What is the number of Atman’s (souls), are they always the same?

What is a soul? As per Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात, एष त आत्मान्तर्याम्यमृतः, अतोऽन्यदार्तम्; “He cannot be seen, but...

What is the relation between Brahma & Saraswati? How is Brahma the father of...

There is a conversation between Rishi Maitreya & Vidura in Srimad Bhagavata Purana 3.12.28 वाचं दुहितरं तन्वीं स्वयम्भूर्हरतीं मनः । “Oh Vidura, we have heard that...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

Om ( ॐ )  is a symbol represtenting Atman (soul) or Brahman (ultimate reality).  It is often found at the beginning and the end of...

What are the various school of thoughts in Hinduism ?

Indian Philosophy or Hindu Philosophy is generally classified into 6 orthodox schools (astika) and 3 heterodox (nastika) schools. The basic difference between the two branches...

What is Atman (आत्मा) ? How can one see it or touch it ?

  In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad verse 3.7.23, it is mentioned   नान्योऽतोऽस्ति द्रष्टा, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति श्रोता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति मन्ता, नान्योऽतोऽस्ति विज्ञात, एष त आत्मान्तर्याम्यमृतः, अतोऽन्यदार्तम्;   "He cannot be seen, but...

What is correct number of Hindu Gods ?

Do you really believe in 33 crore ( 330 millions ) Hindu gods ?  where is this information mentioned, about the number of Gods ? What are type...

Who was the narrator of Mahabharata, Puranas & many Hindu texts?

Ugrashrava ( उग्रश्रवा ) or Maharsi Sūta ( श्री सूत जी ) was the narrator of several Puranas, including Mahābhārata, Bhagavata Purana, Harivamsa and Padma...

Ramayana

इक्ष्वाकुवंशप्रभवो रामो नाम जनैः श्रुतः । नियतात्मा महावीर्यो धुतिमान् धृतिमान् वशी ।। इक्ष्वाकु के वंश मे उत्पन्न हुए एक ऐसे पुरुष है, जो लोगो मे राम...

Who were Jaya & Vijaya ?

Jaya & Vijaya were two gatekeepers at vishnulok & who were born in mirtyulok (earth) after being cursed by four kumaras rishi's ( sanaka, sanatana, sanandana...

Upanishads

Upanishads are a collection of texts which contain some of the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism. The Upanishads are considered by Hindus to contain...