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7:40 AM
Q: What part of the Sama Veda Samhita is the Udgitha?

Keshav SrinivasanA traditional Vedic yagna was conducted by three main priests - a Hotar who would chant hymns from the Rig Veda Samhita, an Adhvaryu who would chant hymns from the Yajur Veda Samhita, and an Udgatri who would chant (or rather sing) hymns from the Sama Veda Samhita. (The Samhitas are the core par...

8:39 AM
@KeshavSrinivasan is this also from your questions? :D
answer is "manthara" right?
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1:31 PM
Q: what is the significance behind saffron and turmeric mixed rice shower in hindu marriage?

ShankarIn south indian hindu marriages bride and groom shower each other with turmeric rice. what is the reason/story behind this ritual practice.? Some says it is the significance of glory, desire for happiness, enjoyment and contentment. How come it represents desire for happiness, enjoyment and conte...

1:52 PM
Q: Can someone close to Puri go to the Jagannath Temple for scanning the archive texts about the visit of Jesus?

Sébastien PalcouxThis post comes after: Did Jesus visit Jagannath Temple of Puri? I'm looking to someone close to Puri who can go to the Jagannath Temple for scanning the (prospective) archive texts about the visit of Jesus, and then posting these copies in answer here. Remark: If you are not close to Pu...

2:24 PM
My new post: "Can someone close to Puri go to the Jagannath Temple for scanning the archive texts about the visit of Jesus?" I recognize that this post is a bit borderline, but it would be wonderful if someone of the stackexchange network can do this, so that we would obtain a definitive answer for my other post "Did Jesus visit Jagannath Temple of Puri?"
Could you please leave open or reopen my post? Else, can you go to this Temple for doing this or do you know someone who can be agree to do this?
3:04 PM
Q: How did Gandhari know that seeing her son "Duryodhan" without eye bandage would make his body IRON?

paulOne day "Gandhari" asked her son "Duryodhan" to come and meet her naked. "Durodhan" agreed and when he was on his way "Krishna" stopped him and advised no to go naked infront of her mother, that would be a shaemful act. "Duryodhan" thought its a true advise and wrapped him around with banana tree...

@Mr_Green Congratulations, you got it right! Kumbhakarna's mother-in-law is Manthara, sister of Mahabali. (Mahabali is the grandson of Prahlada and the Asura whom Vishnu defeated in his incarnation as Vamana the dwarf).
Here's the relevant question:
Q: What is the story of Mahabali's sister Manthara and her attempt to destroy the world?

Keshav SrinivasanIn the Bala Kanda of the Ramayana, Rama is hesistant to kill the Rakshasi (demoness) Thataka because she is a woman, but the sage Vishwamitra tells him that even Indra king of the gods has fought women when they were engaged in evil: Compassion regarding the elimination of a female is ungerma...

@SébastienPalcoux Your new question is definitely off-topic for the site. In any case, you can contact the user jabahar, because he lives in Odisha. You can also call the Puri Jagannath temple authorities, since they may be the only ones who can grant access to temple archives.
3:38 PM
@KeshavSrinivasan: thanks for your suggestions. I've already sent an email (at jagannath.or@nic.in) to Dr. Arabinda Kumar Padhee (Chief Administrator of the Shri Jagannath Temple) but he did not answer me. I will try to ask Jabahar.
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4:43 PM
@SébastienPalcoux People like that won't generally respond to email. A phone call would be better.
5:00 PM
@KeshavSrinivasan: You're probably right, but a phone call from France (where I live) could be very expensive, moreover this person could be annoyed by the fact that I'm not very good for the conversations in English.
@KeshavSrinivasan: I will wait for an answer of jabahar, and if he can't (and know nobody who can) I would try to find an other way.
Here are the contact information of the Chief Administrator of the Shri Jagannath Temple:

Chief Administrator,
Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee,IAS , R.D.C. Central,
Shri Jagannath Temple Office, Puri.
Phone: 91-6752-223002/222002
e-mail: jagannath.or@nic.in
for someone interested
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6:45 PM
Q: Why Jesus Isu Crist, Guru Nanak,Budhdha and Muhammad should not be considered as Lord Vishnu's avatars?

Parth TrivediRequest from heart: My dear friends, this is very touchy and logical question, I insist please put some of your brains for just 2 minutes for my question with neutral mind. As usual in general weekends I was reading Shrimad Bhagawat Gita yesterday night, in which verses were, Chapter 9 Verse 29...


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