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Where does Rig Veda states about Cyclical Nature of Creation?

10.190 is the Hymn to the creation in Rig Veda. In it's third verse it states sun and moon were created like that of previous creation. सूरय्याचन्द्रमसौ धाता यथा पूर्वमकल्पयत् I दिवं च पृथ्वी...
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What is the theory of creation of the universe as per agama/tantra section of Hinduism

I have posted it in my groups and blogs and reposting it here in parts. षट् त्रिंशत् तत्त्वानि विश्वम् ShaT triMshat tattvAni vishvaM (ParashurAma kalpasUtra.) This universe is nothing but ...
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Why there are numerous contradictions about origin of universe and other creations in Hinduism?

Here is what Adi Shankara says in his commentary regarding the apparent contradictions seen in creation doctrine: It is not possible-- our opponent says--to prove either that Brahman is the cause ...
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What is the need of creation?

According to Sankara there is no creation. There is only vivarta vada - apparent manifestation. Swami Vivekananda says (Complete Works, V3, pp 12-14, also available here under the heading Lectures ...
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Which scripture says Shiva first created Brahma-Vishnu and delegated rest of the creation to them?

Yes, there are plenty of scriptures which tell Lord Shiva created Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu just as there are scriptures which say Lord Vishnu created Lord Brahma and Lord Rudra or Lord Brahma took ...
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How do Rakshasas look? Physical appearance of Rakshasas?

Citing from The Mahabharata, Book 7: Drona Parva: Ghatotkacha-badha Parva : SECTION CLXXV, describing the battle between Vikartana's son, Karna, and the Rakshasa Ghatotkacha. Of blood-red eyes, ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

Yes, Vishwamitra did his own creation. This is described in the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana. The solar dynasty king Trishanku wanted to go to Swarga in his own body, so he asked the sage Vasishta to ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

The detail story of Rishi Vishwamitra creating another new creation and a second Svargaloka (Heaven) is also can be found in Book 7 - Chapter 14 - of Devi Bhagavata Purana. Chapter Name -"On the ...
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Is Vishwamitra also a creator of a new Universe like Brahma?

How could Vishwamitra able to create duplicate things? Due to the boon given by Lord Shiva, he got the power of creation. This is described in the chapter named Vishwamitra Commences New Creation in ...
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Where from human came first?

Since you are asking from Vedas perspective, so I am giving the answer from Rig Veda. In Rig Veda, Mandala 10, Sukta 90 it is mentioned that, Brahmins came from Purusha's mouth, Kshatriya from His ...
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Where from human came first?

Almost yes but replace bramha with purush in purush sukta Purusha sukta (puruṣasūkta ) is hymn 10.90 of the Rigveda, dedicated to the Purusha, the "Cosmic Being". 11 When they divided Puruṣa how ...
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Where is Hiranyagarbha?

Hiranyagarbha literally means the Golden Womb or by extension - One born from the Golden Womb - which refers to Brahma's birth from the golden egg that became the Universe. The famous Hiranyagarbha ...
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Why Shiva created the universe for Kshetrajñahah?

The chapter of that Mrigendra Aagama is talking about 'Pashu Lakshanam' or the 'Nature of the Bound Soul', so the Kshetrajna there refers to Individual souls. Why would Shiva create the universe for ...
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Where is Hiranyagarbha?

In Hindu scriptures Hiranyagarbha is actually associated with one the Trinities viz: Lord BrahmA. Now, Lord BrahmA has many GAyatri Mantras dedicated to him. One such Mantra is the following: ...
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Hiranyagarbha and Nirguna Brahman

You are not the first to be confused by this. This is clarified in several Brahma Sutra verses (all available here - https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/brahma-sutras). The first verse to discuss ...
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Why does the Universe exist?

There are two answers in the Hindu scripture to the above question. The first answer is that Brahman as Viraj was lonely. Philosophers do not like this answer since Brahman is by definition full and ...
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Where do Vedas state Universe being a projection in space-time?

19.53 is a Hymn to Kala in Atharvaveda also known as Kala Sukta. In it's third verse it states: पूर्ण कुम्भोदिः काल आहितस्तं वै पश्यामो बहुदा नु सन्तः । [AtharvaVeda 19.53.3] A full pot has ...
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When does universe merge back into the Supreme Brahman?

It actually depends on what do you mean by "Universe". We should note that after day of Brahma, three worlds are merged into Supreme Brahman and after life span of Brahma, whole Brahmanda ...
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Why God (Viraat Purush) created Devatas to enjoy and Humans to suffer?

karma law is equal for both gods ,humans and deamons all.Gods too suffer in epics like mahabharat and ramayana and as there are many incidents but mainly post-vedic. I think this answer is quite ...
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Did Brahman split into multiple souls?

The exact verse you are referring to is Chandogya VI.2.3. The division is only apparently so, and is only seen from the aspect of maya. Krishna says in Gita Chapter 13 verse 16 (Swami Nikhilananda ...
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How were women created by the Cosmic Man?

In the Vedanta Paribhasa of Dharmaraja Adhvarindra (Swami Madhavananda translator) Chapter 6 - On the origin of the Various Worlds and Bodies: Now, in the origination of the five subtle elements (and ...
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How was Vishnu born?

Lord Vishnu has no birth. He is the eternal supreme Lord of all universes. Hari Narayana has no second. He assumes the form of Brahma, Shiva, Indra etc. Then Nārāyaṇa is eternal. Brahmā is Nārāyaṇa, ...
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what are the smallest and the largest unit of measurement of time used in vedic calculation and universe creation?

As per vedaga/vedic jyotisha. There is mention of many small and large time calculations. Smaller time units however, are extremely difficult to measure with equipment. There are many texts like Surya ...
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What is the association between earth and the fire element?

There is a relationship between the elements Earth and Fire. But Fire does not come from Earth, instead Earth comes from Water, and Water comes from Fire. Here is what this chapter of the Chandogya ...
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Hiranyagarbha and Nirguna Brahman

Hiranyagarbha is actually Saguna Brahman in action. He is not Nirguna Brahman or the Highest cause. He is in fact the effect of the cause. So, it is not right to say that "Saguna and Nirguna Brahman ...
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Who is responsible for the creation of Earth, Lord Shiva or Adhishakti?

Lord Shiva can not create alone without the help of Adi Shakti. This is the essence of various scriptures. Adi Shankaracharya's Soundarya Lahiri mentions this at the very beginning: Shivah ...
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Do Hindus believe in reincarnation?

In Hinduism, each individual soul is considered immortal or eternal. Samsara is controlled by karma, which, in Hinduism, is the moral law of action and reaction. All Hindus believe that each ...
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Why did Shiva and Adishakti have to separate to create the universe?

Here is basically what i can think of the reasons of separation of Shiva and Shakti for the sake of creation . Para Shiva+Para Shakti=Parabrahman ,loosely speaking.Actually these two are inseparable ...
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