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What are the meal timings according to Smritis?

While there is Intermittent Fasting and Time Restricted Feeding buzz going on in the fitness community, I want to know what is the take of Smritis regarding Time of Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Of ...
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What are the fruits received by performing an Ashwamedha?

Ashwamedha is a Vedic yajna done mainly by Kshatriyas and is supposed to have wondrous benefits including getting rid of Brahmahatya and attaining the post of Indra, if 100 of them are performed. I ...
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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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Is there any method to change your veda and sutras?

Dwija varnas i.e. Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas use specific sutras(known as GrhyaSutras from specific vedas for doing sandhyakarma, and shraddhakarma etc for e.g. A rigvedi brahmin who belongs to ...
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Who are these deities mentioned in the Shatapatha Brahmana?

Shatapatha Brahmana 2.3.2 while talking about the Agnihotra fire-sacrifice mentions the following verses: Verily, in him that exists, these deities reside, to wit, Indra, king Yama, Nada the ...
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What are the basic rules for Nirahara Samyama?

I read some where that Vedic science even gives us the choice of living without food. This can be achieved through a yogic process called Nirahara Samyama by which we learn to awaken our bio memory to ...
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Origin of the practice of Piśṭa paśu in Vedic Yajnas?

Piśṭa paśu is said to be the replacement of animals with images of animals made of corn-flour in Vedic rituals. My question is, in which scripture is this practice mentioned and what are the details ...
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Where in the Vedas do we find : 'aharahah sandhyAm upAsita'?

In Ahnik-Krutya, Shyamacharana Kaviratna Vidyavaridhi mentions that 'aharahah sandhyAm upAsita' (Sandhya should be worshipped everyday) is a Vedic instruction. But he did not mention where exactly in ...
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Does naming a person according to vedic astrology have any benefits

I have seen so many astrology sites suggesting names for specific kundali. Does naming someone according to vedic astrology hold any specific benefits according to the so called swara siddhantha.
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Are there any stotras for curing baldness or enhancing physical beauty

Yes I do know that this is a materialistic request but honestly some of us can’t shed the materialistic part of life that easily and I believe that our ancient yogis had an answer for everything in ...
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What is the procedure for Agnishtoma ritual that leads to Heaven?

Agnishtoma is a Vedic ritual that takes its name from three hymns to Agni recited in it and was performed by those who want to ascend to heaven. This Hindupedia page - Agniṣṭoma gives the basic steps ...
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In which book are the hand movements written while recting vedic mantras?

While reciting vedic mantras I witnessed some people making some actions with hand. I want to learn them. Where can I learn them from. Is there a refrence book for it ? Link to videos where I found it:...
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How to practise fire worship in modern times?

Is there a simple way to practise fire worship more suited to modern times and not too complex and time-taking?
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Can we use conch shell (shankh) during the worship of Lord Shiva?

I know that as per the story (like found in Shiva Purana: Rudra-saṃhitā: Yuddha-khaṇḍa: Chapter 40) of Shankhchud killed by Shiva, it was banned from his worship. But still I have seen many people, ...
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What kind of purifactory rite is mentioned in ayodhya kanda which uses "aiNeyaM mamsa" antelope meat?

This is mentioned in ayodhya kand- "aiNeyam maamsam aahR^itya shaalaam yakSyaamahe vayam | kartvyam vaastushamanam saumitre cirajiivabhiH || 2-56-22 saumitre= Oh, Lakshmana!; aahR^itya= ...
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As per scriptures at what part of the head one should tie the sikha? at the back or at the top of it?

We know that in the Vedic Dharma the SikhA and the Upavita (the sacred thread) are indispensable. Without tying SikhA, for example, no Vedic ritual can be successfully completed. We also know that ...
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Why do priests tie up flower garlands when performing Rudrekadasi?

While performing Rudrekadasi, the priests tie the flower garland across the room or from the ceiling of the room. Why is this done?
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Can we do Sandhyavandanam in Bedroom?

Is there a restriction in doing Sandhyavandanam in particular place or it can be done anywhere?
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Women, Agnihotra and the Manusmriti

The Agnihotra is an essential Vedic ritual that a householder must practice. In practise we see both husband and wife sitting together to do it. For example here. Further the dharmashastras prescribe ...
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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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What is the prayashchit for late Yagyopaveet for a 20 year old Bramhin putra?

What is the prayashchit for late Yagyopaveet for a 20 year old Bramhin putra ?
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Is there any scriptural injuctions that says leaving 'Agni-seva' is a sin in kaliyuga?

Agni-seva was treated as a noble virtue in the Vedic ages. Is there any scriptural injuctions that says leaving 'Agni-seva' is a sin in kaliyuga?
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What is pancha angni yajna in agnihotra?

What is pancha kunda in agnihotra? anvahrya, grahapathy, dakshinaagni and uttravedhi in agnihotra what is their respective meaning with short description of the offerings made? Is Vaishwadeva homa a ...
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What is the proper procedure to light the puja lamp in the altar?

What is the proper procedure to light the puja lamp (Kamakshi vilakku) in the puja altar?
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Which mimAmsa texts consider looking at sanyasins as sinful?

Quoting from the chapter "Mimangsa beliefs" of the book Hindu Dharma: The sannyasin deprives himself of karma ('karma- bhrashta'). To look at him is sinful and you must atone for it. To look at ...
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Why should we conduct a yajna according to the Mimamsa Sutra?

Mimamsa sutra is not about the existence of God but how Vedic rites are helful for social cohesion and humanity. Can anybody explain with verses what and how they (Jamini, or Kumarila Bhatt) show the ...
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How has Hinduism spread & existing in Russia?

Russia & nearby countries were part of communist USSR for a while, which was typically anti-religion. Yet there are several Hindu Russians (0.1% of population). How did it spread in such remote ...
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Is pranayam compulsory in Sandhyavandanam under any situation?

I have a runny nose do I have to perform Pranayama and if yes then how. If I should wash my hands again and again or should I just recite the mantra? and what about people with Asthma and similar ...
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Curse(s) on Gayatri

In some sandhyavandan books, there is a procedure known as Gayatri shrapvimochan (गायत्री श्रप्विमोचन or Gayatri curse removal) and it has the following 4 curse removal steps: Brahma Shrapvimochan (...
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What is the procedure for Sandhyavandanam for a Krsna-Yajurvedin Nambudiri of the Taittiriya Sakha and Baudhayana Sutra?

Please inform me, what is the exact procedure of Prataha, Madhyandinah, and Sayam Sandhyavandanam for a Krsna-Yajurvedin Nambudiri Brahmin of the Taittirya Sakha and the Baudhayana Sutra?
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Daily Pooja Mantra chanting

Namaskar. I read an article that says we should never chant any mantra unless we receive Guru initiation, including Hanuman Chalisa. In case of mispronounciation, there might be deva dosha and the ...
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Brahmasutra Lingam and its types

I found some lingams with lines carved on them but for some lingams there are no lines carved. I've heard that the lingam which has these lines is more auspicious than the regular ones. So I'd like to ...
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Before the daily fire ritual - what is the purification?

This information coming from a Tamil Brahmin based on reference to Mahaperiyava's instructions and book on Achamanam written by the great Vedic Scholar Sri Sharma Sastrigal. Aachamana a.A ...
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Seeking information about panchmahabhuta

I want some information about the panchmahabhuta (the five elements of nature) and the rituals or traditions related to them in Hindu culture. Can someone please answer about the same?
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What is the deeper connection of vedic rituals to sunrise?

What is the deeper significance of the tradition of vedic rituals being indispensable for the sun to rise in the morning (consequently the world to continue to exist)? My feeling is that man cannot ...
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Leaving death site after final rites without taking leave

Following death/ obsequies and even after Punyahavachanam is performed there is a custom among some sections of society: the visiting relations or guests leave the place without saying so or taking ...
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Did followers of all Astika schools perform Vedic rituals?

While all the Astika schools of thought accept Vedas as one of pramana. Only Mimansa consider performing Vedic rituals as way to attain Moksha. So, did followers of other schools like Nyaya, Samkhya, ...
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Regarding meat eating

Is there any process or procedure available in Hinduism before eating meat like halal in Islam or some other process in Christianity? Any prayer or deity to be remembered before eating meat? Please ...
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What's the alternative to fire used in Yajna or homa?

Sometimes, especially in foreign countries maybe, due to fire alarms or similar state laws governing the infrastructure, which might forbid fire lighting inside home, it might not be possible at all, ...
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Janeau wearing direction

Does the Janeau or Poonol (Yajnopavitham) for Brahmins wearing direction from left to right is for signifying that they have to be more Justice and Righteous oriented?
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Ancient texts on Karnavedha

Are there any quotes from ancient texts that talk about Karnavedha? Although there are various reasons that are cited to justify it as in it helps regulate menstruation in women, or that it helps in ...
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What do the Devas do with offerings of sacrificial blood in Yajnas?

It is known that whatever is offered to the Devas in Yajnas is consumed by them. So things like milk, butter, ghee, soma, meat, liquor etc are all eaten and drank by the Devas. For example, Vyasa ...
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How to get siddhi in Rama mantra?

What is Japa Vidhana of Rama mantra to get siddhi for shudras ? How shudras should do anganyasa and karanyasa without Swaha, Vashat, Vaushat .. etc ? “According to dharma Sidhu and brihaddharma ...
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Can Vedic Suktam be chanted mentally?

The Stotras of the deities are a part of the vocal worship. Does it produce any fruits when chanted mentally? What about the Vedic Suktams? Can these be chanted mentally? Or do these Suktams have to ...
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Does shudras should do anga nyasa and kara nyasa?

Many shudras take Ishta devata mantras as Diksha. Shastras as prescribed anga nyasa and kara nyasa for mantra. According to dharma Sidhu and brihaddharma purāṇa , Shudras should not recite Om, Swaha, ...
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Why does the maternal uncle feed the child instead of the father (as prescribed in the scripture) in the Annaprashana ceremony?

Annaprashana is one of the Samskaras that Hindu householders perform after the birth of a baby. In this ceremony, when the baby is six months old, solid food is given to him/her first time. This ...
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Any modern day purva mimansakas?

Most current hindus are vedantins Is purva mimansa an extinct school or do believers still exist?
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Combinations and maintainance of Rudraksha?

I wanted to know , if the scriptures and purana allow a person to wear any number of Rudraksha in any , odd or even parity , for combined effect without creating any bad consequence . Also , what are ...
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Can I perform my own yajnas?

I was wondering if I can perform my own yajnas if I know the Mantras and Rituals. I'm a Kshatriya by guna (not by surname). That's why I would like to know if I'm eligible to do my own yajnas, since ...
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Questions regarding chanting names

I am not initiated, and so I chant names of my Ishta Bhagavan/Mata (God/Goddess). I have a few questions on chanting names: Any general rules to be followed while chanting names? Please guide on ...
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