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Which Scripture mentions Mangala as son of Varaha?

I heard that lord Varaha begot 2 sons with Bhumi when bhumi took form of varahi. One of the sons is Narakasura aka Baumasura. I am looking for who is the other son. I found in wiki that Mangala (Lord ...
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Is inter-faith marriage allowed in Hinduism?

I recently saw a video of a renowned modern-day Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar, where he said inter-religious marriages are fine if the partner is spiritual. I wondered whether this is the teaching of Hindu ...
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Are there any schools of hinduism that hold the Soul to be perishable / non-eternal?

Hinduism has a plethora of schools, All holding a wide variety of beliefs about the nature of the Atma. Are there any schools that hold the soul/atma to be perishable and subject to destruction?
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How many Ishta Devi and devatas are there?

For a mantra Diksha there should be an Ishta for the practitioner, so I wanted to know how many Ishtas are there ? Also is there any deity who has imagination , knowledge , creativity as Saraswati and ...
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Is their story inverse to Matanga based on illegitimate birth?

From this story in the Mahabharata (https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/the-mahabharata-mohan/d/doc826352.html) Matanga who was thought to be a Brahmin by his cruel acts and nature was deduced to ...
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Difference between small and large size shiva linga?

Is there any difference in the functioning and effect of small shivalingas and large shiva lingas which are kept in temples. What will happen if we keep a large shiva linga at our home ? Can it bring ...
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Dhumra Ganapati in Dhumavati Sadhana

I am seeking a deeper understanding of Dhumavati Sadhana. In this mahavidya there is Dhumra Ganapati to be worshipped before. I'm seeking more resources about this form of Ganapati and it's mantras. ...
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Is there any text detailing Kunti's life?

I'm trying to find more information on Kunti's life. Specifically, these are the questions I'm trying to find answers for: What was she skilled in? What were the kinds of things she was exceptional ...
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polygamy in hinduism

How were the Hindu mythology and history allowed to practice polygamy although it's forbidden in Hinduism? My follow up question will be how to choose between constitution and Hindu Text if there is ...
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How to search for Mahabharat Book, Chapter, Verse?

As in, which site do I use to search Book-wise, Chapter-wise or Verse-wise? For example, some book I'm reading on Google Books quotes Shanti Parv (which is Book 12) but mentions Verse 6930. How do I ...
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Is Tarpanam a part of Sandhyavandanam?

Is Tarpanam a part of Sandhyavandanam?. I have seen many books, each showing a different. In some books, there is no tarpanam. Does Tarpanam appear in the Rigveda, Yarjurveda, and Samaveda ...
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Is it prohibited to buy new things or do any construction work when anyone at home is pregnant?

Is it prohibited to buy new things like clothes, vehicles etc or do any construction work (even tiny construction work) when anyone at home is pregnant? What do scriptures say about it?
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Some techniques and practices to gain very high levels of concentration

What are some yogic techniques other than normal meditation to develop huge amount of concentration power?
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Itihasa and Dharmashastra, Nitishastra and Dharmasutra

What were the rules used by the famous kingdoms during the events of Ramayana and Mahabharata? If none is provided would it be fair to assume that the Dharmasutras were the sacred law? Also if not ...
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Is it possible to worship God in forms that aren't sanctioned by any scripture?

As per what I have heard in Hindu belief, God manifests in front of a devotee in any form that the devotee wants him to. However, from a personal viewpoint, my mind does not find any connection or ...
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Explain the three types of Shudras?

According to birth based varna system There are three types of shudras, We are requesting to give clear explanation about three types of shudras
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How to worship a shiva linga?

How does one practice to worship shiva linga in house? What are the specific days and events which are essential to be performed, and do we have to put milk,curd,honey and ghee each week to maintain ...
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Necessary informations about the practice of kumbhaka in pranayama?

What is kumbhaka in pranayama and can it be practiced by anyone having subtle and gross sense enjoyments and non-brahmachari?
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What is the meter of this verse from the Panchatantra?

This is the verse: मनवे वाचस्पतये शुक्राय पराशराय ससुताय । चाणक्याय च विदुषे नमोऽस्तु नयशास्त्रकर्तृभ्यः ॥ I'm not able to figure out which meter this verse was written in. Would appreciate some ...
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MUHAMMAD MENTIONNED IN SAMA VEDAS

I found a claim that sama vedas 2 6 8 says : "Ahmad acquired religious law from his lord....." And muslims say that ahmad refers to the islamic muhammad what do you think ? I am confused
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रेखांकितपदेभ्यः उपसर्गान् पृथक् कुरुत - give answer

रेखांकितपदेभ्यः उपसर्गान् पृथक् कुरुत - (रेखांकित पदों से उपसर्गों को अलग कीजिए) (i) सेवकः संदेश यच्छति। (iii) सः उपहारं यच्छति। (v) प्राचार्य: उपदिशति। (vii) ते विवाद कुर्वन्ति । (ix) अभिमानं मा कुरु।...
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Can I pray to Navagrahas at night like 7:00-9;00?

Can I pray to Navagrahas after dark or is it inauspicious? Please give scriptural references.
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Are women allowed to blow conch shell (Shankha) in Hinduism?

I've heard that it is mentioned that Lakshmi doesn't reside in homes/leaves that home were women or shudra blows conch, it is mentioned in Brahm-vaivarta puran, prakriti khand, adhyaya 20, shloka 21 ...
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Parents and Dietary Restrictions

I don't wanna make my parents' life hard, so I said I would follow scriptural dietary restrictions of not eating onion and garlic as casual food. I also stated that if scripture prescribes meat/...
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What is the mantra for Putra Kameshti Yagna?

In 15th chapter of Bala Khanda of Ramayana, before performing Putra Kameshti Yagna, Rishyashringa said :- "I will procedurally conduct the ritual contained in the preamble of atharva-veda with ...
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Can Shudras not attain heaven?

"By your grace, this Shudra will not be able to attain heaven!” I understand most of Shambuka's story and don't see it as a later interpolation, but this verse translated correctly that a Shudra ...
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Is Bhagwan Vishnu's color Blue or White?

As per shantakaram shlok - meghvarn whereas as per shuklam bardharam shlok - shashivarna. So, What's the actual colour of Vishnu?
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Primary sources for atrocities in GOA inquisition

Looking for the primary sources on GAO inquisition atrocities please give.
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What are the various types of Banalingas that are present near Narmada river?

Banalingas present near the holy Narmada river have various kinds of colours and design on them. Some are red , some have a black dot, some are bi coloured in red and white and various other colours. ...
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How should be the realtionship between husband and wife?

Man and woman come together to pursue four Purusarth together. I want to know how should be the relationship between husband and wife. Any scripture detailing the same.
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On The "Heterodox" Sampradayas

Namaskarah!🙏 Regarding Shaivism, as far as I'm aware with the resources I've, the philosophy of mainstream Shaivite sampradayas such as Vira Shaivism, Shaiva Siddantha, Pasupatha Shaivism, Kashmiri ...
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Does nirukta of yaksa has any direct/indirect reference to mahabharat?

Does nirukta of yaksa has any direct/indirect reference to mahabharat ?
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Esoteric Vishnu in Rig Vedas

https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/rig-veda-english-translation/d/doc830780.html As per this verse in the Rig Veda and its predecessor, it discusses how Vishnu revealed the truth to this person. ...
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Hindu scriptures and Christianity

Now this question is controversial and keep in mind I am not a syncretist. However, to Hindu text mention any mysterious figure that possibly could resemble the figure of Christ? If not what about ...
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Source of Durga Dwatrimsha Namavali Stotram

I came across 32 names Stotram of Devi Durga. Here is the reference. Can anyone share the scripture reference? Is it present in Devi Bhagavatam ?
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Agama sastra existence

From were did Agama sastra came into existence? Was there any reference of it in Vedas / Ramyana/ Mahabharata/ Bhagavatam? Did the previous yuga people followed it ?
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Temples in Dvapara yuga

Are there any references that temple's were constructed during the period? If so share examples, if not why they were emphasized more in Kaliyuga?
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Is animal sacrifice valid in Hinduism?

Do shrutis and smritis validate animal sacrifices? Do Vedas validate animal sacrifices? Any sutras/dharmashastras/works of any great hindu sage validate it? Does mimamsa (purva mimamsa) validate it? ...
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In aiterya brahmana, it is stated that animals like cow, camel, goat, horse, etc are not to be sacrificed, but other scriptures validate animal sac

Many commentators of different sampradayas conclude that Vedic sacrifice is just. But this encounter with aiterya brahmana and jaiminiya brahmana maybe says something otherwise? Well I would like to ...
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Why are shaivas so rude to Vishnu. Why can’t they admit both are one and worship eachother? [closed]

I see so many toxic shaivas blame EVERYTHING on ISKCON, even tho very little of us are iskcon and most are Sri Vaishnavas. Shiva worships and loves Vishnu and vice versa. If we as a religion can’t ...
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Do Gods have to take on an avatar form or can they materialize as themselves?

This section may be skipped, but this is essentially just a background to my question. I know basically nothing about Hinduism but I am curious about learning about it. My only experience with ...
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First refrence to the Prasthanatrayi?

What is the first reference to the Prasthanatrayi and are these three like the "Bible" or one book of Vedanta?
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How can one stop becoming their own enemy?

As swami Vivekananda mentions if one doesn’t know how to control their mind then they themselves become their worst enemy. So how can one undo being their worst enemy , what are some practical methods ...
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What is the story of the earth's milking during previous Manvantaras?

The 2nd Canto of Brahmanda Purana mentiones that the milking of the earth at diffrent Manvantaras:- 15a. Thereafter, in. the Svāyambhuva Manvantara (the Earth -was milked) after making Svāyambhuva ...
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Shabar Mantras and their potency

Shabar Mantras more potent than sanskrit tantric mantras for kamya prayogas? Dhumavati practice against enemy is available in both sanskrit originals and shabara vidya. Which of the two would be more ...
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About Kali's these sons

In the 59th chapter of 3rd Canto of Brahmanda Purana, it is mentioned that four of Kali's son are popular:- Four other sons were born to Kali. They were cannibals. They were Nāka, and Vighna who were ...
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Which scripture recommends Sharma Title for Brahmins?

I think Sharma title is recommended to be used by brahmins. Which scripture recommends to use Sharma Title for Brahmins ?
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Dharmashastras used in Valmiki Ramayana & Mahabharta

Dharma/Niti shastras were used in Ram Rajyam and other popular kingdoms in Mahabharata and Ramayana.
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Where is this verse mentioned?

VII 6:180-89 वेदा विनिंदिता येन विलोक्य पशुहिंसनम् सकृपेन त्वया येन तस्मै बुद्धाय ते नमः ॥१८८॥ This answer verse is from which book?
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Are all purusarths equally important?

There are four purusarths of life - Dharma, Artha , Kaam and Moksha. Are all of them equally important ? Dharma is the path. Moksha is the end goal. Artha and Kaam are also goals. Is there any such ...
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