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Hamsa Upanishad, Yoga Upanishad which belongs to Shukla Yajurveda, mentions that. अथ हंस ऋषिः । अव्यक्ता गायत्री छन्दः । परमहंसो देवता । अहमिति बीजम् । स इति शक्तिः । सोऽहमिति कीलकम् । षट् सङ्ख्यया अहोरात्रयोरेकविंशतिसहस्राणि षट् शतान्यधिकानि भवन्ति । English Translation by K. Narayanasvami Aiyar: (Here the performance of Ajapā Gāyaṭrī is ...


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These events are mentioned in Shiva Mahapurana in the sequence given in question. First Devi Parvati creating Ganesha (Vinayaka) from dirt of her body is mentioned in Section 2.4 - Rudra-saṃhitā (4): Kumāra-khaṇḍa: Chapter 13. Thinking thus the goddess created a person with all the characteristics, out of the dirt from her body. He was spotless and ...


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Yes, this shloka is present in Mahabharata. 1) Adi Parva of Mahabharata: Sauti Muni talking about Rishi Sahasrapat tells Rishi Ruru about the characteristics of a brahamana. अहिंसा परमॊ धर्मः सर्वप्राणभृतां समृतः तस्मात पराणभृतः सर्वान न हिंस्याथ बराह्मणः कव चित Verily the highest virtue of man is sparing the life of others. Therefore a Brahmana should ...


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Vedangas literally mean the limbs of the Vedas. The Vedanga are six auxiliary disciplines traditionally associated with the study and understanding of the Vedas. They are six in number. Just like the limbs of the body, they perform various supportive and augmenting functions in the study, preservation and protection of the Vedas and the vedic traditions.The ...


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There are many sources actually. One of them is the Narada Purana for example. Quoting from the book "Essence of Narada Purana" (hosted @Kamakoti.org). In the process of ‘Siksha Nirupana’, Maharshi Sanandana explained to Brahmarshi Narada that six Vedangas constituted the ‘Sadhanas’or the means to accomplish Mukti, viz. Siksha, Kalpa, Vyakarana, ...


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This is mentioned in Yogic texts as well as in numerous Tantras. For example the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra says: The breath is exhaled with the sound 'Ha' and inhaled again with the sound 'Sa'. Thus the individual always repeats this particular mantra Hamsa. (155) This japa of the Devi which was previously indicated, (being repeated) twenty-...


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The source and definition is already covered by Swift Pushkar, I'm here dealing with the second question that looks for bit description from work of Acharyas. Madhusudana Saraswati, an Advaita Acharya discussed them in his work PrasthanaBheda: In the introduction to 18 Vidyas, Vedanga are mentioned. शिक्षा कल्पो व्याकरणं निरुक्तं छन्दो ज्योतिषमिति ...


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Apart from various Tantra as mentioned in other answers, Garuda Purana, Chapter 15 also says that there are twenty-one thousand six hundred breaths in one day. 77-80. It is said by the wise that the subtle movements of the breath in one day and night number twenty-one thousand six hundred. It goes out with the sound of "ha," and enters again with ...


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Chapter 106, 107 and 108 - Part 2 of Vayu Purana describes the story of Gaya in detail. Gayasura was Asura (demon) who did a severe penance. Devas with Shiva went to Vishnu and at suggestion of Lord Vishnu they went to Gayasura to grant him boon. Gayasura requested Devas to make him holiest of all things. ऊचुस्तं वासुदेवाद्याः किमर्थ तप्यते त्वया। संतुष्टाः ...


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There is no shloka in mahabharata that says Himsa dharma tadaivacha. I downloaded mahabharata from bombay.indology.info and grepped for the shloka. This is the header from that website. This site houses the electronic text of the Mahābhārata. Based on John Smith's revision of Prof. Muneo Tokunaga's version of the text, it was subjected to detailed ...


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As per Mahabharata: Adi Parva: Sambhava Parva: Chapter 66, Valikhilyas were sons of Rishi Kratu: It hath been already said, that Marichi, Angiras. Atri, Pulastya, Pulaha, and Kratu--these six great Rishis of great energy--are the sons of Brahman. ... And the sons of Kratu, sacred as sacrifices, are the companions of Surya, (the Valikhilyas), known in three ...


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The shloka almost similar to this, appears in Ishvara Gita, which is part of Kurma Purana AhinsaayaH paro dharmo naastyhinsaa param sukham | vidhinaa yaa bhaveddhinsaa tvahinsaiv prakirtitaa || - Ishvara Gita Chapter11:Verse 5 There is no other virtue better than Non-Violence, nor is there any other comfort better than ...


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For the Puranas and Upapuranas- we get their names in the Devi Bhagavata Purana. There are 18 Puranas and 18 Upapuranas. 1-11. Sûta said :-- “O best of the Munis! I am now telling you the names of the Purânas, etc., exactly as 1 have heard from Veda Vyâsa, the son of Satyavati; listen. The Purâna beginning with "ma" are two in number; those ...


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The Skanda Purana has a lot about Venkateswara. From this chapter of the book "Essence of Skanda Purana" (hosted @ Kamakoti.org): Sage Suta prescribed an eight-fold Bhakti Route to Lord Venkateswara: 1)To display and ensure ‘Sneha Bhava’(feeling of friendship) towards His Bhaktas (devotees); 2) To perform service to ‘Bhagavat Bhaktas’and satisfy ...


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The Verse is from Sri Harivanśha Puran 3.74.24-25 (Bhavishya Khanda, 74th Adhyay, Shloka 24-25): [Gita Press - Gorakhpur version, with Tikka of Sri Ramnarayan Dutt Shastri] एक एव महाद्वारो गमनागमने सदा। मुद्रया सह गच्छन्तु राज्ञो ये गन्तुमीप्स्वः॥२४॥ न चामुद्रः प्रवेष्टव्यो द्वारपालस्य पश्यतः। यावदागमनं मह्यं तावदेवं भविष्यति॥२५॥ eka eva mahādvāro ...


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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has not read scriptures. In one of his discourse, he makes it abundantly clear; I have transcribed the part where he says that: me as a person, I always avoided learning Sanskrit language, though I have immense liking towards the language I avoided learning it when I had the opportunities to learn because the moment you learn Sanskrit ...


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This is from Rigveda's Aitareya Brahmana 7.15 : अथ हैक्ष्वाकं वरुणो जग्राह तस्य होदरं जज्ञे तदु ह रोहितः शुश्राव सोऽरण्याद्ग्राममेयाय तमिन्द्रः पुरुषरूपेण पर्येत्योवाच नाना श्रान्ताय श्रीरस्तीति रोहित शुश्रुम पापो नृषद्वरो जन इन्द्र इच्चरतः सखा चरैवेति चरैवेति वै मा ब्राह्मणोऽवोचदिति ह द्वितीयं संवत्सरमरण्ये चचार सोऽरण्याद्ग्राममेयाय तमिन्द्रः पुरुषरूपेण ...


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Maha Puranas As discussed in " Are the Mahapuranas 18 in number? Cause I found 19 " post, list of Maha Puranas is: Brahma Padma Vishnu Vayu (includes Shiva Purana) Bhagavata Narada Markandeya Agni Bhavisya Brahmavaivarta Linga Varaha Skanda Vamana Kurma Matsya Garuda Brahmanda Upa Puranas As per Kurma Puraana: Purvardha: Chapter ...


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This can be found in Mahabharata: Udyoga Parva: Bhagwat Yana Parva. Sanskrit shloka can be found here: संछिद्य मौरवान पाशान निहत्य मुरम ओजसा निर्जित्य नरकं भौमम आहृत्य मणि कुण्डले षॊडश स्रीसहस्राणि रत्नानि विविधानि च परतिपेदे हृषीकेशः शार्ङ्गं च धनुर उत्तमम The English translation for this is given here: Baffling the nooses of Mura ...


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This incident is mentioned in Mahabharata, Book 1: Adi Parva: Chaitraratha Parva: SECTION CLXXII when Pandavas were going towards Panchala after Lakshagriha incident. After travelling for many days when Pandavas arrived at the bank of river Ganga, at the same time a Gandharva named Angaraparna was sporting in that river with his family. But when Pandavas ...


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The aged persons or the Vriddha-s are considered as ruling the middle sphere (the Antariksha).. Therefore the question of belittling them is out consideration. They rule the mid-sphere: Manu Smriti 4.184. Infants, aged, poor and sick men must be considered as rulers of the middle sphere, the eldest brother as equal to one’s father, one’s wife ...


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Are there scriptural citations denigrating old age? There are verses criticizing the suffering due to old age, but there are many verses that say old people must be respected since age is a sign of rank and respect. From the Manusmriti: 2.134 - Among citizens friendship and equality are regarded as ranging within ten years (of age-difference); among ...


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Hare Krishna🙏 Here's reference from Bhagavad Gita which say material nature is beginningless: Material nature and the living entities should be understood to be beginningless. Their transformations and the modes of matter are products of material nature. Source: https://asitis.com/13/20.html Here's reference from Srimad Bhagavatam about eternal time: The ...


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Some say there were 7 shakhas (schools) in Atharvaveda, while Caraṇavyuha lists nine shakhas: paippalāda, stauda, mauda,  śaunakīya, jājala, jalada, brahmavada, devadarśa and cāraṇavaidyā. Out of it only two have survived, they are the paippalāda and śaunakīya. Saunakīya consists of kandas. These contain a lot of mantras, suktas and even indrajals for many ...


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The YouTube clip is not one single hymn (suktam) from Ṛg Veda Samhitā. It contains a mix of parts of individual mantras from Ṛg Veda Samhitā and Yajur Veda. The YouTube clip is not accurately titled. Not all the mantras are addressed to Indra. There are mantras addressed to Agni, Indrāgnī, Agnīṣomau, Ṛtavah (seasons) and Chandāmsi (meters). However, the ...


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Yes, available here: ॥ प्रथमोऽध्यायः ॥ ॥ समाधि-पादः ॥ अथ योगानुशासनम् ॥ १.१॥ योगश्चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः ॥ १.२॥ तदा द्रष्टुः स्वरूपेऽवस्थानम् ॥ १.३॥ वृत्तिसारूप्यमितरत्र ॥ १.४॥ वृत्तयः पञ्चतय्यः क्लिष्टाऽक्लिष्टाः ॥ १.५॥ प्रमाणविपर्ययविकल्पनिद्रास्मृतयः ॥ १.६॥ So, it's in Devanagari and copy and paste are also working.


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This verse is taken from Aitareya Brahman. Charan vai madhu vindati, Charan swadum udumbaram Suryasya pasya shremanam, Yo na tandrayate charan Charaiveti, Charaiveti The english translation is here


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This alternate translation by Motilal Banarsidass Publishers has a note/commentary for this shloka: So as seen in this note, most of the commentators refer this to Swaha assuming form of wives of Saptrisis and after enjoying with Agni she takes form of a bird (Suki / parrot) to escape from there. Swaha did this for 6 wives of Saptarṣis, she couldn't assume ...


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