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Copy of the Sukti Sudhakar

I tried searching online for an English copy of the Sukti Sudhakar, but I could only find Hindi copies. Can anyone provide a link to an English version (or a Sanskrit to English version) of this book? ...
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Where does the primal desire come from which animates Pradhana?

In reading an overview of Hindu Cosmology, I see info about Pradhana: Pradhana, which has no consciousness or will to act on its own, is initially agitated by a primal desire to create. The different ...
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Who is this Goddess discovered recently in an excavation from Kashmir?

There was recently news about the accidental discovery of two idols of Devi Durga in Kashmir, one of which has been dated 1200 years old while the other is 1300 years old. News Item 1 News Item 2 The ...
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Who controls the mind according to Advaita Vedanta?

According to Advaita Vedanta if I am always the witness consciousness, Brahman, then who 'controls' the mind? Mind control is an important part of most Sadhana, and if I am the watcher of my thoughts, ...
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Jaya evolution to Bharat and then to Mahabharat

Indologist Koenraad Elst mentions that first there was Jaya (original Mahabharat) written by Vyasa, then it expanded into Mahabharat. Here's the video where he says so https://youtu.be/myBXPSYIiTY?t=...
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Do these criticism of Lord Ram Character by Ambedkar well founded or he is just maligning his character?

The Website I found the criticism , it says it's in his book , Riddles of Hinduism Rama’s birth is thus accompanied by general debauchery if not in his case certainly in the case of his associates. ...
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What is sex according to Hinduism? [closed]

My answer [here][1] drew some criticisms for concluding since two males have a child together (without adopting) it is an example of homosexuality, because people did not think it counted as sex. I ...
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Lord krishna said "Tejah of the moon is from me"? What is mean by that?

I've read this answer in which lord krishna say "I m the light of sun and moon" which is justify in grammatical way. But I've read another verse , in which lord krishna said Tejah from the ...
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Who are Upa Brahmins?

Came across this verse in Jatibhaskar By Jwala Misra.It mentions Kayasthan as one of the types of Upabrahmins,who were Upbrahmins ? And who does this Kayasthan refer to ?
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Uttanka was student of Gautama or Veda?

In Adi Parva of Mahabharata it is detailed that Uttanka was disciple of Veda, who was disciple of Dhaumya. Here the story explains how he tried to get the earring from king Paushya's wife; Takskaka ...
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Which scripture talks about 'Hreem' bija mantra other than Devi bhagvatam? I am talking about Hreem/Devi Pranava/Tantrokt Paranava

In devi bhagvat I saw some description of Devi Pranava Hreem.But those were not sufficient. I want to know the power of Hreem. And what does it can do. I want to destroy all of my sins of every birth. ...
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Kaikeyī's background

a) Where can I read in detail about Dashrath's wife Kaekayi, her background, and the battles she fought alongside him. b) There is also a legend that she already knew about Ram's purpose so and was ...
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Is migration of druhyu from Afghanistan to north in central asia a clear evidence of out of india hypothesis?

For example Vishnu purana clearly says this: "THE son of Druhyu was Babhru; his son was Setu; his son was Āradwat[1]; his son was Gāndhāra[2]; his son was Dharma[3]; his son was Dhrita[4]; his ...
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What is prayopavesa?

I would like to know what our scriptures say about prayopavesa. If deciding to end one’s life is wrong, why is it prescribed in our scriptures?
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Why there are many wedding at night?

What is actually a reason behind having a wedding at late night? Is it because of better muhurta? or is there any historical or cultural reason or it is based on some scriptural advice? Please do not ...
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Questions relating to shakti peetha--matabajreshwari temple in Kangra

There are some legends that there is a mysterious rock which would radiate lights during nights in old Kangra town, I wonder if this shakti pitha was located on a huge rock? According to some legends,...
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In Advaita, what is space, time and causation and how do they operate in relation to Brahman?

Firstly, i would be thankful if someone provides me a simple explanation of space, time and causation. Secondly, Vivekananda said in his books, that Brahman, the Absolute has become the universe by ...
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How many Gitas are there?

We all know about Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Naively, I thought this was the only Gita we have. But, to my surprise, yesterday I found "The Song of the Goddess - Devi Gita". This is basically the ...
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What is the procedure to carry out temple renovations or relocation?

I read that a lot of temples have been demolished in Kashi in an effort to make the place visitor friendly. And that the same temples are now being relocated elsewhere in the kashi kshetra I would ...
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Dignified Shiva Pose Question

I know little to nothing about Hinduism. So, please be gracious to me. I was just joking once and did the Dignified Shiva (statue) pose. I notice, however, that there is little to no information on it ...
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Ardhanarishwaras creation

Who created Ardhanarishwara? I have taken the case that Ardhanarishwara created Shiva and Vishnu. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardhanarishvara Refer to this link for information
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I have kept Shani Dev Idol at home, visiting people advise to not keep it. What should i do?

I suffered from Sade Sati from 2012 to 2019. And this period's extreme difficulties brought me closer to Shani Dev. My sade sati got over in 2019 and ever since then I have been growing tremendously ...
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Why are Brahma and Shiva called two hands of Lord Vishnu?

Can you provide information from any purana or scripture?
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How is someone supposed to know their own varna, especially with evil shapeshifting Devas around? [closed]

Note: not a duplicate of this because that is about other people. The main issue with determining your own varna is that everyone thinks of themselves as humble, kind, etc. Maybe a complete psychopath ...
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Did Bhishma depart on Astami?

Bhishma astami is celebrated on Magha Shukla Astami as the day he departed. However Mahabharata says: O Yudhishthira, the lunar month of Magha has come. This is, again, the lighted fortnight and a ...
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Should a person discuss his income with his family? if yes, should he disclose to his and inlaws, if no, what are the benefits of not disclosing? [closed]

I have seen families making fun of low income individuals and also the respect given to higher income family members. Upto what extent a family should know the income of individuals and, what are the ...
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If Siva has five faces, then why Statues of Siva has only one?

Does Siva have five faces (Panchanana)? Is there any scriptural reference? If he has five faces, then why do the statues (Murtis) of Siva have only one face? What happened to the other four faces?
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What is purification process of chandala to change to shudra?

How chandala change his varna to shudra ? What purification process is mentioned in scripture ?
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why is adultery allowed in kamasutra?

Adultery The Kamasutra, states the Indologist and Sanskrit literature scholar Ludo Rocher, discourages adultery but then devotes "not less than fifteen sutras (1.5.6–20) to enumerating the ...
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What was guru tradition of Sridhara Swami?

Are there any references of guru tradition of Sridhara Swami (commentator of Bhagavatam)? I did not find any information on him, his life etc., besides some blogs such as https://gaudiyascripture....
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What do gaudiya vaishnavas mean by "jivas being fragmental parts of Krishna"?

As far as i know, the gaudiya vaishnavas (iskcon people) are dualists. For them Brahman is Krishna. According to them, Brahman (Krishna) and the jivas are always separate. The jivas always remain ...
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Family tree of Prishadhra?

What is family tree of Prishadhra?what is name of child of Prishadhra ? Do child of prishadhra is shudra or Kshatriya?
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Is uttara gita mentioned by any previous acharyas in their works?

Sources say it is mentioned in Taittriya upanishad dipika by vidyaranya. If anybody knows can you cite page no ?
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What is the difference between suputam and panchamukham mudra?

In photos it seems that both the mudra are same. Are there any difference between these two mudras in applying pressure in points?
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Aren't these Manusmṛti verses pertaining to marriage contradictory?

Manusmṛti 3.23 describes the form of marriages that are permitted for each Varṇa: षडानुपूर्व्या विप्रस्य क्षत्रस्य चतुरोऽवरान् । विश्।शूद्रयोस्तु तानेव विद्याद् धर्म्यानराक्षसान् ॥ २३ ॥ ṣaḍānupūrvyā ...
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What is Panchamahayajna? Why is it important to follow the sacrifices/rituals in day to day life?

What are the five Yajnas which every person should follow in daily life? Why were Yajnas or sacrifices performed? How the yajnas were performed? What is the purpose of Yajna?
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Which verse in the Agni Purāṇa forbids the enslavement of prisoners?

In this Wikipedia page on "slavery and religion", it is stated that the Agni Purāṇa forbids the enslavement of prisoners: The Agni Purana forbids enslavement of prisoners. Which particular ...
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Has any prominent guru classified the Puranas by what makes them unique?

Some of the Puranas have unique odd things that set them apart, for example, the Devi Bhagavatam does this weird thing where it cannot decide on what race some demons are supposed to be implying they ...
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I want a commentary on Parashara Smriti 1:25?

Can somebody find the commentary by Madhavacharya (Vidyaranya) on verse 1.25 of the Parashara Smriti? The translation of the verse is: " In the Krita, one should quit a country itself ; one ...
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What are the differences between Dakini and Yogini?

As far as I know, Yoginis are Devi's attendants. I have no clear idea about Dakinis. On many occasions, Dakinis and Yoginis are mentioned together. What are the differences between these two creatures?...
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Are the Upapuranas supposed to be part of the Mahapuranas?

The Upanishads are supposed to be part of the Vedas. Are the Upapuranas supposed to be the same and be part of the Mahapuranas? Did they get separated due to convenience or controversy of the real ...
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How is “Om” best name and whom does it represent?

In story of Ajamil, I found out that chanting the name of god destroys the sins. He said “Narayana” when he was dying. In Stayarth Prakash , it is written that “Om” is the best name of god. But it ...
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What is the most important Purana for Saiva denomination?

For Vaishnavas, Bhagavad Purana (Srimad Bhagavat) is the most important Purana. For Saktas, Devi Purana (Srimad Devi Bhagavat) is the most important Purana. What is the most important Purana for the ...
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Are there any shudra philosophers in the advaita school?

I have seen Shudra Philosophers in the Dvaita school mainly in Madhva Sampradaya Like Purandara Dasa . But I did not see any Shudra philosophers in Advaita school. So are there any such Shudra ...
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Finding Ramana Maharishi's saying

Quite a while ago, I read somewhere that Ramana Maharishi said only gyani (self realized person) can understand the gyani ( Self realized person).No one else can understand.  Well, I cannot find the ...
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Difference between asmita and ahankara?

Maharṣi Patañjali has written in the third sutra of the sādhana-pāda of his book Yoga-darśana avidyā-’smitā-rāga-dveṣābhiniveśāḥ pañca-kleśāḥ` Translation ignorance (avidyā), false-ego (asmitā), ...
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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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The inseparability of the Harivamsa from the Mahabharata and the number of verses accorded to it by traditional Sampradayas

As per the Matsya Purāṇa, Chapter 53, verse 70: अष्टादश पुराणानि कृत्वा सत्यवतीसुतः।
भारताख्यानमखिलं चक्रे तदुपबृंहितम्।
लक्षेणैकेन यत्प्रोक्तं वेदार्थपरिबृंहितम्॥७०॥ After completing the 18 Puranas, ...
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Is carousing considered good or bad in Hinduism?

According to Christian 1 peter 4:3 carousing isa sin And sports is a sin ( అల్లరితో కూడిన ఆట పాటలు) According to Sanatana Dharma is indulging in sports with carousing good or bad ?
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Has the killing of a cow been categorised as a mahapataka in any text or versions thereof?

In a particular text (not able to remember) there was a line which said that :A Brahmin, a woman and a cow must never be slain. This statement is in line with the pancha mahapataka among which, is the ...

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