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Did Hinduism really survive the proselytization efforts of Islam and Christianity? The content in the above question seems to be seeing the glass half full. To say Hinduism is in majority in India despite Islamic invasion and British occupation conveniently ignores the fact that Hinduism has lost out to Islam in Afghanisthan, Pakistan and Bangladesh. ...


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Everything is controlled by God. The countries like Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Europeans divated from original spirituality in Kaliyuga about 2000-3000 years ago into some random local religion practices. For example Egyptians practiced incest, slavery, aristocracy, human sacrifices and many other wrong practices, similarly Europeans became Wiccans and Goths etc., ...


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The last king to perform the Aśvamedha yajña was the 18th century Rajput ruler Sawai Jai Singh. In History of Dharmaśāstra, Vol II Part II, P. V. Kane lists a few others: In Indian Antiquary vol. VIII. p. 273 (at p. 278) we find that a general, called Udayacandra, of Nandivarma Pallavamalla (about the 9th century A. D.) defeated Pṛthivīvyāghra, king of ...


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The flags of kings, in Ramayana and Mahabharata, were mentioned as having some symbol but not Bhagawa flag. (i) kovidara (pomegranate) tree was mentioned on the flag of Bharata in Ramayana एष वै सुमहान् श्रीमान् विटपी सम्प्रकाशते | विराजत्य् उद्गत स्कन्धः कोविदार ध्वजो रथे || २-९६-१८ "The gigantic and glorious tree with superb branches is ...


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The Ochre color, which is very close to Saffron, has been prescribed as the color of an ascetic's garments. 6 A wandering ascetic should wander forth according to the rule, abandoning his relatives and free of possessions. 17 Going into the wilderness, 18 he has his head shaven except for the topknot; 19 wears a loin cloth; 20 resides in one place ...


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Not sure about flag, but the color sure have important place in Sanatana Dharma. All Rishis/Munis used to wear yellowish color'ed clothes which is nearly same as Saffron color. Here is a reference from Rigveda Suktam 10 Hymn 136: मुनयो वातरशनाः पिशङ्गा वसते मला । वातस्यानु ध्राजिं यन्ति यद्देवासो अविक्षत ॥२॥ The Munis, girdled with the wind, ...


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While agreeing to the answer of one member (@sv.), I am providing my answer below. The Khajuraho temples feature a variety of artwork, of which 10% is sexual or erotic art outside and inside the temples. We have to remember that Sex was never decried in the Veda or subsequent literature. Sex is but Natural to all living beings. And, to gratify sexual ...


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N. Ramesan in The Tirumala Temple explains the idea behind those erotic scenes depicted in temple art: Erotic Sculptures These are erotic scenes shown in the sculptures in the Pratima mandapa. Such scenes are not unknown in temples. The shāstras lay down that Kāma is one of the purushārthas of life and the Vishnudharmottara which is a standard ...


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Some of the baseless accusations that Neo-Buddhists have leveled against Adi Shankaracharya is that he persecuted Buddhists, destroyed Nagarjunakonda and Amaravati etc. Proselytization by force, deception or material benefits was not prevalent in those times - be it Hinduism , Jainism or Buddhism. The practice was that the vanquished in a philosophical ...


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