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Some pets like dogs, cats, birds are usually kept in houses. But certain animals are not allowed according to the Shastras. A verse in the Skanda Purana says people who keep pets like cats, cocks … above animals as pets leads to hell. Also from the Mahabharata, Indra says to Yudhishtira when he reached heaven. In this chapter of Mahaprasthanika Parva "Indra said, ‘There is no place in …
answered Sep 8 '17 by Sarvabhouma
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The Vaahan (mount) of Hanuman is Ushtra i.e,, a camel. This is mentioned in Hanumat suktham, Hanuman mangalashasanam and other stotras.The reason why Hanuma chose camel as his mount is: Generally ca …
answered Apr 22 '16 by Sarvabhouma
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Makara means a crocodile or a shark. It might also mean a giant mythical being which carries Ganga devi. Also it is a constellation i nastrology which is the shape of a crocodile. Hence the name. Th …
answered Aug 1 '17 by Sarvabhouma
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This information is present in Chapter 7 of Upodghāta Pada, Brahmānda Purana. In this chapter, the birth of many creatures is described. Birth of scorpions is also mentioned. जन्तवस्तुरगादिभ्यो …
answered Jul 7 '17 by Sarvabhouma
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The Manu Smriti verse quoted in the question talks about situations where killing animals is sanctioned. One of them is Madhuparka. There are several meanings to Madhuparka. Madhuparka is a rite … during a marriage. The bride's family welcomes the bridegroom's family by giving a drink made of honey, curd or clarified butter. After this drink is offered, a ceremony was performed where animals are …
answered Dec 23 '18 by Sarvabhouma