What is the source of Gayatri Mantra (गायत्री मन्त्र)?

What is the source of Gayatri Mantra (गायत्री मन्त्र)? The Gayatri (गायत्री) Mantra, also known as the Savitri (सवित्री...

What is Purusha Suktam (पुरुषसूक्तम् )?

Purusha suktam (पुरुषसूक्तम्) is hymn mentioned in Rigveda 10.90, dedicated to the Purusha, the "Cosmic Being". This Sukta is...

Who was Rishi Animandavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

Who was Rishi Animandavya ( अणिमाण्डव्य ) ? Once there was a famous Brahmin named Mandavya (माण्डव्य). He did Tapas...

What are Shanti Mantra (शान्ति मंत्र) and when are they recited?

Shanti Mantra or “Peace Mantra” are Hindu prayers for peace from the Vedas, where they are invoked in the beginning of some...

What is a Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) ?

Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) or age of a Manu (मनु), is a period of time measurement. Each Manvantara is created and...

Difference between Mantra, Suktam, Shloka, Stotram and Stuti ?

Mantra ( मंत्र) –  is a sacred utterance, a syllable or group of words believed to have psychological and spiritual powers.  Example –...

Do Vedas talk about rebirth or reincarnation?

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says about the rebirth. The text is contained within the Shatapatha Brahmana, which is itself a part of the Shukla Yajur Veda. It...

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य)?

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य)? Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited...

Does a soul who attains Moksha, it reincarnate in next cycle of creation?

If a soul liberated,  than there is no rebirth in next cycle of creation.   As Lord Krishna himself said in Bhagavat Gita ch. 9 Verse 21  अव्यक्तोऽक्षर...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

What does Om (ॐ) signify? Om ( ॐ )  is a symbol representing Atman (soul) or Brahman (ultimate reality).  It...
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