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The story of how Brahma got four heads is told in this excerpt from the Matsya Purana. When Brahma created Saraswati, he immediately fell in love with her, and she evaded him by going in different directions, but he sprouted a head in each of the four directions until finally she went above him and he grew a fifth head pointed towards Devaloka: Lord ...


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What does our scripture say about marriage? As per manusmriti, there are four purposes of Hindu marriage To have progeny Sexual pleasure Performance of religious rites And through the above three, experience Bliss or Happiness Why should we marry? What Param Pujya Morari Bapu mentioned is the simplified truth to drive home a point for a larger ...


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It's in the AgniRahasya kanda of Shatapatha Brahmana: स ऋचो व्यौहत् । द्वादश बृहतीसहस्राण्येतावत्यो हर्चो याः प्रजापतिसृष्टास्तास्त्रिंशत्तमे व्यूहे पङ्क्तिष्वतिष्ठन्त ता यत्त्रिंशत्तमे व्यूहेऽतिष्ठन्त तस्मात्त्रिंशन्मासस्य रात्रयोऽथ यत्पङ्क्तिषु तस्मात्पाङ्क्तः प्रजापतिस्ता अष्टाशतं शतानि पङ्क्तयोऽभवन् - १०.४.२.[२३] अथेतरौ वेदौ व्यौहत्। द्वादशैव ...


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According to Vayu Purana, Chapter 29, Saharaksha is the son of Pavaka and serve as the Agni for the Asuras. पवमानात्मजश्चैव कव्यवाहन उच्यते। पावकात्सहरक्षस्तु हव्यवाहः शुचेः सुतः॥४॥ The son of Pavamāna was known as Kavyavāhana and from Pāvaka was born Saharakşa and Havyavāha was the son of Suci. देवानां हव्यवाहोऽग्निः पितृणां कव्यवाहनः। ...


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Shatapatha Brahmana is in accordance with Puranas. Both texts mention Brahma takes form of Matsya, Kurma and Varaha at time of creation. For example, Padma Purana and Vishnu Purana say, at beginning of creation, Brahma takes forms like Kurma, Varaha and Matsya to rescue earth from water. Similar statements can also be found in other Puranas. Actually, ...


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Every Veda has four parts- Mantra Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, and Upanishads. Shatapata Brahman belongs to Shukla Yajurveda. It has details about varous rituals and Karmas and falls under Karma-Khanda portion of Vedas.


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The reason Lord Tvastar created vajra for Indra is discribed here in tattireya samhita of yajur veda kanda 2. 4.12 Tvastr, his son slain, offered Soma excluding Indra. Indra desired an invitation to the rite, but he did not invite him, (saying), 'Thou hast slain my son.' He made a disturbance of the sacrifice, and forcibly drank the Soma. The remains ...


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Wiki is right. Manyu is one of the Rudra among many forms of Rudra. As described in this chapter of Shatapatha Brahamana: And as to why he performs the Satarudriya offering. When Pragâpati had become disjointed, the deities departed from him. Only one god did not leave him, to wit, Manyu extended he remained within. He (Pragâpati) cried, and the tears ...


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Kashyapa was able to retrieve the Earth. I found the answer in this excerpt from the Shankhayana Shrauta Sutras, a text associated with the Rig Veda: Visvakarman the son of Bhuvana performed this as his last sacrifice. Him the Earth addressed, "Let no mortal give me away, O Visvakarman son of Bhuvana, thou hast wished to give me away! I shall dive into ...


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Shatapatha Brahmana gives the divisibility of number 720 which is represented as 360 days + 360 nights. It is used in the case of number and division of bricks and stones which is used in fire altar preparation. Not only this, it also gives information on how microcosm used in fire altar is related with macrocosm. In this way, it also gives information about ...


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Yes, It is true that Rig Veda consists of 4,32,000 syllables. It is verified by Shatapatha Brahmana in 10:4:2:23 He arranged the Rik-verses into twelve thousand of Brihatîs , for of that extent are the verses created by Prajapati. At-the thirtieth arrangement they came to an end in the Paṅktis; and because it was at the thirtieth arrangement that they ...


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Most of the puranic stories will never match with the vedic like in vedic times maruts were son of rudra and in puranic age they are sons of sage kashyapa. Well there is not written lord bramha it is written prajapati and sage kashyapa is a prajapti almost all gods, demons,birds,snakes are his descendends so thats why it is said prajapati taken form of a ...


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According to Vayu Purana, Chapter 71, Shamyu was the son of Brihaspati who has inquired about Pitris and Shraddha to his father. सूत उवाच एतद्वोऽहं प्रवक्ष्यामि पितृसर्गमनुत्तमम्। शंयुः पप्रच्छ यत्पूर्वं पितरं वै बृहस्पतिम्॥ ३७॥ Sūte spoke-I shall talk of the most excellent creation of Pitaras. What Samyu enquired earlier to his father ...


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According to Mahabharata, Book 3: Vana Parva: Tirtha-yatra Parva: SECTION CXXXV, Paravasu and Arvavasu were the son of Raivya (or Raibhya). "Lomasa said, 'Bharadwaja and Raivya were two friends. And they dwelt here, ever taking the greatest pleasure in each other's company. Now, Raivya had two sons, named Arvavasu and Paravasu. And, Bharadwaja, O Bharata'...


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Your are probably looking for Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa 1.2.3.5 (... paśur ha vā eṣa ālabhyate yat puroḍāśaḥ). Kanda I, adhyaya 2, brahmana 3 THE PREPARATION OF THE ALTAR 5. Thereupon the gods ordained this to be the dakṣiṇā at the new- and full-moon sacrifices, to wit, the Anvāhārya mess of rice [3], 'lest the oblation should be without a dakṣiṇā.' That (rinsing ...


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The particular sexual interaction “Then they draw out the penis of the horse and place it in the vagina of the chief queen...” is nowhere to be found in the paralel English translation by Julius Eggeling. It could be something made up by a biased translator. It also doesn't mention anything about the horse being slaughtered. Finally, the below translation ...


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Yes, the story is described in this chapter of the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda. The gods once accidentally cut off Vishnu's head with his own bow (this is all Vishnu's Lila, of course) and the head turns into the Sun: They spake, 'Whoever of us, through austerity, fervour, faith, sacrifice, and oblations, shall first compass the end of the ...


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Is Sri Kurma an avatar of Prajapati? Yes, it's already described in your question itself and in the answer which you have linked. Prajapati The word praja means subject and the word pati means master. It's a post or title. There are many Prajapatis identified in scriptures, Lord Bhrahma and Daksha are most famous. Additionally, Padma Purana mention Lord ...


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As I discuss in this answer, each of the four Vedas consists of four portions: Samhitas, the core part of the Vedas which consist of verses heard from the gods; Brahmanas, which provide instructions on the proper conducting of important rituals; Aranyakas, which provide a guide to rituals meant for forest-dwellers and hermits; and Upanishads, which consist ...


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This question was written in the early days of the site, back when I didn't know as much about Hinduism, as my misconceptions post will attest. As a matter of fact, all parts of the Vedas, including Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads, are Apaurusheya or authorless. In particular, the injunctions concerning Yagnas, which are primarily found in ...


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According to BHagavad Gita, Krishna says kamo aham asmi that I am that sex life in according to religious principles so two main reason as to why Krishna says like this or one should marry 1. To advance in Spiritual life otherwise their Will be chaos in society or it will be a kind of animalistic society. 2. To give birth to a good progeny and to train them ...


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In Mahabharata both Vidura and Yudhisthira were described to be conversant with the jargon (of the Mlechchhas). "And after the citizens had ceased following the Pandavas, Vidura, conversant with all the dictates of morality, desirous of awakening the eldest of the Pandavas (to a sense of his dangers), addressed him in these words. The learned Vidura, ...


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Aitareya Brahmana (chapter)6.8-9 or (pancika)2.1.8-9 has a very explicit statement regarding effectiveness of using grain in place of real animals. Khanda 8 starts with describing how the Devas first sought man as the yajna-pashu: पुरुषं वै देवाः पशुमालभन्त तस्मादालब्धान्मेध उदक्रामत् सोऽश्वं प्राविशत् तस्मादश्वो मेध्योऽभवत् अथैनमुत्क्रान्तमेधमत्यार्जन्त स ...


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Partly answering the question - refer to chapters 5 to 7 of Adi Parva (Paulomo Parva) of Mahabharata. In these chapters the story of Maharishi Brighu cursing Agni and an angry Agni vanishing from the universe and the return of Agni is told. Without quoting the Sanskrit verses the story briefly is "Maharishi Brighu's wife Pulomaa was pregnant carrying ...


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Namaste For scriptures marriage or no marriage is immaterial. Males represent reasoning. Females represent emotion. Both should manifest in each other for soul to progress to next level. Marriage is a social custom and the prescribed age difference is with logic, when male becomes old, the female being younger is atleast able to serve or take care of her ...


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