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Why do some people avoid eating some specific foods on specific days?

Lately, I had a conversation with one of my internet friends from India. I asked her about her dietary habits. She told me that in her family they don't eat non-vegetarian food items on Tuesday (...
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Where is the Panchvati mentioned in Ramayana located in present day India?

Is Panchvati in present day Nasik or in Parnashala? Where was Sita mata abducted by Ravana?
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When the 4 Pandavas besides Yudhisthira fell in their final journey, why did their divine fathers not protect them?

In Vana Parva, Kubera said to Yudhisthira that they are entitled to the protection of their divine fathers due to their divine birth. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m03/m03161.htm And, O son, ...
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What happened to Yyutsu after the coronation of Parikshit?

Yuyutsu switched from the side of Kauravas to the Pandavas and survived the 18-day war. Many years after Mahabharata war when Krishna passes away, Pandavas decide to renounce the world. Abhimanyu's ...
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What does Ashwathama mean by this sentence? Why was Ashwathama unslayable along with Kripa?

https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m08/m08088.htm Then Drona's son, catching hold of Duryodhana's hand, and adopting a soothing tone, addressed thy son, saying, "Be gratified, O Duryodhana! Make ...
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Did Ravana ever attack Ayodhya in his lifetime?

Ayodhya is the city where Rama was born and Ravana was said to have expanded Lanka. Did he attack Ayodhya in his lifetime?
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How did Vyasa become immortal?

Vyasa is one of the 7 chiranjeevis or immortals. He is considered to be the author of Mahabharata. How did he become immortal?
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How did Bhishma know about the secret of Karna's birth?

Karna visited Bhishma when he is on the bed of arrows on the tenth day of the war after war is over for the day and Bhishma said he knew about Karna's birth. How did he know about Karna's birth if ...
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Is there any mention of Adhika Masa in Mahabharata War?

The online debate for dating Mahabharata is going strong between 3067 BCE and 5561 BCE groups on Twitter and YouTube. Both these years conjecture that there was an Adhika Masa during the year of ...
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What are the characteristics and verses of the Devi Bhagavata Purana mentioned by Bhaskararaya?

Bhaskararaya was a great Sri Vidya Acharya from Southern India. Being from the same Sampradaya as Adi Shankaracharya, (whom he credits with spreading the Sampradaya in his Guptavati Bhashya on Sri ...
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How do you counter Sammohanastra?

Arjuna used Sammohanastra in Virat army that put the Kuru army to sleep. Sammohanastra is a weapon that puts an enemy to sleep. If somebody hurled agneyastra or fire weapon, then you counter attack ...
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Why was Shishupala enraged at Pandavas when Krishna was honorred during the Rajasuya Yagna?

Krishna was honored at Yudhisthira's Rajasuya Yagna. This made Shishupala angry. Why was he mad and enraged which made him insult Krishna?
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Are there any kshatriyas that don't trace descent from Solar or Lunar dynasties?

Is there any Kshatriya group that doesn't trace its descent from Solar or Lunar dynasties? Agnivansh is a prominent group amongst Rajputs, but any apart from these mentioned in Puranas or Vedas.
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Has any sect or prominent guru differentiated between scriptures and their Padma Purāṇa mentions on the basis of taddhita affix "a"?

The taddhita affix "a" is added to the names of the scriptures in the Padma Purāṇa. Has anyone notable used that to differentiate the scriptures from the ones in the Padma Purāṇa Pārvatī ...
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What happens to our Philosophies if "Karma" is rejected?

What Happens to our philosophy if the concept of "Karma" is rejected? What will be its effect on ADvaita, Visistadvaita, Dvaita, Bheda-Abheda? What will be its effect on Nyaya, Yoga, Sankhya?...
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Why is eating not included in Karmendriyas?

Karmendriyas literally means ‘organs of action’. Every human being is endowed with eleven indriyas or sense-organs. These organs are five jñānendriyas, five karmendriyas and a mind. The five ...
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How to do om namah shivaya pranayama(shiv panchakshari pranayam)

I have read in shiv mahapuran that in form of pranayam,shiv Panchakshari is 100 times more beneficial. Do somebody know how to do it?
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what is the deep meaning of chapter 2 verse 28 Gita?

Gita chapter 2 verse 28: avyaktadini bhutani vyakta-madhyani bharata avyakta-nidhanany eva tatra ka paridevana Can anybody explain the meaning of this verse in detail?
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Why did Kali incarnate as Duryodhana? For what reason was Duryodhana born earth for?

https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m01/m01068.htm The evil-minded and wicked king Duryodhana, the destroyer of the fair fame of the Kurus, was born of a portion of Kali on earth. My question is, why ...
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Was Arjuna sad or happy when Eklavya cut out his thumb?

Dronacharya demanded from his Ekalavya after he saw that by his arrows alone, Ekalayva was able to stop the dog from barking. Some people say that he secretly wanted Arjuna to be the best archer and ...
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Is it not unfair for humanity to suffer based upon your past life karma which you aren’t aware of

I just feel its really unfair if life doesn’t give a chance for a human being to redeem his/her past life bad karma. If our past life bad karma can’t be escaped, at least shouldn’t we know what were ...
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Have any prominent gurus or scripture explained why abortion is a sin, but curing cancer (without saving the cancer) is not?

The orthodox view of most religions is abortion is a sin. One thing that does not make sense to me about this is pretty much everyone does not think curing cancer is a sin, even though a fetus and ...
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Wearing chakra specific color clothes?

We know that each chakra has a specific color associated with it and that there are certain types of food or gems specified in our texts for each chakra that helps balancing/activating/aligning that ...
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What is Advaita's method of interpretation of Puranas?

The madhva philosophy as given and follow method of interpretation of Purana. They follow tribhasha and saptabheda . Do advaita as method of interpretation of Purana ? Advaita as method of ...
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Where can I find the complete English translation of Astanga Hridaya?

Astanga Hridaya is one of the great texts on Ayurveda by Vagbhata. It can be divided into five parts: SUTRASTHANA SARIRA STHANA NIDANA STHANA CIKITSITA STHANA KALPASIDDHI STHANA and UTTARASTHANA I ...
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Why Hindu Gods do not protect Hindus anymore in the modern day?

I read a book on atrocities performed on Hindus in the past 200 years by invaders. By reading it, anybody's faith will be shaken to the core. For example, there is one account was of a Muslim invader ...
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What happens if someone dies in shukla paksha dwadashi?

What happens if someone dies in shukla paksha dwadashi?
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Do followers of Advaita accept Madhvacharya's Mahabharata tatparya nirnaya commentary?

Do followers of Advaita accept Mahabharata tatparya nirnaya ? If not did any of advaita acharyas or scholars either refuted points or whole of Mahabharata tatparya nirnaya ?
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Is there a Puranic basis for Graha relationships in Jyotisha? Else what is their basis as is traditionally taught?

Below is a tabulated form of the friends, the neutrals and the enemies of each graha as per Jyotisha. (Source): Graha Friend Neutral Enemy Surya Chandra, Mangala, Guru Budha Shukra, Shani Chandra ...
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Collection of hindu scriptures? [duplicate]

Is there any authentic, reputed and recognised website with collection of all Hindu scriptures in Sanskrit and in devnagari script ? Edit - my question is different from What are some online sources ...
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Does Treta Yuga have a personified form like Satya, Dvapara and Kali? [duplicate]

Kali and Dvapara have personified forms in the Mahabharata and Satya has a personified form in the Kalki Purana, among their other appearances. Does Treta Yuga have a personified form, or does it not ...
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How to prepare "meat juice" that has been mentioned in Charaka Samhita?

The following two excerpts from chapter 27- Diet and Dietetics (Annapana-vidhi) of the Charaka Samhita mentions meat juice #1: Meat-juice nourishes By its very nature, water moistens, salt liquefies, ...
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3 births and twice born men?

https://archive.org/details/ManuSmriti_201601/page/n29/mode/2up shloka 169- According to the injunction of the revealed texts the first birth of an Aryan is from (his natural) mother, the second (...
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Is there any type of food capable enough to change the contents of causal body?

According to Sanatana Dharma, a Jeeva or human contains three bodies: Physical body, subtle body, and causal body. It is well known that food can directly impact the physical body. We can also notice ...
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What is the name of the chapter of charaka Samhita that deals with ideal food habits?

Charaka Samhita of the ancient books of Sanatana Dharma. Consider the following paragraph from Britannica about Charaka Samhita Charaka divided the treatise into eight parts, or ashtanga sthanas: ...
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Are any ancient sports mentioned in our scriptures [duplicate]

I wish to know if team sports existed in the ancient times. Especially in Ramayan and Mahabharat. By sports I don’t mean swimming, archery etc. I’m looking for something like football and cricket ...
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Whose happines matters more ours or of others?

Should we sacrifice our happiness and be sad for others happiness or sacrifice their happiness to make our self happy?
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Have any prominent critics of the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa explained the second references to Christianity and Islam?

A common criticism of the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa is that it was written after the prophecies for Christianity and Islam. I don't find this at all convincing, because the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa references them at ...
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What is the unique call to prayer in Sanaatana Dharma?

Sanaatana Dharma says God (Ishwara) is only one. So what is the unique call to prayer in Sanaatana Dharma to praise Ishwara? Just Like Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer Barechu, the Jewish call to ...
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Kadamba Age Ashtabhairava temples

Well this is a history+geography+hinduism type of question - I appreciate any guidance. There is a cluster of AshtaBhairava temples built by the Kadambas as per a decree found - all around South ...
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Is there any scriptural reference for Satyabhama killing Narakasura?

There are many scriptures which say that Krishna went along with his wife Satyabhama. During the war, Krishna used his discus to kill Narakasura. I have heard another theory that Narakasura had a boon ...
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What is the recommended set, duration and sequence of pranayama that one beginner should do for advancing spiritually?

I guess Moksha is the highest level of advancing spiritually. I guess one of the ways to reach Moksha is by practising regular Meditation. For meditation one must prepare his/her body by practising ...
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Story of King Prithu's request for Ten Thousand ears

Swami Tulsidas ji mentions about King Prithu while describing gunas of bad people. He states that King Prithu had requested for ten thousand ears (likely a boon) to listen to Ishwar's greatness. Doha ...
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Is it possible to use astras in Kali Yuga

Is it possible for human to use ancient weapons in Kaliyuga? Can humans in Kaliyuga really control it? How much time does it take to understand those weapons?
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When will the 6th century manuscript of Ramayana be published? [closed]

When is the 6th century manuscript likely to be translated and made available to view by the public?
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Ramayana: insertions in Yuddha Kand

Is the Agni Pariksha and the events preceding it, an interpolation? Throughout Ramayana, Ram is depicted as maryada purushottam, yet in the Yuddha Kanda chapter 115 and onwards, there is no rationale ...
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How can Formless Brahman create this universe?

If Brahman as per Advaitha was Nirguna, how can it assume forms and create everything ? How can something which is formless take forms and create all materials in universe ?
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Is Kali Purush, the equivalent of Satan in Hinduism? [closed]

Not exactly a duplicate of Does the concept of Evil Spirits occur in Hinduism? In the linked question, the accepted answer states: There's no equivalent of Satan in Hinduism. Hinduism has a ...
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Are these 2 lines of Shiva Geeta still valid in the Kali Yuga?

Shiva Geeta Chapter 1, verses 9, 10, 11 and 12: नित्याग्निहोत्रिणो विप्राः संति ये गृहमेधिनः त एव सर्वफलदाः सुराणां कामधेनवः [9] भक्ष्यं भोज्यं च पेयं च यद्यदिष्टं सुपर्वणाम अग्नौ हुतेन हविषा ...
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How was Shakuni so good at playing dice?

Shakuni is considered being good at dice even though people say that he deceitfully won Indraprastha for Duryodhana. My question is, how is Shakuni so good at playing dice that whatever number he ...

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