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Why Karn Chhedan sanskar is required?

Why Karn Chhedan is required ? Sushruta Samhitavolume 1: - Chapter XVI - Puncturing and Bandaging the ear - Karna-Vyadha-Vandha-Vidhi-adhyaya.Provides us some explanation. The lobules of the ...
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Do Smritis mention of any samskaras to be given to a shudra?

Smritis don't mention any Samskaras for Sudras using Vedic Mantras but leave them free to acquire knowledge from all sources than Vedas. A Sudra cannot commit an offence, causing loss of caste and he ...
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What happened to Ravana's body after his death?

False. The antim samskara (funeral rites) of Ravana's body was performed by Vibishana. After the death of Ravana in war with Rama. Rama asks Vibishana to perform funeral rites to Ravana's body In ...
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Which scriptures talk about Garbha daana, Pumsavana, Seemontonnayana Samskars?

All the Smritis and various other scriptures like Puranas and Tantras talk about these Samskaras. See the following verses from the Yajnvalkaya Smriti's Chapter 1: XI.—In season, the Garbhadhana; ...
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Does not performing the Garbhadana samskara result in Sudra progeny?

This issue arises only when we relate Garbhadhana with "varna". We must understand that all the samskaras are not related to varna. I have given references of "varna" in my answers ...
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Rules for wearing yagyopavit by women (yes it is possible)

Vedas do not have any gender based discrimination. When it comes to vaidika dharma and practices both men and women enjoy same freedom. However, after the advent of sanyasa, the society slowly turned ...
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Why Mundan (Chudakarma) is done in first and third year of life in Hindusim?

First hair removal that is also known as Chudakarma is mostly performed either in first year or third year. But some scriptures allow to perform it in fifth year, seventh year or according to family ...
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What is the criteria for being a dvija? Is anyone who has undergone upanayana a dvija?

Yes anyone who has undergone the Upanayana Samskara is a Dvija. But, as per Smritis, only the males belonging to the first three Varnas (i.e Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya) are eligible for the ...
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What is the criteria for being a dvija? Is anyone who has undergone upanayana a dvija?

(This answers the question in the title. I think there must be another question for the rest) The literal meaning of the word 'Dvija' means a twice-born. So at the moment the upanayana is performed, ...
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What scriptures talk against tapta mudrAnkana practice?

As mentioned in a comment, many scriptures that condemn the act, are given in this article. But i am not using that article as my reference. The Devi Bhagavata Purana condemns the act at many places, ...
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Who should do Antim Sanskar (funeral rites) of married woman?

Antim sanskar is also referred to as Antyeṣṭi (अन्त्येष्टि) is a composite Sanskrit word of antya and iṣṭi, which respectively mean "last" and "sacrifice". Together, the word means the "last sacrifice"...
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Definition and ritualistc rights of vrAtyas in the present day

What you described is the natural way of things to occur in the Kaliyuga ब्रह्मक्षत्रविशः शूद्रा जात्याचारविवर्जिताः । सन्ध्या च यज्ञसूत्रं च भवेल्लुप्तं न संशयः ॥ Translation: (In Kaliyuga), the ...
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Do scriptures talk about performing samskaras for non Hindus?

The Brahmins who officiate as priests for the Sudras are condemned in the scriptures.. See the following verses from the Manu Smriti: 11.42. Those who, obtaining wealth from Sudras, (and using ...
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How samskaras are manifested as per Vedanta philosophy?

Krishna says in the Gita 2.62-3 (Swami Nikhilananda translator): When a man dwells on objects, he feels an attachment for them. Attachment gives rise to desire, and desire breeds anger. From ...
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How many Arya Samskaras are there? ten or sixteen?

Shodasha sanskāras: Garbhādhāna - This is mainly concerned with the purification of the seed and the womb so that the progeny will be endowed with good health and intelligence. Pumsavana - This is ...
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What is the penance for a Brahmana who will get his Yagnopaveeta Samskara done after the prescribed time?

Āpastamba is referring to the brahma-charya-vidhíḥ that he described later on in Praśna I, Paṭala 1, Khaṇḍa 2. Now (follow) the rules for the studentship. He shall obey his teacher, except (when ...
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Relationship between Prarabdha Karma and Sookshma or Linga Shareera

The closest reference that I can find to this question is from Vachanamrut. In Vadatal prakaran, Lord Swaminarayan answering to sadhu’s question says The two types of bodies, sthul and sukshma, are ...
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Is reincarnation eternal?

I have started with short answers, to your various doubts, then I have elaborated my answer to give you clear picture. Is Moksha the end of samsara[sic]: No, it is not. You can achieve Moksha and ...
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Does the pumsavana seemanta ritual pray for a male child?

It appears so. From the book Hindu Dharma: The Universal Way of Life by Swami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati: The rites performed before a child is born are intended for the birth of a male child (...
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Meaning of Namaste (Folded hands)

In Sanskrit the word is namah + te = namaste which means “I bow to you” - my greetings, salutations or prostration to you. The word ‘namaha’ can also be literally interpreted as "na ma" (not mine). It ...
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In which month of pregnancy does a soul enter a new body (foetus)?

A person interested to know this has to read some upanishads. It seems there will be 3 types of bodies stula, sukshma and linga. I think one is prana. One is body and the other is atma. I think ...
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