Aupakarana Abhibhaa
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Is there a punishment for non-dvijas recititing "Bhavati bhīkṣāṃ dehi" or the other forms of it?
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No. If the wrong Varna does a ritual it has no effect. This is explicitly said in this verse, which makes clear there are no prohibitions. The limitations are just said to avoid you wasting your time ...

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Physical characteristics of the four varnas
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From part of the Mahabharata: The Yaksha asked,—"By what, 0 king, birth, behaviour, study, or learning doth a person become a Brahmana? Tell us with certitude!" Yudhishthira answered,-"...

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What were the previous births of the characters of Mahabharata?
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The Devi Bhagavata gives a bunch more, although some only seem to appear in the Hari Vamsha. Vyāsa said :-- The part incarnations of Suras and Asuras on this earth, and their names I am now saying to ...

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Do these criticism of Lord Ram Character by Ambedkar well founded or he is just maligning his character?
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It is almost correct, but not. The Buddhist version of the Ramayana does not definitely state Rama and Sita were ever married. See this footnote: 78:1 Edited and translated by V. Fausbøl, The ...

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Do gods like Brahma, Vishnu, Indra and Yama, in their Lokas, have bodies or are they just Atmans?
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People in Naraka have to have bodies, because some of the names of the Narakas imply eating something like Krimibhakṣa (worms) or Śvabhojana (dogs). You could argue they mean eaten by the thing, but ...

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Do migrated brahmin person children will Become brahmin or non-brahmin?
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I don't know for Kaliyuga, but we can look at when the Manusmṛti applied, because it is likely to be somewhat close to the truth of the matter from then to now. First of all, everyone (possibly means ...

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What happened to Pandavas in future lives?
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It is detailed in the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa in this section: ....At this Shiv said - "Because you are all the devotee of Shree Krishna that is why I am protecting you otherwise you were all worth of ...

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Dogs with Dattatreya
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A lot of deities have dogs. They is even a prayer to the dogs of Rudra. To Rudra's howling dogs, who swallow their food without blessing, who have wide jaws, I have made this obeisance. Through the ...

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Why did Lord Shiva fight with Lord Vishnu?
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First, to deal with the Vrishbha incident, the first thing to realise is that the form of Vishnu involved is Mohinī, since the text starts talking about her with no sign of stopping. While a later ...

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Is the abortion of someone outside the Chatur Varna sinful?
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No, if you believe the context of the Manu Smriti. The Manu Smriti says that Dasyu means anyone outside the Chaturvarna. मुखबाहूरुपद्जानां या लोके जातयो बहिः । म्लेच्छवाचश्चार्यवाचः सर्वे ते दस्यवः ...

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What is the context of Adi Shankara's statement "Woman is the gateway to hell" found in his work Prashnottari?
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It might be a reference to their womb, which could be called a Hell, because it is a miserable place. Sanatkumāra said: ... Then the soul complete in this body recollects all the pleasures and ...

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Was Karna's soul possessed by Narakasura?
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Although I doubt the source, I think it shows that Karna is not an incarnation of Naraka, but Naraka is possessing him as a separate entity and not long enough for them to start having the same name (...

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What is the purpose of tamasic purana if it leads to hell?
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Mahādeva said: 22b-25. Hearing these frightful words of the gods, Viṣṇu, Puruṣottama, consoled those regents of the quarters, and said to me: The lord said: O Rudra, O you of mighty arms, O you best ...

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What makes an Asura an Asura?
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The site (https://www.hinduismfacts.org/names-of-asuras/) aims to list all the Asuras, so you can have a see to help form your opinion. Admittedly a lot of them either not confirmed Asuras or are ...

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Who is god of mleccha?
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Gabriel is evil according to the Bhavishya Purana, which means Allah doesn't exist, is a metaphor, or a powerless figurehead for the angels in the Quran (which actually fits with the Quran ...

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Where can I find authentic translation source of Manusmriti?
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You can find it here Word of warning, Manu speaks in very ambiguous terms, so don't take his words at face value. Also, while the Manusmṛiti is mentioned a lot in cannon scripture, it is never truly ...

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Was Kumbhakarna a robot?
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I tried using site search to find every instance of yantra in the Valmiki Ramayana to see if this has any merit: Every verse mentioning Yantra in Valmiki Ramayana: 1. atha bhuumi pradeshaGYaaH suutra ...

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Is it possible to use astras in Kali Yuga
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Yes. It occurs a bunch of times in the Bhaviṣya Purāṇa. Such as: He recalled the divine Raudraastra and threw it which struck the heart of Baalakhaani and likewise Alhaad and sons of king Parimala, ...

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What is the Story behind Jambudweep?
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According to the blog here, there are some scriptural descriptions of Jambudweep (especially that night and day appear together on it) that means it has to refer to at least the entire planet Earth or ...

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Are Gods permitted to become non-vegetarians in their mortal form?
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Garuḍa very clearly eats flesh e.g. that of the Nāga. Garuḍa is a God. So, Yes. Here Garuḍa is shown explicitly to eat a tortoise and an elephant (after being unsatiated by thousands of Niṣāda) in the ...

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What is the definition of Veda?
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According to scripture, the Vedas and their associated parts are a specific race of Suras. The Rig Veda's real name is Kakṣīvān according to the Rig Veda. Also, Sama is his own son and the son of the ...

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Was Ravana a vegetarian?
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The answer is a solid maybe. While Ravana definitely ate meat (see the other answers), it can easily be argued that it was lab-meat and thus did not involve killing an animal (because lab meat is ...

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Is it true that thieves kidnapped some of Krishna's wives?
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First of all it is (hopefully) kind of obvious they aren't just thieves. How would ordinary thieves even fit more than 16,000 women in their transport anyway? It depends on (weirdly) whether you ...

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How many puranas are there and is there any full list mentioned in any of the scriptures
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The definitive list is found in the Śiva Purāṇa and agrees with the Padma Purāṇa. This is because they are specifically talking about the Puranas on Earth as opposed to somewhere in the universe. ...

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Is organ donation allowed? Have any Hindu acharyas commented on this practice?
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Technically not donating the organs could be argued a sin. This is because the soul is alive long after its body is unable to get up or work its brain. Thus, not donating the organs speeds up the ...

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How did the Vedas in Hinduism come into existence?
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According to an unnamed deity in the Mahabharata that may well be lying, He is the origin of the four Vedas. Now, I know a lot of people just blindly believe quotes, so this should be convincing to ...

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Is Nandī, the vehicle mount (vāhana) of Śhiva, a Bull or an Ox?
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Nandi is not usually the vehicle of Shiva. One vehicle of Shiva is a goat, who is an incarnation of Vishnu. No clue why he is not mentioned more. He also has a bull, as mentioned later in the quoted ...

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Under what conditions can a husband abandon his wife?
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Apparently, it is okay to divorce to focus on raising a child, as the seven Rishis did it. The wording is incredibly weird and really implies something else is going on, although I can't tell what. ...

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Who is the deity of the Purusha Suktam according to different schools?
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The deity of the Puruṣa Suktam is left vague, which is probably a sign it is controversial. In fact it is a matter of fact it is left ambiguous, because the Mahabharata goes out of its way to draw ...

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What supernatural things have happened in Hinduism?
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One arguably supernatural occurrence that fits with the Hindu worldview is the relatively very recent appearance of transmissible cancers. The ascent of the soul through greater lifeforms should be ...

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