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Do humans breathe 21600 times in a day according to Yoga sastra?

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 ...
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What are the different sources that describe vedangas or limbs of the vedas?

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 ...
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What are the different sources that describe vedangas or limbs of the vedas?

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’, ...
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Which scripture contains the event of Shiva beheading Vinayaka?

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): ...
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Do humans breathe 21600 times in a day according to Yoga sastra?

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'....
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What are the different sources that describe vedangas or limbs of the vedas?

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 ...
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Does the shloka 'ahiṃsā paramo dharma' or excerpt appear in Mahabharata?

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 ...
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What is the story of Gaya Tirth?

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 ...
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Does the shloka 'ahiṃsā paramo dharma' or excerpt appear in Mahabharata?

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 || ...
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What is the Bhairavi Yatana given by Mahadeva in Kashi?

Whoever dies in Kashi gets Moksha! Even the Vedas have declared that resorting to Lord Avimukta guarantees Moksha. One who dies at Kashi shall undoubtedly get Moksha whoever be it; be it, sinners, be ...
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Are there scriptural citations denigrating old age?

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 ...
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Do humans breathe 21600 times in a day according to Yoga sastra?

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 ...
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Regarding a shloka similar to a shloka in guru gita

As per some books that I have, the said Shloka is part of a Guru Stotram. This Stotram is originally from Viswasara Tantram. At present, this text is lost as a whole. Only some portions of it are ...
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Reference for slokam "aho yashode tava balakoyam"

This seems to be from the Rukminisha Vijaya, which is a Vaishnava work composed by the saint Vadiraja Thirtha in the 16th century. There's an online version linked here, and this specific verse is ...
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What are the seven Moksha granting cities?

From Garuda Purana, 16.114: He who, expecting to die, leaning his home, dwells at a sacred bathing-place, or dies in a place of liberation, he verily attains liberation. Ayodhyā, Mathurā, Mayā, Kaśī,...
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How many puranas are there and is there any full list mentioned in any of the scriptures

For the Puranas and Upapuranas- we get their names in the Devi Bhagavata Purana (Book I, Chapter 3). There are 18 Puranas and 18 Upapuranas. 1-11. Sûta said :-- “O best of the Munis! I am now telling ...
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Do any authentic vedic scriptures depict Sri Ram as the only ultimate parabrahman?

Yes,Very much. Sri Adi Ramayana 1.9.18 says:- एते चांशकलाश्चैव रामस्तु भगवान् स्वयम् । ब्रह्मा विष्णुश्च रुद्रश्च महेन्द्रः श्रीस्तथैव च || All the above mentioned incarnations are Portions or Kalā ...
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Who are the Valakhilya rishis?

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 ...
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Exact References of number of wives of krishna in mahabharat?

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 ...
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Which rules are not applicable for Ganga river?

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 ...
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How many puranas are there and is there any full list mentioned in any of the scriptures

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 ...
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Which scripture contains the story of Lord Venkateswara?

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 ...
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I want reference of this sloka

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 ...
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Do any authentic vedic scriptures depict Sri Ram as the only ultimate parabrahman?

यद् ब्रह्मेमहिमाऽपेक्ष्यः तद् रामेति न संशयः। ब्रह्म की महिमा देखकर ये निश्चित होता है कि श्री राम ही ब्रह्म है, इसमें कोई संशय नहीं है। (Anand Ramayan Manohar khand sarg 4.196) Again in same sarg ...
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Scriptural basis for Sadhguru's claim that Yaśodā also became one of the gopīs?

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 ...
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The famous "Charaiveti" mantra is mentioned in which Vedic verse?

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 रोहि...
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Which scripture contains about "chin mudra" in detail?

Chin Mudra is formed by joining the index finger with the thumb at their tips. It is also known as Gyan Mudra. See this image -- Lord Dakshinamurty holds this Mudra as noted in the article ["...
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Does the shloka 'ahiṃsā paramo dharma' or excerpt appear in Mahabharata?

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