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We should keep in mind that the idea or concept of Gods or Devas is metaphysical (adhyAtmam). In other words, we cannot think of Devas communicating through a human-like language. Even at a level that is lower than metaphysical, let's call it "theological" (adhidaivatam), the Devas cannot be communicating like humans (adhibhUtam). That's why Rgveda ...


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Yes indeed. But of course it requires extreme sādhanā and tapas. So much that such people have even revealed new branches of Veda. The most famous story is that of rishi Yājñavalkya, who was cursed by his guru Vaiśampāyana to return all the Vedic learning. After that, he meditated on the Sun and revealed an entire new branch of Vedas, the vājasaneyī saṃhitā, ...


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You can find the whole Samskrit text at this link - https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.487023/page/n454/mode/2up For your convenience, the story dealing with Bhandasura starts at the 11th chapter (in page 454 in the book inside that link) of Lalitopakhyana, in which his birth is explained. The very next chapter has the details of birth of Lalita ...


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It seems bṛṃhati is not the root. It would be bṛh If you conjugate it (1st conjugation-mode), it would give bṛṃhati as 3º person singular present. You can conjugate roots at https://sanskrit.inria.fr/DICO/grammar.fr.html Check on the site how to write Sanskrit characters, as it may be different. Eg. bṛh should be written b.rh in 'Velthuis transliteration'.


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YES it is possible to learn the Vedas without a Guru, if you let Lord Shiva being your Guru, with the right Devotion. As stated in Shiva Gita 6:20 गुह्योऽहं सर्व वेदेषु आरण्योऽहमजोऽप्यहम्। पुष्करं च पवित्रं च मध्यं चाहमतः परम् । बहिश्चाहं तथा चान्तः पुरस्तादहमव्ययः।। २०।। “I am the hidden secret in all the Vedas;I am the forest and the unborn.I am the ...


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No, it is not possible to understand the Vedas without an Acharya. Vedas are a very dense subject for students and sadhaks alike. There is bound be mis-interpretations without proper instruction. There are rules regarding recitation, proper pronunciation, swaras etc. So, learning under a Vedic Acharya is a must. Yes, learning sanskrit is necessary.


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