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Is the Manusmriti written to favor a particular Varṇa?

NOTE: Manusmriti critics have cherry-picked certain verses from the Manusmriti to show that Manu was unfair towards Shudras and partial towards Brahmins. The purpose of this answer is to provide the ...
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Who is Manu of Manu Smriti?

As per Verse 1.59 and 1.61, the Manu of Manu Smriti is the first Manu named Svāyambhuva Manu of first (Svāyambhuva manvantra): [Manu:] This Bhṛgu will fully describe to you this (Law); this sage has ...
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Who is Svayambhuva Manu's mother?

There seems to be more than ten Manasa Putra of Lord Brahma as I have described in this answer. Some Puranas include Svayambhuva Manu and Shatarupa also in the list of Lord Brahma's mind-born children....
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Are Brahma, Hiranyagarbha, Prajapati and Manu manifestations of the same God?

I shall share some verses to give you an idea of these terms before we try to analyze the differences. Hiranyagarbha literally means the Golden Womb or by extension - One born from the Golden Womb - ...
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Do Vedas mention the various people holding the title of Manu?

I am not able to figure out those references mentioned in question. So, I am answering only this part: would like to know if these Manus of previous eras are indeed mentioned in any of the Vedic ...
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Why is Nahusha's last name Manava?

According to this section of Adi Parva of MahaBharat, Nahusha had connection with Vaivasvat Manu from paternal side. Vaisampayana said, 'Hear then, O monarch, as I recite in full the auspicious ...
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Where does Manu currently live?

Vaiavasvata Manu lives in Ramayaka Varsha, as described in this chapter of the Sriman Bhagavatam: In Ramyaka-varṣa, where Vaivasvata Manu rules, the Supreme Personality of Godhead appeared as Lord ...
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Manu 2.14 - Any examples of conflicts in Vedic texts? Is Manusmṛti itself a Vedic text?

I am adding a partial answer. By "Sruti" only Vedas are meant.The original verse has Sruti in it.So reference here is only to the Vedas . Also,Manu Smriti is a "Smriti"(a Dharma Shastra).So,its not ...
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Manu 2.14 - Any examples of conflicts in Vedic texts? Is Manusmṛti itself a Vedic text?

Yes there are instances where sruti seems to contradict. In his Introduction to Brahma Sutras According to Sri Sankara (available here - http://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/brahma-sutras/d/doc62756....
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Relation between Bhrugu and Manu

Svayambhu Manu(1st Manu) was the son of lord Brahma.Sage Bhrigu is also a son of Lord Brahma. According to this wiki Sharyati was the son of Vaivasvata Manu(7th Manu). And as you have mentioned;...
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Did the rules of Manusmṛti apply to Svāyambhuva Manu, Śatarūpā and their immediate descendants?

As per Vishnu Purana: Part 1: Chapter 15, such rules are not applicable for Manus, Ptajapatis and other sages who were responsible for the creation in the very beginning. MAITREYA.--Daksha, as I have ...
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Hinduism rejects or accepts evolution theory

Except neither Science nor Darwin ever said that we came from apes/monkeys. What Science/Darwin said is that apes/monkeys and us humans came from a common ancestor. A common ancestor. https://www....
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How is the descent of Mankind from Vaivaswata Manu reconciled with Human evolution?

What is the need to reconcile the Manu and Satarupa story mentioned in shastras with the evolution as understood by modern science? The authority of shastra does not extend to matters that can be ...
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Where is the verse(s) about Sāvarṇi (a name of the first human) in the Ṛgveda (Rig Veda)? Who are Sāvarṇya and Saraṇyū?

Rig Veda X.62.9,11 speak about Sāvarṇya and Sāvarṇi. न तम॑श्नोति॒ कश्च॒न दि॒व इ॑व॒ सान्वा॒रभ॑म् । सा॒व॒र्ण्यस्य॒ दक्षि॑णा॒ वि सिन्धु॑रिव पप्रथे ॥९॥ No one succeeds in taking hold of him any more ...
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Is the Manusmriti written to favor a particular Varṇa?

Yes, it appears so. This is what Patrick Olivelle says in the Introduction to his translation of Manusmṛti (a.k.a Mānava-Dharmaśāstra): Reading the MDh one cannot fail to see and to feel the ...
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Who were the previous Indras that incarnated as the Pandavas?

In skanda purana prabhas khanda(7.1.105.42-43) of Tatpurusa Kalpa names of indras are given. Indras are Visvabhuk, vipascit, sukirti, sibi, vibhu, manobhuva, ojasvin, the powerful bali, adbhuta, ...
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Manu and the great deluge

First have a look at this excerpt: "When Brahma goes to sleep in the (Brahma's) night, all planetary systems below his abode, Brahmaloka, are inundated with water. He dreams about Maha Vishnu who ...
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Who is vaivasvata manu (Manu of present manavantara)?

As per Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) 8.13, Of the three wives of the sun-god Vivasvān, the wife named Saṁjñā had three children — Yama, Yamī and Śrāddhadeva. Chāyā had a son named Sāvarṇi ...
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How was manu born according to Vedas?

Vedas also say the same thing that he was born out of Brahma, refer: 51:5 Brahmá, after detaching from himself the property of anger, in the form of Rudra, converted himself into two persons, the ...
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Manu 2.14 - Any examples of conflicts in Vedic texts? Is Manusmṛti itself a Vedic text?

Does Vedic texts here literally mean the Vedas? Yes Vedic text mean vedas What prompted Manu to write the above? He wants to say Vedas are the supreme knowledge and even if you find paradoxical ...
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Is the Manusmriti written to favor a particular Varṇa?

Yes, obviously - it supports a form of slavery. It is also written to ensure that certain men can breed with all women, but other men have very little access to mates. The most obvious part which ...
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Who was the Manu that Rig Veda referring to?

Rig Veda III.5.3 says adhāyyaghnirmānuṣīṣu vikṣvapāṃ gharbho mitra ṛtena sādhan | ā haryato yajataḥ sānvasthādabhūdu vipro havyomatīnām || Translation of H.H. Wilson (p.203) is as follows: AGNI. ...
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Family tree of Prishadhra?

What is family tree of Prishadhra? According to Scriptures, Prishadhra was the son of Vaivasvata Manu. I am quoting from Agni Purana, Chapter 273. 5-6. Vaivasvata Manu had eight sons best of all but ...
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Hinduism rejects or accepts evolution theory

Hindu scriptures can't be used to contest scientific theories. This is the teaching of scripture itself. Read the post below to know about this teaching of Hindu scriptures. Does Science contradict ...
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Does any dharma shastra not take reference to Manu/Kashyapa? Even by association

Completing the explanations of dharma shastras/dharma sutras, for at least the ones that both appear to be there completely and are in the Padma Purana canon, is the explanation of the Vāsiṣṭha Smriti/...
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Is it True that Manu prohibited drinking liquor, even the Vedic juice of soma?

It is true that drinking liquor was heavily criticized by Manu. It was considered one of the major crimes. For example, "Killing a priest, drinking liquor, stealing, violating the guru’s ...
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What is the text called Mantra Upanishad chanted by Manu as per Bhagavata Purana?

As this footnote in the Motilal Banarsidass translation says, it just refers to the preceding verses (8A-16) in the same chapter: SKANDHA EIGHTH CHAPTER ONE Description of Manvantaras ...
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Age of River Vaigai

That the river is only about 5000 years old is bogus. It is foolish to believe that Meenakshi Kalyanam happened only then. The Matsya Purana legend is reliable. So the river is old by a few million ...
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Who is vaivasvata manu (Manu of present manavantara)?

Vaivaswata manu was the 1st person to listen to bhagavad gita. https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m06/m06028.htm "The Holy One said,--'This imperishable (system of) devotion I declared to Vivaswat:...
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Manu 2.14 - Any examples of conflicts in Vedic texts? Is Manusmṛti itself a Vedic text?

The issue of the soul’s size has been extensively discussed in Brahma Sutra Bhasya of Sri Sankaracharya. The issue arises due to contradictory statements made in the Upanishads. Svetasvatara Upanishad ...
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