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How do I navigate through the website https://www.hinduscriptures.in/?

I am interested in reading the various Puranas. I have pdf files of a few Puranas, namely the Markendeya Purana, Kalki Purana, and the Shrimad Bhagavatam. In this stack exchange post (Are there any ...
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A chat event on discussion on handling poorly sourced answers and on other things

Namaskar! As you'll know we have an Official policy for deleting answers that don't cite sources which now also covers an issue of old unsourced answers. While responding to Why aren't ...
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Let's delete all old answers from early days of the site that lack any references at all

Inspired by the following comment by @Shog9, I'm proposing to delete all answers from early days of the site that have zero scriptural references and sound like plain opinions. ...the notion of ...
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Official policy for deleting answers that don't cite sources

As discussed in this question, most users agree with rule of backing up answers with sources. Now comes the question, what is the official procedure for deleting answers that don't cite sources? Two ...
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Discussion about the need of a "Controversial post" banner

As the community mod pointed out here that they can help us get the controversial post banner if the community thinks we need one. Please discuss here and feel free to show agree/disagree by voting ...
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Why can't we allow tags related to criticism?

Anyone who know and follow Hinduism knows well about the criticism on Hinduism by experts from other domains. In India, most of the Hindus are aware of books written by great people like Ambedkar that ...
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Please stay away from Shiva vs. Vishnu debate

I've been finding that we, the Hinduism StackExchange community sometimes face the issue of Shiva vs. Vishnu debate[1] which leads to the rude or offensive contention in comments, chats and even ...
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When/how users of this site will learn to do right flagging?

I have seen many stackexchange sites but only in this sites users don't know where to flag and for what purpose. I have seen many posts with wrong flagging. In this stackexchange, users specially ...
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Why answers are being deleted by moderator?

So recently I answered this question: What was Madhvacharya's argument against the Shaktas? which was asked by one of our Moderator. I am sure I didn't receive enough flag for my answer, but this ...
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The "Best" and the most "Underrated" QnAs ever, according to you?

I'm thinking if everyone would be interested in giving a short list of Questions and Answers which in their "humble" opinion are the Best and/or the most Underrated on the MAINS? Something ...
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Checking the list of suspended users

After searching, I found the list of suspended users for mathematics stack exchange site. How can I search for our main site?
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Feature request for ‘federalising’ the citation banner and flagging comments on mobile device, etc [closed]

I’d like to request the following 4 features: 1. Citation banner The citation banner is a special feature in our community. This banner can only be added by mods. Recently we faced a shortage of mods ...
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Why is asking personalized advice prohibited?

Isn't the purpose of HSE to help us learn more about Hinduism? The journey to gain more knowledge is personal for many people, as circumstances and difficulties often push a person to take refuge in ...
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Does legal restrictions apply to the answers in our main site?

Sanathan dharma has a wide variety of scriptures, covering several topics across the spectrum of universe, human life etc., Many countries (including India) may have contemporary laws that directly ...
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How to know the site stat? For example, how many questions are asked per day?

How to know the site stat? For example, how many questions are asked per day? In one post, I read that due to the low number of questions per day this site is still beta. Just curious about the number ...
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Does system also handle few flags?

My two recent flags were declined but I think they were valid ones. A Q was duplicate of 2 questions and in such cases we flag it to mod but after I flagged the Q, OP deleted it and my flag got ...
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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site ? What’s the solution for it?

Summary: a certain user is at large, spamming the site with trivial questions, the answers to which he is aware of, just for votes. Is such behaviour encouraged, if not what’s the solution? Detailed: ...
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Are YouTube videos to be considered an appropriate source for citations?

Some answers on the Mains cite YouTube videos as sources. Are YouTube videos and also, similar kinds of Videos from other sites too, allowed as effective sources? For ex: If a YouTube video is of some ...
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Bountied question expecting answers with "science behind religious beliefs and practices" an okay trend?

This recently bountied question demands for an answer - scientific explanation behind the practices of vāstu-śāstra. I recently got interested in vastu. What is the scientific reason of all. I know ...
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Why was this request to undelete the answer rejected by the mods?

This top-upvoted answer (to Is the Manusmriti written to favor a particular Varṇa?) written by user17294 (a.k.a Partha Banerjee, commonman, Pratimaputra, etc.) back in 2019 was recently deleted by a ...
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What is the birth-time, birth-date, birth-place (and possibly birth-chart) of this site?

Is it possible to get the date and time this site 'Hinduism Stack Exchange' was formed? Also is it possible to know where the servers are located? We might be able to form a birth chart for our site ...
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Requests for reopening in meta an encourageable act?

If I asked a question in our main site and someone closes my question. If I believe that the both questions are different. Then is it an encourageable act to present my discussion in our meta site and ...
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My dream of graduation

I always have this thought in my mind. When our main site will get graduated There are many questions, asked by several users, in this site regarding this. Still, due to my consistent thoughts on it,...
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Why was this answer deleted?

I'm talking about this answer: https://hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/46198/4732 As one can see, one moderator has deleted the answer. He doesn't mention anything under the answer (in comments) as to ...
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What brought you here?

I'm just curious as to how people found out about this site, so I'm running a bit of a survey here to know more about fellow users. Basically, if someone has provided an answer to the titular question ...
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Who all are authority or qualified to post an authoritative opinion on religion, spirituality and Hindu Dharma?

In the absence of any scriptural reference, written works of scholars, researchers and popular personalities can be used which must be providing a relevant answer. The above is taken from this answer,...
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Is Logic and Science really off topic for Hinduism Stack Exchange?

Refer: Political and Scientific questions are off-topic for Hinduism SE Note: I'm not outright saying people need to start asking questions regarding Modern mathematics and Quantum Physics in ...
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Is duplication related to answer of a different question valid? [duplicate]

Suppose I want to know the Tithi during Rama's birth and asks a question What is the Tithi when Rama takes birth? If there is another question related to Rama, which is already present in the site ...
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Should this bounty be canceled and returned to the user?

What is the validity of Authoritativeness of vedas? This question currently has a bounty and the reason begins with: Are the existing proofs of Veda Apourusheyathva valid in modern scientific world? ...
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Is questions related to contemporary acts. laws etc., are allowed?

There are many laws, acts etc., related to people, whose official religion is Hinduism in India. Suppose, in scriptures, it is allowed to marry multiple ladies simultaneously. But, current Hindus in ...
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How are these answers answering the question?

I am talking about the question: Does the Aitareya Brahmana ask sudras to serve the other three castes? It is quite specific and clear. It asks whether the Aitreya Brahmana really asks the Sudras to ...
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Is opinions of (other domain) experts that support scriptures on-topic?

It is well known that several modern experts of different domains do supporting comments about Hinduism. Consider the following questions Are there any modern biologists other than X supported ...
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Standard comment suggestions for site issues

Recently, I had asked a question to request standard comment suggestion for no source answers. but that question was for answers which were copied from other sites and didn't include the source link ...
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Require quoting original texts/links in questions

I asked a question long back if we could require questioners to post Sanskrit Text of their quotations. Can we require them to post links of the site when quoting ? e.g. this question and this ...
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Is this site suffering from religious chauvinism?

A recent question on the MAINS gets 10 Upvotes. This is the question: Do all Non-Hindus remain as Pretas after death? Now, I want to ask, why should this site reconcile with any question related with ...
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Is Indus Valley Civilization off-topic at HSE?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pashupati_seal One seal is said to represent the Pashupati form of Siva. The eminent cryptographer Iravatam Mahadevan thinks Mahadeva and Neelakantha can be deciphered ...
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Beliefs held by one sect/some sects alone need to be explicitly labeled as such in questions and answers

I find the question "Is Brahma a post" deeply offensive. There maybe sects for whom this would be fine - but the question should be explicitly limited to "Does sect X believe Brahma is ...
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Why so many upvotes for this question? [duplicate]

Do all Non-Hindus remain as Pretas after death? Why doesn't it fall into the "abysmal posts" category? It seems to be suggesting that any soul that takes birth as a non-Hindu will, after the ...
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Which texts have you read?

I asked a couple of questions on Nyaya and Vaisheshika. I did not receive any answers, I presume because no one on here has read those texts yet. Hence, I ask this question, as I believe it will give ...
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Challenging questionable material post 1

What is the story of Sharaba? The Sharabha Narasimha saga seems to be sectarian escalation and counter-escalation - but Whenever alleged material from canonical Sanskrit sources like Puranas are cited ...
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Need to take down abysmal posts from the main site

I am not active on Hinduism much, but lately, a couple of my friends from here shared a few posts with me from here, which I feel are ridiculous to be even posted in public. Rather than answering such ...
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please give reason(s) to move comments to chat

Today comments under a question were moved to chat within a couple of hours, but there are older posts with many comments on the main site. Can a reason be given for moving comments to chat?
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Can I ask questions about Sikhism?

Can I ask questions about Sikhism because it shares almost the same belief. And there is no website about it.
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What anushtanam (daily ritual/practice) do you follow?

In addition to gaining knowledge about Hinduism, we are also expected to live according to that knowledge. There are verses: acharah prabhavo dharmah and suna: puccham iva vyartham pANDityam ...
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Research Paper as Sources

Should Research papers (especially in reference to Hinduism in any form whatsoever), that are published on eminent or prestigious internet forums or magazines, be allowed and/or considered valid ...
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Please migrate this question to an appropriate site

I'm talking about the question: Is Rama Setu a historical proof of Ramayana? It is quite obvious that the question isn't suitable for our site and that's why it is closed as well. It can't be answered ...
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Can we ask questions by tagging someone personally?

There are many users in Hinduism SE. Can some one specifically ask a question to someone by writing his username. Example : can Darknight(me) ask a question to "jack"(another user). Note :&...
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Can one expect a new moderator in short time?

There are atleast a couple of posts in our recent past about the need of increase in moderators. And then a potential question has been floated. Community gave a grand welcome to the idea with 16 ...
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(UPDATE: NEW ANSWER RIGHT BELOW) Where have the votes gone? A reflection into the dismal state of the site

An observation of the site over a one year span has revealed a dismal state of voting or shall we say that voting has become virtually non-existent. We have two of our moderators active and flags ...
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What happened to the one who answered my question?

This is an answer by someone. Why has his/her username gone? Did he/she leave the website?

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