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Do any Deities, other than the Pancha Mahadevatas, have Swayambhu representations?

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Which scripture is the source of the verse "janmana jayate shudrah.. " (everyone is born a shudra)?

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Which scripture contains the famous Ganesha Sloka "Vakratunda Mahakaya..."?

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Why is madhu (honey) considered a prohibited food in brahmacharya?

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Are curses(saapa) effective in Kali Yuga?

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What are the permissible numbers for japa count that are less than 108?

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Does nAma-japa also require dikshA (initiation)?

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Are married women allowed to fast religiously(vrata)?

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Are there any other Puranas that predict Adi Shanakaracharya besides the Bhavishya Purana?

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Can it be precisely known exactly how much amount of Vedas has been lost?

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Which Scriptures say that by chanting Lord's name during the time of one's death one can attain "Moksha"?

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Which scripture says that during eclipse all water become pure like Ganges water?

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Why is the Sloka "Suklambaradharam Vishnum..." used as Ganapaty Dhyanam when it is clearly a Dhyana Sloka for Lord Vishnu?

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How do the scriptures describe some of the key features of Avataras?

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Which Shastras are more authoritative,the Smritis(Dharma Shastras) or the Puranas?

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What are the valid and foolproof methods of determining whether a certain scripture is interpolated or not?

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Does not performing the Garbhadana samskara result in Sudra progeny?

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What are the various etymological derivations for the word "Upanishad"?

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Scriptural reference for the statement "gods reside towards our right side"?

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What are the three Shivalingas ( Itara, Bana and Swayambhu) mentioned in some Agama texts?

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What is the scriptural definition of scripture (shAshtra)?

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Significance of Hanuman's sitting posture?

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"Cows are sacred" & at the same time "It's only a sinful soul which gets born as an animal" - How to deal with this apparent contradiction?

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Any examples where a Smriti has contradicted a Sruti statement?

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Where does the Devi Bhagavata Mahapurana state that it is the best among the 18 main Puranas?

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Can women do Pitru Tarpanam?

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What is that sloka which says Tirthas reside in our right ear?

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How do the scriptures describe an ideal Sanyasi?

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Is reciting Vedic Mantras without being preceded by "Om" condemned somewhere in Vedas or in other scriptures?

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Which scriptures say that the Kings and Kshatriyas are allowed to hunt animals?

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