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Rain Water is considered pure or impure

2 He becomes pure by sipping water collected on the ground,* 3 or when a pure person gives him water to sip. 4 He should not sip rain water 5 or water in a crevice, 6 as also warm water without a good ...
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Why are certain days linked with particular deities?

They're linked because their nature is related to the Graha. Eg: Hanumaan and Mangala Why is Mangala the one ruling over Marsday (tuesday) and not Shanaischara or Soma or Surya? It is the case because ...
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Is puja only for going close to God and finally attaining moksha or it can be there for solving real world problem?

ārto jijñāsur arthārthī jñānī cha bharatarṣhabha distressed, the seekers of knowledge, the seekers of worldly possessions, and those who are situated in knowledge. (Gita 7.16,Swami Mukundananda) ...
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What happens to people whose bodies are not cremated?

Per the Shiva Purana, people who are not cremated are not reborn: 6.21.36: The procedure of obsequies shall be followed. If their bodies are not cremated they are likely to miss the good goal. The ...
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Nitya Granth by Ramanujacarya

Click (https://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/kriya-deepah-and-nithya-granthah-2-books-in-one-binding-nam693/)! This is an translation of K.R.Krishnaswami a Sri Vaishnava Acharya.
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Anusthan vs vrata

Vrata means a vow; whereas AnushThaana means the act of doing. Deciding on a vrata alone will not get someone anything let alone spiritual development. But execuiting it, i.e. doing anushThaan of that ...
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Is animal sacrifice valid in Hinduism?

Yes, the shastras certainly validate pashubali (animal sacrifice). I know for sure that the Srimad Devi Bhagavatam goes in depth about how pashubali should be carried out. You can look into this ...
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Where can I find the rules of Vasordhara homa?

Satapatha Brahmana 9.3.2 offers instructions: Thereupon he [the Sacrificer] offers the Vasor dhārā. That whole Agni has now been completed, and he is here the Vasu (good one): to that Vasu, the gods ...
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Can you provide clarification on the Arka Saptami reference in the Brahma Purana?

According to the list of vratas found in the History Of Ddarmasastra, the Arkasaptamī reference can be found in the Padma Purāṇa V.75.86-106: Arkasaptamī—tithi; for two years; deity Sun; one is to ...
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How grave a crime is it to do ritual without perfect purification and observance?

Here are few examples from the Atharva Veda: What happens if improper chanting of mantra अस्त्रा नीलशिखण्डेन सहस्राक्षेण वाजिना । रुद्रेणार्धकघातिना तेन मा सम् अरामहि ॥11.2.7 Oh Rudra (रुद्र), with ...
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Should we pray/worship to God only in Sanskrit language?

Try it. Take your desired Sanskrit spiritual prayer and recite it sor some time. Then do the same in your native language and compare the results. You will see that prayers and mantras written in ...
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Should we pray/worship to God only in Sanskrit language?

Chapter 5, lines 16/17 of the Kāraṇā Agama say: आख्याति पूजावेलायां वैदिकं यदूचक्षणः । तन्मयैवोदितमिति निर्वहत् स्वप्रयत्नतः ।।१६।। Sanskrit is the language of Siva, thus only he who speaks Sanskrit ...
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Why the Gaya Tirtha is so special for performing Shraddh and Pindadan?

From Vayu Purana, Chapter 103 (Greatness of Gaya) I am quoting a few relevant verses, which show why Pindadan in Gayatirth is so special. I shall recount the holy and excellent sacred centre which ...
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