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Relevance of Exodus 20:1-5?[edit]

At my request, this article has been protected for a few days in an attempt to interrupt the edit war that has been brewing since the 26 June 2010. I've created this section for a civil, good-faith discussion of whether or not this edit is appropriate for this article. Consensus is Wikipedia's fundamental model for editorial decision-making; repeatedly reverting each others' edits accomplishes nothing, nor does name-calling, so I ask everyone to please step back, take a deep breath, and try to do whatever they can to keep this discussion constructive. Thank you. -- Bgpaulus (talk) 19:55, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Please do not edit the disputed section until consensus has been reached. -- Bgpaulus (talk) 20:10, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
This article has been repeatedly abused by promiting the christian faith by apprant religious fudmentalists. They are repeatedly abusing the wikipedia. This article is about hinduism and not christianily. Please stay cool, let people practice their faith and refrain from abusing people/faiths that you do not pervcieve to be your own. May god bless you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Califbestwiki (talkcontribs) 04:33, 10 July 2010
Since this is an article on a Hindu ceremony, I just don't see how a section of the Judeo-Christian Old Testament is relevant. In the interest of maintaining an overall neutral tone, it might be helpful to have a section further down (not the lede) that discusses any documented deaths directly related to this ceremony, in a manner akin to the article on snake handling. Certainly, the article as a whole could use some improvement, but keeping in mind what Wikipedia is not, it seems to me that offering a sweeping explanation of those deaths as some sort of divine punishment feels to me like original research and synthesis, and that's just not appropriate for Wikipedia. Bottom line: I still need some convincing and would very much like to hear from the editor(s) who want to include the disputed passage. Cheers! -- Bgpaulus (talk) 13:51, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Nag or Naga or Nāga?[edit]

Not being a speaker of Hindi, I'm not sure which one of these is correct: Nag Panchami, Naga Panchami, or Nāga Panchamī. The name of the article is Nag Panchami, but I noticed that the other two spellings are used in the article. I also noticed that the following six re-directs already exist:

I'd be happy to move the article to a more accurate name, but I'd like to get some feedback on that first. Of course, if such a move is needed, I'd wait until any ongoing discussions have been concluded. Cheers! -- Bgpaulus (talk) 16:33, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Nair: Nagavanshi Kshatriya Clan[edit]

Nairs, the indigenous inhabitants of Kerala State are one of the nagavanshi kshatriya clans in India. The name of the capital city of Kerala State itself is one of the pointing evidence. The name of the city is Thiruvananthapuram (Thiru-Anantha-Puram), which is derived from The Great Anantha Naga who is also known as Great Serpent Adishesha . Nair families maintain Sarpakavu in all main houses. The region of kerala itself was known as Patala-Loka in antient times. The AnanthaPadmanabha Swami Kshetram is another landmark of Thiruvananthapuram where the diety Mahavishnu is in eternal rest over Anantha The Great Serpent. The expertise in The Martial Art "Kalarippayattu" stands as bestowed quality of Nairs to be the rulers of Patala-Loka. Vekramaditya (talk) 12:21, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Great serpents are not nine, They are eight[edit]

The sanskrit verse Anantam Vāsukim Shesham Padmanābham cha Kambalam; Shankhapālam Dhārtarāshtram Takshakam Kāliyam tathā, represents eight Great Serpents. It is a misinterpretation with the word shesham. In this sanskrit verse the words shesham, cha, thatha are grammatical combination words. Shsham and tatha are adverbs and cha is conjuntion. "Shesham" means "after", "cha" means "and", "tatha" means "likewise." Also the saying is there as AshtaNagas. Even if we interpret the word shesham as a name it is only another name of The Great Anantha, Anantha naga is also known as Adi Shesha, both are one and the same. Vekramaditya (talk) 12:44, 15 September 2010 (UTC) Vekramaditya (talk) 12:40, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Surhone, Tennoe, Henssonow[edit]

Sources written by Surhone, Tennoe, Henssonow need to be double checked (and possibly deleted) as per VDM Publishing § Wikipedia content duplication. Ihaveacatonmydesk Ihaveacatonmydesk (talk) 21:17, 29 October 2014 (UTC)