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Expiation for Chandalas and other mixed Varnas

As per Shrimad Bhagavatam, a Chandala becomes as pure as a brahmana simply by chanting or hearing the Holy Names of Lord Vishnu, offering obeisance unto Him or just by remembering Him. यन्नामधेयश्रवणा...
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Rules for when marriage actually consummates?

The question first ask about: are there rules as to when procreation can begin? Yes and rules of procreation are given by Ayurveda as the health of newborn is of utmost importance. Here is what ...
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How many Arya Samskaras are there? ten or sixteen?

Shodasha sanskāras: Garbhādhāna - This is mainly concerned with the purification of the seed and the womb so that the progeny will be endowed with good health and intelligence. Pumsavana - This is ...
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Generally Cruel Punishments in Dharmashastras and Unfair ones

I have seen two kinds of punishment in Shastras one is self-awarded (Prayaschit) and the other being awarded by state (Danda). Manusmriti, one of the authoritative text, generally deals with ...
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What is meant by the “Yogic Slumber” of Bhagwan Vishnu?

Padma Purana:UK:175.: “[Sri Lakshmi said.]: O revered one, You, despite being the sustainer of the world, you being indifferent (passive) towards your glory, are sleeping on this milky ocean, what’s ...
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Is it true that Swami Vivekananda advocated for a new dharmashastra for the modern age?

Yes, it is true. CONVERSATIONS AND DIALOGUES (From the Diary of a Disciple (Shri Sharat Chandra Chakravarty, B.A.)) XI (Translated from Bengali ) [Place: The Belur Math (under construction). Year: ...
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Was there a process of impeachment if a king was found to be in violation of dharma?

As others have mentioned, there isn't really a formal impeachment procedure mentioned in śāstras afaik but they (śāstras) do mention circumstances in which the prajā might take an action against a ...
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