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Visnu-Purana (Sanskrit) One of the most celebrated of the 18 principal Puranas, conforming more than any other to the definition of pancha-lakshana (five distinguishing marks) assigned as being the ch…
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For questions about prayer (i.e. [puja]).
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loka, (Sanskrit: "world"; "realm"; "abode"; "dimension"; or "plane of existence") from loc, "to shine, be bright, visible." — the universe or any particular division of it. A dimension of manifest exi…
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the sixth avatar of Vishnu, He is son of Renuka and the saptarishi Jamadagni. He lived during the last Treta Yuga, and is one of the seven immortals or Chiranj…
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Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and arts, represents the free flow of wisdom and consciousness. She is the mother of the Vedas, and chants to her, called the 'Saraswati Vandana' often begin and en…
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Questions about Dvaita (literally duality or dualism), a sub school of Vedanta philosophy propounded by Madhvacharya that is a dualistic interpretation of scriptures and describes the real difference …
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Bhishma (or Bheeshma or Devavrata or Bhishma Pitamah) was the eighth son of Kuru King Shantanu and grand uncle of both the Pandavas and the Kauravas.
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none other than the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna, who appeared in this Kali-yuga to inaugurate the yuga dharma for this age - Sankirtana, the congregational chanting of the Hol…
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Questions about Purva Mimamsa (पूर्व मीमांसा) or Mimamsa, one of the six Hindu schools of philosophy, based on "Purva Mimamsa Sutra" composed by Rishi Jaimini. The word 'Purva' stands for 'earlier/pri…
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siddhi or siddhiḥ (Sanskrit:सिद्धि; "perfection", "accomplishment", "attainment", or "success") — extraordinary powers of the atma (Self), developed through consistent meditation and deliberate, gruel…
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For questions about how Buddhism relates to Hinduism. See also Buddhism.SE.
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the feminine form of the Divine worshipped as Parvati, Lakshmi, Saraswati and many other forms.
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The alwar or azhwars were 12 Tamil poet-saints of south India who espoused ‘emotional devotion’ or bhakti to Visnu-Krishna in their songs of longing, ecstasy and service.
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the ferocious form of Durga, created to slay a demon called Mahishasura. She got the name Mahishasuramardhini for this. She is black in appearance and wears a garland of skulls.
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An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship.
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a spiritual concept connoting "that which exists, but is constantly changing and thus is spiritually unreal", and the "power or the principle that conceals the true character of spiritual real…
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Questions about Shaktism (Sanskrit: शाक्तं, literally doctrine of power) a domination that focus worship on Shakti (शक्ति) as the absolute
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Guna appears in many ancient and medieval era Indian texts. Depending on the context and according to various Hinduism philosophies like Nyaya , Vaisheshika ,Bhagavad Gita ,cosmology etc.
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The Vishnu deity worshipped in the Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati, also known as Balaji or Srinivasa
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a highly revered mantra cognized by Brahmarshi Vishwamitra, as mentioned in the Rig Veda.
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the harbinger-poet and author of epic Ramayana.
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Tantra , Tantrik Shaivism , Kali , Non-Dualist Tantrik Shaivism , Shiva , Shaivism ,Kashmir , Abinavgupta ,Trika school
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Kartikeya, also known as Skanda, Murugan and Subramaniyan, is the Hindu god of war. He is the commander-in-chief of the army of the devas (gods) and the son of Shiva and Parvati.
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the largest Mahāpurāṇa, a genre of eighteen Hindu religious texts.It also contains a number of legends about Shiva.
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Questions regarding the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
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Questions regarding various curses in Hinduism.
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Questions that deals with Shankhya or Shamkhya (Sanskrit : सांख्य), one of the six darshan/philosophy founded by sage Kapila.
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One of the category of Asuras, other being Daityas and Dānavas. Rakshasas were born in the lineage of Hoti, Vidyutkesa, Sukesa, Malyavana, Sumali, and Mali.
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For questions about earth (i.e. [bhumi] or [Prithvi]).
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the soul of any living being. or jiva (Sanskrit: "the embodied atman") Individual Self.
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Questions related to various saints and their works.
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