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Since the existence of many universes is said to be valid and true, are there different trimurtis for each universe

Trimurtis are present in every Brahmanda. This Lord, or Isvara, has three aspects: as Brahma He creates, as Vishnu He preserves, and as Siva He destroys. These three form as one Lord, or God, who is ...
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Are there universes without any deities?

It is quite possible that universes can exist without presiding deities. But it should be noted that there is no universe without Parabrahman. Any universe undergoes three states: creation, ...
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Who was the author of the Manusmriti?

Manu Smriti does not mention whether the laws are composed by someone or not. It is somewhat addressed in the following verse from Parashara Smriti: Na kashchitvedakartA cha vedam smritvA ...
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Discrepancy in Valmiki Ramayana

It's सुरश्रेष्ठ (suraśreṣṭha) – best of the gods (Indra) – as that's what the critical edition (CE) of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa uses: 1047020a    अथाब्रवीत्सुरश्रेष्ठं कृतार्थेनान्तरात्मना ...
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Discrepancy in Valmiki Ramayana

It seems that सुरश्रेष्ठ is right word but second source added few words in the translation from previous shloka's meaning, these words are not in it's word-to-word translation. In first source ...
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Regarding the validity of Smritis

This is a partial answer to the first three statements. Manu Smriti's advice However, discard the desire (kama) and material wealth (artha) if contrary to Dharma; as also, any usage or custom or ...
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Who was the author of the Manusmriti?

So who was this narrator who wrote the Manusmriti? It depends on whether you are looking for the traditional answer or an academic (non-faith) scholarly opinion. Based on your citing the example of ...
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Which recension of Mahābhārata did K M Ganguli use for his translation?

As Ganguli himself explains in the preface to his translation, he used two different editions of the Mahābhārata text, namely, Bengal and Bombay: I cannot lay claim to infallibility. There are ...
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What is chakshumati vidya for healthy eyes?

This is one of the minor Upanishads namely चाक्षुषोपनिषद् cākṣuṣopaniṣad. The knowledge gained from this Upanishad is capable of completely destroying the diseases of the eyes. This makes the eyes ...
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What does Yoga vasishtha say about karma? Can present life good karma trump past life karma

As Vasishtha explains to Rama, the purest desires [=karma/action] gradually leads one to a state of lasting welfare in this world (life). And if one has trouble directing one’s destiny in such a way, ...
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Can astrology (Jyotisha) predict one's destiny?

Yes it can tell past, present and future. I am quoting Bhrigu Sutras about signification of houses: First House (or Lagna-Ascendant) - Physical stature, colour, form and shape, constitution, health, ...
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Is Bramacharya necessary for spiritual advancement?

There are scriptural verses that say Brahmacharya is necessary for spiritual advancement. Abstinence from sexual acts, neither brooding nor imagining about it and complete sexual detachment is called ...
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What is meant by "revolution of Sun's apogee"?

We are used to heliocentric view (sun at the center and planets revolves around it). This is the currently accepted model of solar system. (Let me give a fair idea of it, skip it if you dont want to ...
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What verses talk about other universes in the Puranas?

I have read in Devi bhagavatam . you can refers for it
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If it is so difficult to see god through mantra japa, why should we do it

Firstly, it is as difficult to attain parmatma (God) as much difficult it is to realise the true self. As the true self is God from the very beginning. Realising this is attainment of moksh. Choosing ...
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Is it not unfair for humanity to suffer based upon your past life karma which you aren’t aware of

Is it not unfair for humanity to suffer based upon your past life karma which you aren’t aware of Just because you don't remember what you did, doesn't mean you didn't do it. Everyone is getting ...
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Is Bramacharya necessary for spiritual advancement?

Brahmacharya is imperative for a successful dhyana prashantatma vigata-bhir brahmachari-vrate sthitah manah sanyamya mach-chitto yukta asita mat-parah Thus, with a serene, fearless, and unwavering ...
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What is the best way to overcome or get rid of pitru dosh

Pithru Dosah is a karmic penalty that one suffers after having practised black magic or their ancestors who have used to it to harm others life. It may aso be due to not respecting your father/ father'...
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What is the meaning of namaha in mantra

I think you are concerned about Mantrartha without knowing which a Japa is futile. See the following verse where Lord Shiva says: mantrArtham mantra chaitanyam yonimudrAm na vetti yah | shatakoti ...
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Fetus hearing sound stories in Mahabharata and Ramayana

Mahabharata: Abhimanyu: When Subhadra, Arjuna's wife, was pregnant with Abhimanyu, she fell asleep while Arjuna was narrating the method to break into the Chakravyuha battle formation. Abhimanyu, ...
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What is the best way to overcome or get rid of pitru dosh

Pitrudosha (the curse of the father in previous birth) is formed when certain planetary combinations are found in the horoscope. I am not going into the details of the planetary combinations that lead ...
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When one cannot escape one's prarabdha karma, why do some stotras say that they can clean up the sins of the last 7 births

Verse in your question says सप्त जन्म कृतं पापं. It doesn’t say karma. You are mistaking by thinking that Prarabhdha karma are only Sins. Prarabhdha karma can also be any karma (even good) that is ...
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When one cannot escape one's prarabdha karma, why do some stotras say that they can clean up the sins of the last 7 births

It is not possible that reciting that stotra will clean up sins of 7 births. Such statements are arthavad and not meant to be taken literally. More precisely it is an example of stuti. Arthavada is ...
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Are there any scriptures which prescribe any remedy against fear of suffering?

Nārāyaṇa-kavaca is prescribed for fear. It is found in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.8 , where instructions are given. Verse 5 says it is to be used "bhaya āgate", "in face of danger". It ...
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Are any palm leaves of puranas preserved and available today?

I heard most of the valuable sources are outside India. Thanjavur Saraswathi Mahal Library is one among several known depositories.
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Does any sacred Hindu text have knowledge of electricity?

Perhaps someone can help with the translation, but I think the following segment talks about metallic fibers or tissues functionaning as a conduit for some sort of an electric or light-giving ornament....
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