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No this shloka is not from Shreemad Bhagvat Purana. This shloka is given in Skanda Purana Vol.18 Book VI , Nagar Kanda , Chapter 239 , ( Efficacy of Adoration , Penance etc.) Verse 31-34 जन्मना जायते शूद्रः संस्कारात् द्विज उच्यते। शापानुग्रहसामर्थ्यं तथा क्रोधः प्रसन्नता ।|31-34|| 31 : A Man is no better than a sudra at his birth .He is called ...


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It looks this shloka originates from Bharati Krishna Tirthaji's system of so-called "Vedic Mathematics". Note that despite its name, it's widely agreed that Tirthaji's system isn't actually Vedic in origin; Tirthaji claimed that his 16 Sutras were from the Parishishta of the Atharvana Veda, but they're not actually found there. (Here's a good paper ...


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The śloka appears to be from the end of Viṣṇusahasranāma belonging to a recension of the Mahābhārata that did not make it to the BORI critical edition: 13,135.142d*0637_06   rudra uvāca 13,135.142d*0637_07   rāma rāmeti rāmeti rame rāme manorame 13,135.142d*0637_08   śrīsahasranāmatattulyaṃ rāmanāma varānane 13,135.142d*...


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There are numerous such verses in the Smritis. Consuming Panchagavyas (the five products obtained from a cow) is considered as an effective sin-cleansing remedy for a variety of sins. Here are a few verses from various chapters of Parashara Smriti: 28. Urine of the cow, cow-dung, milk, curd, and ghee, these five are the five articles derived from a cow. ...


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The sloka is from the Pandava Gita. It was said by Gandhari & addressed to Lord Krishna. Gandhari Uvacha:- (Queen Gandhari said:- ) Thwameva matha cha pitha thwameva, Thwameva bhandusha , sakha thwameva, Thwameva vidhya, dravinam thwameva, Thwameva sarvam mama deva deva. 27 Of my god of gods, you are my mother and father, You are my ...


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There are some Shloka found in Parashar Smriti, 12th Chapter source1 source2 source3 source4. प्रभासादीनि तीर्थानि गंगाद्या सरितस्तथा। विप्रस्य दक्षिणे कर्णे वसन्ति मनुरब्रवीत॥ According to Manu Prabhas and other teerthas, Ganga and other rivers reside in Brahmana's right ear. अग्निरापश्च वेदाश्च सोमः सूर्योऽनिलस्तथा। सर्वे देवास्तु वि...


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Valmiki Ramayana consists of 24000 verses. It is verified in Balakanda 1.4.2 itself: चतुर् विंशत् सहस्राणि श्लोकानाम् उक्तवान् ऋषिः | तथा सर्ग शतान् पंच षट् काण्डानि तथा उत्तरम् ||१-४-२ Sage Valmiki said Ramayana in twenty four thousand verses, in six hundred chapters, in six books, likewise an end-piece too. [1-4-2] Does Uttara Kanda comes in ...


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The sloka is originally from the Vishnu Purana.However,the version given in that Purana differs slightly from those given in the question. The Vishnu Purana version states: Karaagre Vasate Lakshmih Karamadhye Saraswati ||Karamule Stitho Brahma Prabhate Karadarsanam|| On the top of the palms resides Lakshmi,in the middle Saraswati and at the base ...


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I found the Vakratunda incarnation in Mudgal Brahmana but not the mantra. The closest I could come to this mantra is the following line from the Mahaganapati Shastranam Stotra from the Rudrayamala Tantra that contains the first sentence: vakratuṇḍo mahākāyaḥ koṭisūryasamaprabhaḥ । ekadaṃṣṭraḥ kṛṣṇapiṅgo vikaṭo dhūmravarṇakaḥ ॥ 99॥ Here's the link to ...


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Yes, this shloka is present in Mahabharata. 1) Adi Parva of Mahabharata: Sauti Muni talking about Rishi Sahasrapat tells Rishi Ruru about the characteristics of a brahamana. अहिंसा परमॊ धर्मः सर्वप्राणभृतां समृतः तस्मात पराणभृतः सर्वान न हिंस्याथ बराह्मणः कव चित Verily the highest virtue of man is sparing the life of others. Therefore a Brahmana ...


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The verse occurs in this chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam. Here is what the sons of Rishabha tell Nimi (the solar dynasty king whom I discuss here): I consider that one whose intelligence is constantly disturbed by his falsely identifying himself with the temporary material world can achieve real freedom from fear only by worshiping the lotus feet of the ...


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TL;DR: No such words were spoken by Gaṇeśa in the Mahābhārata i.e., you cannot find a reference to the original Sanskrit verse for the quote you mention in the question. The entire conversation between Vyāsa and Gaṇeśa from the very first chapter of the Mahābhārata is as follows: काव्यस्य लेखानार्थाय गणेश: स्मर्यतां मुने। सौतिरुवाच एवमाभाष्य तं ब्रह्मा...


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Actually, the Sarala Mahabharata has 152,000 individual verses: not an exact translation from the Sanskrit original, but a full-blown independent work. Sarala Mahabharat has 152,000 verses compared to 100,000 in the Sanskrit version wikipedia There is also a Shaiva upapurana called the Shiva-rahasya-purana, which also consists of roughly 100.000 verses: ...


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It's from Mundaka Upanishad 1.2.8. अविद्यायामन्तरे वर्तमानाः स्वयं धीराः पण्डितंमन्यमानाः । दन्द्रम्यमाणाः परियन्ति मूढा अन्धेनैव नीयमाना यथाऽन्धाः || ८ ॥ avidyāyāmantare vartamānāḥ svayaṁ dhīrāḥ paṇḍitaṃ manyamānāḥ | jaṅghanyamānāḥ pariyanti mūḍhā andhenaiva nīyamānā yathāndhāḥ || 8 || 8.Being in the midst of ignorance and thinking in ...


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Yes. The ocean (सागरः or Sāgara) is named after Sagara (सगर), a king of Ikshvaku dynasty. He is the son of king Asita. Ocean on the earth is formed by one of his deeds i.e., he dug the bed of ocean. Sagara's stepmother gives poison to Sagara's mother Kalindi out of jealousy. She was also pregnant. They both go to a sage Chyavana. As he was born from toxicity,...


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It is 19th verse in Chapter 36 Upodhgatapada of Brahmanda Purana. Sesha says this to Dharani (Goddess Earth) (Translated by GV Tagore) सहस्रनाम्नां पुण्यानां त्रिरावृत्त्या तु यत्फलम् एकावृत्त्या तु कृष्णस्य नामैकं तत्प्रयच्छति १९ sahasranāmnāṃ puṇyānāṃ trirāvṛttyā tu yatphalam ekāvṛttyā tu kṛṣṇasya nāmaikaṃ tatprayacchati (19) By a ...


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It's a Shanti Mantra that occurs in the beginning of chapter 3 of the Taittiriya Aranyaka of the Yajur Veda (as you can see here): tacchṃyorāvṛṇīmahe | gātuṃ yajñāya | gātuṃ yajñapataye | daivī svastirastu naḥ | svastirmānuṣebhyaḥ | ūrdhvaṃ jigātu bheṣajaṃ | śaṃ no astu dvipade | śaṃ catuṣpade | oṃ śānti śānti śāntiḥ || It also ...


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Bhujanga prayātam is a meter which has twelve syllables in each quarter (pāda). Only first, fourth, seventh and tenth are light. Rest of the syllables are heavy syllables. In the Natya Shastra Chapter 16 which was written by Bharata muni, the definition is given (Quoting from wisdomlib.org). Aprameyā [The metre with] the feet of twelve ...


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Kaka - crow , Krishna - black Pika - cuckoo , Krishna - black Ko Bheda - what difference ? Vasanta praptey - spring comes Crow - Crow , Cuckoo - Cuckoo Crow & Cuckoo are both black. Then what's the difference ? Come spring time, you'll know which is which (based on singing voice, cuckoo melody, crow noise). Ordinary men and advanced saints look ...


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Actually the approximate value of pi was known in the Shulba Sutras in ancient India (not in the Vedas per se). Obviously knowing it to 32 places of decimal is impossible without the usage of modern numerical methods applied to analytical expressions unknown at the time. See here: http://books.google.co.za/books?id=MMMPBwAAQBAJ page 185 The motivations ...


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Shantakaram: Embodiment of Peace Bhujaga Shayanam: Reclining on a Serpent Padmanabham: Who has a lotus flower coming from his navel, from which Brahma was born Suresham: The Lord of the gods Vishwadharam: Sustainer of all things Gagana Sadrusham: Pervading the whole cosmos Megha Varnam: Whose skin is dark blue like rain clouds ...


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There are different views on this. However here is a view of this, a more liberal one. Can all Hindus chant Gayatri Mantra The Gayatri Mantra is considered by saints as the Universal mantra, one that all can chant, regardless of caste or creed. A pure mind is of course a good pre-requisite to any Sadhana. A man can repeat Gayatri mentally in all states ...


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listening the shlokas with audio source is also very effective method to memorize shlokas (if possible). We tend to quickly grasp or memorize what we hear and our mind repeats it, keeps it in memory. By this method we also get familiar with the pace and exact pronunciation of words, shlokas. As we all are familiar with our experience related to songs, we ...


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This is the 14th Sloka of Adi Shankara's Shiva Aparadha Kshamapana stotram. Kara-charana-kritam vaak,-kaaya-jam, karma-jam vaa, Shravana-nayana-jam vaa, maanasam vaa-aparaadhama, Vihitam-avihitam vaa, sarvam-etat-kshmasva, Shiva shiva karunaabdhe, shrii mahaadeva shambho|| Whatever faults or mistakes I have done so far with the help of my ...


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According to Sri Rudram this famous verse belongs to Vayu Purana चमकं नमकं चैव पुरुषसूक्तं तथैव च नित्यं त्रयं प्रयुञ्जानो ब्रह्मलोके महीयतॆ camakaṁ namakaṁ caiva pauruṣasūktaṁ tathaiva ca nityaṁ trayaṁ prayuñjāno brahmaloke mahīyate Meaning: A person reciting and applying daily the Chamakam, Namakam and Puruṣa Sūktam is honoured in the Brahma ...


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शुक्लाम्बरधरम् विष्णुम् शशि वर्णम् चतुर्भुजम् | प्रसन्नवदनम् ध्यायेत् सर्व विघ्नोपशान्तये || "shuklamvaram dharam vishnum sashivarnam chaturvujam | prasanna vadanam dhyayet sarva bighnopashantaya ||" Let's examine each word of the sloka: शुक्लाम्बरधरम् = शुक्ल + अम्बर + धरम् Shuklamvaradharam = white+cloth+wearing ie, White cloth wearing ...


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The sloka is from Brahmavaivartha Purana. It exist in Prakriti Khanda and at multiple places. First there's verse 71 here: http://www.indianscriptures.com/Content/Articles/PDFs/30831/77f_chapter_56_2.pdf Then there's verse 17 of this chapter: http://www.indianscriptures.com/Content/Articles/PDFs/30776/77f_chapter_67.pdf 3.Then verse 56 of this chapter: ...


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The second half of this sloka is the tenth sloka of the Lalitatrishati stotra, in the Lalitopakhyana part of the Brahmanda Purana. This occurs before the actual stotra, when Sri Hayagriva meditates upon Lalitambika and Kameshvara so that he can impart the Trishati to Agastya who has been waiting for three years in the same position. In regard to what is to ...


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These verses can be found in Chapter 3 Upodghatapada of Brahmanda Purana (translated by GV Tagore). कारणं तु स्मृता ह्येते नानार्थेष्विह देवताः | एकं प्रशंसमानस्तु सर्वानेवप्रशसति || ९३ kāraṇaṃ tu smṛtā hyete nānārtheṣviha devatāḥ | ekaṃ praśaṃsamānastu sarvānevapraśasati || 93 93.These deities are remembered as the cause of the ...


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