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Sandhya Vandanam literally means either “Salutation to the goddess of Dawn and dusk or, the prayers done during dawn and dusk.” Hindus considered the period just before dawn and just after dusk as well as the exact period of noon , as extremely suitable for meditation. There is a detailed procedure to follow in Sandhya Vandanam and after completing that ...


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Nityakarm Pujaprakash published by Gita Press provides good detail of all Sandhya vandanas in morning, afternoon and evening. The book is available in Hindi, Telugu, Gujarati and Nepali. It is also available on Kindle. Author Pt Lalbihari Mishra details about following topics When to wake up and what to do after that Shauch kriya incl Snaan (Morning ...


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Since the war begins against Ravana on the first day of the shraadha period during Dakshinayana, God Rama worships His pitru (forefathers) [Ref: Mahabhagavata Upapurana 40.14-26 translated by PKN Goswami]. Later, on the battlefield, Kumbhakarna kills innumerable vanara and eats many of them. God Brahma appears before God Rama and advises worship of Goddess ...


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Ayodhya's tirtha-sthala (holy spots) like the exact location of Shree Rama janma-bhoomi, Rishi Lomasha ashrama (hermitage), Vasishtha-kunda, Brihaspati-kunda, etc. which are mentioned in ancient scriptures all exist in present-day Ayodhya [Ref: Skanda Purana 2.8.1-10]. God Rama killed Tadaka and they reached Rishi Vishwamitra's Siddhashrama, at present-day ...


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Is it same as the name 'Rama' which we use in daily life? From the Upanishad itself, 2nd Adhyaya: वन्हिर्नारायणो नाझड्यो जाठरः केवलोऽपि च ॥ ६॥ द्व्यक्षरो मन्त्रराजोऽयं सर्वाभीष्टप्रदस्ततः । Vanhi (र) coupled with Narayana (आ) and the Jathara (म) alone make up the two letter mantra (राम) which is the king of mantras that fullfils all the desires within one'...


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Sudhras are having only clan in their caste, but they doesn't have gothra to marry in procedures of rituals that's why they shouldn't wear and touch scared thread


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I consider Milk to be a vegetarian product, and egg to be a non-vegetarian product. My reasoning is as follows: Eggs contain a single unfertilized cell - the yolk which when fertilized has the ability to grow into a new and unique organism - i.e. life. Milk, on the other hand, does not contain such structures. One can argue that it contains unicellular ...


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It is incorrect to say that the fruit of sin goes only to the husband after marriage. Sins and merits are shared equally between husband and wife, for as per the Manusmriti, Vedic rites have been enjoined for them jointly. The Brihaspati smriti explains that husband and wife are like two halves and the fruit of action is shared by those two halves. Here the ...


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