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The answer to this question becomes more of an open-ended opinion-based discussion rather than one with a definitive & authoritative answer . So brace up for a long answer.:)) As it is with the Sanà„tana Dharma aka Hinduism, there's no singular monolithic directive authority, since it being more of a loose conglomerate of various Schools of Thought and ...


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The purpose of worshiping multiple Gods is because of multiple desires fulfillment. For example worship of Indra is done in order to please him for rain. Worship of Kuber is done for the wealth etc. But one must stick to Supreme God or Parmatma in order to God realization. Swami Muktananda commentary on Bhagwat Gita Chapter 9 verse 25 clarifies this doubt: ...


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As per the advice that most Gurus give, it's not beneficial to worship multiple deities for any particular individual. One must only worship his/her Ishta Devata and stick with it's worship only (without of course having any ill feelings towards other deities). Temples have multiple deities for other reasons but even then the presiding deity (or the Pradhana ...


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He is a poor man who having gone to a tirtha hath not fasted for three nights, who hath not given away gold, and who hath not distributed kine. Indeed, one acquireth not, by the performance of the Agnishtoma and other sacrifices distinguished by large gifts, that merit which one requireth by a sojourn to a tirtha. In the world of men, there is that tirtha of ...


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