Questions tagged [demi-god]

In Hinduism, demigod is used to refer to deities who were once human and later became devas (gods). There are three very notable demigods in Vedic Scriptures, Hanuman, Nandi (the divine vehicle of Shiva), and Garuda (the divine steed of Vishnu).

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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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Scripture showing ways to summon Gandharva, Yaksha and Kinnar

Is there any Scripture which provides complete information on how to summon Gandharva, Yaksha and Kinnar?
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Are new demigods created?

There are said to be a lot of demigods (about 33 crores). Is this number constant? Are new demigods created by the supreme being? What do scriptures say about this?
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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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Do the Devas not actually eat or drink?

Ramanujacharya, in his commentary on the Brahma Sutras, says this in his commentary for sutra 3.1.7: That eating the soul means no more than satisfaction with it, may also be inferred from the ...
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Who are Ashta Dikpalakas? what is their job?

What are the duties & responsibilities of Ashta Dikpalakas? Are they considered gods/demigods? Can they be worshiped for any specific purpose? Why are Ūrdhvā & Adho dikpalakas are not ...