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Is Chitragupt of Yamlok mentioned in any scriptures?

Is there a real character called Chitragupta? "Brahman said, 'O highly blessed one, excellent is the duty that thou hast enunciated, together with its secret ritual. Praise be to thee! I ...
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Is Chitragupt of Yamlok mentioned in any scriptures?

Yes he is mentioned in many Puranas (like Agni, Varaha, Devi Bhagavata etc) as the accountant of Yama - the God of death. Whenever, Yama is mentioned, Chitragupta is also mentioned along with. From ...
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Who are the Ātivāhikas who guide the soul to heaven or hell?

Ativhakas are mentioned in Adhyaya 4 -Pada 3 of Vedanta-Sutras. अतिवहिकास्तल्लिंगात् || BS 4.3.4|| ( These are ) deities conducting the soul ( on the path of gods) , on the account of ...
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What are the effects if rituals after death are not performed at all?

If Shraddhas are not done, then the deceased persons receive Pretatva or Preta-hood. That is they attain ghost like state of beings. Then, they will not be able to move to the Pitruloka and will be ...
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Since Kaliyuga itself feels like hell (naraka), do souls still go to hell after death?

Yes, the people (with bad Karma) will still go to the hells in Kali Yuga. In fact, Puranas, like Bhavisya Purana, state that hells will over-populated in Kali Yuga. So, that means, compared to the ...
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Why do some souls remain on earth after leaving the body after death?

When a person dies he or she attains a ghost-like state called a Preta. To remove this preta-hood the family members of the deceased person are required to do the funeral rites as prescribed. Only ...
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What are the Hindu beliefs on life after death?

Hinduism believes in the rebirth and reincarnation of souls. What happens after the soul leaves the body and before it reincarnates again is a great mystery about which we can form an idea after ...
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Why don't we remember our past lives?

I believe that it is pure causeless mercy of the Supreme Lord that we can't remember our past life experiences. We can't handle the traumatic situations of this one life; what to speak of countless ...
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What is the intention of the following Rigvedic verse to the Spirit

The intention behind the hymn 58 will not be understood if the only the mantras of that hymn is read. The complete story starts in the previous hymns and concludes in the next hymn. The manas who ...
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What is the intention of the following Rigvedic verse to the Spirit

The Hymn you quoted in the question is Rig-Veda 10.58 Whoes Devata is Mana Avartana and Rishis are Bandhu-Subandhu , Shrutabandhu ,Viprabandhu , Goupayana or Loupayana. As we can see from the Devata ...
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Are there any proof of Moksha

There are no signs or proofs that a person has attained moksha after death to the ordinary person. Similarly, there is no sign or proof that a living man has attained moksha. In his Pancadasi, Sri ...
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What happens to the spiritual progress achieved in this life after death?

Arjuna raised this question to Krishna (English translation is of Swami Gambhirananda quoted from Gitasupersite): अर्जुन उवाच अयतिः श्रद्धयोपेतो योगाच्चलितमानसः। अप्राप्य योगसंसिद्धिं कां ...
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Do only Pativratra wives accompany their husbands in heaven ? Do non-Pativratas also accompany the husband in afterlife?

Do non-Pativrata women also accompany the husbands in afterlife ? No. See the following verses: Manu Smriti 5.160. A virtuous wife who after the death of her husband constantly remains chaste, ...
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How many hells (naraka) are there according to Hinduism?

Concept of hell is not introduced in the Puranas. Manu Smriti also talks about hells in many of it's chapters. The hell called Put, which you've referred to, is also mentioned in Manu Smriti: 9.138. ...
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Do our parents in this birth will be our parents in every birth? Does this cycle revolves?

Not necessarily. In some special cases, it might so happen for some births only, due to the effect some boons may be. My reference here is from the Yoga Tattva Upanishad which is linked to the ...
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Do our parents in this birth will be our parents in every birth? Does this cycle revolves?

The whole process of taking birth is very difficult and uncertain as the following shlokas show: Residing in that (region of the moon) till they have exhausted (the results of action) [1] they ...
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Will a person get moksha or not when he/she donates body after death?

I am posting an excerpt from Mahabharata that supports organ donation: The Deities said,-…The Asuras are being aggrandised, while we are being weakened. It behoveth thee, therefore, to ordain what is ...
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Are there any proof of Moksha

I am posting below Swami Vivekananda’s initial experiences reported by Swami Nikhilananda’s introductory essay in his book ‘The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna’. During his second visit, about a month ...
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Is Chitragupt of Yamlok mentioned in any scriptures?

Garuda Purana deals with the journeys of a soul after it discards the body. This is a dialogue between Lord Mahavishnu and His mount Garuda. Chapter 3 deals with the torments of Yama. Here Chitragupta,...
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Why don't we remember our past lives?

Let me answer this question from the book dialogues with guru(between chandrasekhar bharati and a disciple) This book was written by jnanananda bharati ji who took sanyaas from jagadguru abhinava ...
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Why is there no mention of 'life review' after death in any scriptures of Hinduism?

There is a review done but the review is done by Yama's assistant Citragupta. One doesn't judge oneself. There is no mention of meeting any light. Man’s fate after death The human soul (jivatma) ...
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Can only human beings become ghosts? What about other creatures?

Yes, as per the Skanda Mahā-Purāṇa, only the jīvas in the human beings can become ghosts. Chapter 50, Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa, Māheśvara-khaṇḍa, Skanda-purāṇa Verses 1.2.50.(72b to 74) मनुष्या एव गच्छंति ...
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Why is it considered as bad to become ghost after death ? Do ghosts live a very miserable life?

Why is it considered as bad to become a ghost after death ? The existence of ghosts as described in the scriptures is extremely horrid. It is considered bad on account of extreme sufferings a ghost is ...
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What happens to people whose bodies are not cremated?

Per the Shiva Purana, people who are not cremated are not reborn: 6.21.36: The procedure of obsequies shall be followed. If their bodies are not cremated they are likely to miss the good goal. The ...
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How to explain the conflict between the theory of Karma and hell?

The function of hell is to punish sinful souls who committed a lot of sins in their human form of life. For example, the sin of killing a cow is so bad that you cannot accept the complete karmic ...
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Want to know after death

Hinduism generally teaches that after death, unless the person has attained enlightenment and become part of Brahman, their life force is reincarnated and they live another life on Earth. There is no ...
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Is there any hindu sect which does not believe in rebirth?

ChArvaka is one such school. In 8th century CE Jaina literature, Saddarsanasamuccaya by Haribhadra,[25] Lokayata is stated to be the Hindu school where there is "no God, no samsara (rebirth), no ...
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Why don't we remember our past lives?

I found this researching this question. The restriction to wombs might be because of the transmissible cancers, who are all not born from wombs. This is important because the forgetting of previous ...
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