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The scripture that comes closest to recommending monogamy is the Āpastamba Dharmasūtra: Praśna II, Paṭala 5, Khaṇḍa 11 If he has a wife who (is willing and able) to perform (her share of) the religious duties and who bears sons, he shall not take a second. The very next verse, however, recommends taking another wife if the first wife cannot produce sons ...


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Mahabharata contains 100 parvas which are further grouped into 18 major parvas Adi Parva gives list of 100 parvas which includes Santi as well: Then the coronation of the wise Yudhishthira. The next is called the 'Grihapravibhaga'. Then comes 'Santi', then 'Rajadharmanusasana', then 'Apaddharma', then 'Mokshadharma'. Those that follow are called ...


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As far as I know, Sudarshana Chakra has many legends associated with it. I don't think it is mentioned as such in Ramayana and Mahabharata. However it is mentioned in chapter 34 of KotiRudra Samhita in Shiva Purana that Lord Shiva gave Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu. This chapter, named as Acquisition of Sudarshana by Vishnu reads as follows- Vyāsa said:— ...


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Mahabharata contains 100 parvas which are further grouped into 18 major parvas Adi Parva gives list of 100 parvas which includes Anusasana as well: Then comes 'Santi', then 'Rajadharmanusasana', then 'Apaddharma', then 'Mokshadharma'. Those that follow are called respectively 'Suka-prasna-abhigamana', 'Brahma-prasnanusana', the origin of 'Durvasa', the ...


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Santanu did not opt for another marriage because he loved his wife Ganga, so dearly. It was only after her departure, he married Satyavathi. This was what happened. "Vaisampayana said, 'The maiden then, hearing those soft and sweet words of the smiling monarch, and remembering her promise to the Vasus, addressed the king in reply. Of faultless features,...


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Swami Vishwananda's answer explained very well. My suggestion- For Grihast persons, best way is to imbibe supreme learning into long term memory by listening an audio chapter before sleeping, it will even help sound sleep and consistency in learning the Divine truth better. Link to the audio chapters in English- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=...


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Are Pandavas the Gods themselves in their human form or are they sons of those Gods? As per Markandeya Purana: Chapter 5, The adorable Indra became incarnate in five forms (5 Pandavas). His wife was born as Draupadi from Agni: she is the wife of Indra alone, and of no one else. That means Indra alone incarnated as 5 pandavas as son of God's (including ...


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Is Shanti Parva an interpolation? Mahabharata itself says that originally it had 24,000 verses exclusive of the episodes. Only later there was another compilation that extended it to 100,000 verses. Vyasa executed the compilation of the Bharata, exclusive of the episodes originally in twenty-four thousand verses; and so much only is called by the learned as ...


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