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For the questions relevant with Adi Shankaracharya, philosopher, theologian, preceptor and expounder of "Advaita Vedanta"
Dharmaśāstra (Sanskrit: धर्मशास्त्र) is a genre of Sanskrit texts, and refers to the treatises (shastras) of Hinduism on dharma.
For questions about issues in Hinduism that specifically affect or concern women.
Atma or Atman means our soul (Jivatma) or the supreme soul (Paramatma)
Tantra, also called Tantrism and Tantric religion, is an ancient Hindu tradition of beliefs and meditation and ritual practices that seeks to channel the divine energy of the macrocosm or godhead into…
Hanuman is one of the central characters of Ramayana. He is a devotee of Rama and the son of Vayu.
Questions related to various sins.
For questions about Brahma, the creator deity of the Trimurti. Not to be confused with [brahman] or [brahmins].
For questions where the asker seeks translations of a particular Hindu scripture or other related works (e.g., commentaries), hymns and shlokas (verses). Please also tag your question with the scriptu…
Questions related to death.
Sanskrit an ancient Indo-European language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian (Indic) languages are derived.
The king of the Devas or gods and the lord of Svargaloka or heaven in Hinduism. He is the god of rain and thunderstorms.
Devi is the feminine form of the Divine worshipped as Parvati, Lakshmi, Saraswati and many other forms. Also, known as Shakti.
Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
rishi (Sanskrit: "seer; one who sees") — is a word that simply means a sage or a divine seer in general. the great sages of ancient India who, in deep states of meditation (communion with the cosmos),…
guru (Sanskrit: गुरु) from gu (darkness), and ru (light) — is a person who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a certain area, and uses it to guide others. Literally a prece…
After the biological death of one, the soul takes birth again in a new bodily form.
Ganesha is the elephant headed god and the elder son of Lord Shiva. He was created by Goddess Parvati to guard her place.
Shaivism is one of the six major sects of Hinduism, which reveres Lord Shiva as the Supreme Being. Shaivism holds that Shiva is the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer and concealer of all that is…
kali yuga (Sanskrit: कलियुग, "age of Kali"; "age of vice") — is one of the four stages of development that the world goes through as part of the cycle of Yugas, the others being satya-yuga, treta-yuga…
bhakti (Sanskrit: भक्ति), derived from the Sanskrit verb root bhaj, which according to the Nighantu(glossary for Vedic terms) means to "offer seva" — is an expression of devotional Love for God; singl…
For questions asking for reference to particular Shloka, event, etc in scriptures.
Arjuna is the third among five pandavas and better known as the best in Archery. Also known for acquaintance with Shri Krishna which resulted in the famous Bhagavad Gita dialogue.
For questions about brahmins, as in the caste. Not to be confused with [brahma] or [brahman].
The Shiva Purana or Shiva Mahapurana is one of the puranas (a genre of Hindu religious texts), dedicated to the Lord Shiva. It contains twelve Saṁhitās and 100,000 shlokas (verses).
A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past.
A female deity, e.g., Parvati, Lakshmi, Durga etc.
The Law of Manu- Manusmriti also known as Manav Dharam Shastra, is the earliest metrical work on Brahminical Dharma in Hinduism.
A couplet of Sanskrit verse, especially one in which each line contains sixteen syllables.
For use in questions involving reason behind names of people, Devas, places and just about anything related to Hindu mythology, scripture, culture, etc.
Questions related to food.
For the questions about Smriti (Sanskrit:स्मृति) (literally "which is remembered") scriptures. These texts are usually attributed to an author and produced out of human intellect.
The name of an epoch or era within a four age cycle.
for questions about the role, history, and scriptural references in Hinduism around varna (caste, or social class).
The Brahma sūtras, also known as the Vedānta Sūtras, are one of the three canonical texts of the Vedānta school of Hindu philosophy.
In Hinduism time is known as "Kala". Kala mean both time and death.Time is personified as the god of death, Yama, because death is a limiting factor in human life.