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Qualities of a good husband?

A husband should never do anything that his wife does not like. No man, even in anger, should ever do anything that is disagreeable to his wife, seeing that happiness, joy, and virtue - everything ...
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Are there famous deities/gods or spiritual supremo, who had a daughter?

There are two most popular and one of the most revered sages who had goddesses as daughter. Rishi Bhrigu, and Rishi Katyayana. 1. Rishi Bhrigu Bhrigu is one of the most exalted sages, son of god ...
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Why do widows wear white sarees after their husband's death?

Yes, some Purāṇas do prescribe widowed women to completely tonsure (shave) their head, and also wear white garments. 1. Widow-Tonsure Consider the following verses from Skanda Mahā-Purāṇa & ...
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Did Shiva marry Sati/Parvati at the age of 16?

No, goddess Pārvatī was not 16 years old at the time of her marriage. If we are to go by this excerpt from the Śiva Mahā-Purāṇa 2.3.22.49-53, goddess Pārvatī was well above atleast 3000 years old, ...
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How valid are these words of Arjuna in discouraging inter-caste marriages of 'contemporary' times?

Arjuna's statement is invalidated by Krishna's definition of Varnashram dharma. According to the aptitudes resulting from the dispositions of Nature (gunas) and works (karma), the social order of ...
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Can only one of the husband and wife attain moksha before the completion of seven lifetimes?

As per the Kāraṇāgama, the belief about husband and wife's togetherness for seven lifetimes might be construed null & void. Chapter 2 (dvitīyaḥ paṭalaḥ), kriyāpādaḥ, Kāraṇāgama महादेव उवाच: ...
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How can Sage Kashyap marry daughters of Daksha, even they are parallel cousins?

In vedic cosmology there are many categories of living beings i.e. devas, rushis, humans, animals, nagas, rakshas, daityas, prajapatis etc. Marriage rules given in dharma shastras/smritis are for ...
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