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What does the word "mlechha" (म्लेच्छ) mean in the context of Hinduism?

Those who have deserted practising their own duties, who are unkind and troublesome to others, and who are very excitable, envious and foolish are Mlechchhas. - Sukra Niti (Sukracharya's system of ...
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The story behind Names of Hindu calender Months?

The question is actually clearly answered by @Tezz. But there is another question from the user @optimus which not only concerns about how the names are derived but also depends on how the calander ...
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What do the various forehead dots and marks signify?

Different types of tilaka colors signify different aspects. For instance Skandamahāpurāṇam Verse 2.5.2.30 says the following - Chapter 2, Mārgaśīrṣa-māhātmya, Vaiṣṇava-khaṇḍa, Skanda-purāṇa श्यामं शा...
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Are there famous deities/gods or spiritual supremo, who had a daughter?

There are two most popular and one of the most revered sages who had goddesses as daughter. Rishi Bhrigu, and Rishi Katyayana. 1. Rishi Bhrigu Bhrigu is one of the most exalted sages, son of god ...
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Why do widows wear white sarees after their husband's death?

Yes, some Purāṇas do prescribe widowed women to completely tonsure (shave) their head, and also wear white garments. 1. Widow-Tonsure Consider the following verses from Skanda Mahā-Purāṇa & ...
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