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Q: Learning Sanskrit through translated ancient texts for beginner

HaridasaI dislike the current way information on Sanskrit Grammar is presented. I am wondering if there are good summary books on medieval texts to teach kids Sanskrit from the absolute basics translated into English. Other than that any good dictionaries by medieval scholars translated?

 
 
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Q: Did Lord Shiva really cut off his own phallus as being said in the Following verses of the Mahabharata?

AlexisIn the Mahabharata , Sauptika parva ch 17 KMG English translation - After the creatures had multiplied and the Grandsire had become well pleased, the first-born rose from the water and beheld the living creation. He saw that diverse kinds of creatures had been created and that they had multipli...

 
 
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Q: Hanuman Chalisa - can we chant it?

bluejay05Namaskar, I have taken up to chanting Hanuman Chalisa during my daily puja and been doing it for some time now. But recently I came across an article that says, to never chant Hanuman Chalisa anywhere else except in temple. Is this where Hanuman Chalisa should be chanted? Does mispronounced Hanum...

 
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Q: Did Brahma really create demons from his buttocks?

confused indianSaw this on Reddit. Is this really true??! What is the context of this story??

 
 
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Q: Why chanting malas have 108+1 beads?

Aditya MishraI have often heard that the number 108 has a special significance in the Vedic culture. Like when mantras are chanted on beads, it is done in a cycle of 108 times. And when 108 times are completed, the sumeru bead is not crossed and the mala is flipped. I wish to know the significance behind it. ...

 
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Q: What does scripture say regarding post humous diksha?

Aditya MishraRecently I have come across the life story of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Maharaj from the Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya. It was stated that in 1918, he accepted sanyas diksha from the photograph of his Guru Gaurkisora Dasa Babaji posthumously. Are there any other such examples?

 
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Q: Was there is any verse

Abhinav VermaWas there is any verse present in the Bori critical edition Mahabharata in which Shiva said that he was born from Vishnu **

 
 
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Q: Can I use unorthodox methods to worship Devi Maa?

AceRecently I experienced a very intense devotion towards Devi Maa, I surrendered myself to her completely. I'm consumed by a deep longing for her, I don't know what they call this but I feel like I want to be by Her side and do her seva everyday. However I have had very bad experiences with the 'co...

 

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