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Actual Prayaschitta for non-virgin people [Serious]

As per the Shiva Purana, repentance (Paschatapa) is the only way to be freed from all kinds of sins and be purified along with hearing the glories of Shiva, even without a separate Prayaschitta. ...
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Kanya-daana vs Kanya aadaana

Kanyā-dāna is the correct word as per the scriptures. Below is an excerpt from the Skanda Purana. īśvara uvāca | sarveṣāmeva dānānāṃ kanyādānaṃ viśiṣyate | yo dadyātparayā bhaktyābhigamya tanayāṃ ...
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Why were cross cousin marriage happening when it is banned in scriptures?

To begin with, concept of cross-cousin or parallel-cousin does not exist is shastras. Marriages are based on the concept of sagotra and sapinDa. Vedas and smriti do prohibit sapinDa marriages upto ...
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