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32 forms of Lord Ganesha are mentioned in Mudgala Purana one among which is Ucchishtha Ganapati. From this article (which names the 32 forms and their Dhyana Shlokas) on Hindupedia.com: 4.Pingala (Sidhi ) Ganapathi (The occult Ganesa) Pakva chootha kalpa manjarim ikshu danda thila modhakai saha , Udwahan parasu hastha they Nama sri samrudhipatha deva ...


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Some say there were 7 shakhas (schools) in Atharvaveda, while Caraṇavyuha lists nine shakhas: paippalāda, stauda, mauda,  śaunakīya, jājala, jalada, brahmavada, devadarśa and cāraṇavaidyā. Out of it only two have survived, they are the paippalāda and śaunakīya. Saunakīya consists of kandas. These contain a lot of mantras, suktas and even indrajals for many ...


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Usually while doing chanting of mantras/stotras one has to face either East or North. One must not face the other two directions. Quoting from the book "JAPA YOGA -- A COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON MANTRA-SASTRA by Sri Swami Sivananda" The glory of the Name of God cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can certainly be experienced ...


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Meat can be offered to Deities. It's approved by Vedas, Smritis as well as Tantras. But only such meat that is prepared without salt and spices. Such meat is considered as a sacrificial food or Havi i.e. food fit to be offered to Deities. Manu Smriti 3.257. The food eaten by hermits in the forest, milk, Soma-juice, meat which is not prepared (with spices), ...


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