Vedas

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 –...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

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

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya ?

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

Who was Rishi Animandavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

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

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...

What is a Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) ?

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

What are Shanti Mantra 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...

Does a soul who attains Moksha, it reincarnate in next cycle...

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 is Purusha Suktam (पुरुषसूक्तम् )?

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

What is the source and meaning of Gayatri Mantra ?

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

How rishi Dadhichi got name as Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) ?

How rishi Dadhichi got name as Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) ? Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) is another name of Rishi Dadhichi (दधीचि).

What are Upaveda (उपवेदः) ?

Upaveda (उपवेदः) -  The term Upaveda refers to applied knowledge or a subject derived from each Veda. There are...

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