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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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Do any Hindu Scriptures talk about Mahavira or any other Jain Tirthankaras?

There is a possible reference to mahavira in bhagavata purANa 5.15 (as mahavira is considered as son of bharata in his previous birth) : śrī-śuka uvāca bharatasyātmajaḥ sumatir nāmābhihito yam u ha ...
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Can Shudras attain Moksha?

The Phalashruti section of Sri Vishnusahasranama it is mentioned that one who takes refuge of the Supreme will attain eternal Brahman or liberation (moksha). vāsudevāśrayō martyō vāsudevaparāyaṇaḥ, ...
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Does Sudarshana Chakra also have an anthropomorphic form?

Human form of sudarshanachakra described in naradapurANa ch.76 : 3. Listen O Narada to what I shall say for dispelling your doubts and as to how Kartavlrya has attained the status of one worthy of ...
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Is Rama called ekapatni vrata in any scripture?

Ekapatni vratam does not appear to be an epithet of Rama, but he is clearly described in that way in the Padma Purana. (5.105.51) ekapatnīvrataṃ jñātvā rāmaṃ te samupāgaman | athavepitasarvāṃgaṃ ...
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Does Sudarshana Chakra also have an anthropomorphic form?

Apart from that which is stated in the Nāradapurāṇa, Sudarśana cakra is separately worshipped in a personified form for seeking protection from enemies. Here is His dhyānamantra from the Śāradātilaka ...
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Do any of the Puranas praise Advaita?

Yes, there are many verses in Puranas like Bhagavata which praise Advaita. The aim of life is inquiry into the Truth, and not the desire for enjoyment in heaven by performing religious rites,Those ...
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Is this verse present in the Māitrāyaṇa-saṁhitā́ found in the Tāittirīya-saṁhitā́?

After searching TITUS and Svadhyaya Mandal Pune I found the vājapeyādhvaryave rathasamskārā hymn in Tāittirīya-saṁhitā́ 1.7.7
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Can Shudras attain Moksha?

Yes, Sudras can attain moksha. In different ages many beings with Rajas and Tamas predominating in them - Asuras, Rakshas, beasts, birds, Gandharvas, Apsaras, serpents, Siddhas, Charanas, Guhyakas, ...
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About meat eating and spices in Rama's time

Yes. Ramayana 2.91: The men beheld countless dishes of mutton, pork, venison and other meats cooked in fruit-juices and fried in butter with cloves, caraway seeds and lentils simmering gently in them....
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King Nriga's curse cure by Krishna

Mahabharata, Anusasanika Parva, 70 has all the details. The story is told by Bhishma to Yudhishtira: "Bhishma said, 'In this connection, O perpetuator of Kuru’s race, is recited by the righteous ...
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Where in scriptures are menstruating women not allowed to do bhakti?

I do not think so that it has been mentioned so anywhere. However in Mahabharatha, we have a reference- After Dharmaraja looses in the gambling, Duryodhana orders Dussasana to bring Draupadi to the ...
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Where is this statement written - "त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव...."

This is from Sarnagati Gadayam composed by Shri Ramanujacharya, this is addressed to Lord Narayana and his wife Laxmi:
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What is source of this verse (त्रिया चरित्रं, पुरुषस्य भाग्यम;)?

The correct and original verse is this - राष्ट्रस्य चित्तं कृपणस्य वित्तं मनोरथा: दुर्जनमानुषाणाम्‌। स्त्रियाश्चरित्रं पुरुषस्य भाग्यं देवो न जानाति कुतो मनुष्यः॥ Meaning: When Gods themselves do not ...
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Is Dharma Sastha mentioned in Upapuranas & other Samhitas from Skanda Purana?

Or at least they mentioned the word "Sastha"? word "SAsta" is mentioned as one of the 11 rudras in 3 other chapters in skandapurANa : Kaumārikā-khaṇḍa chapter 5 : 79-80. He is ...
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Where can I find reference of Caturvarga?

There are many references to both Trivarga and Caturvarga, but the only comparative reference I could find (which explicitly mentions the words Dharma, Artha, Kāma and Mokṣa) is in the Bhaviṣyapurāṇa ...
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Can anyone give me reference from where this thing is written? (Statement from Mohini Murti)

Mohini devi does not say anything like that directly in the purana. That women likes to be exploited is a conclusion drawn by Swami Prabhupada in the purport and not direct words of Mohini murti. But ...
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Do any of the Puranas praise Advaita?

There are many Puranas, including the Bhagavata, that explicitly describe the Advaita sadhana and the Advaitic goal. Here are some, of the countless, references: https://adbhutam.files.wordpress.com/...
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Do any of the Puranas praise Advaita?

Yes. There are Puranas that praise Advaita. He therefore does not comprehend that his own Atman is in reality the imperishable Brahman. (What he has then) is the erroneous notion of the Atman in what ...
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Do any of the Puranas praise Advaita?

It doesn't necessarily praise Advaita, but it says that followers of that Yoga will be rewarded with bliss, be freed from the burdens of life, etc. This is a line from the Garuda Purana (Dhanvantari ...
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Is Shiva praised within the Valmiki-Ramayan?

They don't quite praise him long-windedly, but there are positive notions of Shiva. Here are two such lines: [7.61] “Thus spoke Madhu, and the Lord of all beings, Shiva, that great God, answered him. ...
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Reference for Azhwars in english/ Hindi

Yes, there are English translations of their works. Philosophy and Theistic Mysticism of the Alvars. This explores the divine experiences the Alvars expressed and important concepts in their work. ...
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Where does the story of Ganesha taking the form of a crow come from?

The story of the origin of River Kaveri through Lord Ganesha in the form of a crow is found in the Skanda Purana (Southern Recension). This story is narrated in Chapters 11 and 12 of the Asura Kanda, ...
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Was Kusha born from grass?

The original story in the Ramayana is this: During the night that Shatrughna passed in the leaf-thatched hut, Sita gave birth to two children and, at midnight, the youthful ascetics brought the ...
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Are there scriptural references to the celebration of Radhashtami?

There is one major scriptural reference for it. From Padma Purana 2.7: Saunaka said: O very wise one, O you very intelligent one, tell me due to which act a man goes to the world of cows from the ...
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Who is Kalaka, and is there any other information about Mahesha, Sarada, and Vaitala?

Kalaka is a powerful Gaṇa. (A gaṇa is a deity associated with Lords Shiva and Ganesha; they live at Kailasa.) Shiva Purana 2.2.33 says: O sage, Kuṇḍī the most excellent of the Gaṇas and Parvataka ...
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Which scripture says, "Where Women are Worshiped, Devtas reside there"?

This is Manu Smriti 3.56: यत्र नार्यस्तु पूज्यन्ते रमन्ते तत्र देवताः । यत्रैतास्तु न पूज्यन्ते सर्वास्तत्राफलाः क्रियाः ॥ ५६ ॥ yatra nāryastu pūjyante ramante tatra devatāḥ | yatraitāstu na pūjyante ...
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