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Do RV 8.33.19 and 10.85.30 suggest women should wear a veil in the presence of men?

This is what the Rig Veda hymns say: reference Mandal 10 Sutak 85 Mantra 30 The hindi version clearly states that in certain condition if the husband engages with his wife then his body too will be ...
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Are there online ebooks of English translations of ancient Indian cookbooks?

Majority of the cookbooks (and other cookbooks) are available here. Paka darshana of Nala is available. Some excerpts are available here. Bhojana Kuthuhala is available. The online edition is here. ...
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Meaning of manor layam

This Sloka is found in the 9th Chapter of the KulArnava Tantram. PujAkoti-samam stotram stotra-koti-samo japah | Japa-koti-samam dhyAnam dhyAna-koti-samo layah || Stotra is equal to a crore ...
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Are some of the words from Vedas still untranslatable?

Dr. R. V. Jahagirdar in an e-mail conversation clarifies there isn't single word that has not been translated in their works. On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 SAKSHI Trust wrote: Sir, We have ...
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Is there an English translation of Parimala of Shri Appaya Diskhita available?

As far as I know, the parimala has not been translated to English. The sanskrit book called Brahmasutra sankara bhashya edited by N. S. Anantakrishna Sastri and Vasudev Lakshman Sastri Panshikar by ...
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What is the right English word that can explain " Dharma"

Dharma has various shades of meaning which developed over time and in different spheres. Prof. PV Kane has discussed this term in his 'History of Dharmaśāstra'. In the Rig Veda, the term 'dharma' ...
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What are three refinings or three types of cleansing mentioned in Rigveda 3.26.8?

They are Agni, Surya and Vayu Here is the Hindi translation to the mentioned verse by Gayatri Pariwar: English translation of it would be as follows: Sadhakas refine their Atman which is Venerable ...
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Do RV 8.33.19 and 10.85.30 suggest women should wear a veil in the presence of men?

Rig Veda (8.33.17) : अ॒धः प॑श्यस्व॒ मोपरि॑ संत॒रां पा॑द॒कौ ह॑र ।मा ते॑ कशप्ल॒कौ दृ॑श॒न्त्स्त्री हि ब्र॒ह्मा ब॒भूवि॑थ ॥ adhaḥ paśyasva mopari saṁtarām pādakau hara | mā te kaśaplakau dṛśan strī hi ...
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Is Ralph T. Griffith's translation of the Vedas reliable and correct?

From the preface of the book "The Hymns of the RigvedaTranslated by Ralph T. H. Griffith2nd edition, Kotagiri (Nilgiri) 1896" : This work is an attempt to bring within easy reach of all ...
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Priority of sons told by Pandu

Who is the biological father for the sons born in cases 5 and 10? Is it some other person (before current marriage) or the person who is marrying her currently? In order to answer your questions lets ...
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Side-by-side (vertical) parallel translation of The Srimad-Bhagavatam and other works?

https://bhaktivedantavediclibrary.org/books/srimad-bhagavatam/ Hope this helps you. The books are translated by H.D.G A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the International ...
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Possible Interpretation of Chandogya Upanishad 5.10.7?

So based on above conclusions is it possible that here "yonim" means 2nd birth and not the natural birth ? No, it can't because it mentions dogs and pigs, and one can only be born into the ...
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Arya Samaj Translation of Vedas

It's available as book. You can read this online. They mentioned Mandala, Sukta on the above of the page https://elibrary.thearyasamaj.org/book/rig-veda--volume-iii
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Help regarding translation of a text from Padma Purana 7.3.47b-51

This text has a summary of the same story and conveys the meaning better: This Purana relates that a king, Manobhadra, having grown old and weak, resolved upon dividing his kingdom between his two ...
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Sri Rudram modern western scholarly translation

The answer is yes for the "western" part of the question. As for "modern" part of the question I am not sure, but any thing you find may be secondary work. Secondly the translations available are, ...
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What does "Chitagnikunda Sambootha" mean in Sri Lalita Sahasranama?

"chit-agni-kunda sambhootha" does not represent the "spark of thought or imagination", but "one who was born from the altar of the fire of consciousness" Bhaskararaya in ...
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Do RV 8.33.19 and 10.85.30 suggest women should wear a veil in the presence of men?

A Partial answer. Rig Veda 8.33.19 doesn't seem to be saying that women should wear a veil. This hymn 8.33 is about Asanga who became a female due to curse. अधः पश्यस्व मोपरि सन्तरां पादकौ हर | ...
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