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Yes, there are scriptures which prescribe using the mantra 'Gananam Tva Ganapatim.. ' to worship Lord Ganesha. Let's look at some scriptural references: 1) Sage Vyasa says so in Padma Purana: In the Shristikhanda of the Padma Purana chapter 65, sage Vyasa specifies to use this mantra to worship Lord Ganesha: व्यास उवाच- नांदीमुखेषु सर्वेषु पूजयेद्यो गणाधि...


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As the question is framed, I don't see why Hinduism needs to refute Islamic beliefs about its own scripture. None of Hinduism's tenets are affected by Islam's tenets. The question of refutation comes when two or more opposing parties are contending the same issue. Such as when Advaitins, Vishishtadvaitins and Dvaitins all subscribe to the authority of the ...


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Summary: the fundamental essence of Brahman is the same in the Vedas and Puranas. The Puranas are only a simplified version to take people to the same Supreme God. The same Brahman is extolled with attributes (Saguna) in the Puranas. Detailed: In the Vedas and Puranas, the essence of the Supreme God is the same. the Supreme God is Brahman, the omnipotent, ...


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Rig Veda 3.3.1 वैश्वानराय पृथुपाजसे विपो रत्ना विधंत धरुणेषु गातवे । अग्निर्हि देवाँ अमृतो दुवस्यत्यथा धर्माणि सनता न दूदुषत् ॥ vaishvAnarAya pRRithupAjase vipo ratnA vidhaMta dharuNeShu gAtave | agnirhi devAN amRRito duvasyatyathA dharmANi sanatA na dUduShat || To him who shines afar, Vaisvanara, shall bards give precious thingthat he may go on certain ...


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According to Skanda Purana V.ii.68.24-33 , one who speaks wrong about vedas and gods becomes pishacha. Those who commit breach of trust, those who have sex with other men’s wives and those who speak ill of the Vedas, attain the state of Piśāca. Men who always decry the Purāṇas and Dharmaśāstras and who calumniate others become Piśācas. Other scriptures ...


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Do vedas support atheism? Give reference from vedas and upanishades only No they don't because they always say God (Brahman) created the universe. For example: Taittiriya Upanishad - [Brahman] wished, may I be many, may I grow forth. He brooded over himself (like a man performing penance). After he had thus brooded, he sent forth (created) all, whatever ...


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This quote is found in 8th Patala of Karana Agama: देव्युवाच: Devi asked: देवदेव जगन्नाथ सर्वानुग्रहतत्पर। विधानमिदमुकृष्टं वेदमन्त्र्समन्वितम्।। वेदाधिकारिणां सम्यगनुष्टेयं प्रकाशितम्। स्रीमुख्याः केन विधिना कृतार्थाः स्युर्निबोध मे।। Oh The Gods of Gods, the Lord of World, You are ready to grace all. This well-mannered method is connected with the hymns ...


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Yes indeed those Bramhins who don't study Vedas and engage in improper occupations are considered to be Shudras. But he who does not perform Sandhya Vandana standing in the morning, nor sitting in the evening, shall be excluded, like a Sudra, from all the duties and rights of an Dvija.(Manu 2.103) A brāhmaṇa who does not repeat the Gayatri mantra is more ...


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The answer that quotes the Upanishad is more than enough. I am just adding to that answer by quoting Rig Veda that clearly states that a person after death can come back to earth. Burn him not up, nor quite consume him, Agni: let not his body or his skin be scattered. O Jatavedas, when thou hast matured him, then send him on his way unto the Fathers. When ...


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Brahman shariram brahma prAvishat | Brahman has entered this body (AV 11.8.30) rucham brAhmam janayantah, devA agre tat abruva, yastu evam brAhmano vidyAt, tasya deva asan vashe || When the gods got the revelation of knowledge of Brahman they declared the teaching about That. That sage who knows the Supreme as described before will have sovereignty over ...


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PV Kane in his History of Dharma Sastras Vol 2 Part 1 page 89 writes The theory of the early smṛtis was that there were only four varṇas and there was no fifth varṇa. Vide Manu X.4 and Anuśāsana-parva 47.18.890. When in modern times the so-called untouchables are referred to as the pañcamas that is something against the smṛti tradition. Panini II 4.10 and ...


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Atharva Veda 12.1.50 mentions about some such creatures. Ye gandharvA apasarso ye chArAyAh kimidinah, pishAchAn sarvA rakshaushi, tAnasmad bhume yAvaya. Earth, drive away from us, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Arayas, Kimidins, Pishachas and all Rakshasas. In this mantra the Earth (Bhumi) is being prayed to for seeking protection from those non-physical beings ...


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There are many such occasions and days when Veda study is forbidden. Those are enumerated in Manu Smriti 4.101 onwards: 4.101. Let him who studies always avoid (reading) on the following occasions when the Veda-study is forbidden, and (let) him who teaches pupils according to the prescribed rule (do it likewise). Then the text gives a long list of ...


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This verse is not present in the Ṛgveda. It is found in the Mahopaniṣad, a minor Upaniṣad related to the tradition of Sāmaveda. Mahopaniṣad has six chapters. This verse is present in chapter 6 (6.71): udāraḥ peśalācāraḥ sarvācārānuvṛttimān . antaḥsaṅgaparityāgī bahiḥsaṃbhāravāniva . antarvairāgyamādāya bahirāśonmukhehitaḥ .. 70.. ayaṃ bandhurayaṃ neti ...


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Absolutely not. But for understanding this verse's clear meaning we have to also know the other two verses before it. Here they are: Chapter 2 यामिमां पुष्पितां वाचं प्रवदन्त्यविपश्चितः । वेदवादपराः पार्थ नान्यदस्तीतिवादिनः ॥ ४३ ॥ The undiscerning, delighting in the study of the Veda, O Pārthа, speak flowery words declaring that there is nothing else. कामा...


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Here are some of the quotes from Hindu Scripture which say Shudras can read Vedas :- Agni, the all-beholding, who is in the form of the Pavamana, the benefactor of the five orders, the precede at sacrifice: him we solicit, who is hymned by the great.(Rig Veda 9.66.20) 1 Prof Wilson writes that the five orders could indicate four castes and the outcasts. ...


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Prof Mookerji in his "Ancient Indian Education (Brahmanical and Buddhist)" Page 51 says Women were then admitted to full religions rites and consequently to complete educational facilities. The wife was a regular participator in the sacrificial offerings of the husband [Rv. i, 122,2; 131,3; iii, 53, 4-6; v, 43,15; viii, 31,5; x, 86,10; etc.]. ...


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Summarized outline regarding the concept of mokṣa in all the six systems of orthodox philosphy, according to a study on the Yogasutras: Mīmāṃsā Darśana According to ancient Mīmāṃsā philosophers, heaven was the highest attainment (mokṣa) of human life. One can get all the pleasures and the highest bliss in the heaven. Heaven can be attained by the yāgas, ...


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In the Shiva Purana 6.9.14 we have: रुर्दुःखं दुःखहेतुं वा तद् द्रावयति यः प्रभुः । रुद्र इत्युच्यते तस्माच्छिवः परमकारणम् ॥ ‘Ruḥ’ means misery or the cause of misery. This is destroyed, melted away, by Rudra. Hence the Supreme Lord, Shiva, who is the Ultimate Cause is called ‘Rudra’. In the Shatapatha Brahmana of YajurVeda we have: यद्रोदोत् तस्माद्रुद्र।...


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Veda does not change with Yugas. It remains constant Kalpas after Kalpas. It is said that Lord Brahma, at the beginning of each Kalpa, recalls the Veda in his mind. " The author of the Veda there is none ; (he) the fourfaced (God), at each succeeding revolution of a Kalpa, recalls to mind the Veda ; and so does Manu remember the law (at each succeeding ...


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This is a partial answer. Reincarnation and Karma Burn him not up, nor quite consume him, Agni: let not his body or his skin be scattered. O Jatavedas, when thou hast matured him, then send him on his way unto the Fathers. When thou hast made him ready, Jatavedas, then do thou give him over to the Fathers. When he attains unto the life that waits him, he ...


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Is there a divine law in Hinduism? That divine law is called karma. Various verses in the Upanishads declare the fruits of various good and bad actions. For example: Chhandogya Upanishad 5.10.7 - Those whose conduct has been good here will shortly get birth such as a brahmana, a kshatriya, or a vaishya. But those whose conduct has been evil will be born in ...


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It is not necessary that everything and being must come directly from the Purusha. Once the Varnas are created from the Purusha, they themselves can now inter mix to create all types of inter castes. Purusha Sukta also doesn't mention the Varna Sankaras to come directly from some portion of him. There are only four Varnas and no fifth one. And, all those ...


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You have answered your own question. The Mundaka Upanishad quote pertains to the formal study and transfer of this knowledge in the textual tradition. But anyone is capable of realizing the Brahman even without formally being part of the formal guru-shishya parampara. There are so many examples in the scriptures. Satyakama Jabala himself realized Brahman ...


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There are different opinions regarding the relationship between the Tantras and the Vedas. Sankaracharya says that Bhagavata is anti-vedic while Ramanujacharya expresses an opposite opinion. One has to take these different opinions with a large dose of salt. Tantra acknowledges the authority of the Vedas. Tantra does not oppose the Vedas. Ignorant notions ...


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Well the original Rig Veda 7:5:3 states: त्वद्भि॒या विश॑ आय॒न्नसि॑क्नीरसम॒ना जह॑ती॒र्भोज॑नानि। वैश्वा॑नर पू॒रवे॒ शोशु॑चानः॒ पुरो॒ यद॑ग्ने द॒रय॒न्नदी॑देः ॥३॥ Gist of which says: हे मनुष्यो ! जिस परमेश्वर के भय से वायु आदि पदार्थ अपने-अपने काम में नियुक्त होते हैं, उसके सत्य-न्याय के भय से सब जीव अधर्म से भय कर धर्म में रुचि करते हैं। जिसके प्रभाव से पृथिवी ...


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This is from Rigveda's Aitareya Brahmana 7.15 : अथ हैक्ष्वाकं वरुणो जग्राह तस्य होदरं जज्ञे तदु ह रोहितः शुश्राव सोऽरण्याद्ग्राममेयाय तमिन्द्रः पुरुषरूपेण पर्येत्योवाच नाना श्रान्ताय श्रीरस्तीति रोहित शुश्रुम पापो नृषद्वरो जन इन्द्र इच्चरतः सखा चरैवेति चरैवेति वै मा ब्राह्मणोऽवोचदिति ह द्वितीयं संवत्सरमरण्ये चचार सोऽरण्याद्ग्राममेयाय तमिन्द्रः पुरुषरूपेण ...


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As Sandhyanga Tarpana by certain Sampradayas, Deva Tarpana is done. And Navagraha Tarpana comes under Deva Tarpana. The book "STOTRA KAVACHA ( SHIELD OF PRAYERS), hosted at Kamakoti.org, is comprised of various Stotras and Kavcahas dedicated to various deities, which are found in Puranas. The book also have two Puranic methods of performing Sandhya. ...


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The Purusha Shuktam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is confirmed in the last Part of the Purusha Shuktam which says hrīś-ca te lakṣmīś-ca patnyau, ahorātre pārśve, nakṣatraṇi rüpam | aśvinau vyāttam, iṣtaṃ maniṣāṇa, amuṃ maniṣāṇa,sarvaṃ maniṣāṇa ||22|| Hri (Bhudevi) and Lakṣmī are Your consorts. Day and night are Your two sides. The Constellations in ...


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Vedas are eternally existing sounds. They are Apaurusheya (no creator). They exist as the breath of Brahmam itself. Now, any language is a combination of 4 things - sounds, grammar, meaning, and script (optional). The language of Vedas / SanatanaDharma / Hinduism is called Sanskrit. Out of 6 Vedangas (auxilary), 4 deal with this language : Shiskha - sound/...


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