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Vedas are the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. There are four vedas viz., Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharva Veda. They were compiled by Sage Vyasa.

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When Agasthya Rishi (Vaman Avtar) got the Sri Lanka as prize?

When Agasthya Rishi visited Mahabali, then the King MahaBali gifted Sri Lanka to him. Agasthya ji is also called Vaman Avtar of Vishnu. So the question is did he got this prize land before Visheshrava ...
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Are 'Subtle Realms' mentioned in the Vedic scriptures?

Is there any scriptural support for the existence of completely non-physical realms? If so, is there a Sanskrit term for it? Sukshma Loka?
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Audiobooks for Vedas

Can anyone recommend any good sources of audiobooks for various Vedas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads with Hindi explanation?
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Are the Vedic Samhitas complete?

Patanjali's Mahabhashyam mentions that there existed 1131 Shakhas originally, each of whom taught a particular Brahmana and Aranyaka. In the present day, only around 12 of them exist, from this we can ...
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Are the titled prayers/mantras in the Samhita parts of the Vedas self contained?

Are the prayers/mantras in the Samhita parts of the Vedas self-contained or do they flow into each other? I'm mostly asking because the Vedas occasionally say "they said" and since Sanskrit ...
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When is Shivopasana Mantra chanted generally as per tradition? Can it be chanted independently as Nitya Parayana?

I am aware that Shivopasana Mantra is chanted during Rudra Abhishekams usually after Sri Rudram Namakam and Chamakam but my question is if it is suitable/appropriate to chant Shivopasana Mantra ...
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Is there an Upanishad called Panchakshari Upanishad?

Came across this on the Internet: Link Never heard of this before. Which Veda has this Upanishad?
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How to find the corresponding rik for a sama?

Does anyone have any (preferably online) resources to trace the ~1800 sama verses in the original rig veda?
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Are any ancient sports mentioned in our scriptures [duplicate]

I wish to know if team sports existed in the ancient times. Especially in Ramayan and Mahabharat. By sports I don’t mean swimming, archery etc. I’m looking for something like football and cricket ...
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Is Bhakti is part of Upasana or It is connected with any of the Darshana?

This verse of the Srimad-Bhagavatam is very popular and a favorite of the Advaita Acharyas: योगास्त्रयो मया प्रोक्ता न्èणां श्रेयोविधित्सया । ज्ञानं कर्म च भक्तिश्च नोपायोऽन्योऽस्ति कुत्रचित॥ (११.२०.६)...
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References to the 5 kinds of moksha in the Vedas and commentaries explaining the verses as such

From this, the Subala Upanishad quoted here and the Virodhaparihara, mentioned here, ALL three, the technical meaning of Kaivalya I understand is one of the 4 purusharthas which involves meditating on ...
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What is the purpose of doing Sandyavandan ? To which Diety it is addressed ? Sun God ? What about people who cannot do it?

1)What is the purpose of doing Sandyavandan ? 2)To which Deity it is addressed ? Sun God ? What is Savitri Devata or Gayatri Mata ? 3)What if certain people like Sudras etc cannot do it ? What is the ...
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Last rite ritual Mantras for non-humans

Here is the situation. Assuming Aliens exist & they visit earth. In that process one of them dies. Are there any scriptural notes on such situations as to how the body needs to be cremated? And ...
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What Chapter and What Verse is this Quote

I was reading the following online article: https://medium.com/@vaishnav_milan_mandali/scriptural-references-to-sri-chaitanya-mahaprabhu-being-avataar-of-sri-krishna-e733a323db12. In this article, it ...
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What are the Vasudeva, Bhagavata, and Narayana cults?

What are the Vasudeva, Bhagavata, and Narayana cults? What is the relation among them?
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Are there any classifications of death

I wish to know if death has classifications and what type of death is the best amongst those classifications
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Did any Advaitin claim that Sayanacharya interpreted Vedas wrongly in his commentaries?

Sayanacharya wrote Bhashyas/commentaries on Vedas. Did any Advaita Acharya or any Advaitins ever claim that Sayanacharya's Bhashyas have errors?
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Indra and Agni as Bṛhaspati/Brahmaṇaspati in Vedas

Why are Indra and Agni both regarded as Bṛhaspati in Rigveda 10.112.9 and 3.26.2, respectively? Rig-Veda 2.23.1 ग॒णानां॑ त्वा ग॒णप॑तिं हवामहे क॒विं क॑वी॒नामु॑प॒मश्र॑वस्तमं । ज्ये॒ष्ठ॒राजं॒ ब्रह्म॑णां ...
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Preservation of food in the vedic/tantric culture

Is there any specific vedic/tantric science that deals with the preservation of food? i.e. methods use to preserve food that people used to implement in acient times?
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What is the role of self-study in actually gaining insight into the Vedas and beyond?

This question is in my mind because of my lack of clarity between the role of a guru and the role of self-study in gaining an understanding of the reality of existence, which in my evaluation is what ...
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About Vedic Heaven Deity Dyaus Pita

What can you tell me about Dyaus Pita? I've been researching him for an hour, ofc I've been aware of him for the past few months. In this verse from Mandala 4 of Rik, there is a mention of Dyaus Pita ...
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Flora Fauna in Vedas [closed]

The people who promote aryan invasion/migration theory claim that flora and fauna mentioned in vedas don't belong to India , rather belongs to cold climate areas. Please give verses from vedas which ...
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What was the Varna of the so many soldiers of the various kingdoms mentioned in the stories of Puranas and Vedas?

There are so many kingdoms and wars mentioned in the stories in Puranas and Vedas. In all stories King used to be Kshatriya. I never read and heard about Varna of soldiers who were in huge number in ...
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Proof of hereditary caste system in Vedas OR Ramayana and Mahabharata

Edit: This is not a duplicate question because this is a specific question asking for proof for caste being heridetary, not just what Vedas have to say about caste. Please understand the difference. ...
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Does Karana Sahareera belong to Sookshma Shareera or Karana Shareera?

I thought that Anandamaya Kosha belongs to Karana Shareera, infact I thought Anandamaya Shareera itself is Karana Shareera because it is said in Tattva Bodha, which is traditionally considered a work ...
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If Akrodha is considered a virtue, then why most sages and Devtas do not possess it?

Akrodha is a virtue according to Hinduism and Krodha is consider a tamas quality. Absence of anger (akrodha) means being calm even when insulted, rebuked or despite great provocation. Akrodha does not ...
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vedas were written earlier?

https://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m12/m12c047.htm "Endued thus with the attributes of Tamas and Rajas, the two Daityas possessed of might and armed with maces, immediately after their birth, began ...
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Are Ashtamurti Swarupa, 11 Rudras, Pancha brahma shiva, Ashta(8) Bhairavas important in trika shaivism

Please give a detailed account of trika beliefs regarding ishwara gita and shiva gita too. Currently I have assimilated some verses from shaiva upanishads and vedas,aranyaka and samhitas in my prayers ...
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How did Saint Dnyaneshwar made the ox to recite veda mantras?

I heard somewhere (someone posted this on quora and some people said this on twitter as well) that Sant Dnyaneshwar made an ox recite vedas. Can someone give some reference of this story and also ...
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Why did Ramakrishna go against the Vedas?

The notion that all paths lead to the same destination is quite a new development in Hinduism. Ancient Acharyas belonging to different sects never claimed so. On the contrary, they debated a lot to ...
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Is the term "spontaneous generation" found in the Vedas?

In Buddhism, is found the terms "opapatika/upapātika/upapāduka", translated as "spontaneous birth", "spontaneous arising" or/& "self-produced". In Jainism ...
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Does any manuscript provide guidance about what to do with spent up cows

The beauty of our sanatan is that we worship the nature. Cow worship is just an example of it. But now a days, after a cow becomes spent up, ( when the cow is not fit for breeding anymore) they're ...
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What is chakshumati vidya for healthy eyes?

I have heard that chakshumati vidya is good for curing eye problems and eye sight. I wish to know what is the origin of it and the details and procedure of chakshumati vidya, along with the stotra.
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Are there any prescribed methods mentioned in our manuscripts to avoid malefic effects of planets

Malefic planets exist is almost everyone's horoscope. Just want to know if there are any specific practices given for making the effects of these planets negligible
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Are there any powerful stotras or mantras for worshipping ashwini kumaras

I would like to worship ashwin devtas. Please provide me with any information about any specific sadhanas or stotras
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Does god have compassion and empathy or is he a totally emotionless karmic intelligence system

I have seen Sadhguru saying in one of his video bytes, that god wouldn't even lift the tip of his little finger for you. Is that true? Is parabrahm a higher karmic intelligence conscious system ...
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Are there any scriptures which prescribe any remedy against fear of suffering?

I'm talking about the fear of suffering. Not particularly death. Personally, I had been through many sufferings in life and I'm still going through mental and physical sufferings. I really want to ...
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Is there any punishment mentioned in Dharmashastras for the vilification of Vedas?

I was wondering whether criticizing the Vedas is a condemnable offence. In other religions, usually condemning the scripture can have a severe consequence. What about Hinduism?
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Is the concept of one Ishwara present in Vedas? Authenticity and Ancientness of Purusha Sukta

The concept of Ishwara being one supreme being, Lord and God is used in Puranic and Modern Hinduism. But was such a concept present in Vedas or authentic Upanishads? This Wikipedia article says no ...
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How does the word 'Agni' acquire its traditional meaning as fire?

Literally, अग्नि = अंग् + नि, नलोपश्च। And the root verb अंग् means "to revolve". The meaning of the suffix नि , I couldn't find anywhere, and then suddenly we start associating अग्नि with ...
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Giving Daan from money earned through Trading in Stock Market?

I am currently trading in Stock Market Options. Its a sort of gambling where I earn small money through my predictions. As u know its legal as per my country law and am not hurting any one ...
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Description Of Jambudweep In Different Indian Religions

I have been researching quite a lot on Hindu cosmology and geography. Moreover, I am keen on learning similar geographies of other sub-religions of India, especially those that grew from within ...
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Are there any documented methods to reduce the impact of prarabdha karma?

I want to know if there are any methods or any specific rituals prescribed for the nullification or reducing the effects of prarabdha karma?
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What is the difference between pronounciation of alphabets श and ष in mantras [closed]

There are many mantras with the above two alphabets. Obviously both of them cannot have the same sound. What is the exact difference in their pronounciation. Official references are welcome.
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Does the different texts within Vedas follow a certain hierarchy or any known order of authority?

In Vedas there are texts such as Aranyakas, Brahmanas, Upanisads, Samhitas etc. so in the case of differing views of various texts is there a certain order of which text view should be taken first? ...
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Which Hindu scriptures explicity mention that we take only one birth?

Many people say that Hinduism believes that we take only one birth and after that way go to heaven or hell. As example - In Vedas , there is no mention that we take multiple births. Vedas indicate ...
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Method/ philosophy to attain moksha, concept of Brahman in the Shaiva Agamas, and link to Vedas

Please read the main 3 questions, additional are secondary questions. The Shaiva Agamas, 28 in number, having 204 supporting Upagamas, are said to be revealed by the five faces of Rudra Bhagavan ...
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Recreational activities

Can someone please provide the recreational activities suggested by ancient sages for students so that I can focus better. I mean how students in ancient India, while staying away from cities used to ...
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Who was the most powerful asura in history [closed]

I want to know if there is any asura who is touted to be the most powerful of all. Like top tier asura.
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On what basis are parts of the Vedas classified as Upanishads, etc. as per the explanation of Adi Shankara?

The Vedas in their entirety are supposed to sing of Brahman. However, the main portions which directly do are the Upanishads or the Vedanta. In this regard Puri Shankaracharya talks of the explanation ...

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