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What are the consequences of doing wrongful iconic depiction of deities? [duplicate]

Recently, a movie-poster was released where an utterly wrong and absurd depiction of the Great Goddess - Mahā-Kālī was made, which as per my knowledge is not mentioned in any Iconographical verses ...
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Is having more than one Ishta-devta, a defined concept in the scriptures?

Sometimes back, I was having a discussion with my friends on the concept of 'Ishta' (one's personal favorite tutelary deity). In the course of the discussion, one of my friend told me that since their ...
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Are there any temples in which the main deity is Sita?

or is she always worshiped as Rama's spouse ?
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Are there any list of Nagardevta/gramdevta of famous Indian cities?

A Nagardevta/Gramadevta is guardian deity of village who is worshipped by people of that Grama(village) and the deity protects the village. I am wondering who are the Nagardevta/gramadevta of famous ...
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Is there any mantra that cures insomnia?

I know that this is off topic,but YouTube comment sections are filled with the remarks of people about how they felt better/were transformed when they listened to the mantra in that video. Is there ...
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Who is the source of Deeksha?

As discussed in this question’s comment section It is clear that the recital of (deity specific) mantras are not ”sanctioned”(I don’t know what implications follow if someone does recite without ...
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Recital of mantra by initiated vs non initiated person

I have heard that mantras are taught in guru shishya relation,where the disciple receives mantra Diksha(initiation). If this is actually true,then what are the differences between when a Dikshit ...
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If Hinduism has only 33 gods made of brahman, then who are the many Graam devtas that we have?

I have understood that primarily we have 33 gods and these gods are brahman attribute forms of parabrahman But if we go to any tiny village of the country, there will be some graam devta or the ...
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Is "Om Jaya Jagadisha Hare" written for any particular deity?

SOURCE Om Jai Jagdish Hare (Hindi: ॐ जय जगदीश हरे) is a Hindu religious song. Though it is not written for any particular deity, it is mostly sung in Vishnu temples. Although the religious hymn is a ...
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