Questions tagged [gods]

For questions about Hindu gods in general. If you have a question about a specific god (e.g. Indra or Shiva), please use a more specific tag instead of this one.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
15 views

According to our manuscripts, what traits should a devotee have inorder to meet the divine

How a real devotee should be. What are the traits that are needed for a devotee to make his worshipping deity appear before him?
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Please help. I spoke something i possibly shouldn't [closed]

I am very scared. Please help me Here’s what happened, So, me and friend went to the temple of his kuldevi Mahakali Mata and we were just talking about how good the scenery is and about the atmosphere ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

How to establish Lord Vishnu's idol in the home mandir?

I am planning to get a new Lord Vishnu idol to worship in the home mandir. What is the correct and auspicious procedure to establish the new Lord Vishnu idol in the home mandir ? Can we touch the new ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

What was Rinanubandhan between Radha and Krishna?

What was Radha's karma that she got to love Krishna?
8
votes
0answers
77 views

Scriptural reference for the statement "gods reside towards our right side"?

Quoting from an article hosted at kamakoti.org "VEDA DHARMA SASTRA PARIPALANA SABHA (Regd.), Kumbhakonam, Publication No. 50": MORNING ROUTINE Everyone should get up from bed in Braahma ...
2
votes
2answers
121 views

When one cannot escape one's prarabdha karma, why do some stotras say that they can clean up the sins of the last 7 births

Recently I have come across a few stotras with phalasruthi saying that these stotras can cleanse the past life sins. I'm citing Dwadasa jyotirlinga stotra as an example. एतानि ज्योतिर्लिङ्गानि सायं ...
4
votes
0answers
49 views

Who are Veeras? Does a devotee after death becomes a Veera?

Veeras are described in the Tantrik scriptures as the souls who have attained special blessings from the Deity they chant name of. Does it mean a devotee after death becomes a Veera? There are many ...
7
votes
2answers
632 views

Does god have compassion and empathy or is he a totally emotionless karmic intelligence system

I have seen Sadhguru saying in one of his video bytes, that god wouldn't even lift the tip of his little finger for you. Is that true? Is parabrahm a higher karmic intelligence conscious system ...
2
votes
0answers
43 views

Cursing asuras is a Devata's privilege?

Cursing Asuras is a special priviledge of Devata or we human can help the Gods in this? If yes where and which passage represents a valid reference ?
2
votes
0answers
53 views

Who was the most powerful asura in history [closed]

I want to know if there is any asura who is touted to be the most powerful of all. Like top tier asura.
7
votes
2answers
658 views

Since the existence of many universes is said to be valid and true, are there different trimurtis for each universe

I have read that there are multiple brahmas; One each for a universe. Also heard that there are multiple vishnus too. So does that mean there are multiple shivas as well? P.s :I know that the concept ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Should statues be worshipped based on Veda? [duplicate]

"Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste" "They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements" (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). "They sink deeper in darkness, those who ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Who is God of relationship?

खलसहवासं विघटय सतामेव सङ्गमनिशं भो । सांब सदाशिव शंभो शङ्कर शरणं मे तव चरणयुगम ॥ १७॥ Oh Lord break my relation with evil people and always make me in company of good people Oh Samba , ...
2
votes
0answers
47 views

Can literally everyone attain Moksha?

All these concepts regarding Nitya-samsaris and tamo-yogyas sound sadistic and cruel, to say the least, and akin to Abrahamic religions. If the supreme God is so merciful and all-able, then shouldn't ...
6
votes
1answer
83 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

What else do the gods have besides avatars? Do the gods have something like manifestations and expansions of their being?

Something like superior forms or true forms that exist in a higher level of reality and what we see or know in reality does not represent the true form of the gods, being their true form absolutely ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

What are the 8 directions in Sanskrit and the corresponding Adhi Devata (Presiding Deity)? [duplicate]

I have heard that Hinduism recognizes 8 directions (plus up and down). What are these in Sanskrit and in English and who is the corresponding presiding deity for each?
4
votes
1answer
85 views

Did devas, asuras and normal humans exist in the same world together during any time?

Also, I have read some versions stating that devas and asuras are not classified based upon races but classified based upon their behaviour. Why did asuras had to be perceived as evil people. I mean ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

What is the concept of God according to Vaisheshika school of philosophy?

Vaisheshika school is a school of philosophy in Hinduism that believes in God. So what is the concept of God according to Vaisheshika. Is God the creator of the universe? Is he omnipotent, omnipresent ...
6
votes
3answers
310 views

Who is Right: Vivekananda or Lord Krishna?

Vivekananda claimed that God the Almighty exists inside every human being, and so he advised to treat everyone as God. But, Lord Krishna said: All living beings dwell in Me, but I do not dwell in ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

What do the terms, "Sanchit Karma" and "Prarabdha", mean?

Pls explain. I don't know the meanings of these terms.
2
votes
0answers
40 views

How many are the RgVedic Devatas or gods in number? [duplicate]

We've heard of 33 crores of Devatas. We've heard of armed conflict between Devatas and Asuras. We've also heard of the RgVedic Brahman the Absolute claimed to be the True God the Almighty who's One ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

Stars of hindu gods [closed]

I need to know about the birth stars of the hindu gods. How and where i can get the legit informations. Can you help me in this?
4
votes
0answers
115 views

According to Hinduism, are all demons dead by now in the current time line or can new demons get created now? [closed]

According to Hinduism, Are there any demons yet to be killed, or will get killed now i.e in the present timeline at this moment, or is there any god battling with demons now and we are not aware of it?...
2
votes
0answers
54 views

Is the concept of divine retribution(punishment) mentioned in the Vedas and upanishades?

Divine retribution : Divine retribution is supernatural punishment of a person, a group of people, or everyone by a deity in response to some action. Many cultures have a story about how a deity ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Is there any reference / mention about Jeen Mataji in Hindu epics or Vedas?

My mother believe in Jeen Mataji. I've also visited the temple in childhood. But I feel it's just a belief made by people of Rajasthan state. (Not saying it's a bad thing). But I'm not sure about it. ...
6
votes
1answer
238 views

Understanding Purusha aspect of Brahman and the difference between the two. Also why is the Male God personified as Purusha?

Gist: Understanding the Purusha or chetana aspect of Brahman and reason for overlap between Brahman and Purusha as also the reason for personification of Purusha as only the male god. An answer to ...
1
vote
0answers
76 views

Ability to grant moksha [duplicate]

There is always the question of “Who I Supreme-Lord Shiva,Lord Vishnu,or Devi (Parvati)?” My question is:Are each of these 3 deities equally capable to give their devotees moksha?Or does this depend ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

Confusion of I and he?

If God is in everyone then why many swamijis referred to as him? He will save us, he will incarnate, he stays in kailsasa, he stays in vaikuntha, he wears this, he wears that etc.?
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Do devas still visit earth in Kali Yuga?

Devatas were born as men on earth in previous yugas and some devas even lived on earth in previous yugas. Do devas still visit earth in Kali Yuga?
4
votes
0answers
72 views

God present in impurities?

According to Advaita Vedanta God is present in wood, air, and other things. It's in all the movable and immovable things God present in evrywhere. Is god present in impurities like urine, semen, stool ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

Are there any mantras similar to the Mahā-Mṛtyunjaya Mantra, but dedicated to deities other than Rudra (Śhiva)?

The Mahā-Mṛtyunjaya Mantra is one of most famous mantra, said to provide immediate protection to the devotee from death and other problems, and ultimately bestow Moksha to the chanter, if chanted ...
2
votes
0answers
65 views

Isn't keeping the idol-murtis of non canonical hindu deities in temples specifically dedicated to hindu deities a sin?

Isn't keeping the idol-murtis or pictures, etc., of non canonical deities (like Saî Bâbâ, Santoșhî Mâtâ) in the temples dedicated to scripture defined canonical deities, a sin or a forbidden act? ...
2
votes
0answers
71 views

Did Adi Shankaracharya make an argument for a perfect God (Brahman) against Buddhist and atheist school?

Did Adi Shankaracharya give any argument to prove the existence of a perfect God (Brahman) against Buddhist and other atheist schools. I am not asking argument for Monism, or about only God exists, ...
3
votes
0answers
60 views

Why gods were unable to save them from curses of human beings?

No offense but I am unable to understand why Hindu gods seems unable to save themselve from curse. For example:- Ganesha was beheaded by Shiva because he was cursed by Sage Kashayapa, Vishnu was ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Why is our universe the smallest kind in existence?

I read that our universe is the smallest kind, because the Brahma in this universe only has four heads, while in larger universes Brahma has for example, a million heads. Why does a universe kind ...
1
vote
0answers
109 views

How do gods like Shiva procreate? Do gods do sex like humans? [duplicate]

I have found people claiming that gods do not procreate like humans but procreate without any bodily union on Quora, does this idea have scriptural backing? I thick virya(or)teja means fire spirit in ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

What are the arguments of Nyaya school to prove that vedas are divine?

Nyaya is a school of thought in Hinduism. It believes vedas are divine and authored by God? What are the arguments that Nyaya make to support their claim?
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Why we haven't discovered different planetary systems yet as described?

While I was reading more and more, I got to know that there are different lokas below and above earth and the distance described for them is only some yojana sway (1 yojana = 8 miles = 12 kilometers), ...
3
votes
0answers
43 views

Can deities from other universes hear our prayers?

Can deities inhabiting other universes hear our prayers, or is it just the presiding deities of this universe?
7
votes
4answers
241 views

Is an evil, but devoted, person more valued by the Gods than a good, but an atheistic, person?

The example of Ravana comes to mind, because he was a Bhakta of Prabhu Shiva. It seems like an awful lot of terrible people, like Ajamila, are forgiven just due to their devotions, and their sins are ...
3
votes
1answer
250 views

Do agni's immortality contradicts gita 2:27?

RV 3.26.7 अग्निरस्मि जन्मना जातवेदाः घृतं मे चक्षुरमृतं म आसन् । अर्कस्त्रिधातू रजसो विमानो अजस्रो घर्मो हविरस्मि नाम ॥ “I am Agni, omniscient by birth, Light is my eye and Immortality is my mouth. I ...
3
votes
0answers
58 views

What is the scripture verificiton of the sine-wave based seven vedic gods concept?

some of These picture everyone can see flying around the net, tellings about 7 modes of the supreme bhrahman realities. i thinks , There is some of the peculiar answers in several platforms regarding ...
2
votes
0answers
53 views

What should be the minimum quantity of food that can be offered to God?

What is the minimum quantity of food, recommended scripturally, that can be offered to God? Does the quantity varies : Both in normal daily pújã and the occasional big pújã? Does the kind and quantity ...
2
votes
1answer
120 views

Are explicit rankings/ratings of deities relatively recent in Hinduism?

Madhwa has the taratamya - that assigns ranks to about 100 deities. More recent scriptures have ratings baed on Kalas - a deity with 64 Kalas being supreme. Have there been such detailed comparisons (...
2
votes
1answer
149 views

Does the Katha Upanishad verse 2.3.1 contradict the immortality verses about Devatās?

ūrdhvamūlo'vākśākha eṣo'śvatthaḥ sanātanaḥ | tadeva śukraṃ tadbrahma tadevāmṛtamucyate | tasmiṃllokāḥ śritāḥ sarve tadu nātyeti kaścana | etadvaitat || 1 || Root up and branches down is this ancient ...
2
votes
1answer
85 views

which scripture says "parokshakama hi devah", and what does it mean?‘

Does it mean the Gods have caused scriptures to be composed in a way that they are hard to understand?
1
vote
1answer
241 views

Is there a God of black hole? [closed]

We know that there is a God(devatā) of sun(Surya deva). And when sun dies it becomes a black hole.So is there a God of black hole.

1
2 3 4 5
14