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What is the source of "VishvAdhiko Rudro Maharshi" (विश्वाधिको रुद्रो महर्षिः)?

Taittariya Aranyaka of Krishna Yajurveda (10.12) contains this mantra: यो देवानां प्रथमं पुरस्ताद्विश्वाधिको रुद्रो महर्षिः । हिरण्यगर्भं पश्यत जायमानꣳ स नो देवः शुभयास्मृत्या संयुनक्तु ॥ (...
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What is the Source for "Ekam EvA dviteeyam brahman" Mantra

This verse can be found in one of the oldest Upanishads from the Sama Veda The Chandogya Upanishad 6.2.1 which states : सदेव सोम्येदमग्र आसीदेकमेवाद्वितीयम् । तद्धैक आहुरसदेवेदमग्र आसीदेकमेवाद्वितीयं ...
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Where can I get AtharvaShiras Upanishad with Sanskrit & english translation?

I searched up some meta posts on this website and found many wonderful websites(many many thanks to our moderators Pandya and The Destroyer for organising it so beautifully!) I didn't find a single ...
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Do scriptures specify how animals should be killed during the sacrifice?

No, vedas do not mention killing of animals during sacrifice. Brahmana texts & shrauta sutra texts on Ashwamedha Yagya only mention presence of knife during ritual, nowhere do they mention usage ...
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Can Sandhyavandanam be performed by Sanyasis?

It depends on the kind of Sannyasi. Vishishtadvaitin Sannyasis do perform Sandhyavandana. (They sport the Yajnopavita and the shikhA as well). Sources: Yatidharmasamuccaya of Yadavaprakasa, ...
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Which Hindu scriptures discuss the Sati practice?

satI was optional for women as seen in mahAbhArata mausala parva section 7 where only some wives of kruShNa opted for it by their own choice : Rukmini, the princess of Gandhara, Saivya, Haimavati, ...
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In which scriptures can we find the original stories of the Mahavidyas?

Rickross not mentioned about Bhairavi. I will answer about the mention of Bhairavi. Devi Bhairavi is mentioned in third chapter of Devi Mahatmya. The third chapter of Devi Mahatmya mentiones her ...

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