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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I had been using StackOverflow site for software development question answers, there once I suddenly saw at the top bar of the site, there exist list of all ...
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What brought you here?

I was intersted in Hinduism. So I used to search about our scriptures like Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad gita etc. I looked though some answers in Quora and also search many things regarding Hinduism ...
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What brought you here?

Let me address the two questions separately: I knew about Hinduism.SE before it even existed. I had participated in other Stackexchange sites, like MathOverflow, Mathematics.SE, and Physics.SE, and ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I had already joined 7 StackExchange communities and had been participating to AU, U&L, MSE, SR etc. before I joined Hinduism StackeEchange. Though I had ...
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Which texts have you read?

Note: I don't generally read Hindu scriptures and works linearly from beginning to end. So here is a list of some of the texts I've read in English, in whole or in part: Samhitas of the Vedas: Rig ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I was always interested in Hinduism. I used to read Scriptures from my childhood. I was active on stackoverflow.com and magento.stackexchange.com. I was ...
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What misconceptions did you have about Hinduism before joining the site?

Here are various misconceptions I've had about Hinduism: I thought that Rama was born in the most recent Treta Yuga, or even that he was born in every Treta Yuga. In fact I thought that all the ...
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What brought you here?

I found out about the site through a Google search. From a search suggestion. I was redirected to Stackexchange.com. From all sites, I found about this site. I joined and answered a question. Rest is ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I have always been interested in reading Purana's and Itihasa. I stumbled across this site when I was searching for the unabridged versions of the Puranas ...
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Which texts have you read?

I've read 13 Mukhya Upanishads which are: (Have read with Adi Shankaracharya Bhashya): Īśā (ईश) Kena (केन) Kaṭha (कठ) Praṣna (प्रश्न) Muṇḍaka (मुण्डक) Māṇḍūkya (माण्डुक्य) with Gaudpad Karika (गौड़पाद ...
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What brought you here?

Lord Krishna heavily influenced me when my grandmother had me watch tv adaptations of the Ramayana and Mahabharata (and the Gita!!). I suppressed my desire to know more due to not so nice people where ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I do have a long history to share here! :) I was a silent spectator of the site for quite long, because I was not specifically well versed or highly ...
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What brought you here?

What brought you here? How did you come to know about this site? Nothing, I waited for it to be created, I was following it from Area51 and even followed few earlier versions of failed Area51 ...
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Concerns about brigading

Note: In addition to cover the question has asked, I felt to address some relevant issues and hence posting a general answer: Hinduism StackExchange is not like a game show or popularity contest. The ...
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What brought you here?

While searching for references on Hindu Scriptures about a couple of months back, this site popped up. On going through I was impressed by the wide array of queries raised and equally satisfied with ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I was not religious or spiritual from childhood, to be precise i oscillated between Atheism and Agnosticism (i can say now that oscillation was due to ...
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What brought you here?

One of my colleagues told me that "Lord Venkateshwara likes hair that's why people donate their hair there". I told him that "as per scriptures, sins are attached to hair and that's why people save ...
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What is the birth-time, birth-date, birth-place (and possibly birth-chart) of this site?

Hinduism page on Area 51 says site was proposed on April 12, 2013 at 12:03:08 Z. Time Zone is UTC as mentioned in this answer. So, April 12, 2013 at 12:03:08 UTC. Now, user manishearth seems to be in ...
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Which texts have you read?

I have read the following: Bhagavada Gita Narada Bhakti Sutras Patanjali Yoga Sutras Ashtavakra Gita Yoga Vashishtha Kenopanishada Kathopanishada Amongst other things, I am currently reading ...
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What brought you here?

How did you come to know about this site? I was looking for some Hinduism forum to ask my first question, since I was already very active on other SE sites, I thought of finding if there already ...
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What misconceptions did you have about Hinduism before joining the site?

Very Good Qn. To me I had an opportunity to learn about Gita & Mahabharata due to Hinduism.SE. Following were my biggest misconceptions in general (do not relate directly to religion though): ...
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The Hinduism Stack Exchange Bhashya

The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 Why did Duryodhana mention specific warrior names in the Bhagwat Gita, Chapter-1? What was the significance of blowing (sounding of) the transcendental conch-shells in ...
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Is posting several "trivial" questions in bulk encouraged for the site? What’s the solution for it?

As others said in their answers, it is evident here that user is deliberately asking questions just for sake of reputation. If an user vandalizes site with low quality trivial questions, alert the ...
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Community Poll: What sect or school of Hinduism do you believe in?

I'm a Hindu but I don't identify myself with a particular sect or school of Hinduism.
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Which texts have you read?

I have read 6 Mukhya Upanishads Taittirīya Māndūkya Chāndogya Bṛhadāraṇyaka Praṣna Katha
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Community Poll: What sect or school of Hinduism do you believe in?

I'm an Advaitin.
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Community Poll: What sect or school of Hinduism do you believe in?

I'm a Sri Vaishnava.

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