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Do Yajurveda 40.9, Yajurveda 32.3 and Bhagavadgita 7.20 reject idol worship?

Don't believe blindly what you see on internet. Hinduism or सनातन धर्म (Sanātana Dharma) can't be false as name itself says it is eternal and has "Dharma" in it. Hinduism is confusing for some people ...
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The speed of light - Taittirya Brahmana of the Yajurveda

The speed of light is not directly from the Samhita. It is given by Sayana in commenting 1.50.4 verse of RigVeda. The devata of the verse is Surya. The verse is: तरणिविश्वदर्शवो ज्योतिष्कृदसि सूर्य ...
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Why is Lord Surya also called Suryanarayana?

The connection between Vishnu and the Sun is described in this chapter of the Shatapatha Brahmana of the Yajur Veda. The gods once accidentally cut off Vishnu's head with his own bow (this is all ...
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Is killing infidels allowed in Hindu Scriptures?

No , killing of Infidels are not fully allowed in Vedas. There are some mantras in Atharva-Veda which asks god agni about destroying evil minds of foes , pardoning / Sheltering then , Welcoming those ...
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Is the name Kabeer mentioned in the Vedas ? Is Kabeer Das a god According to the Vedas?

The short and definite answer is NO. There is not a single word about kabir in vedas. TL;DR That person must be a kabir panthi ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabir_panth ), most probably a follower ...
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Who is the seer of the Isha Upanishad?

There are three levels of Rishis in Vajasaneyi Samhita. The Sarvanukrama Sukta of Vajasaneyi Samhita states the Rishi for whole Vajasaneyi Samhita is Rishi Vivasvan. He is the first level of Rishi. ...
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Why is Yajurveda classified as Krishna and Shukla?

The story of division of Yajurveda is mentioned in this chapter of Vishnu Purana. Once Vaiśampáyana accidentally killed his sister's child and so all his disciples to perform the expiatory penance but ...
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In which verse of Shukla YajurVeda is Om Namah Shivaya mantra present?

In the famous rudra ashtadhyAyi of MAdhyandina samhita. There is this mantra in the fifth chapter. It is taken from the moola samhita.
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Which verse of Sri Rudram of Yajurveda has the word "Shiva"?

Sri Rudram is inside Samhita of Vedas. Samhitas are the most important part because they are the direct revealed words during meditation to the seers. _____________________________________ Sri Rudram ...
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I want to know the actual meaning of 'Na tasya pratima asti' (Yajurveda 32.3)

What you're referring to is Book 32 Verse 3 of the Shukla Yajur Veda: na tasya॑ prati॒mā a॑sti॒ yasya॒ nāma॑ ma॒hadyaśaḥ॑ । hi॑raṇyaga॒rbha itye॒ṣaḥ । mā mā॑ him̐sī॒ditye॒ṣā । yasmā॒nna jā॒ta itye॒ṣa ...
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Do Vedas or Shruti describe Lord Shiva as Sattva (सत्व)?

Taittariya Samhita of YajurVeda in 4.5.2 salutes Lord Shiva by stating him to be the Lord of Satwas. It is also a portion of Sri Rudram. It is also stated in Vajasenai Samhita in 16.20.These words ...
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Why 8th Anuvaka of Sri Rudram is special and what are benefits of chanting it?

Sri Rudram occurs in all 101 Shakhas of YajurVeda and hence called SataRudriya also (which I discuss here.) 8th Anuvaka of Sri Rudram (of Taittariya Samhita) is of special importance because of ...
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Why is Lord Surya also called Suryanarayana?

Bhagvatam SB 12.11 describes Lord Hari created Sun god through his beginningless material energy and is so indifferent from Lord Hari. And even Sri Narayan is always with him in all twelve months. SB ...
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Has the Anukramani of the Shukla Yajur Veda ever been published in any form?

The Anukramani of Shukla Yajurveda Vajasaneyi Samhita is available in this book named Yajurveda Samhita. It gives "Prakaran" which means to which ritualistic purpose is it used, "Rishi" which means ...
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What is the best time to read Sri Rudram?

Lord Shiva himself is the controller of time. So, there is no use of waiting for specific time while being devoted towards Lord Shiva. But still if specific time is choosen then morning after rising ...
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Are the Vedas timeless?

Vedas not being eternal is not proved from the above point. For example: RigVeda 10.129 states Gods coming after the Creation. Now, Veda Samhita contains most of the mantras of Gods. Going by the ...
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Siva sankalpa mantra meanings

The mantras you quoted are usually not found in Shiva Sankalpa Suktam of Shukla Yajurveda. According to Tezz's answer, they are present in Khilani section (khilani are group of Suktas present or found ...
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What is shathpatha Brahman

Every Veda has four parts- Mantra Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, and Upanishads. Shatapata Brahman belongs to Shukla Yajurveda. It has details about varous rituals and Karmas and falls under Karma-...
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Does Sri Rudram Hymn indicate Lord Shiva or It can be attributed to some other God also?

To whom deity a hymn is addressed is known through the 'Devata' of the hymn. As clearly seen from above the hymn is addressed to Rudra and Rudra Ganas. (Rudra Ganas are those which appear similar ...
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Where is the mention of Jain tirthankars in Yajurveda?

Regarding mention of the name of Rishabha . The word Rishabha is used in Yajurveda for ram not for Tīrthaṅkaras. In Yajurveda Samhita 21.60 .According to some sources the actual name is Usabha and ...
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Why does the Yajur Veda call Vishnu overlord of the mountains?

The Sanskrit verse used in YajurVeda Taittariya Samhita 3.4.5 is:  विष्णु पर्वतानां । Vishnu Parvatãnãm Vishnu of the Parvatas. The word 'Parvata' is used there which can be ...
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Knowledge of divisibility of numbers in the Vedas - Shatapatha Brahmana

Shatapatha Brahmana gives the divisibility of number 720 which is represented as 360 days + 360 nights. It is used in the case of number and division of bricks and stones which is used in fire altar ...
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The number of syllables in the Rig Veda - 4,32,000

Yes, It is true that Rig Veda consists of 4,32,000 syllables. It is verified by Shatapatha Brahmana in 10:4:2:23 He arranged the Rik-verses into twelve thousand of Brihatîs , for of that extent are ...
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Do Yajurveda 40.9, Yajurveda 32.3 and Bhagavadgita 7.20 reject idol worship?

Your question shows your confusion and not that Hinduism is a confused and corrupt religion. While I did not like the tone of your question (fake Hinduism), I decided to answer to clear your confusion....
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Where does Yajurveda have "karpūragauraṁ karuṇāvatāraṁ....bhavaṁ bhavānīsahitaṁ namāmi" verse?

This verse is not present in the Yajurveda. This verse is a present in a commentary to a verse in the so-called “Brhihad Brahma Nitya Karma Sammuchya” (see page 51 of this book here). This book and ...
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Who did Indra receive a prophecy from in a golden ship?

It's a three-headed Gandharva. I found the story described in greater detail in this excerpt from the Jaiminiya Brahmana of the Sama Veda: Fighting for a long time, the gods and the demons achieved ...
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Are Vaishyas mentioned in the Vedas?

Yes, Vaishya is mentioned in all the 4 Vedas, because the Purusha Sukta has the word in it. And, the Purusha Sukta is found in all the 4 Vedas. BrAhmano asya mukham Asit BAhu rAjanyah krtah Uru tad ...
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What are the five kind of offerings and vedic hymns Srimad Bhagavatham is referring to?

Five kinds of offerings are referring to Vedic sacrifices or the sacred fires recommended for householders because they are said by Agni and he is sapeaking about Vedic sacrifices and offering made in ...
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Why Rudra was described as a physician or a surgeon as per Vedas?

Why Rudra was described as a physician, surgeon or the god of health? Lord Shiva's hand is filled with sovran medicines, hence it is natural that Parameswara will be asked to cure all types of ...
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