We have a little less than a month before our two-year anniversary, so I thought we might do a fun little activity: post your most basic and most advanced questions and answers. This serves two purposes: First, it encourages people to read questions and answers they otherwise might not read. And second, it gives us all an opportunity to look over our old questions and answers and see if they require improvement.

I have a large number of questions and answers, so I've included five in each category, but if others want to post a smaller number, that's fine too.

EDIT: To clarify, what I meant by easy and hard is easy or hard for the typical reader to understand, i.e. basic and advanced.

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    Nice idea for second anniversary. Commented May 28, 2016 at 0:11
  • How about adding questions or answers they like the most (asked or answered by them)?
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented May 28, 2016 at 9:12
  • @TheDestroyer Well, let's not complicate this thread with too many different criteria. Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:05
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    @KeshavSrinivasan why have you made the post community-wiki? Anyone can edit your list of question & answer!
    – Pandya Mod
    Commented May 29, 2016 at 17:01
  • @Pandya I did it to try to disable voting (which is pretty meaningless in a question like this), but it didn't have intended effect. Commented May 29, 2016 at 17:13
  • Interesting idea, will post mine :)
    – ABcDexter
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 13:37

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Five Easiest Questions:

Do any scriptures say that the hunter Jara was a rebirth of Vali?

What scriptures describe the story of Krishna killing Ekalavya?

How did Dasharatha become friends with Jatayu?

When was Ravana hit by the Sudarshana Chakra?

What scriptures discuss why the sky appears blue?

Five Hardest Questions:

What is the Advaita argument for why causes can't have real existence?

Has anyone responded to Ramanujacharya's refutation of the Cosmological Argument for the existence of God?

What is the Nyaya argument for Karma being the instrumental cause of the Universe?

What is Ramanujacharya's argument that the Upanishads must be true if they grant Moksha?

Do the Aitareya and Brihadaranyaka Upanishads correctly interpret two hymns of Vamadeva?

Five Easiest Answers:






Five Hardest Answers:






  • Keshav! How finding Jara as rebirth of Vali is easiest question? None has answered it till now.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented May 28, 2016 at 9:09
  • @TheDestroyer Well, as I said in my question it's about your most basic and most advanced posts, i.e. how easy it is for the typical reader to understand it. Vali being reborn as Jara is a common thing that most Hindus know, or think they know. So it's easy for a reader to understand. It's the same reason I included Dasharatha being friends with Jatayu and Krishna killing Ekalavya. Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:10
  • @TheDestroyer I edited my question to clarify. Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:14
  • ohh. I thought it was about finding answer.
    – The Destroyer Mod
    Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:15
  • @TheDestroyer OK, then you may want to edit your list. Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:17

Five Easiest Questions

Do animals know God exists?

What scriptures say that Lord Shiva sits in Smashan (Cremation Grounds)?

Which verse of Sri Rudram of Yajurveda has the word “Shiva”?

Supreme Brahman in Hinduism

Can Shaivaites or Devotees of Shiva eat meat?

Five Hardest Questions

Wherein Aithreya Brahmana of Rig Veda has the word “Telugu”?

What Scriptures other than Ramayana describe Vishwamitra cursing his sons?

How ॐ (OM) is written in Brahmi Script?

Story of Lord Vishnu's sword Nandaka?

How does artificial confluence of Rivers differ from natural confluence of Rivers?

Five Easiest Answers

Legend behind origin of Vayu Lingam in Srikalahasti and its meaning

Did Lord Shiva and Lord Rama ever meet in person?

What are all Varaha Avatars of Vishnu?

Will Parashurama reappear in Kaliyuga?

Where is it mentioned that Krishna and Rama Worshipped Shiva Lingam?

Five Hardest Answers

Did lord Brahma commit incest with his daughter?

Why didn't lord Hanuman help Sugriva to kill Vali?

What is the reason behind lokas in Hinduism?

Concept of Immortals in Hindusim?

Why are Yama temples few in number?

Questions i like the most.

Why Bharata Varsha (India) alone is called Karma Bhoomi?

Are there any references to Gravity in Hindu Scriptures?

Will Brahmachari's (life long bachelors) get moksha?

What exactly happens during Parakaya Pravesha?

How did the serpent Adisesha become bed for Lord Vishnu?

Answers which i like the most

Why Lord Shiva is depicted as Lord of Time? (My all time favorite answer on this site.)

How qualities of humans change drastically from Kali Yuga to Satya Yuga?

Why did Vyasa depict different Supreme Gods in different Puranas?

Ashvatthaman's immortality?

Who is Rudra deva?


Five Easiest Questions

What is the shape of Earth according to Hindu scriptures?

At what age did Shri Krishna leave Vrindavan?

Translation of the very first Shloka of the Rig Veda

Where can I find an online version of the Adhyatma Ramayana?

Why did Shalya fight on the side of the Kauravas?

Five Hardest Questions

How is the position of Surya and Chandra related to Amavasya and Poornima?

Examples on the flexibility of Varna in ancient times

Rashi in Jyotisha - Sirodaya, Prushtodaya and Ubhayodaya

Smaller cycles of Kaala or Time

What is the relationship between cause and effect as enunciated by Maharishi Kanada?

Five Easiest Answers

Does chanting Holy Names while doing worldly duties generate any punya karma?

Biological origins of life - Chandogya Upanishad

Is marijuana still sacred?

Does attachment and love coexist?

Evolution of Earth - Yoga Vashishtha

Five Hardest Answers

Differences between Advaita & Vishishtadvaita

How castes were produced in India?

How can a person die if soul never leaves the body?

How to focus on third eye while meditating?

Why does Makar Sankranti follow English calendar?

  • I think you slightly misunderstood the purpose of my question. It's about choosing your questions which are easiest or hardest for a typical reader to understand, i.e. most basic and most advanced. I edited my question to clarify. Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:20
  • @KeshavSrinivasan Oh okay, let me edit my answer accordingly Commented May 28, 2016 at 13:22

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