In the post Do the long term actions of Avataras survive the end of the respective Avataras?

a user in the comment section says "there are demigods" in Hinduism.

Is this correct?

Note: this question is not the same as the other question - which asks for the nearest approximation in Hinduism to the Western cultural/religious term "demigod"

Google Translate translates demigod to

यक्ष (yaksh) in Hindi உபதேவதை in Tamil (upadevata).

If because of "demigod" talk percolating into Hinduism Siva or Durga start getting called yaksh or upadevata, it would do serious harm to Hinduism.

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    I have already answered ur Q here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/26568/… @SK
    – Rickross
    Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 17:18
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    the other question 'What word from Hindu scripture translates to “demi-god”?' is different - that question just asks for a close approximation in Hinduism to what Westerners call a "demi god" @rickross
    – S K
    Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 17:40
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    @Rickross You can post answer here as well. I don't think duplicate content is an issue.
    – Pinakin
    Commented Feb 6, 2019 at 17:55
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    "DEMI-GODS are devas, reporting to above GOD." Devas are Devas. The universe is not a corporation with bosses and subordinates.
    – S K
    Commented Feb 7, 2019 at 22:02


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