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it's NOT true that only virginity of women is stressed upon in Hindu scriptures. Men's virginity also required during first marriage. Men's life span is divided into 4 stages (Ashrama): Brahmacharya (student life) Grihastha (household life) Vanaprastha (retired life) Sannyasa (renounced life) And in the first stage named Brahmacharya, virginity or ...


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In addition to YDS's answer, I would like to add this verse from the Manusmriti where a man's virginity is stressed upon before marriage: वेदानधीत्य वेदौ वा वेदं वाऽपि यथाक्रमम् । अविप्लुतब्रह्मचर्यो गृहस्थाश्रममावसेत् ॥ २ ॥ vedānadhītya vedau vā vedaṃ vā'pi yathākramam | aviplutabrahmacaryo gṛhasthāśramamāvaset || 2 || Having learnt, in due ...


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Yes Rama had killed Shambhuka because he was performing ascetic penance to become God in the same human body of his and was desirous of attaining celestial powers which could have been risk for Gods. It is mentioned in Uttara Kanda of Valmiki Ramayana. From Valmiki Ramayana, Uttara Kanda, Chapter 75-76, When Rama asked him why he is performing such ascetic ...


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Before replying the main issue " Desire", it would be in the fitness of things to give some relevant information. Among few others Karma, Attachment, Desire has been the focal theme of Geeta. Almost all copies of Geeta quote around dozen shlokas under the caption Geeta Mahatmya wherein we find a beautiful analogy of lead characters of Mahabharata . There ...


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As per Mahabharata: Adi Parva, the great war of Mahabharata happened for 18 days : Bhishma acquainted with choice of weapons, fought for ten days. Drona protected the Kaurava Vahinis for five days. Karna the desolator of hostile armies fought for two days; and Salya for half a day. After that lasted for half a day the encounter with clubs between ...


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This text has a summary of the same story and conveys the meaning better: This Purana relates that a king, Manobhadra, having grown old and weak, resolved upon dividing his kingdom between his two sons. He therefore convoked a council of his ministers, when, of a sudden, a vulture and his mate flew into the hall, to the surprise of the whole assembly. ...


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Need and Greed has a very thin line between them. Greed begets desire and it has no end. I am a person with a moderate income and live comfortably with my family. Now I need a car to carry out my normal duties. I buy a Maruti-alto or an I10 or a figo and so on. My need is fulfilled. Instead if I opt to buy a Merc500 or BMW 7 series or a RR, that is greed. ...


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The oldest extant Vedic scripture to mandate Sandhyāvandana is probably the Āśvalāyana Gṛhyasūtra (attached to Ṛgveda): Adhyāya III, Kaṇḍikā 7 If the sun sets while he is sleeping without being sick, he should spend the rest of the night keeping silence, without sitting down, and should worship the sun (when it rises) with the five (verses), 'The ...


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