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How does Gaudiya Vaishnavas justify Krishna's role in Khandava Dahana?

Gaudiya Vaishnavas go to an extreme length to justify non-violence. Their preachers say you can not even kill mosquitoes or cockroaches in your house. I was wondering how they justify the horrific ...
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Proof of hereditary caste system in Vedas and Itihasas

Edit: This is not a duplicate question because this is a specific question asking for proof for caste being heridetary, not just what Vedas have to say about caste. Please understand the difference. ...
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Ramayan serial telecasted in "Sanskrit" language

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramayan_(1987_TV_series)&ved=2ahUKEwiAqaSVwI3zAhU1xzgGHRSYA7QQFnoECAwQAQ&sqi=2&usg=...
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Are there any references in scriptures related to respecting our own understanding(સમજ)? [duplicate]

Should scriptures be called out for every matters?
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Is Krishna's life story mentioned in Mahabharata ? Is his life at Vrindavan or Gokul mentioned in the Mahabharata?

Is Krishna's life story mentioned in Mahabharata ? Is his life at Vrindavan or Gokul mentioned in the Mahabharata ? In how much details his life story is mentioned in Mahabharata ?
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What is the actual opinion of Guru Nanak on Prophet Muhammad? [closed]

Guru Nanak is aupposed to have said “I have seen the light of Muhammad (with my mind's eye). I have seen the prophet and the messenger of God, in other words, I have understood his message or imbibed ...
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Any Specific Reason for not having Raam Lala in Mandir at Home

Most of the Hindus, in there Mandir at home have Laddu Gopal, but very few (in fact I have seen none) who have Raam Lala (Bal Raam), is there any specific reason for such behavior? Are Hindus allowed ...
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How did Shukracharya get Sanjeevani Vidya?

There are many instances where Shukracharya made use of his Sanjeevani Vidya to revive the dead Asuras. My question is how did he get this knowledge and who gave it to him?
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Where may I find references to Maa Durga's arrival and departure vehicle?

I have heard Maa Durga's arrival and departure vehicle (like horse, elephant, palanquin) depends on the days of the week when the festival starts and ends. And there is a significance of any such ...
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Do you agree that the caste-centric sloaks in the Bhagvad-Gita are latter-day interpolations? [closed]

The Manusmriti, the social doctrine of yore, and the Bhagvad-Gita, the spiritual tome in vogue that lay down the discriminatory dharma (duties) of the four social classes (castes) have been the ...
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Do trika shaivism have mandalas like its there in tantra buddhism

For eg lord nilalohita surrounded by different forms of rudra like ishana , bhava, sarva , pahupati etc. in atharvaveda
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The yogasutras 1:33 the key to peace is a inspiring verse . Can i get beautiful teachings from tantraloka of sri acharya abhinavagupta

I want beautiful verses which deals with compassion, peace, freindship and humanity of tantraloka in English translation and transliteration
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What does the following slokha says about human soul and parabrahman?

Consider the following verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ kṣīyante cāsya karmāṇi dṛṣṭa evātmanīśvare Thus the knot in the heart is pierced, and all ...
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Is there a temple in India where devotees get rid of the "evil" in their selves by uttering abusive words before a deity?

I came across the following bit on this Christian Evangelist website []: there is a temple in India where they have a festival every year. Devotees go there during this festival that goes for a week ...
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According to our manuscripts, what traits should a devotee have inorder to meet the divine

How a real devotee should be. What are the traits that are needed for a devotee to make his worshipping deity appear before him?
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Does Karana Sahareera belongs to Sookshma Shareera or Karana Shareera?

I thought that Anandamaya Kosha belongs to Karana Shareera, infact I thought Anandamaya Shareera itself is Karana Shareera because it is said in Tattva Bodha, which is traditionally considered a work ...
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If everyone in the world suffers because of his/her past karma, then why should someone raise hands against injustice?

According to the theory of karma, all our suffering and happiness is because of our past karma. If that is so, then why should someone, according to Bhagwan Krishna, raise hands against injustice and ...
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Why jivan mukthas won't do dharma with mental effort only?

This question should be answered based on Advaitha only. There are many jivan mukthas across scriptures who carried out their profession: Rama, Krishna, Vasishta, Vyasa, Suka, Vishwamitra, Lila, ...
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Are Vaishnavas & Smartas completely uninformed about third eye awakening?

Supernatural powers are mainly found in Shaiv & Shaakt scriptures and I don't think a single Vaishnav guru or Shankaracharya has third eye powers. Is third eye completely missing from Vaishnav &...
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Where can I read Hanuman charitam in English?

Where can I read Hanuman charitam in English? Is there any online pdf?
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Did Goswami Tulsidas preach Harihar bhed or Hari Har abhed?

We all have come across Padas of Ramcharitmanas like hari har ninda sune jo kana, sapne na suhahi etc. But all of the verses talk about how hari and hari are both required to be included in bhakti. ...
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If Akrodha is considered a virtue, then why most sages and Devtas do not possess it?

Akrodha is a virtue according to Hinduism and Krodha is consider a tamas quality. Absence of anger (akrodha) means being calm even when insulted, rebuked or despite great provocation. Akrodha does not ...
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Can someone explain this definition of Kundalini by Vivekananda?

Here below is what Vivekananda tells about Kundalini in his book "Raja Yoga". He says: when we observe things, we memorise and store sensations about these things, and from this store we get ...
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vedas were written earlier?

https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12c047.htm "Endued thus with the attributes of Tamas and Rajas, the two Daityas possessed of might and armed with maces, immediately after their birth, began ...
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Why is Poha allowed and Rice not allowed during Ekadashi?

Rice is clearly not allowed in Ekadashi, but in Karnataka especially in Madhwa Sampradaya Poha or Avalakki is allowed. But Poha is actually made up of Rice. How is this allowed?
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Please help. I spoke something i possibly shouldn't [closed]

I am very scared. Please help me Here’s what happened, So, me and friend went to the temple of his kuldevi Mahakali Mata and we were just talking about how good the scenery is and about the atmosphere ...
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Ashta Bhairavas. Their mantras and why they were created with scriptural references

Please provide English translation and transliteration
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Are there any living traditions in the tantra and the agama today?

May I request members, if they get the time, to guide on the following: A large number of sampradaya-s in the Tantra and Agama are vanishing/have disappeared, and are now historical details. But ...
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Is there any specific scripture that tells us how to live and what to do in Hinduism?

In other religions there are the books which tell you how to live your life, what is allowed what is not allowed etc. Is there such book in Hinduism as well, I've only read the summarised editions of ...
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What will be my career options, How will be my married life and my overall life, I was born on 26 May 2004 at 3:39 pm in Mulund, Maharashtra [closed]

I had written my information already in the question, so please see the question.
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Is there a concept of hell in trika shaivism

Shiva puranas gives a detail account of different hells and cells . Is it relevant in trika shaivism
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Are scriptures censored?

Are the scriptures censored to be more palatable or understandable to humans or are they always completely honest? Does scripture have anything to say regarding this?
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Between Lord Kartikey and Pradyuman, who is more powerful?

After reading Bhagawat Purana, I was surprised that Lord Kartikeya had fled from Pradyuman in the Banasura battle? From every direction, Skanda was struck by Pradyumna’s showers of weapons. With ...
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Are there two Kashyaps

Kashyapa is one of the Saptarishis to whom several important texts such as the Kashyapa Samhita (on Ayurveda) is attributed. Then there is Kanada, who is the father of the Vaisheshika school of Hindu ...
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Daksh in vayu purana addressed shiva as buddha. Can you provide the story

English translation and transliteration of that verse in which daksh describes shiva as buddha.
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For Lay Followers can you give beautiful verses which shows greatness of lord shiva in ishwara and shiva gita . English translation &transliteration

Verses which denotes power, universal form, beauty, greatness and might of shiva
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As a Hindu, can I feed other people beef?

I am a volunteer who helps feed elderly and disabled people. They choose their meal from the cafeteria, and I feed it to them. My role (which I recently began) has led me to a dilemma. As a Hindu, I ...
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Are Ashtamurti Swarupa, 11 Rudras, Pancha brahma shiva, Ashta(8) Bhairavas important in trika shaivism

Please give a detailed account of trika beliefs regarding ishwara gita and shiva gita too. Currently I have assimilated some verses from shaiva upanishads and vedas,aranyaka and samhitas in my prayers ...
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There is refuge in buddhism(buddha, dharma,sangha). What is refuge(triratna)in trika shaivism

I know there para apara parapara in trika shaivism but I want a mantra like buddham sharanam gacchami which denotes refuge in buddha. What is refuge(triratna)in trika shaivism . If there is sanskrit ...
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How to establish Lord Vishnu's idol in the home mandir?

I am planning to get a new Lord Vishnu idol to worship in the home mandir. What is the correct and auspicious procedure to establish the new Lord Vishnu idol in the home mandir ? Can we touch the new ...
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Where is the Great Britain in the Vedic universe?

I presume, it should be on the Bhū-mandala, but can we be more specific? The colonists tried to insert Britain into the scriptures as a Švēta-dvīpa, which it is definitely not. The real Švēta-dvīpa is ...
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How did Saint Dnyaneshwar made the ox to recite veda mantras?

I heard somewhere (someone posted this on quora and some people said this on twitter as well) that Sant Dnyaneshwar made an ox recite vedas. Can someone give some reference of this story and also ...
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Age difference between Hiranyaksha and Hiranyakashipu

Varaha incarnation killed Hiranyakshya during beginning of current kalpa as per this section of Bhagavata. Text 17: Brahmā thought: While I have been engaged in the process of creation, the earth has ...
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Are the text and/or speeches of Swami Vivekananda in English written by himself?

I know Swami Vivekananda gave a speech in Chicago 1893, I assume it was in English or was it translated to American audience. I am reading the complete works of Swami Vivekananda from Holybooks.com. ...
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Where has it said in the authentic scriptures, that a year in the Yuga schematic of Manu is actually a Daiva year?

The one of the early mentions of Yuga theory of Satya, Treta, Dwapara and Kali occurs in Manu Smriti. There the Yuga is acutally only 12000 years with Kali Yuga - 1200 years Dwapara Yuga - 2400 ...
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Who edited the Puranas?

Wikipedia says this The content is highly inconsistent across the Puranas, and each Purana has survived in numerous manuscripts which are themselves inconsistent.[4] The Hindu Maha Puranas are ...
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Which out of Shaktism and Shaivism is older?

Which one out of Shaktism and Shaivism is older? I've heard that Shaktism is essentially derived from Shaivism but am not sure how much of that is correct because Shaktism as far as I know has Shakti ...
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Where can I read about real characteristics of lord Indra?

In which scripture, I can read the behavior, mind-set or characteristic of lord Indra. All the TV series I have seen so far depicted lard Indra as a jealous, selfish and practicing debauchery. In fact,...
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Brahma's seventh birth

Vaishampayana while narrating Hayagriva story details how Brahma worshipped Narayana. In that Brahma says: As regards myself, I have sprung through thy Grace. From thee have I derived my birth. My ...

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