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Q: Is there any conclusive evidence for the Historicity of Mahabharata (itihasam-puratanam)?

Prakash RPWe've heard of stories of many unbelievable happenings that occur in the epic Mahabharata. The birth of five pandavas is Unnatural. The bows & arrows are weapons of prehistoric origin and unfit for a great war. The divine weapons that need to be invoked and activated by mantra are unreal. So far ...

 
 
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5:26 AM
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Q: Does navagraha tarpana in sandhyavandan reduce the astrological effects?

Parabrahman JyotiIn sandhyavandan, subsequent to Argya to Sun, we have navagraha tarpana to be offered to nine grahas - aditya, somam, agarakam, budham, brhaspatim, sukram, sanaiscaram, rahum and ketum. When we offer tarpana to grahas - does any scripture say that these tarpanas to grahas reduce astrological effe...

 
5:41 AM
Ok I posted the answer after I got my book back. yay \o/
 
 
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11:45 AM
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12:02 PM
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Q: Are there any accient monotheistic sects of schools of thought in Hinduism?

Dark KnightThere are many schools of thought in Hinduism so are there any monotheistic schools of thought in ancient Indian.

 
 
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1:42 PM
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Q: Is the story of manu mentioned in the Vedas?

Dark KnightIs the story of manu mentioned in the Vedas and upanishades. With the flood and fish avatar of lord vishnu.

 
 
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4:35 PM
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Q: Bratamanda rules

Rijan PhuyalOn Thursday I had this Bratamanda ceremony which is practiced in Nepal and maybe also in India but what I wanted to know is more of my freedom after I did that ceremony. When it was happening the respected priest was saying something in Sanskrit and said something about Brahmacharia and then late...

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Q: What is Grihya Sutra?

Amritendu MukhopadhyayI know that Grihya Sutras are part of Kalpa Sutras, which in turn part of Vedangas. However, I do not understand the purpose of the Grihyasutras. What exactly is the role of Grihyasutras? Is it something similar to Dharmasutras (Dharmashastras)?

 
 
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6:14 PM
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Q: Certain sadhanas require one to abstain from speech for a period of time. Do scriptures allow written communication in such a case?

chhatraCertain sadhanas require one to abstain from speech for a period of time (say, 40 days). Most householders cannot adhere to this. Do scriptures allow written communication in such a case? If yes, would a text-to-speech system be also permissible?

 
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Q: Who are eligible to perform Ekadashi vrat?

SrishAre women (married and unmarried) eligible to perform Ekadashi vrat

 
 
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8:43 PM
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Q: How many different races (castes) were created by Brahma or God ? Where can I get hierarchical order of superior to inferior races (castes)?

riverAre there only only four types of races created by Brahma namely - Brahman , Kshatriya , Vaishya or Shudras ? Or Even amongst the above four races there are separate sub-races were created ? Like even among Brahmin caste not all Brahmin sub-caste marry with each other. Like I have heard that Kany...

 

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