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What is the meaning of worshiping a demigod? And is it bad to worship a demigod? [BG 4.12] [duplicate]

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4, Verse 12 it is stated that: Men in this world desire success in fruitive activities, and therefore they worship the demigods. Quickly, of course, men get results from ...
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What are the examples of demigod? [duplicate]

Lord Krishna has talked about demigod in Bhagavad Gita. Can you give me some example of Demigod. Are Hanuman, Ganesha and Kartikeya demigod ??
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Was Demigod's concept misused? [duplicate]

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) translated the Sanskrit word "deva" as "demigod" in his literature when the term ...
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What is the difference between Bhagavan and Devata? [duplicate]

Is there any difference between Bhagavan and Devata Please give some examples who is called as Bhagavan and who is called as Devata.
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How were the Trimurthi born?

In Hinduism, there are three supreme gods, Brahma, Vishnu & Mahesh (Shiva). Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the protector, and Shiva is the destroyer. But how were these gods born? Did the ...
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Is Hinduism strictly polytheistic or are the gods considered to be eventually one entity?

In Hinduism we have the "main" three gods, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. We also have many, many, more devas, each with his or her own dominion. Of course, the devas may appear in various avatars, in ...
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What are some online sources to get unabridged Hindu Scriptures or to learn Hinduism?

What are some good websites to find unabridged versions of Hindu Scriptures and to learn Hinduism (with proper interpretations)? Also, see: Where can I find/get basic information about Hinduism on ...
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Are Rama and Krishna incarnations of Vishnu or Brahman?

Brahman , the all prevailing , the endless , the formless , the all-loving and merciful the seed soul of us all . And Brahma , Vishnu and Mahesh are just the names given by us to HIM performing his ...
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Differences between Hindu and Jain Harivamsa Purana?

I learned from a Jain acquaintance that their version of Harivamsa purana and stories surrounding Mahabharatha war, Life of Krishna etc are significantly different from Hindu version of the same. Some ...
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What is the difference between Devata, Upadevata and Apadevata?

What is the difference between Devata, Upadevata and Apadevata? We have come across these terms several times and each is referred to the same entity consciously or not consciously. People use the ...
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Is Indra not included in twelve Adityas?

As per this answer: अष्टउवसव ,एकादश रुद्रा ,द्वादशादित्यास् , तएकत्रिंशद् , इन्द्रश्चैवप्रजापतिश्च त्रयस्त्रिंशाविति Eight Vasus, eleven Rudras, twelve Adityas. These are thirty one, Indra and ...
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What word from Hindu scripture translates to "demi-god"?

The most obvious candidate "deva" is now an English word and needs no translation: Merriam Webster: Definition of deva plural -s : a divine being or god in Hinduism and Buddhism From wiki, ...
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What exactly Hinduists believe in? [closed]

i am doing a project on Hiddhuism and i am searching for it,but i cannot really understand in what hinduists believe in...Also it would be useful if someone can clarify in what hinduists believe in as ...