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Only_Tea_3763

well everyone ive seen bows down to all of them?


Adenosina23

Hare Krishna community for example, Vishnu devotees. A lot of people state that their god is the only one and the only one to praise


Only_Tea_3763

god is everyone ,everyone is god . now everyone is free to interpret the vedas as they want , the goal is same , moksha


Adenosina23

Thank you 🙏🏼


mylanguagesaccount

The trimUrti is brahmA, viShNu and shiva. There is no avatAra called AdiyogI. gaNesha is not an avatAra. There is no difference at all between the one who takes an avatAra and any of his/her avatAra-s. They are all forms of one being. We bow down to the trimUrti as well as to avatAra-s or other Gods. To a shAkta, devI is the supreme God. To a vaiShNava, viShNu is the supreme God. To a shaiva, shiva is the supreme God. To a gANapatya, gaNesha is the supreme God. To a saura, sUrya is the supreme God. To a smArta, all of the above are forms of the supreme God. To a kaumAra, skanda is the supreme God. Do you come from a monotheistic background by any chance?


Adenosina23

Thank you so much 🙏🏼 this has helped me a lot I come from no god background


mylanguagesaccount

Also, generally we honour all Gods (even those we don’t consider to be supreme) just like we honour our parents, teachers and others who care for us. We also honour and worship them because scripture tells us to. As love for one’s iShTa develops, one starts to see all worship as ultimately directed to the iShTa who is residing within every being. In some traditions, devotees are basically only supposed to worship their iShTa (because they are in love with the iShTa alone).


Adenosina23

Thank you a lot, that really helped 🙏🏼😁 I will bow down to everything ever


ajn8304

krishna shiva and brahma arent the trimurty its brahma vishnu and shiva we bow down to all equally no god as such has more respect Istadevata is a concept of favourite god so sometimes if u talk to ppl they will literally be crazy about krishna but just respect shiva (u get my point) and while its true that the trimurthy is kinda the more powerful set of gods but the 'demigods' and 'lower gods' are more of a greek and roman thing


Adenosina23

Thank you for the clarity. I mean isn’t Ganesha lower than shiva, why people worship Ganesha instead of going directly to shiva? Why should someone even identify with Ganesha if everyone is only shiva


ajn8304

these are schools of thought many ppl say krishna is everything many say shiva so on and so forth so it really doesnt matter who u worship it matters if ur wholehartedly into praying them


Adenosina23

Thank you 🙏🏼


ajn8304

cool


AyyappaBhakti

I mean, I worship Shiva, Rudra, and Linga like crazy. But come on, Shiva doesn't expect me to only worship him. I'll get bored, and he will too. So, I worship other gods. New sets of songs, mythology, and a bunch of cool stuff!


Adenosina23

This is golden 😁 Even devotion is a dance a play


PeopleLogic1

The Ganesha Purana states that when Devi created the Trimurti, Ganesha was the one that gave them their powers. Hindu scriptures aren't some linear story. There's always some kind of background.


Adenosina23

Always interesting to dig deep into Hindu scriptures, nice to know :)


Severe_Composer_9494

My friend, there is no such thing as demigods and lower Gods. All Gods are one and the same. Not only that, you are no different to the Gods.


Adenosina23

Yes I am part of god, but why am I not praying to Shiva Rudra all the time? If I pray to Shakti I’m only praying to a part of Shiva, why am I dividing the gods in different aspects and having only that aspect open in me?


AyyappaBhakti

There's no reason to not do that.


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Adenosina23

Yes sir thank you 🙏🏼


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AyyappaBhakti

Krishna isn't the main character in the Mahabharata like how Rama is the main character in the Ramayana.


JaiBhole1

The purpose is to surrender our senses as they are externally facing to a form that can help us in eventually getting to realize ourselves. These forms of the great Gods are what we worship, meditate upon and bow to. Not every form is going to get us there but some unique forms will. Gods avataras and sagun swaroop are those forms. We can but we do not surrender our selves to demigods coz that will only enhance our ahamkara. We also avoid worship through self composed stutis but prefer the ones composed by enlightened beings coz self composed ones can boost our ego and then obstruct the purification of our thought patterns/consciousness.