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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 because they don't read scriptures in Sanskrit or in other language with proper interpretations of Guru or Acharyas. To understand Hinduism properly, first you ...


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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 Vishnu's Lila, of course) and the head turns into the Sun: They spake, 'Whoever of us, through austerity, fervour, faith, sacrifice, and oblations, shall first ...


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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 Yájnawalkya refused to do so. On this, Vaiśampáyana commanded him to return all his knowledge learned from him. So, Yájnawalkya ejected it from his stomach. ...


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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 । विश्वमा भासि रोचनम् ।। Swift and all beautiful art thou, O Surya, maker of the light, Illuming all the radiant realm. As it talks about maker of light. ...


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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 who came to ask pardon /shelter. Destroying only evil-nature or evil-mind of foes and not the people , even Atharva-Veda prays to god agni for welfare of son's ...


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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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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. इषेत्वादि खं ब्रह्मान्त विवस्वान् ।। It was taught by Vivasvan (hence he is the Rishi). Thus the Rishi for whole Vajasaneyi Samhita is Rishi Vivasvan. Then ...


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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 in one Shakha of Veda but not presnet/found in another Shakha) of Rigveda. English translation to the Khila Sutras (7-27) by Swami Veda Bharati can be found ...


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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-Khanda portion of Vedas.


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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 who heard the mantras, "Devata" which means to which God is it addressed and "Chhanda" which means in which Vedic metre are the mantras. The book contains ...


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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 of arrested preacher Rampal. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rampal#Initiation_into_Kabir_panth All those above references are false interpretations. For ...


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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 not Rishabha. The word Rishabha is used for ram many times in all four vedas. सुपस्था s अद्य देवो वनस्पतिरभवदव्श्रीभ्यां छागेन सरस्वत्यै मेषेणेन्द्राय ...


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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 is in Prapathaka 5 of the Fourth Kanda of the Taittiriya Samhita of the Yajur Veda. Sri Rudram is also in Adhyaya 16 of Vajasena Samhita of Shukla Yajur Veda. ...


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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 ।। There is no counterpart of him whose glory verily is great. In the beginning rose Hiranyagarbha, etc. Let not him harm me, etc. Than whom there is no other ...


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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. I am posting couple of passages about the nature of God as explained by Sri Ramakrishna. No one can say with finality that God is only 'this' and nothing ...


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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 12.11.29 — Sūta Gosvāmī said: The sun travels among all the planets and thus regulates their movements. It has been created by Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Soul of ...


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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 are infallible and they were heard by Brahma during deep meditation. So Lord Brahma himself is the Rishi of these mantras. नमः कृत्स्नवीताय धावते सत्वनां पतये ...


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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 revelation of Panchakshari Mantra ie. "Namaha Shivaya" in this AnuVaka. Shiva denotes the transcendental aspect which is beyond 3 Gunas (ie. Turiya state) ...


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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 same logic given above, it also shows Vedas are not eternal. However above is not the case. It doesn't prove Vedas being non-eternal, because Vedas propound ...


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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 no deciding victory. Brihaspati was the chief priest of the gods and Ushanas Kavya the chief priest of the demons. Whatever magic was used from below, the same ...


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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 the yajnas. Following is the alternate translation of the verse according to Motilal Publications. Agni said: I, whose flames are brightly ...


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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 preparation. Not only this, it also gives information on how microcosm used in fire altar is related with macrocosm. In this way, it also gives information about ...


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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 the verses created by Prajapati. At-the thirtieth arrangement they came to an end in the Paṅktis; and because it was at the thirtieth arrangement that they ...


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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 from the bed is considered best. Lord Krishna himself also used to chant Sri Rudram daily after rising from bed in the morning: Vasudeva said, 'I shall ...


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The Rudram consists of Prapathaka 5 of the Fourth Kanda of the Taittiriya Samhita of the Yajur Veda. Here is the eighth Anuvaka of the Rudram in Sanskrit: As you can see, the Panchakshari mantra "namah shivaya" occurs at the end of the first part of the Anuvaka. In any case, here it is in English: a Homage to Soma, and to Rudra. b Homage to the ...


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Pushpam Mantra is present in 22nd Anuvaka of the 1st Prapathika of Taittiriya Aranyaka of Yajurveda. Below is its transliteration in English. For English translation, please check Rickross's answer.


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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 asya yad vaishyah PAdbhyAm shudro ajAyata || His key part (or mouth) was the man of the word (BrAhmana). Into the Prince (rAjanya), (referring ...


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In his book, Vivekananda: A Biography, Swami Nikhilananda relates a story about when Vivekananda met a Maharaja in Alwar in 1891. He says: Next, the Maharaja ridiculed the worship of images, which to him were nothing but figures of stone, clay, or metal. The Swami tried in vain to explain to him that Hindus worshiped God alone, using the images as symbols....


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As I discuss in this answer, each of the four Vedas consists of four portions: Samhitas, the core part of the Vedas which consist of verses heard from the gods; Brahmanas, which provide instructions on the proper conducting of important rituals; Aranyakas, which provide a guide to rituals meant for forest-dwellers and hermits; and Upanishads, which consist ...


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This question was written in the early days of the site, back when I didn't know as much about Hinduism, as my misconceptions post will attest. As a matter of fact, all parts of the Vedas, including Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads, are Apaurusheya or authorless. In particular, the injunctions concerning Yagnas, which are primarily found in ...


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