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Actual translation especially according Sayanacharya of controversial verses of Shukla Yajurved Book 23, Verses 20-31 regarding Ashwamedha Yajna

Sir I couldn't find actual translation for verses 20-31 by Sir Griffiths, instead i found translation done by Dr Tulsi Ram from the Arya Samaj. 20.Let both of them, the ruler and the people, protect ...
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What do the Vedas say about animal sacrifice?

No, vedas do not mention killing of animals during sacrifice. Brahmana texts & shrauta sutra texts on Ashwamedha Yagya only mention presence of knife during ritual, nowhere do they mention usage ...
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Ayushya Suktam is said to of Yajur Veda. Can someone provide the Vedic Shakha, the Kanda-Suktha number and link to its translation if possible?

The mantras are not found in the extant Krishna Yajurveda (Taittiriya at least). Reference to the mantras and the homa procedure are found in the Grihya Sutras. In particular the Agniveshya Grihya ...
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Which scriptures mention about Sutak dosha (various prohibitions on child birth)?

Regard Sutak as a health advisement recommending Quarantine and rest. For Death prevent infections and also give time for psychological impact of bereavement. Longer Quarantine period for those who ...
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Where do the Vedas support democracy?

shatapATa brAhmaNa 13.4.2.17 talks about election / dethroning of king in context of ashvamedha yajna thus referring to an Elective monarchy : sa āhāśāpālāḥ ye vā etasyodṛcaṃ gamiṣyanti rāṣṭraṃ te ...
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What is the defintion of Brahmcharya?

There are two types of Brahmacharya. Brahmacharya (celibacy) for monks Not indulging in sexual intercourse, mentally, verbally or physically is the vow of celibacy, with reference to the ascetics and ...
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What is the defintion of Brahmcharya?

Brahmacharya does not directly mean celibacy. It is a word that has evolved into it, but the literal definition of Brahmacharya is Brahma (Brahmaji, Creator) + Charya (attain, reach, dwell, to act). ...
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What is the meaning of Rig Veda, Shakhala Shakha, Aitareya Brahman 1.1.1?

The word 'avama' should be interpreted as 'most accessible', 'closest' or the one who is 'forefront'. Acharya Sayana who is a celebrated commentator on the Vedas tells us that avama here means 'first' ...
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How to contact yoginis?

Where do they reside? Yoginis dwell in the different quarters of the heaven. The God said: Now I shall describe to you, in the following eight couplets, the Yoginis who dwell in the different ...
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Meaning of Uchimuhurdhal

It refers to sniffing the head of a newborn baby during the Jatakarma ritual. Uchchi means peak. Uchchi thalai means peak of head. mukarthal means to sniff. The technical term for that is mUrdhani-...
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Does the word "Shiva" appear for Shiva/Rudra in Rigveda?

Yes, Lord Rudra is called Shiva in RigVeda itself: स्तोमं वो अद्य रुद्राय....येभि: शिवः...॥ (RigVeda 10.92.5) Address praise today with reverence to Rudra... You are Shiva... Similarly in RigVeda ...
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Does the word "Shiva" appear for Shiva/Rudra in Rigveda?

Yes, the following are two such hymns. But this is not healthy, obsessed in seeking the vocabulary term "Śiva" to determine if Shankara is in Vedas. One has to understand that the entity ...

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