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Dvija means twice born. Brahmins, kshatriyas and Vaishya are called twice borns because they are initiated with sacred thread. Yājñavalkya (1. 39).—‘For the first time, the Brāhmaṇa, the Kṣatriya and the Vaiśya are born from their mother; for the second time, out of the girdle-tying Rite (of Upanayana); it is for this reason that they have been declared to ...


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In Valmiki Ramayan, Yuddha Kand, Sarga Ekadashadhikshatatam (एकादशाधिकशततम्), Mandodari laments over dead body of Ravan. She says she came out of Palace on foot, without a parda (veil) and ignoring lajja, but this does not anger Ravan anymore (as he is dead). I believe this implies that women can definitely come out of the house, but there are certain ...


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Yes, this is available in the narada charitra. This is under the chapter mutual curses of Narada and Brahma. As Brahma allowed Sanaka Kumaras to carry on with their Tapasya and asked Narada to engage in ‘Srishti’ by becoming a house-holder, Narada’s reaction was instant and said : would there be a fool who would leave the outstanding ‘Amrit’ like ‘Seva’to ...


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First of all,the Skanda Purana itself contradicts this. Skanda Purana 7.1.2.87-88 say सात्विकेषु च कल्पेषु माहात्म्यमधिकं हरेः ॥ राजसेषु च माहात्म्यमधिकं ब्रह्मणो विदुः ॥ तद्वदग्रे च माहात्म्यं तामसेषु शिवस्य हि ॥ In the Sāttvika Kalpas the greatness of Hari is supreme. They know that the greatness of Brahmā reigns supreme in the Rājasa Kalpas. Similarly the ...


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Killing any one is of course a sin unless it is in a war. You really want to know if women can be given capital punishment and whether a woman can be hit. The answer to both these questions is negative. Women cannot be hit and they cannot be given capital punishment. Pay respect to womanhood, as they are all born of the family of the Divine Mother. Punish ...


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Yes, there are various events in our scriptures. But it doesn't mean that Lord Shiva will test for each and every devotee necessarily. 1) Testing of Upamanyu: One of the popular events is when Lord Shiva took the form of Lord Indra and tested Upamanyu. That form of Lord Shiva is known as Sureshwara. Mahabharata in this chapter describes the event: In this ...


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You are not an archaeologist. Here are the links where you can read about what real archaeologists say about Ramayana and Mahabharata. Both these guys are very famous archaeologists and need no introduction. But still, in case, you do not know, S. R. Rao was a marine archaeologist who found the remnants of the lost city of Dwarka. B. B. Lal served as the ...


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Your assertions are incorrect. There are several well documented evidences to refute your assumptions. Let me answer them one by one. Please read following for scientific analysis with archeological, astronomical and geographical artifacts on Ramayan, Mahabharat etc. Recall that Saraswati was sold as mythical river just couple of generations ago. We have ...


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As per Valmiki Ramayana: UTTARA KANDA: Sarga 4, Lord Brahama created creatures to protect water and those creatures came to be known as Rakshasas and Yakshas: The lord of creatures sprung from water, first created water. And the lotus born one generated creatures for protecting that element. And thereupon those creatures humbly presented themselves before ...


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