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Is there any deity for conclusion, like Ganesha is for beginning?

Most of us know about Ganesha is the god of beginning. But, Is there any specfic deity for conclusion?
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Did the concept of Grama devatas exist in earlier Yugas?

Did the concept of Grama-Devis/Devatas ( local/folk deities )exist in the Yugas prior to Kaliyug?
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Who is the celestial being appears at Dasaratha's Putra Kameshti Yagna?

Most of us know that a celestial being appears at Dasaratha's Putra Kameshti Yagna. But, Who actually he is? (Note: For help, you can find is if any deity's appearance is totally same as this guy and ...
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Do all devatas work under Vishnu?

Since Vishnu is operator (sanchalak) of the universe. Do all devatas work under Vishnu ? Does Yama also work under Vishnu ?
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As per Hinduism, What happens to those who worship Imaginary Gods?

As per texts like Bhagavad Gita, Worshippers of Pitrs go to Pitrs and Worshippers of Devas go to Devas in the afterlife. What happens to those who worship Imaginary characters who don't even exist as ...
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Are bodies of Devtas and Gods also made of Panch-Tatva?

Are bodies of devtas (eg- Indra, Vayu etc)and Gods (Vishnu, Shiva etc) also made of Panch Tatva like that of humans ?
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Where is the following incident found?

There is a story roughly as follows: A sage (probably Angiras, though I don't remember for certain) was preaching jnan to his ancestors by addressing them as his children. Then, his ancestors ...
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How could a Yaksha kill the 4 Pandavas in Mahabharat? Was he that mighty? Why was Arjuna/Bhima not able to wage a war with that Yaksha?

In Mahabharat Yakhsha Parva, when the pandavas try to drink water from a pond, a Yakhsha appears. He warns the pandavas not to drink water from that pond before answering his questions. But the 4 ...
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What is meant Bhagvad Gita 7.23?Isn't god one?

"Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My ...
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Can someone explain this verse in the Brahmavaivart Purana?

Do the gods "use" the apsarās in a sexual way or does this mean something else? Brahmavaivart Purana, Krishna Janma Khanda, 32.55 Source "Some of the ladies becomes whores and earn ...
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Is there some kind of varnashram system among the Devatas

Since the varnashram system is an important part of Sanatan Dharma and since Sanatan Dharma applies to the whole brahmanda (at least according to the Vedic people), I was wondering if some sort of ...
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What exactly is a "Chaattan"?

In Kerala,there is a continued tradition of worshipping "Chaatan".They are believed to be beings who can harm ,and are sent by an individual for a specific purpose(possibly even death).They ...
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Do Navagraha follow the law of Karma

Sun(deva himself, he is also regarded as Vishnu himself) , Jupiter(guru of Deva), How can they do bad to people, Also do Navagraha follow the "Law of Karma", Is it the punishments that Graha ...
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What is the meaning of Rig Veda, Shakhala Shakha, Aitareya Brahman 1.1.1.?

In the Aitareya Brahman section of the Rig Veda, under the Shakhala Shakha school, in verse 1.1.1, it states the following. अग्निर्वै देवनामवमो विष्णुः परमः तदन्तरं सर्व देवताः agnirvai devanamavamo ...
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Equivalent of Seven Archangels of Zorastrianism in Vedic Religion?

Zorastrianism and Early Vedic religion ar every similar, scholars even opine that they were one religion and got split into two, or one originated from the other. Now in Zorastrianism there are seven ...
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When did Kamsa defeat the Devas?

I was going through the Vishnu Puran and came across the following description in Book V, Chapter IV: KANSA, much troubled in mind, summoned all his principal Asuras, Pralamba, Keśin, and the rest, ...
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Yama took birth as Vidura, then who was performing the work of Yama as god of death? [duplicate]

Since Yama had taken birth as Vidura, then while he was alive on earth as Vidura , who was performing the work of him as god of death ? My second question is related to first, can Devtas like - ...
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Is the deity of the Sun (Surya) a 'Devatā', or a 'Bhagvān, ' according to major sects?

What's the status of Surya as a deity as per acharyas of major sects (currently Vaishnava, Shaiva, Shaktas)? Adi Shankaracharya listed him as one of the five equally worship-worthy Pañcayatan deities. ...
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If Akrodha is considered a virtue, then why most sages and Devtas do not possess it?

Akrodha is a virtue according to Hinduism and Krodha is consider a tamas quality. Absence of anger (akrodha) means being calm even when insulted, rebuked or despite great provocation. Akrodha does not ...
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What will happen in night of devatas?

In night time of devatas do creation will there . What devatas will do in night time. What will happen to creation in night time of devatas.
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Can asuras be born as humans like how devas are born as avadhutas

Do asuras have the power to manifest as humans like how hanuman is a manifestation of shiva.
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Is it possible for a person living in the Kaliyug to perform austerities so as to invoke deities like Lord Brahma or Lord Shiva?

https://www.quora.com/If-I-start-doing-Tapasya-in-this-modern-world-will-lord-Shiva-come-in-front-of-me This is one answer I saw on Quora.
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What is Nyaya's view on devatās?

Nyaya is a school of philosophy in Hinduism. It is a theistic school which believes in one supreme God. So do nyaya school believe in devatās and do they consider worshipping them. Or do they reject ...
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Do gods have 12 impurities (aśhuddhis)?

Human body is said to have 12 impurities, as discussed in this QnA. What about gods? As discussed in one of the answer in this QnA, God created the humans in his image. So, do gods also possess these ...
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Do gods have blood?

Do devatas have blood and other things Do devatas procreate like humans Devatas have blood,semen,saliva
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What is the difference between the immortality of the devatās and the immortality of the brahman?

This Purusha who wakes when all sleep, creating what was desired is certainly ‘the pure,’ that is Brahman and that is said to be immortal. All worlds are fastened on that; none passes beyond that. ...
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Is a complete count of rigvedic riks by devata available?

Deity ┃ No. of Mantra ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━╋━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┫ ┃ Agni ┃ 2013 ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━╋━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━┫ ┃ Indra ┃ 2862 ┃ ┣━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━...
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