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...

What does Om (ॐ) signify?

Symbol Om (ॐ) Om (ॐ)  is a symbol representing Atman (soul) or Brahman (ultimate reality).  It is often found...

Who was Rishi Yajnavalkya ?

Rishi Yajnavalkya (याज्ञवल्क्य) Yajnavalkya is a vedic sage of Hinduism Yajnavalkya is credited to be the...

Who was Rishi Animandavya (अणिमाण्डव्य)

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

Do Vedas talk about rebirth or reincarnation?

Vedas view on Rebirth Brihadaranyaka Upanishad says about the rebirth. The text is contained within the Shatapatha Brahmana,...

What is a Manvantara (मन्वन्तर) ?

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

What are Shanti Mantra and when are they recited?

Shanti Mantra or Peace Mantra Shanti Mantra or “Peace Mantra” are Hindu prayers for peace from the Vedas, where...

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

Does a soul who attains Moksha, takes Rebirth ? If a soul liberated,  than there is no rebirth in...

What is Purusha Suktam ?

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

What is the source and meaning of Gayatri Mantra ?

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

How rishi Dadhichi got name as Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) ?

Ashvashira (अश्वशिर) Ashvashira is another name of Rishi Dadhichi (दधीचि). Rishi Dadhichi is a knower of...

What are Upaveda ?

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

Who are eleven Rudras ? How they were born ?

Who are Rudras ? In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 3.9.4 , Rishi Sakalya (शाकल्य ) ask to the...
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