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As per Dharmashastras, oils (butter, oil, and fat), were a way to preserve food (as in keep something in its original state). 1.169. Food kept overnight, or kept for a long time, may be eaten if mixed with oils: as also preparations of wheat, barley and milk, even without, oils. Yajnavalkya Smriti According to the Mitaksara, a commentary on Yajnavalkya ...


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Short answer to your question is yes caste is hereditary as per Hindu scriptures whether Veidic or itihasas. I) FROM VEIDIC LITERATURE: Chhandogya Upanishad 5.10.7 - Those whose conduct has been good here will shortly get birth such as a Brahmana (brahmana yonim), a kshatriya, or a vaishya. But those whose conduct has been evil will be born in evil births ...


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Varna is based on many factors including birth. There are several proofs for this in shastras. Manusmriti 10.5 In all castes (varna) those (children) only which are begotten in the direct order on wedded wives, equal (in caste and married as) virgins, are to be considered as belonging to the same caste (as their fathers). Padma Purana 2:38.20b-24. [The ...


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"As for Purusha Suktam it's definitely a hymn to Lord Rudra". So Let’s Start Analysis on the basis of Various Upanishad. Let’s begin this Mysterious Secret with the Following Verse.: सर्वमन्त्र- सर्वयन्त्रसर्वतन्त्रसर्वपल्लवस्वरूपायेति ॐ नमः शिवायेत्युपनिषत् ॥ “Sarva Mantra Sarva Yantra Sarva Tantra Sarva Pallava Svaruupaya Iti Om Namah Shivaya Om!...


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In the highly upvoted answer, I don't see how reference to commentaries of Uvata and Mahidhara led the member to conclude that Vedas can be chanted by everyone. Rishi Laugakshi is said to be the Mantra-Drashta for this verse. All this verse is talking about is one's wish to be blessed in a way that his speech can be addressed to everyone and let that speech ...


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I have never seen this claim that Upasana is a division of the Vedas. As such, they [Vedas] are divided into four major parts, and each of these, in turn, is further divided - as may be conveniently seen in the following table: Work [karma kanda] : Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas; Knowledge [Jnana]: Upanishads; The Spiritual Heritage of India by Swami ...


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Sandhya Vandana is done to help purify the mind. 1)What is the purpose of doing Sandyavandan ? Because of its supreme spiritual significance, the Gayatri-Mantra has been incorporated as the very core of a daily prayer-ritual known as Sandhya. Being in the nature of contemplation, the ritual is classed as Upasana or spiritual contemplation. .... As the ...


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I would like to supplement the answers given above. It seems that at some point of time the cow became identified with Brahman. Goddess as cow Thereafter Brahma went on meditation. He saw the excellent cow of the Great Lord. In her universal form it had come out of his mouth. It had four feet, four faces, four hands, four udders, four eyes, four horns, four ...


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