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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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What exactly happens during Parakaya Pravesha?

The key to every power in Yoga comes from Samyama. If you apply Samyama to other body, then you enter that body. When the mind has attained to that state when it identifies itself with the internal ...
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Why do some souls remain on earth after leaving the body after death?

When a person dies he or she attains a ghost-like state called a Preta. To remove this preta-hood the family members of the deceased person are required to do the funeral rites as prescribed. Only ...
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Do piśācas' (ghosts) exist in temples or in our homes?

Ghosts may reside in houses/homes which lack spiritual or general purity, peity, and devotion to the god. Quoting from the Garuḍa Mahā-Purāṇa . Chapter 22, Preta Khaṇḍa (Dharma-kāṇḍa) of the Garuḍa ...
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What is the difference between Preta (Ghost) and Bhuta (Spirit)?

Bhuta: The basis for all creation, including the physical body, is the group of five elements: earth, water, wind, fire, and space. The well-being of the body and mind can be established by ...
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Do ghosts and spirits exist in Hindu beliefs?

Do ghosts and spirits exist in Hindu beliefs? Yes Gurudev, Shiva is called Bhoothnath (lord of the ghosts) and he is surrounded by ghosts and spirits. Do ghosts really exist? Sri Sri Ravi ...
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What are the differences among Rakshasas, Daityas, Danawas, Pisachas?

1) DAITYAS (दैत्य) Daityas are race of demons and Giants Living in Sutala (सुताल) one of the 14 lokas. they were greatly devoted to their deities followed Vedic rituals, undertook severe penance, ...
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Which shashtra mention about bhoota pichahsa and other negative energies in detail?

After some some research i have found a text named Bhoot Damar Shashtra which answers first question. For Second question, bhagvada geeta says alot. There is another text which answers first question, ...
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Can only human beings become ghosts? What about other creatures?

Yes, as per the Skanda Mahā-Purāṇa, only the jīvas in the human beings can become ghosts. Chapter 50, Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa, Māheśvara-khaṇḍa, Skanda-purāṇa Verses 1.2.50.(72b to 74) मनुष्या एव गच्छंति ...
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Why is it considered as bad to become ghost after death ? Do ghosts live a very miserable life?

Why is it considered as bad to become a ghost after death ? The existence of ghosts as described in the scriptures is extremely horrid. It is considered bad on account of extreme sufferings a ghost is ...
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Which God should i pray to get rid of speaking ghost and evil spirits and what mantra should I chant according in Vedas and Hinduism

Chanting.: "|| ॐ नमो नारायणाय ||" (Om namo nārāyaNāya). Followed by Bhagavadgita, adhyaya 11 sloka 36. अर्जुन उवाच | स्थाने हृषीकेश तव प्रकीर्त्या जगत्प्रहृष्यत्यनुरज्यते च | रक्षांसि भीतानि...
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