Have gods stopped sexually reproducing? Why no more sons and daughters of dieties come in circulation?

PS: I don't wish to offend others by using above words. I am just curious to know why.


This is due to the curse of Goddess Parvati to deities. This is present in śiva Mahapurana Kumara Khanda chapter 2.

O Gods, particularly wicked, selfish and cause pain to others. O Gods for the accomplishment of the selfish motive, you by the supreme lord Siva, have obstructed my conjugal pleasures, making me barren at the same time. No one can feel comfortable by opposing me. Therefore you will also have to suffer. Thus spoke the daughter of Himalaya enraged, pronounced a curse on Gods. From Today onwards the wives of devas would remain barren (without children). Such of the Gods who will oppose me shall suffer.

In addition to this curse to the Devas, She also cursed Agni.

O Agni, from today, you shall be the consumer of all (sarva bhakshaka). You will also suffer pain.

This curse was pronounced by Pārvati after knowing that Agni swallowed the semen of Lord śiva. So the count of the devatas was only 33(not 330 millions) when Gaṇeśa and Kārtikeya were born and it is 33 now also.

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  • What about santoshi maa and shubh labh.? – Anubhav Goel Jan 21 '17 at 10:50
  • @AnubhavGoel See this question for santoshi mata. Even ganesha and kartikeya are not among devatas eventhough they are worshipped. 33 devatas are 11 rudras, 12 adityas, 8 vasus,1 indra,1 prajapati. – Sarvabhouma Jan 21 '17 at 11:01
  • Acha ji,, Ganesh agar devta nahi hai,,, to kya hain?? Aur shubh labh kya hain? – Anubhav Goel Jun 13 '18 at 9:17
  • @AnubhavGoel English please? – Sarvabhouma Jun 13 '18 at 9:19
  • If Ganesh, kartikya and Shubh labh were not devta or demigods,, what are they? – Anubhav Goel Jun 13 '18 at 9:20

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