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Sanskrit an ancient Indo-European language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian (Indic) languages are derived.

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What is the meaning of this Krishna mantra? [duplicate]

What is the meaning of this Krishna mantra - कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय हरये परमात्मने। प्रणत क्लेशनाशाय गोविन्दाय नमो नम:
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A riddle on bhagavad gita?

Someone asked me to help them find a philosophical term from gita which is used in relation with another philosophical term and both of them together make an important term. ( hint is both start from ...
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Which is correct - Shantanu or Shaantanu?

In the Mahabharata book by Gorakhpur press, the name is given as Shaantanu (शान्तनुः), but I've also heard his name as Shantanu (शन्तनुः). Is there a correct version? For the name शन्तनुः, the ...
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What is the meaning of the word Hastinapur?

The city Hastinapur from the Mahabharata is where the Kauravas reside. What is the meaning for this word? Is there any source for it?
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How to search for Mahabharat Book, Chapter, Verse?

As in, which site do I use to search Book-wise, Chapter-wise or Verse-wise? For example, some book I'm reading on Google Books quotes Shanti Parv (which is Book 12) but mentions Verse 6930. How do I ...
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What is the meter of this verse from the Panchatantra?

This is the verse: मनवे वाचस्पतये शुक्राय पराशराय ससुताय । चाणक्याय च विदुषे नमोऽस्तु नयशास्त्रकर्तृभ्यः ॥ I'm not able to figure out which meter this verse was written in. Would appreciate some ...
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रेखांकितपदेभ्यः उपसर्गान् पृथक् कुरुत - give answer [closed]

रेखांकितपदेभ्यः उपसर्गान् पृथक् कुरुत - (रेखांकित पदों से उपसर्गों को अलग कीजिए) (i) सेवकः संदेश यच्छति। (iii) सः उपहारं यच्छति। (v) प्राचार्य: उपदिशति। (vii) ते विवाद कुर्वन्ति । (ix) अभिमानं मा कुरु।...
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Why was Nakul named after a mongoose?

The word Nakul means mongoose in Sanskrit. Is there any story behind Nakul being named after a mongoose?
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Where can I find a searchable text of Mahabharata online?

I want to be able to search across the entire Mahabharata for certain words or phrases. I have seen pages where you have to click to different pages to navigate through. But I want to be able to ...
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What is the etymology of the name Vidura?

What is the etymology of the name Vidura? Is there a verse that in the Mahabharata that indicates the meaning of his name and how it arose?
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Learning Sanskrit

As an English speaker, what way can I easily learn Sanskrit for free online is learnSanskrit.org any good? I want to be able to read works like the Bhagavad Gita, Nyaya Sutras and other Nyaya works.
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Where can I find a searchable text of Valmiki Ramayana online?

I want to be able to search across the entire Valmiki Ramayana for certain words or phrases. The IIT Kanpur webpage has divided the text across sargas which you have to click to different pages to ...
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What is the source of this Sanskrit Shloka?

This Sanskrit shloka on Mathematics has intrigued me and I would like to know the source of this shloka. था शिखा मयूराणां नागानां मणयो यथा। तद्वद् वेदांगशास्त्राणां गणितं मूर्ध्नि संस्थितम्॥ The ...
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What in language, is the difference between Jaya and Vijaya?

Please excuse me, I don't know much about Hinduism. If my question is silly or offensive, I'm willing to delete it. Starting from wikipedia, I learned about Narashima, and from that I came to hear ...
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Proof Gol means ball in Sanskrit

Is their proof Gol means ball or sphere in Hindu text is it used to refer to a ball a rock of sorts, or a clearly spherical object?
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Tirth-Yantra Parva

So on Wikipedia the Vana Parva has this Ajagara Parva on Yudishtir and the snake, yet in this digitized version of the Mahabharata it is in the Tirtha-Yantra Parva. Here is the link: https://www....
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Languages of Mahabharatha and Ramayana

What were the languages of communication among ordinary people in times of Ramayana and Mahabharata? During war and in courts, marketplaces and travel Sanskrit could not have been used as it is more ...
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Where is this statement written - "त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव...." [duplicate]

There is a popular Sanskrit Stanza त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव, त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव। त्वमेव विद्या च द्रविणं त्वमेव, त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देवदेवं। What is the source for it ? And for whom it is ...
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Combining and Splitting Words in Sanskrit

I am trying to learn and apply some basic word combining and splitting rules. Consider the first word in verse 15.7 from the Bhagavata Gita. ममैवांशो जीवलोके जीवभूत: सनातन: | मन:षष्ठानीन्द्रियाणि ...
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What do these two words mean? In a Shloka of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra?

I was looking at BPHS and couldn't make sense of these two padas: भागा दश त्रयोऽष्टाश्व्यस्तिथ्योऽक्षा भमिता नखाः । I get these meanings: 10, 3, 8...*, 15 (tithis), 5(Akshas/sense organs), 20(Nails ...
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Transliterate this Sama Veda Mantra

This is from the Sama Veda; Google Translator didn't help me with the transliteration, and I don't speak Sanskrit either. Can someone provide a transliteration.?
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Pronounciation of Sanskrit words [closed]

Sanskrit is a very pure language and care must be taken when pronouncing its words in a Sloka or a Mantra. Are there any websites or resources that help in learning the "correct" ...
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Any reference for this particular mantra performed during the Ashvamedha?

According to Wikipedia, the mantra (sacred recitation) at the end of the annahoma ("food-oblation rite") performed during the aśvamedha and uttered just before-, during-, and just after ...
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Namimg of Karan in the Mahabarath?

In the Hindu epic of Mahabharat, Karan (Karna) is described as a great warrior. In accordance with the Sanskrit grammar, is the name 'Dhanveera Radheya Karna correct'? Or, if not, how should it be ...
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how long will the fight between kalki and kali purush will last?

like how would a fight between kalki and kali purush look like? what kinds of attacks and technique they would use? and how long it will last? for days? for years? like for example the fight between ...
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Does the inability of words to describe Brahman (Taittriya Upanishad) apply only to Sanskrit words?

This is a famous passage in the Taittriya Upanishad: https://www.esamskriti.com/e/Spirituality/Upanishads-Commentary/Taittiriya-Upanishad~-Petal-8-2.aspx yato vacho nivartante . aprapya manasa saha . ...
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What is the meaning of the formulaic utterance 'savitassuva'? (and its variations)

tāmasyai savitassuva iti occurs in the Baudhayana Grihya Sutra. Deva savita prasuva occurs in the pariseshanam (purification of food) mantra. What is the meaning of the phrase, though?
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What is the full verse uttered by Dharmaraja after the Mahabharata war which contains this phrase - जयोऽयम् अजयाकरो?

Dharmaraja expresses dismay at the end of the Mahabharata war with this line: जयोऽयम् अजयाकरो I'm unable to find where this is uttered and what the complete verse is.
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What are Sanskrit mantras for worshiping Krishna?

What are different Sanskrit mantras or verses for worshiping Krishna ?
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Is this a valid Sanskrit mantra for Krishna?

Devraha Baba used to give this Krishna mantra to people. ॐ कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय हरये परमात्मने॥ प्रणत: क्लेशनाशाय गोविंदाय नमो नम:॥ Is it a valid Sanskrit mantra ? What is its meaning ?
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Is "Jai Shri Krishn" (जय श्री कृष्ण ) a valid sanskrit phrase?

Is जय श्री कृष्ण (Jai Shri Krishna) a valid sanskrit phrase ? Or the correct phrase should be something like - जयतु श्री कृष्ण: (Jaytu Shri Krishnah) I am not very well versed in sanskrit. Also what ...
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Can someone translate this verse? (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.4.4)

सा हेयमीक्षां चक्रे, कथं नु मात्मान एव जनयित्वा सम्भवति? हन्त तिरोऽसानीति सा गौरभवत् ऋषभ इतरः तां समेवाभवत्त तो गावोऽजायन्त The above verse is from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad chapter 1 section IV verse ...
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If only Sanskrit has to be used for prayer/rituals what is the value of works composed in Apabhramsha,Tamil etc.?

The phenomenally popular Hanuman Chalisa authored by Tulsidas in the Awadhi language The Divyaprabandam and Tevaram in Tamil are examples of powerful scriptures that are not in Sanskrit. Do they have ...
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What is the meaning of Sachidanand?

What is the meaning of Sachidanand? What does the word "Sachidanand mean? I think the word can be broken into - Sat + Chit + Anand. Does it have some relation with Brahmha (Sat) , Chit (Vishnu) ...
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Should we pray/worship to God only in Sanskrit language?

Should we pray to gods only in the Sanskrit language and using proper mantras only? Should using other languages be avoided?
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What does "chekitana" mean in this verse?

https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/rig-veda-english-translation/d/doc831430.html Rig Veda 2.33.15 Sanskrit text [Accents, Plain, Transliterated]: ए॒वा ब॑भ्रो वृषभ चेकितान॒ यथा॑ देव॒ न हृ॑णी॒षे न ...
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What was the spoken language in Dwaprar Yuga and earlier Yugas ? Was it Sanskrit?

Sanskrit is devbhasa i.e. language of gods. In recorded history of Kaliyuga , Sanskrit was perhaps never ever communication language of common people. It was mostly used for religious purpose only. ...
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Is there any scripture that states Sanskrit is the mother of all languages?

Is there any Hindu scriptures that explicitly stated Sanskrit as the mother of all languages?
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How many times does the word 'अनन्त' (Ananta) come in the Vedas?

I would want to know how many times does the name 'अनन्त' (Ananta) come in the Vedas?
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In what scripts the oldest Sanskrit literature was written?

In what scripts the oldest Sanskrit literature was written? When was Brahmi script used for it? I am aware that Vedas were orally memorized -- and were not written for a long time.
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English pronunciation of Sanskrit gita

I would like to find the Gita written in English phoenetics of the Sanskrit words. I don’t want an English translation per se—if that is also offered, that is fine. Anyone know of such a text? Thank ...
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Is Panini avatar of some deity?

Panini's work on Sanskrit is considered as the basis of the Sanskrit Grammar. I want to know if Panini is avatar of some deity ?
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Where is the Dakshina Kalika Stotram taken from?

The Dakshina Kalika Stotram in Sanskrit is a regularly recited hymn in many Bengali households, especially among Shaktites, that constitute the majority of Bengal. It is mentioned in almost all ...
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What is this word referring to in Bhutochatanam?

This sloka is used before puja (Sandhyavandanam in my case) to clear away ghosts and other bad spirits. उत्तिष्ठन्तु भूतपिशाचा येते भूमि भारका | एतेषां अविरोधेन ब्रह्म कर्म समारभे || This can be ...
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What is the Source for "Ekam EvA dviteeyam brahman" Mantra

I'm finding Source for "Ekam EvA dviteeyam brahman" Mantra.
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What is the source of "VishvAdhiko Rudro Maharshi" (विश्वाधिको रुद्रो महर्षिः)?

I'm finding Source for "VishvAdhiko Rudro Maharshi" Mantra. विश्वाधिको रुद्रो महर्षिः VishvAdhiko Rudro Maharshi
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Scriptures defining 'Kayavyuha' in Yoga that can nullify karmas quicly

There is a siddhi in yoga called Kaya-Vyuha. I read recently about it. Yogi, after attaining this siddhi can present at multiple places with different bodies. The purpose of such manifestations is to ...
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Is it true that trees shouldn't present inside home?

Consider the following statement of Dhaumya from Mahabharatha Under the roots of a tree scorpions and snakes undoubtedly find shelter. Hence, one should never plant a tree within one's abode. [...
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What does the "r" in-between two words mean, especially in Naam-Stotram?

In Nama-stotra I often come across the "r" in between words. What exactly does it serve as or mean? For example, mokṣalakṣmīrmaharddhidā. Could Sanskrit adept please clarify this?
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Sant Dnyaneshwar

Sant Dnyaneshwar Can Saints perform miracles in the 21st century similar to performed by Sant Dnyaneshwar in the 13th century?
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