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Types of hell differ in each purana/smriti. From omshivgoraksh.blogspot: Manu Smriti                     - 21 hells Yajnavalkya Smriti           - 21 hells Bhagavata Purana      &...


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In Hinduism the sin of Brahminicide is considered as one of the most grave sins. Now, claiming (falsely) oneself to be someone of a higher caste is regarded as a similar offence. This is as per the Manu Smriti. Manu Smriti 11.55. Falsely attributing to oneself high birth, giving information to the king (regarding a crime), and falsely accusing one’s ...


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Chapter 8, Vidyeswara Samhita of Shiva Mahapurana says Shiva created "Kala Bhairava" from his eyebrows to behead Brahma when Brahma lied about top of infinite Linga. Bhairava is nothing but Lord Shiva as described in this answer (translated by Shantilal Nagar) नन्दिकेश्वर उवाच ससर्जाथ महादेवः पुरुषं कञ्चिदद्भुतम्। भैरवाख्यं ध्रुवोर्मध्या...


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Mr_Green's answer describes it all. So I would just like to add few more words and give the scripture references. Some authorities say that there is a total of twenty-one hellish planets, and some say twenty-eight. My dear King, I shall outline all of them according to their names, forms and symptoms. The names of the different hells are as follows: ...


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"Why can't we enter in the heaven with the human body?" Followers of Dharma Can enter the heaven with physical body. There are at least 2 instances. Sudarshana and his granddaughter-wife Oghavati (as half) “O Sudarsana! I am Dharma Devata. (Deity of Dharma). I have come to test your mind and your devotion towards guests. Mruthyu is waiting to ...


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According to Manusmriti: A husband under no circumstances shall betray the trust, respect and honor of his wife, for another woman; for it will bring shame to himself, his family and wrath of God in afterlife. So, as you can read Manusmriti law doesn't allow it and tells about consecutive punishment. Taken from laws-for-husband-and-wife-in-hinduism-...


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The following verse says that the sin a Brahmin commits by teaching someone who is undeserved is removed by Japa (reciting sacred texts) and Homa (burnt offerings). Manu Smriti 10.111. The guilt incurred by offering sacrifices for teaching (unworthy men) is removed by muttering (sacred texts) and by burnt offerings, but that incurred by accepting ...


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Vedanta says that moral excellence is necessary for moksha or liberation. It is a simple fact that most people are morally imperfect. If you don’t accept the concept of reincarnation then you will have to face the question as to what happens to people who are morally imperfect. Do these people end up eternally in hell or do they cease to exist? If you choose ...


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The answer to the question in the title is NO. There are punishments given for verbal abuses in the Manu Smriti but those are not death penalty. The punishments are based on the Varnas of the persons involved. In most of the cases the penalty is just a fine as sanctioned by the king of the state. The only case where the punishment is severe is where a ...


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Lord Balaji never punishes anyone. If you look into the history of Tirumala you will be admired how the process of vow fulfillment came into effect at Tirumala . https://www.tirumala.org/TempleLegend.aspx


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No, God does not punish entire countries for their sins. The theory of karma only applies to individuals. God remains detached from the universe. It is primordial nature that runs the universe. Please check Gita verses given below. Gita's teaching overrides anything in other scriptures since Gita is the king of smritis. Resorting to Prakrti, Nature, ...


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