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Which astra or celestial weapon contains the power of Shiva's third eye?

Shiva has many astras that are considered to be very destructive such as the Raudrastra and Pashupatastra. My exact question is which astra or celestial weapon contains the power of Shiva's third eye?
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Do any scriptures tell how to become void of arrogance?

Arrogance is considered a bad thing. Do any scriptures tell what to do so that we become void of arrogance?
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Where can I find Puranas? [duplicate]

I want to find authentic translation source of Puranas. Can anyone provide me with link or youtube videos? English or Bengali preferable with word meanings.
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Which god/goddess is associated with creative thinking and writing

Is there any particular god or goddess who could be worshipped for creative thinking and writing other than matha saraswati?
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Best direction to face while studying according to vastu shastra?

Is there any specific direction a student should face while studying according to vastu shastra?
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On what did Indra ride upon before the Samudra manthan?

Why was the Samudra Manthan performed? According to an answer from this link and also to several references in Mahabharata, Ucchaishravas and Airavata, two mounts of Indra emerged during the churn of ...
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Can person commit Brahminicide without killing a Brahmana?

Brahminicide or Brahmanahatya is is considered a very heinous crime. Can a person commit Brahmanahatya without killing a Brahmin? People said that it is possible without even killing a Brahmin.
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Namaskaram. Anyone know if there is an English translation of Rudrayamala Tantram?

Is there an English translation of Rudrayamala Tantra available? Please provide the link for the same. Thank you.
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Is there any form or aspect of Lord Shiva as Lord of speech or knowledge except Lord dakshinamurthy?

Is there any aspect or form of Lord Shiva which is related to knowledge and speech apart from Lord Dakshinamurthy ?
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Where can I find authentic translation source of Manusmriti?

I want to find an authentic translation source of Manusmriti(where I can not only learn the outer meanings but also the inner ones) Can I find it anywhere?
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what is omkar Upasana and how to do it? what's its benefit. if you guys have any reference book which was written on omkar Upasana let me know

what is omkar Upasana and how to do it? what's its benefit. if you guys have any reference book which was written on omkar Upasana let me know.
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What is explanation giving by appayya dikshita to Brahma sutra 1:3:38

Can any one explain what appayya dikshita explained about Brahma sutra Shankara bhashya 1:3:38.
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Is translation of the following excerpt from Appayya Dikshita's Brahma Sutra Bhashya available in English?

Can anyone provide English translation of the following texts which are from Appayya Dikshita's Brahmasutra Bhasya? Has this text been translated into English? णाजातशत्रुणा का लोके माह्मणस्य महावि वि...
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Did Prahlāda attain moksha? Do any scriptures say that he got moksha in the end? Is he dead or alive?

In the Puranas, Prahlāda is shown as a devotee of Vishnu from a young age itself and Vishnu, in his Narasimha form rescues Prahlāda from his father Hiranyakashipu. My question is, Did Prahlāda attain ...
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How was Satyaki related to Krishna?

Satyaki and Krishna were Yadavas and Satyaki fought for Pandavas. All I know is that Satyaki is a student and friend of Arjuna and partial incarnation of Maruts. Satyaki was partial incarnation of ...
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Does any scripture back the story of Hanuman crushing the egos of Balarama, Garuda, Satyabhama and Sudarshana Chakra?

I have gone through the related posts containing the tags "Hanuman", "Balarama", "Garuda", "Satyabhama" and "Sudarshana Chakra". None of them provides ...
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Fasting more than 3 days

Angirasa first says As regards Brahmanas and Kshatriyas, fasts for three nights at a stretch are ordained for them. Indeed, O chief of men, a fast for one night, for two nights, and for three nights, ...
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What is pradosh kaal/ pradosh kaalam?

What time is referred to as pradosh kalam? I’m not asking about pradosh vrat. Pradosh kalam is a particular time period in every day. I want to know which time period exactly. Thank you
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Who is the next vyasa after Ashwathama?

Vedas are supposed to be divided in dwapara yuga. The current vyasa is Krishna-Dwaipayana, son of Parashara (who also was a Vyasa),and the author of Mahabharata who divided the vedas in dwapara yuga. ...
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Which incidents have been excluded from Kambar’s Iramavataram as interpolations?

Kambar was a well known poet belonging to the 12th century, famous for writing the Irāmāvatāram, the Tamil version of Srimad Ramayanam a.k.a Kamba Ramayanam. According to the Wikipedia page of Kambar’...
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What is the Jyotistoma Yajna?

In the Siddhanta Siromani Vasanabhasya we have reference to atleast three important Yajnas - "... दर्शपौर्णमासयागज्योतिष्टोमादयः ..." that is, the Yajnas performed at the new moon and full ...
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Anyone give word to word translation of Brahma sutra Shankara bhashya 1:3:38?

Anyone give word to word translation of Brahma sutra Shankara bhashya 1:3:38 ? इतश्च न शूद्रस्याधिकारः यदस्य स्मृतेः श्रवणाध्ययनार्थप्रतिषेधो भवति। वेदश्रवणप्रतिषेधः वेदाध्ययनप्रतिषेधः तदर्थज्ञाना...
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What exactly is Hrudayam?

There are several similar and related terms in the scriptures of Sanatana Dharma. But there will be subtle differences between those terms. Manas, Chitta, buddhi, Hrudayam are one such example. ...
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Was Diwali mentioned in Valmiki Ramayana? [duplicate]

In this news clip from WION, the anchor is saying that when Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya, the residents of Ayodhya decorated their houses with lamps. That is how the festival of Diwali (Deepavali) ...
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What is the Ancient Rig Vedic Rivalry with Vashishta Maharishi and Vishwamitra Maharishi

I'm referring to the Battle of 10 Kings and the rift caused between them due to the actions of King Sudas
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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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Did Sri Madhusudana saraswati leave advaita at the end of life?

There are many stories saying Sri Madhusudana saraswati leave advaita and worshipped Sri Krishna. Some claim that he was bhakta of Shri Krishna from his child hood and just left debate and worshipped ...
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Which Yuga starts and which ends the Chatur-yuga? (Is Satya Yuga through to Kali Yuga right?)

Everyone, even if they don't say it seems to assume Satya Yuga starts the cycle and Kali Yuga ends it, but I have not seen any actual claim that that is true (actually scripture not having ...
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Have any prominent gurus explained the Buddha avatar as Maitreya instead of Gautama?

The common explainations of Buddha being Gautama or someone before us, have some problems. For starters the date of Buddha is given in the Bhagavata as the start of Kali Yuga. This would either be ...
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Are there two Vashista Maharishi?

Some people claim that there were two Vashista Maharishi one among the saptarishi and the other is brother of Kaundinya Maharishi. When I say my pravara it is "Vashista-Maitravarna-Kaundinya ...
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Life shortened by telling tithi

Why does life shorten by telling tithi? If asked, one should not say what the lunation is on a particular day. By telling it, one's life becomes shortened. tithiṃ pakṣasya na brūyāt tathāsyāyur na ...
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How should one worship shivalinga at home

I wish to know about what material of shivling can one have at home. I have read that crystal and narmada shivling are best to be kept at home. At the same time, I have also read that mud shivling is ...
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How can we unite all vedic sampradaya?

In this Kaliyuga there are many types of schools which are based on their believes. These believes may sometimes lead to quarrel. Without hurting their believes how we can live harmoniously?
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Which are the books that a Hindu should read?

Which books are preferred the most for the below topics 1)to know what is dharma. 2)shastra(of do's and dont's) 3)Bhagavat Geeta bhashya. 4)Vyakarana. 5)Vedanta prakarana grantha. Please suggest the ...
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How is Trika connected with Kaula sampradaya?

Except the fact that Acharya Abhinavgupta was initiated into kaula, is there anything similar in Kaula and Trika? I have heard many saying that Trika or Kashmir shaivism is part of Kaula. And also ...
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Was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu really against Adi Shankaracharya 's teachings?

Modern day followers of Chaitanya (Krishna avatar)Mahaprabhu like ISCKON says that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was against Adi Shankara's (Shiva avatar)teaching,but if we see life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu we ...
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What narayana guru and Chattampi Swamikal tells about Adi shankaracharya?

The great scholars like narayana guru and Chattampi Swamikal tells about Adi shankaracharya and what the scholars tells about Shankara in book vedadhikara niroopanam(Malayalam book)?
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How to purify a Puja room if you think it has become impure?

I want to know the process of purifying puja room. I think it is called "sthana-suddhi". Can anyone detail me the process related to it (vidhi, mantras, mudras and so on) ?
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What is the meaning of "Om Astraya Phat"?

I stumbled upon the "Om Astraya Phat" mantra as I was going through deity worship guidelines in ISKCON desire tree website. It hadn't mentioned the meaning of the mantra and researching on ...
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What are Bhakti Sutras? How many Bhakti Sutras are there?

I have heard of Narada Bhakti Sutra and Shandilya Bhakti Sutra. These are canonical Sanskrit treatizes on Bhakti Marga (Devotional Path). How many Bhakti Sutras are there? I have also doubt about how ...
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I know about Bijakshara mantra .... But What is "Bijakshara mudra"?

I know about Bijakshara mantra . But What is "Bijakshara mudra" ? Does anyone know about it and link me to the process of how to do it ?
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Patanjali yoga asana

Well, I was reading a book by Samuel Aun Weor. When I came across this practise anulom-vilom with toning sounds. Here is the link : https://glorian.org/books/the-yellow-book/christic-egyptian-...
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Christumatha Nirupanam is available in English?

The book Christumatha Nirupanam is available English translation
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Are there any Telugu dictionaries available that contains extensive list of scriptural words?

It is well-known that the many words that are in scriptures have several meanings with different interpretations. Even pandits may not be capable to assign meanings for several words in scriptures. ...
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After war, why did Bhishma preach Yudhisthira about dharma when Krishna himself could preach dharma to Yudhisthira?

Bhishma instructed Yudhisthira in statecraft. Why couldn't Krishna himsef do it?
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Is there an Upanishad called Panchakshari Upanishad?

Came across this on the Internet: Link Never heard of this before. Which Veda has this Upanishad?
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Is drinking goat milk allowed in Hinduism?

Ayurveda recommends the usage of goat's milk in its products. However, some smritis say that one should not drink goat's milk. Is drinking goat milk allowed in Hinduism?
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How were Saptarshis born and created?

Saptarshi are seven sages of manvantara. My question is, how were they born and created?
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Why did Vyasa write Mahabharata?

I want to know what made Vyasa write the Mahabharata. What was the reason why Mahabhara wrote Mahabharata? Why did he write it in the first place?
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What will be the role of Kripacharya in Kaliyuga?

Kripacharya is one of the chiranjivi अश्वत्थामा बलिव्र्यासो हनूमांश्च विभीषण:। कृप: परशुरामश्च सप्तएतै चिरजीविन:॥ सप्तैतान् संस्मरेन्नित्यं मार्कण्डेयमथाष्टमम्। जीवेद्वर्षशतं सोपि सर्वव्याधिविवर्जित॥ ...

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