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Benefits of devi 'Durga' naam jap with proofs scriptural reference from sāshtras

One can get worldly pleasures from Durga naam japa as per enter link description here 43-45. O lordly sage, she came to be called by various names such as Kālī, Caṇḍikā, Cāmuṇḍā, Vijayā, Jayā, ...
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Benefits of devi 'Durga' naam jap with proofs scriptural reference from sāshtras

The mahima of Durga naam can't even be told by Shiv in tantras. He says thus, दुर्गानाम जपो यस्य किं तस्य कथयामि ते। अहम् पंचैननह् कांते तज्जपादेवसुव्रते।। Oh, devi how could I narate he glory of the ...
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Fasting for health in Hindu scriptures

The article from Healthline-website linked in the question provides for the Health benefit aspects of fasts. Fasts are one type of vratas, and the major purpose of the fast is spiritual progress, not ...
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Is there any relation between (nama) Japa and breath?

Sri ramakrishna said on 2 October 1884, A man may be united with God either through action or through inwardness of thought, but he can know everything through bhakti. Through bhakti one ...
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Does anyone know if there is an English translation of Rudrayamala Tantram?

As of now, there is no complete English Translation of the Rudra-Yamala scripture because the original manuscripts of the Original Rudra-Yamala are lost, unfortunately. This is what Hindupedia-site ...
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Is there any relation between (nama) Japa and breath?

Indeed they r related, but the relation can't be merely understood from a layman's perspective. Let's take the example of Ràm Naam. Shastra says- राशब्दोच्चारणादेव मुखन्नीर्यन्ति पातकाह्। पुनः ...
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Scriptural basis for the Shodashopchar Puja?

The whole concept is sixteen upacharas is explained in Skanda Purana. Indra worshipped Devi Lakshmi with these 16 upacharas. Indra worshipped devotedly with sixteen upacāras (articles offered). Every ...
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Scriptural basis for the Shodashopchar Puja?

I don't know what does "earliest references" mean. Because of the cyclic nature of time in Hinduism theology (cf. Srimada Bhagvad Geeta 2.13) every text in of Hinduism has an eternal ...
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Relation between manas and moon

Rig Veda 10.19.13.: candramā manaso jātaś. Meaning: "The Moon was born from his (Veda Purusha's) mind." As moon was born from the mind of the Veda Purusha, it represents the mind (Manas). ...
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Are we(atma) god himself or amsh(part) of god?

We are all Atma, no school of thought disagrees with that, what they disagree with are a few characteristics( whether the atma is God or an amsha or something else ) It depends on your school of ...
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Two or more Idols of the same deity at home forbidden?

Yes, this belief is true. And this belief extends to all the five deities of the Panchayatana-puja, the Pancha-Mahadevtas viz. Ganesha, Surya, Vishnu, Shiva & Durga, besides Shankha (conches), and ...
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Conch use in Mahabharata and Ramayana

In Mahabharata And Hrishikesha blew (the conch called) Pancajanya and Dhananjaya (that called) Devadatta; and Vrikodara of terrible deeds blew the huge conch (called) Paundra. And Kunti’s son king ...
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Is Indra's vehicle Airavata a Naga?

No. This Airavata is different. Aravata (elephant) was not son of Kasyapa. Kaśyapa married Dakṣa’s daughter, Krodhavaśā who bore him ten daughters. They were: Mṛgī, Mṛgamandā, Harī, Bhadramatā, ...
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Is prana shakthi a form of Saraswathi according to scriptures?

Saraswati is not Prana Shakti but she is compared with the Prana Shakti just like hamsa is compared with breaths. Metaphor (Rupak Alankar) is used in this verse. A metaphor is a figure of speech that, ...
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Is any god name eligible for nama japa?

From Third Samas-Fourth Dashak of Shree Dasbodh by Samartha Ramdas,  Majority of the part explains the benefits and importance of "Rama-nama", but the following two verses are more generally ...
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Conch use in Mahabharata and Ramayana

The use of conch-shells (shankha) by the warriors is given in detail in the Mahabharata by Vyasa, as discussed in this post - What are the names of conch shell ( shankh ) used by the warriors in ...
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Can we have a vision of 'any' god with 13 crore nama japa?

Quoting from Swami Sivananda's Mantra Yoga Sadhana: METHOD OF MANTRA PURASCHARANA The repetition of a Mantra with rigid spiritual observances a fixed number of times to obtain quick spiritual ...
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Can we have a vision of 'any' god with 13 crore nama japa?

The answer to this question is yes. One can have a vision of God after such a marathon effort. One can have the vision of a deity by repeating a mantra even once in some exceptional cases. The catch ...
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What are the possible names of 'others' who changed their own caste?

Yes. There are some examples. Children of King Rishabhdeva became Brahmana. S.B. 5:4:13.In addition to these nineteen sons mentioned above, there were eighty-one younger ones, all born of Ṛṣabhadeva ...
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Is it prohibited in scriptures to sleep at the sandhya time?

Yes, sleep at sandhya time is prohibited as per Mahabharata: Anusasana Parva: Section CIV because this time is prescribed for meditation, if people sleep at this time then, they have their lives ...
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What is the source of "Japatho nasthi pathakam"?

Ashta Vimshati Vishnu Namastotram (28 names of Vishnu), 4th shloka: Anantham Krishna gopalam japatho nasthi pathakam. 4
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What is the source of the Sanskrit śloka that lists the four corner-stones of dharma?

This Shloka is also found in at-least two Puranas, besides other scriptures. 1. Bhavishya Purana: Verse 57, Chapter 7, Part 1 (Brahma Khanda). Chapter 7 - Brahma Parva, Bhavishya Purana वेदः स्मृति...
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