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Which distant country/s in Europe have had Hindu Gods?

Apart from inscription on tablet in Turkey at Boghazkoye, traces of the great Arya or Vedic gods exist in which other countries? What were their names? What was their character? Vedic civilisation ...
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how long will the fight between kalki and kali purush will last?

like how would a fight between kalki and kali purush look like? what kinds of attacks and technique they would use? and how long it will last? for days? for years? like for example the fight between ...
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Is there any evidence that Krishna means supreme RigVedic deities like Indra when he talks about "devatas conferring limited benefits"?

for example https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/7/verse/20 BG 7.20: Those whose knowledge has been carried away by material desires surrender to the celestial gods. Following their own nature, ...
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Which Rig Vedic Gods have active temples currently?

Brahma has a couple of temples today. Rudra (Siva) and Vishnu (counting his Avataras also) have hundreds if not thousands. How about Indra, Agni, Soma, et al., and in particular Vayu, who has a high ...
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Are any Rishis of Rig Vedic verses Gods also?

X.110 (936) Āprı ̄ Jamadagni Bhārgava or Rāma Jāmadagnya Rig Veda X 110 has Jamadagni Bhārgava or Rāma Jāmadagnya as the Rishi - who seems to be the same as the Itihasa-Puranic Parashurama, who is a ...
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Which scriptures discuss using vedic hymns to propitiate puranic deities?

Vedic hymns are mostly dedicated to Indra, Agni, and Varuna (and other gods in the Vedic pantheon) and the injunctions to use these hymns prescribed their use in fire sacrifices. Yet today these hymns ...
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What can we expect from god?

Can we expect help from god? What exactly can we expect because I see some people praying but not all their prayers are getting fulfilled therefore I conclude god doesn't work like that, I see people ...
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What's the point of aiming for god at old age?

If someone is a criminal or a bad person in his youth or teen and claims no god came to correct me i has no info about god in such a young age my house conditions were not good or some other reason ...
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When I see around no one is aiming for moksha?

Some come to temples for asking for protection, gifts, etc. The shrewd are harassing the innocents, I see no good here sir. I used to see god more as a wish fulfiller but after coming here i get to ...
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When we worship a deva, what are we worshipping?

When we perform a ritual invoking the name of a deva, are we worshipping the person holding the office of the deva, or the office itself? For example, when we invoke Chandra in a ritual, are we ...
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Have you ever had a godly experience?

Have you ever had any experience with god?
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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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Do devas have physical bodies?

Do devas have bodies? Or are they purely spiritual beings? If they do have bodies, what type of matter is it made out of? If they don’t have bodies, then do they have physical location? Do they have ...
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Do devas commit sins?

Do the devas ever commit immoral actions? Or are they always morally perfect? If they do sin, then in what manner do they sin?
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When did lord Vishnu kill sage Bhrigus wife?Was it after Samudramanthan? And when did Sage Bhrigu kick Lord Vishnu?Please Explain chronological order

What is the story of Sage Bhrigu testing Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva? What is the story of Vishnu killing sage Bhrighu's wife Kavyamata?
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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 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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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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If it is so difficult to see god through mantra japa, why should we do it

What is the use of mantra japa if it’s really difficult to attain siddhi of any mantra for physical interaction or getting any wish fulfilled by god. If materialism doesn’t matter in our lives, what ...
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What is brukta rahita taraka raja yoga

I have come to know about it a few days ago. But I’m kinda surprised that we haven’t heard anything about that philosophy in any scriptures. Do any scriptures mention details of shambhala or brukta ...
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Do aliens exist as per hindu sacred texts?

I've heard that there are Quantum Multiverse. I wanted to know in other universe is there any mention that someone (aliens) exist on another planet
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Why do Gods worship each other?

According to scriptures Lord Shiva worships Krishna, Krishna Worships Lord Shiva and Parvati, Goddess Parvati Worships Krishna, Vishnu Ji worships Shiv ji, Shiv ji worships Vishnu Ji . Why are they ...
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Is lord Dattatreya a Chiranjeevi?

I have read somewhere that guru Dattatreya still resides in the Sahyadri mountains. Is this true
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Can asuras be born as humans like how devas are born as avadhutas

Do asuras have the power to manifest as humans like how hanuman is a manifestation of shiva.
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How do the Vedas sing, at the beginning middle and end, of Brahman?

(At least read the main Question portion, the explanation before it and the note below it are very long) One has to understand a scripture gets its sanctity when it is attributed to wholly to Brahman. ...
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Did devas, asuras and normal humans exist in the same world together during any time?

Also, I have read some versions stating that devas and asuras are not classified based upon races but classified based upon their behaviour. Why did asuras had to be perceived as evil people. I mean ...
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What are the Stotras to worship Indra, Agni, Vayu, Soma, and Yama?

What are the Mantras in Epics, Puranas and Agamas and also, other Stotras to worship Indra, Agni, Vayu, Soma, and Yama?
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Why are vedic chants used to propitiate puranic deities?

Sama Veda for instance mostly has hymns to Indra, Agni, and Varuna, and yet we use these very hymns nowadays to worship Ganesha, Skanda, Shiva, and others. Where is the scriptural basis for doing so?
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Can anyone please provide me with a link or pdf of rig veda khilani for reading online.?

I have been searching rig veda Khilani or khila (which are later additional hymns to rig veda including shri suktam) for so many days, but I couldn't find it. So can anyone please provide me with the ...
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Is the Hinduism we follow today baseless from a Vedic Perspective?

The Vedic (Rgvedic primarily) texts are quite different from the Puranic stories we know (and love) today. Does this mean the Puranic deities* we worship and stories we read are false from a Vedic ...
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If Hinduism has only 33 gods made of brahman, then who are the many Graam devtas that we have?

I have understood that primarily we have 33 gods and these gods are brahman attribute forms of parabrahman But if we go to any tiny village of the country, there will be some graam devta or the ...
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Do any post-RigVedic deities appear in the principal upanishads?

I am taking Brhadaranyaka Upanishad Chandogya Upanishad Taittiriya Upanishad Aitereya Upanishad Kausitaki Upanishad Kena Upanishad Katha Upanishad Isha Upanishad Svetasvatara Upanishad Mundaka ...
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Do idols/deities in the temple have soul and consciousness or only prana

I have read about what happens exactly during a prana prathista ritual. I understand that certain procedure is followed for instilling prana in an idol. But I want to know if the idol does have any ...
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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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Who are gratified when the sacrifices are performed by the demigods?

Who are gratified when the sacrifices/yajna are performed by the demigods? Like when humans make sacrifices they gratify demigod (like Indra, Agni, etc.). I mean Indra is a god that had performed a ...
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Is Vedic God mortal?

अथेत्यभ्यमन्थत् स मुखाच्च योनेर्हस्ताभ्यां चाग्निमसृजत । तस्मादेतदुभयमलोमकमन्तरतो ऽलोमका हि योनिरन्तरतस् तद्यदिदमाहुर् अमुं यजामुं यजेत्येकैकं देवम् एतस्यैव सा विसृष्टिर् एष उ ह्येव सर्वे देवा अथ यत्कि...
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Who are Pitru Devatas? Is Pitru Dosha caused due to the Pitru Devatas being unhappy?

Who are Pitru Devatas? Is Pitru Dosha caused due to the Pitru Devatas being unhappy? How many generations of ancestors are counted as Pitru Devatas?
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The eighteen faced goddess

I was drawing a comparison between a local goddess from Kullu in Himalaya, one from mainstream Hinduism. Could you help me with it? Here's the information the temple priest gave me, and here I quote, ...
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Do Gods really exist as entities with a specific appearance?

I know that Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwar are representations of creation, protection, and destruction cycles. Do they really exist as entities with a specific appearance?
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How Guru decides his Shishya and chose for preachings?

This question is beyond what we all think as per my knowledge. The ultimate Guru, Shishya relationship was Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa as per the story i have read. Ramakrishna Paramahamsa ...
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How is Aryama linked to the Pitrs, and how is his role different from Yama's?

It is said that the Vedic god Aryama, the son of Aditi, is the foremost among the Pitrs or manes. This has also been stated by Lord Vasudeva in the 10th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita: अनन्तश्चास्मि ना...
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Why Indra, Surya, Garuda, and Bruhaspati together in this shanti mantra?

One of the shanti mantras from Atharva Veda reads as स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्व्वेदाः । स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः स्वस्ति नो बृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥ The popular meaning ...
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Does the word Shiva have different meanings and interpretation in different texts?

Upon reading the insightful answer What is the meaning of the word Shiva I was both enlightened as well as perplexed. In the answers, various references to different texts give different meanings to ...
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Division of Navagrahas based on gender

In Vedic astrology, is there division of 9 planets (Grahas) by Gender? If so, is it related to qualities (Gunas) of the Graha or the deity associated with it?
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Who are the eight vasus?

The list of 33 types of gods in Hinduism comprises 12 Adityas, 8 vasus, among others. The 12 Adityas are said to be sons of Aditi and include Varuna the water god, Vivasvan or Surya. The 8 vasus ...
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Who or How was 3 Lords formed? [duplicate]

How was Lords Shiva,Brahma and Vishnu formed? Who formed the Lords Shiva,Brahma ,Vishnu and alloted their duties?
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What is the difference between Brahman,ParaBrahman,Bhagvan,Ishvara and ParamAtma?

What are the differences between the various terms. I assume Ishvara might be Sagun Rupa of Brahman but so is Isvara? Are they all same?
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How many Maruts are there really?

Nowadays, I am asking questions about contradictions in Vedas. Please answer this and my previous questions. Given that different Vedas give different numbers, how many Maruts are there really? ...
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