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What is the male equivalent of a Widow called, in the scriptures?

Vidhura is the word used for a widower in Baudhayana Dharma Sutras 2.10.17.4: Now we will explain the rule for entering the order of ascetics (saṃnyāsa). Some (teachers say), 'He who has finished ...
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What are the duties of an ideal husband as per Hinduism?

Women must be honoured and adorned by their fathers, brothers, husbands, and brothers-in-law, who desire (their own) welfare. Where women are honoured, there the gods are pleased; but ...
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Are there any temples exclusively for women?

There are certainly a lot of women-only temples. Two of the famous ones, which I can recall are: Kamrupa Temple in Guwahati The Kamrupa Temple is a Shakti Peeth, where the yoni of Sati fell. During ...
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How is being loyal to one's wife same as celibacy?

No just being loyal is not enough.One has to avoid his wife on the period days and few other forbidden days too. If a husband does that then many scriptures declare him to be as good as a celibate. ...
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Cooking by men in family life

Married men can also cook. It is not prohibited for them to do so. For example, see the following verses: 1 Arya men who are pure should cook offering to All-gods. 2 The cook should refrain from ...
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Is notion of Pati - Parameśvara (husband is the Supreme Lord) based on scriptures?

In Atri Smriti (aka Atri Samhita) we find the following verse: A woman, desirous of bathing in a sacred water, should drink the water washing the feet of her husband, of S'iva or of Vishnu. She ...
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Why is a woman's virginity more valued than a man's? Is men's virginity not required for marriage?

it's NOT true that only virginity of women is stressed upon in Hindu scriptures. Men's virginity also required during first marriage. Men's life span is divided into 4 stages (Ashrama): Brahmacharya (...
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What are some verses from Hindu scriptures which are against men?

I am not completely sure but below is a verse that might be thought of as against men. A man is a danger to a woman. Just as a woman is a danger to a man desiring progress on the spiritual path, so ...
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Are there any temples exclusively for women?

Example1: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, from the yogic tradition, he espouses worshipping "Linga bhairavi" , whose temple is at Velliangiri Foothills, Tamilnadu. Men can not enter its inner sanctum. ref1: ...
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Is libido in men greater than women? Or is it the other way round?

According to Hindu scriptures, the sex drive is stronger in women. The line from Mahābhārata in the question is closely related to the guidance below from Garuḍa Purāṇa (astrojyoti.com): ...
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Definition of a Father in the Scriptures?

There can be many definitions of as to who, what, in which situation or how, any person constitute or can be called as "Father - Pitā ( पिता )" The more common term one might encounter used ...
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Is there a scripturally recommended age of marriage for men?

Is there a scripturally recommended age of marriage for men? For dvijas (brahmin, kshatriya, and vaishya), it's immediately after Vedic study is completed. The time when Vedic study is completed is ...
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Do scriptures besides Padma Purāṇa permit wives to discipline their husbands?

This is an oversight error on part of translator N.A. Deshpande ji. It should read husband can flog/span wife, not the other way around. The verse in question is गुरुश्च ताडयेच्छिष्यं ततः सिध्यंति ना...
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Men are treated as god for women or both treated as same according to hinduism?

Yes mr.polai your first question is simple for purans it could be found simply:— Dharmic role of wife in marriage from the same question answered by ricross :— Your second question:— A man, so ...
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Is there any verse to have nice husband?

Gauri/Jaya Parvati Vrata to get husband like GOD Shiva When observing Jaya Parvati vrat, one cannot eat tomato, salt, and vegetables. It is believed that Jaya Parvati vrat brings happiness and ...
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Is libido in men greater than women? Or is it the other way round?

Hindu scriptures may not be discussing "libido" at all. There is a famous so called verse from ChAnakya Niti: स्त्रीणा द्विगुण अहारो लज्जा चापि चतुर्गुणा । साहसं षड्गुणं चैव कामश्चाष्टगुणः स्मृतः...
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How is being loyal to one's wife same as celibacy?

If objective of intercourse is only child birth then its celibacy else not.However in this age if a guy seriously took this stance he will flagged as impotent and can also lead to divorce and social ...
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Is notion of Pati - Parameśvara (husband is the Supreme Lord) based on scriptures?

Yes, most definitely. Here I am quoting examples from 2 Puranas - Shiv Puran 2.3.54 - She who serves her husband with love and considers him her sole lord, enjoys all pleasures here and obtains ...
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Cooking by men in family life

But I never come across any mention of men cooking for wife and family under normal conditions. Manusmṛti explains why this is the case: Discourse IX - Duties of the King (concluded) » Section I - ...
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Is it wrong to hug a friend of the opposite gender?

gopatha brahmaNa I.2.4 while explaining brahmacharya eulogizes a man who doesn't touch woman : Indeed these five fires are placed in a brahmacharin (vedic student) - two separately in the hands, (one ...
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What is the nature of Man in Hinduism?

On the contrary, the following are from Manu Smriti. 3.55 Women must be honoured and adorned by their fathers, brothers, husbands, and brothers-in-law, who desire (their own) welfare 3.56. Where ...
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Are there any temples exclusively for women?

There is a temple in Tamil Nadu, India named Avvayar Amman Temple where women only allowed to worship. But I believe there is a specific duration at that time all people allowed and remaining days, ...
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