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in what context is kaama positive

kaama is positive if used as meditative practice. It is mentioned in verse 69, 70, 71 of Vijyanbhairava Tantra: During sexual union there is excitement and absorption in Śakti at the end. That joy, ...
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What is work of buddhi(intelligence)?

Buddhi is one of the 17 components that form the Linga Deha/Sukshma Sarira (subtle body). My subtle body (Linga Deha) arises from the union of the five Jñânendriyas, the five Karmendriyas (organs of ...
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Raghuvamsha - Meaning of Kakapakshadhara

The relevant verse from the Raghuvamsha 11.1: कौशिकेन स किल क्षितीश्वरो राममध्वरविघातशान्तये । काकपक्षधरमेत्य याचितस्तेजसां हि न वयः समीक्ष्यते ॥ The king (Dasharatha) having been requested by ...
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What is the meaning of the word "Rudra"?

Does Yajurveda tells about Shiva having the qualities of a king? Not sure what you exactly mean by having qualities of King. If by quality of King you mean being a ruler, Sri Rudram clearly ...
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Vande smartrgami Sanovatu in Datta Stavam

The complete stotra, translated into English, is available on the Hindupedia.com website. Quoting from there: Dathathreyam Mahathmanam, Varadam Bhaktha Vathsalam, Prapannarthi haram vande, ...
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Is the word vanara mentioned for a particular race in scriptures can be different from monkeys?

Vanara although popularly translated as monkey can not possibly be monkey. When the vimana touched down, Bharata, for whom truth was his valour, happily approached Rama and greeted him again. ...
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What is the meaning of this shlok?

Note: Stackexchange answers require citation, but I couldn't find any source with translation. I am not a Sanskrit scholar or even proficient in it. From whatever little I know I will translate, ...
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What is the definition of Veda?

The word 'Veda' means "knowledge" which is derived from the root 'Vid' which means "to know". For example, Ayurveda: knowledge (Veda) of longevity More definitions of Veda can be ...
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What is the english meaning of this shloka? Draupadyaa damantyaa cha savitryaa susheelayaa- Duritaani jitaanyeetajjapaadaaptam cha vanchitam

The verse you are looking for is the following:- द्रौपद्या दमयन्त्या च सावित्र्या च सुशीलया । दुरितानि जितान्येतज्जपादाप्तं च वाञ्छितम् ॥ It is from the फलश्रुति (Phalashruti) of the Sri Krishna ...
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What is meant by Adhi-Vyadhi?

It means "sorrow and disease". From Apte dictionary: ādhiḥ आधिः Definition: आधिः m. [आधीयते स्थाप्यते प्रतीकाराय मनो$नेन, आ-धा-कि P.III.3.92; connected with आध्यै in some senses] 1 Mental ...
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What is the English translation of Hanuman Chalisa?

You can read Gita Press' English translation of Hanuman Chalisa here. They have also made few other e-books available for free on their website.
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What is the meaning of the word "Rudra"?

This is a very challenging question because Rudra is Divine Contradiction, so before giving 7 meanings let me give an example, The RV hymns say He is “fierce/mighty”, then in contradiction, they call ...
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What is meant by Kavacha?

A Kavacha is nothing but a Stotra having a peculiar feature. Budha Kavacham (found in Brahma Vaivarta Purana) starts as follows: Asya Budha kavacha stotra maha manthrasya For the chant called Armour ...
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What is the meaning of sanskrit word प्रज्ञा(prajna) according to scriptures

Prajna can be interpreted as the wisdom beyond worldly reasoning and inference Reference: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prajna_(Hinduism) From Tattva bodha , SVSSS of HH Adi Shankaracharya, we see ...
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What is the meaning and significance of this mantra from the Sri Krishna Ashtottara Sathanama Sthothram?

Srikrishnaya Yadavendraya Gyana Mudraya Yogine Nathaya Rukminishaya Namo Vedanta Vedine. What is the meaning of this mantra from Shri Krishna Ashtotara Shatanama Stotram? 'My salutations(Namo) to ...
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Types of karma - stable/unstable?

You are asking, I believe, about dridha karma and adridha karma. These are often translated into English as "stable/unstable karma"—reasonably, considering that dridha translates to things ...
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Is the word vanara mentioned for a particular race in scriptures can be different from monkeys?

Yes, the Vānaras are totally unique beings. We shall clarify this in detail, with references from the Śrīmada Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa: 1. The Order from the Chaturmukh Brahmā The gods, demi-gods, semi-gods, ...
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Is the word vanara mentioned for a particular race in scriptures can be different from monkeys?

Indologist Nrisinghaprasad Bhaduri opined that "Vanaras" mentioned in the Valmiki Ramayana were not monkeys. They were non-Aryan races. In support of his view, he mentioned the following ...
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Vande smartrgami Sanovatu in Datta Stavam

Vande- I bow down to this revered Lord Smaṛtṛgāmi sano’vatu- May that Lord who responds instantly when thought of! Datta indicates gifting. Atri and Anasuya did austerities to beget son, for the ...
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Does the word "Ishwara" have a specialized meaning in any school of philosophy?

Ishwara has a specialized meaning in the Yoga Darsana. 24. Ishvara (the Supreme Ruler) is a special Purusha, untouched by misery, actions, their results, and desires. We must again remember that the ...
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Meaning of Varavave Munaye namah

Srimad Varavara Munayeh Nama - Salutations to Varava Muni Varavara muni is the other name of Manavala Mamunigal Manavala Mamunigal was born in 1370 at Alwarthirunagiri in Tamil Nadu. His parents ...
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Meaning of Mayuravarma

According to a stone inscription at Kargudari in the Hangal taluka, Mayuravarman was a son of the god Shiva and the Earth: Regarding Mayūravarman L., who heads the list, and who appears to have been ...
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What is the context and meaning for the rig veda mantra "Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah"

The Mantra you quoted in the question is from Rig-Veda Samhita 1.89.1 - Rishi of this Sukta is Gautama and the deity is Vishvadevas. This Mantra is also found in Vajaseniya Samhita 25.14. This sukta ...
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What is meant by Adhi-Vyadhi?

VyAdhi means disease, ailment etc. See a dictionary: व्याधि m. vyAdhi illness व्याधि m. vyAdhi ailment व्याधित adj. vyAdhita sick व्याधीयमान ...
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What is the deep meaning of this quote given by Kabir?

The deep meaning is explicit if you know the “Poornamdah” sloka Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate Puurnnashya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate || Om Shaantih Shaantih ...
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What does 'Kokanastha' mean here and meaning of shloka?

I decided to translate it myself and find its meaning, any suggestions and revisions will be highly appreciated. कोणस्थ: पिंगलो बभ्रु: कृष्णौ रौद्रोंतको यम: सौरी: शनिश्चरो मंद: पिप्पलादेन संस्तुत: O ...
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Raghuvamsha - Meaning of Kakapakshadhara

The same expression is also used in Bālakāṇḍa of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa (Viśvāmitra speaking to Daśaratha): Sarga 18; Verse 8 svaputraṁ rājaśārdūla rāmaṁ satyaparākramam kākapakṣadharaṁ śūraṁ jyeṣṭhaṁ me ...
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Meaning of words in a marriage/baby shower invitation

Dhouhitran is more commonly spelled as Douhitra (दौहित्र), and it just means the son of one's daughter. (Source) Naazhigai is a Tamil word for 'twenty-four minutes (Source). It is one unit in a more ...
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What do the words 'Dhatu,' 'Moola,' and 'Jeeva' mean in Vedic astrology?

Pandit Gopesh Kumar Ohja writes: It has been told already that in Hindu astrology all articles are divided into three categories: (i) inanimate matter-minerals, metals, etc., are covered by the term ...
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