Tag: rituals

35 Why are menstruating women (at least in the Brahmin community) asked to be separate from the family for three days? 2014-06-18T19:09:48.443

22 What is the basis for worshipping Sai Baba? Are there are references to him in the Vedas or other Vedic literature? 2014-07-07T09:32:14.863

19 What is the significance of the janeva (sacred thread)? 2014-06-23T20:20:19.257

17 Why Hindus wear red tilak and sandal wood tilak on foreheads? 2014-06-19T18:37:58.963

16 What are the 16 sanskaar (Sacraments of Life) and How do you complete them? 2014-06-23T13:50:04.070

16 Why are crows considered to be a link to our pitris (spirits of ancestors)? 2014-06-30T16:55:15.713

16 How will we know the end of first part of the Kali yuga? 2017-01-05T17:37:56.283

14 Why do people celebrate Holi? Why do they throw colored powder at each other? 2014-06-18T21:15:27.920

14 What is the importance of the Tulsi plant (Holy basil)? 2014-06-19T17:41:02.897

14 What is the significance of breaking a coconut in Hindu rituals? 2014-08-19T09:26:18.440

13 Why do some of the Hindu "Brahmins" wear a sacred thread? 2014-07-05T05:34:00.870

13 What is the reason to touch the elder person's feet for blessing? 2014-07-22T03:15:37.913

13 How do we clear our debts? 2018-10-22T20:43:53.240

12 What is the significance of Satagopuram? 2014-08-10T13:01:19.387

12 Does Sadashiva ride a tortoise? 2015-12-28T05:59:51.643

12 What's the significance of worshiping Shiva in the month of Shravan? 2017-08-16T07:07:16.590

11 Why do idols of Lord Ganesha only rarely have the trunk turning to the right? 2014-06-23T19:18:19.193

11 What is reverse chanting? 2014-07-09T05:19:39.130

11 Why "GURU" is equal to "supreme GODS"? 2015-02-08T20:49:26.167

11 Rituals to be performed during Shiv Ratri and their significance 2015-02-17T14:45:42.890

10 What is the significance of Ashwamedha Yagna? 2014-06-30T20:02:12.120

10 What scripture does the sacred thread mantra come from? 2014-08-20T02:58:52.067

10 What is the significance of Akshata in rituals? 2014-09-15T13:05:25.130

10 Can Sanyasins perform Vedic rituals even after renunciation? 2017-02-20T09:21:25.340

10 Has Suhagraat (1st consummation of husband & wife) & honeymoon been mentioned in the sciprtures? 2017-11-11T06:58:24.897

9 What is the significance of 'teertham' offered to devotees? 2014-07-06T04:40:41.483

9 Why do some Hindus observe fast during the month of "Shravan"? 2014-07-12T16:10:45.587

9 Guru Purnima celebration 2014-07-13T18:28:18.150

9 What is the significance of visiting temple on amavasya day? 2014-08-25T09:25:26.903

9 Is there any provision for 'Divorce' in Hindusm? 2014-09-02T12:00:45.483

9 Why can Tulsi leaves only be picked on certain days? 2014-09-22T23:18:51.540

9 Why is Chandra Grahan (Lunar eclipse) considered unsafe for pregnant women in Hinduism? 2014-10-08T03:39:14.387

9 What do the Vedas say about animal sacrifice? 2015-10-06T19:51:28.293

9 Is bathing without cloth a sin? 2016-05-17T03:47:13.830

9 What are some mantras which are dedicated to Lord Indra? 2017-06-20T09:02:28.570

9 What is the story of the origin of Sraadha ritual? 2017-09-10T17:33:41.247

8 Why are sesame seeds used in vedic puja and rituals? 2014-06-23T05:55:50.767

8 Does pradakshina direction differ with each stage of life (ashrama)? 2014-09-13T12:49:26.150

8 What scripture does the original Achamanam mantra come from? 2014-09-17T06:12:31.757

8 How do the different Hindu sects complete the line "Sri Bhagavat Agna"? 2014-12-12T05:37:05.330

8 What is the importance of Ekadashi? 2015-06-29T07:49:49.637

8 Who is the god Pratyanika worshipped before Hindu marriages? 2015-09-30T15:33:31.403

8 Why should not we touch Tulsi and Peepal trees on Sunday? 2015-11-23T08:01:10.047

8 Why is the Sloka "Suklambaradharam Vishnum..." used as Ganapaty Dhyanam when it is clearly a Dhyana Sloka for Lord Vishnu? 2016-02-23T06:41:23.443

8 Which scripture says that during eclipse all water become pure like Ganges water? 2016-03-20T07:31:37.860

8 Sandhyavandanam before the age of Vishwamitra? 2016-04-06T02:01:59.137

8 Why don't husbands change their dress code after wife's death like the women who wear white saree after husband's death? 2017-05-21T06:16:16.323

8 Why Mundan (Chudakarma) is done in first and third year of life in Hindusim? 2017-10-07T01:08:49.847

8 What is the difference between Rajasuya Yajna and Ashwamedha Yajna? 2017-10-11T11:39:51.253

8 Why do we bury dead body of a Sannyasi rather than burn it? 2017-10-29T14:52:22.467

7 Why do Hindus take Pradakshina (Circumambulation) around sacred idols? 2014-07-01T05:17:23.760

7 Why do Hindus touch Earth before starting the day? 2014-07-01T18:25:02.933

7 What is the significance of nãrikel (coconut) in pooja? 2014-07-04T08:52:32.333

7 Rules for wearing yagyopavit by women (yes it is possible) 2015-03-09T13:59:29.260

7 Why at the end all the fruits of the efforts are offered to Krishna and not Rama etc? 2015-08-13T04:28:47.953

7 Why is Shikha Bandhan needed at the time of pooja? 2015-09-10T10:57:34.300

7 Why using left hand is forbidden? 2016-04-14T08:11:18.800

7 What do Scriptures say about doing Puja/Archanas in "Mleccha Deshas"? 2016-10-20T08:42:40.500

7 Similarities and differences in the four vedas 2016-11-23T11:30:59.307

7 What's the origin of the verse "Mangalyam tantunanena mama jeevana hetuna...?" 2016-12-29T02:30:55.133

7 Is the Jallikattu festival connected to Hinduism? If so, what is its significance? 2017-01-23T13:09:27.707

7 Attaining the Post of Brahma 2017-06-02T04:53:29.237

7 Is there a scriptural basis for the celebration of Kojagari Purnima? 2017-10-05T12:11:01.043

7 Which scriptures mention about Sutak dosha (various prohibitions on child birth)? 2017-10-07T03:36:15.577

7 What is to be done with meat of sacrificed animal in vedic yajna? 2017-11-28T08:25:56.177

7 Why Karn Chhedan sanskar is required? 2018-01-07T20:41:18.663

7 Which direction should one face while doing Sayam Sandhyavandanam? 2018-09-08T16:46:22.610

7 What are the benefits of doing sandhyavandanam? 2018-10-31T07:50:39.947

6 Why restriction on taking images and publishing 'some' mantras 2014-08-15T03:29:02.560

6 Does Anushasan Parva, chapter 88 of the Mahabharata, allow cow sacrifice? 2015-10-11T12:31:43.977

6 How should marriages be decided and done according to hinduism? 2015-12-05T05:20:03.173

6 What is Ratha Saptami? 2016-02-14T05:16:03.147

6 Is there a particular way to accept Theertha given at temples? 2016-04-08T12:59:24.433

6 Why women are not allowed to attend Funerals 2016-09-17T15:44:05.117

6 Celebrating festival while menstruation 2016-10-19T03:42:01.363

6 Should parents be worshipped before gods? 2016-12-06T15:47:21.897

6 Why are men who don't wear yajñopavītam asked to wear one during certain rituals? 2016-12-22T18:41:41.287

6 What is the significance of fire in rituals? 2016-12-30T08:24:49.107

6 Conditions for changing sacred thread? 2017-03-15T07:43:42.570

6 What is the story behind the Solah Somavara fast? 2017-07-28T15:25:48.320

6 What is esoteric meaning behind eclipse timing? 2017-08-07T07:42:39.253

6 What is the Prayachitta for not doing Sandhyavandanam regularly? 2017-10-06T03:56:33.410

6 Odd way of doing Antim Sanskar ? 2018-02-02T18:53:18.963

6 Why do we need to do Three time praying(trikal sandhya) 2018-05-02T23:15:16.953

6 How does one get initiated into Sri Vaishnavism? 2018-08-11T09:05:48.440

6 What is 'dhuni', is it mere burning firewood? 2018-09-28T17:26:32.330

5 What is the significance of Pradhosham? 2014-06-23T18:35:30.330

5 How were the rules for Devalaya Vastu forged? 2014-06-24T05:38:56.270

5 Why did saints used to do Yajna? 2014-06-24T05:54:11.530

5 Is yoga a part of Hinduism? 2014-06-26T10:57:09.703

5 What is the difference between puja and aarti rituals? 2014-08-02T03:59:23.223

5 Different ways to ring a bell in Aaradhanam 2014-08-22T21:03:13.643

5 How to identify Valampuri Sangu (conch shell)? 2014-08-29T16:04:22.917

5 what is the significance of lighting camphor infront of god? 2014-09-10T11:30:05.917

5 Why do we have kuladevatha, grama devatha, when ista devatha does the same job ? 2014-09-28T04:58:06.123

5 What daily routines should be followed in a Hindu's life? 2014-09-28T08:01:37.390

5 What is the significance behind saffron and turmeric mixed rice shower in hindu marriage? 2014-10-12T13:24:28.610

5 What do hindu gods hand gestures and standing pose represent? 2014-10-17T03:47:17.653

5 Why should rules be followed while worshipping? 2014-11-21T14:54:39.327