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Is there any personafiction to the colors?

Many deities are embodied many things, for example, Ganesha is the god of Beginning. But, is there any personafiction of colors? If yes, who is/are them and Is any details about them?
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How does one control chitta during japa/sadhana?

I understand it takes time to control the mind as a beginner. But does it mean I have to force back my thoughts onto the deity I'm focusing on everytime my mind wanders? Have you controlled your ...
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Difference between Soumya and Ugra deities.?

Some Hindu deities are Soumya like Ganapathi, Saraswati, Krishna but some are very Ugra like Kali, Chinnamasta, Narasimha . What is the significant difference between Soumya and Ugra deities. What is ...
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Who is Samvartsara, the deity of Mathematics?

Some times ago, In this question, i have learned that Prajapati made Samvartsara as the lord of mathemathics. I'm want to know about this deity, so my question is, Who is Samvartsara and What is his ...
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Which deity should I pary to or mantra to help keep addictions under control

I want to know about a specific deity to prey to or a routine or mantra that I should offer to keep my addictions under control. I don't have an addiction problem but I often drink and smoke. I want ...
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Alternative to mantras

Chanting mantras without initiation is not fruitful. I found few references: Sin of chanting mantras without initiation. Mantras without initiation not possible. I read shiv puran(English ...
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What is the source of the mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah"?

A lot of websites and youtube channels related to Brahmacharya recommend meditating on this mantra "Om Aryamayai Namah". I am curious as to what is it's source and who is the deity of the ...
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Who are Ananta, Siddhesvara, Ekarudra and Srikantha?

In this chapter of Agni Purana, it mentioned the four deities, Ananta Ekarudra, Siddheshvara and Srikantha. After having worshipped duly the limbs, one has to worship the subtle Ananta. One should ...
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Who are these deities with Alakshmi?

In the below picture, i found Jyeshtha (Alakshmi) with other two deities, when i find to install better picture of Astha Lakshmi. I wanted to know about who are these guys with Alakshmi (in middle). ...
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Like Vishnu, do other deities incarnate during Kali Yuga and yet to appear?

In Kali Yuga, Vishnu has incarnated as Buddha and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Also, his Kalki Avatara is not yet to appear. Like him, Is any other deities incarnate during Kali Yuga and also yet to appear? ...
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Do the Moksha granting cites have a deity presiding over them?

Ayodhyā, Mathurā, Mayā, Kaśī, Kañchi, Avantikā, Dwārāvatī are said to be the seven moksha-granting cities. Is there a particular deity that presides over each of these cities?
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Who are deities with Ayyappa Swamy?

In the below image, the two deities seen under Ayyappa. Who are these deities? Is they are folk forms of any deities (like Ayyappa is folk form of Dharma Shasta)?
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Like Vishnu and Shiva, any other deities take form of animals?

We know about Vishnu's animal forms (Matsya, Kurma and etc.) and Shiva's animal forms (Vrishabha and Sharabha). But does any other deities incarnated in the form of animals like Vishnu and Shiva?
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Status of different deities in temples

The Wiki article on Ganesa says. In Hindu temples, Ganesha is depicted in various ways: as a subordinate deity (pãrśva-devatã); as a deity related to the principal deity (parivāra-devatã); or as the ...
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Who is the deity of middle direction?

Most of us know that Astha Dikpalakas are the deities of eight directions. But, Who is the deity of middle direction? Also, I saw Brahma in middle among them in some pictures of Vastu. But, Is Brahma ...
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Who is Shree Muneshwara Swamy? What is his story?

There are many temples in South India dedicated to Shri Muneshwara Swamy. On Googling only this much information was found. Lord Muneshwaraan, who is a Hindu God, worshipped as a family deity in most ...
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Are there any other deities similar to Ardhanarishvara?

Ardhanarishvara is a form of Shiva/Parvati who is (simply put) physically half-man and half-woman. Are there any other similar deities? (Not mortals.) (Doesn't necessarily have to be a synthesis of ...
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How to do gazing on idol to praise a deity?

I've heat that in some kind of advanced stage of gazing on Idols or Saints, the deities and saints are pleased with the sadhaka and that they help him in all ways.. How to do this??
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How to do trataka on a deity/idol?

I want to know about doing trataka on idol/deity what's the method, what's the benifits and which deity the best to start with
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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?

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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