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Does any scripture describe Chitragupta as a god?

Yes Chitragupta is described as deity in scriptures: सौम्ये गुरुर्बुधश्चैशे शुक्रः पूर्वदले शशी ॥१६७.००२ आग्नेये दक्षिणे भौमो मध्ये स्याद्भास्करस्तथा ।१६७.००३ शनिराप्येऽथ नैर्ऋत्ये राहुः केतुश्च वा...
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How to affirm the validity of Hindu texts and scriptures

Hindu scriptures have told us how to read and understand them. A Hindu should do what he thinks is right and not blindly follow ancient texts. You should remember that Hinduism has no centralized ...
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Why can't you do marriages durring chaturmas, and what scripture talk about it?

During Chaturmas period the gods rest and Lord Vishnu sleeps too. Hindu marriages are done with Lord Vishnu being kept as the witness (Shaligrama sakshi). That is why auspicious ceremonies like ...
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What is the story of Prahlada being slain by Indra?

The translation is wrong. It does not say that Indra killed Prahlada. It said "ParahlAda" meaning son of Prahlada. Indra killed Virochana, son of Prahlada.
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To attain moksha, must you be born as a Hindu?

Anyone who is peaceful and loving and worships faithfully can attain Moksha. The guru Ramakrishna said it most clearly: Wherever I look, I see men quarrelling in the name of religion - Hindus, ...
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Does any shastra mentions wheat or bajra?

Wheat is godhuma in Sanskrit and in some dialects of punjabbi is still called gandam. It is mentioned along with masur in the Rudram chamakam. Bajra called priyangu or priyanga in sanskrit, it's two ...
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Question on Mahabaharta

Other than Draupadi and Subhadra, the women of the household probably refers to the other wives of Pandavas - "In a svayamvara,Yudhishthira obtained Devika as his wife. She was the daughter of ...
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Where is this statement written - "त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव...."

This is from Sarnagati Gadayam composed by Shri Ramanujacharya, this is addressed to Lord Narayana and his wife Laxmi:
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What is source of this verse (त्रिया चरित्रं, पुरुषस्य भाग्यम;)?

The correct and original verse is this - राष्ट्रस्य चित्तं कृपणस्य वित्तं मनोरथा: दुर्जनमानुषाणाम्‌। स्त्रियाश्चरित्रं पुरुषस्य भाग्यं देवो न जानाति कुतो मनुष्यः॥ Meaning: When Gods themselves do not ...
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Who are the demonic beings called Yatudhanas?

I was pleasantly surprised to find an answer in the Brahmand Puran regarding not just Yatudhanas but all the major groups of Rakshasas. Though I have accepted the answer by Keshav earlier still ...
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Are there any blasphemy laws in the dharma śāstras?

Firstly, devanindā shouldn't be equated with 'blasphemy' of Abrahamic 'religions', which is the first mistake many who are coming from Abrahamic/western background may make by default. Blasphemy ...
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Vedic tradition of Samudrika Shastra

There are many classics on Samudrika Sastra or Palmistry. Here I am mentioning few important ones. In future, I hope to add more to this list. Hasta Sanjivani or Hasta Sanjivan - This is a very ...
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What is this ancient animal called Yali?

Yāḷi (யாளி), that is primarily a term used in Southern India, is commonly known as vyāla in Saṁskṛta. It's also known by the name varāla or varālikā. Bhojadeva's Samarāṅgaṇa Sūtradhāra (57.163) ...
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Who composed "Lingashtakam" & what are the "Asta Daridras" mentioned there in it?

As per Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati, who is currently the Incumbent Shankaracharya of the Uttarāmnāya Śrī Jyotish Pītham or Jyotir Math (situated in Uttarakhand; one of the four cardinal pitham ...
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What is the oldest text on Gandharva Veda?

The earliest known text on music theory is the reference to music was made by Panini in 500 BC.-- Following musical words are found in Ashtadhyayi of Panini:– """''''' Giti 3-3-95 Geya ...
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Parents of Dhaumya

Dhaumya is famously known as the purohita of the Pāṇḍavas (Ādi Parva 182.2, etc.). Tracing the parents of Dhaumya is a difficult task (which may not yield a certain solution), and there would be a ...
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What is the name of third-gender avatar of Hari?

The name of Vishnu's eunuch incarnation is Svadhama. The Bhagavata Purana mentiones it, but not describing him as an eunuch. A part of Hari, by name Svadhāman, the mighty son of Satyasahas and Sūnṛtā ...
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What is Tvarita Rudra? Where is it found?

It is mentioned in Agni Puran chapter 312 as well. Here is the hymn:- https://archive.org/details/TvaritaRudramsns/page/n2/mode/1up However I do not know sanskrit so I don't know its meaning though.
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Is Chandogya 5.10.7 authentic?

None of the answers objectively proved this verse as unauthentic. All Srutis and Smritis unanimously declare varna is based on birth at many places. people who are claiming this verse as unauthentic ...
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Is Sookshma Sharira really made of Prakriti's 5 subtle elements or Tanmatras?

Short Answer Yes. Subtle body is made of five tanmatras and Prakriti's 3 antaHkaraNas(the psychic apparatus). Long Answer In Shiva Sutras, Section III, Sutra 2nd, Bhagwan Shiva says, ज्ञानं बन्ध: Of ...
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