As per our holy Vedas, there are 33 Supreme gods, and it includes the celestial Vasus, Lord Vishnu, Shiva, Surya, Indra and Sri Daksha Bhagavan. But most of us think that totally there are 33 Crores of Devas, and our presumption is wrong. Lord Krishna during the time of reciting his wonderful Bhagavad Gita lecture to Arjuna has shown all the 33 Supreme gods on his body, and apart from that, the entire universe was found on his body.
These 33 Devas are very important for the sustenance of the living beings in the earth. Lord Vishnu has created all these divine people, for the smooth functioning of the universe. Similar to Shiva, Vishnu and Indra, Lord Daksha, the mind born son of Lord Brahma, occupies an important position with regard to the creation work. As per the orders of his father Lord Brahma, Daksha is also assigned to the task of creation work, though the main creation work is still being performed by Lord Brahma.
There is no end for these 33 Supreme gods, and hence they are considered as immortals. Though the position of Lord Indra would get changed after the end of Kaliyuga, but the position would remain unchanged for the deities like Lord Vishnu, Lord Surya and Shiva, since these gods are considered as the “SUPER SUPREME GODS”. It is also believed that the female Apsaras who dances in the Indra Loka, would attain the status of mother goddesses, and they would be worshipped by the people during the next Yuga.
The great Prahalada would attain the position of “MANU” during the next Yuga, and he would assist Lord Brahma in his creation work. The position of Lord Vinayaka, Muruga and Dharma Shasta would remain unchanged, since they are considered as the Divine aspects of Lord Shiva. Lord Hanuman would become the Brahma in the next Yuga, and King Mahabali would become the Indra during the next Yuga. While some sages like Bhrigu, Pulastya and Atri would attain suitable position in the upper worlds, few Siddhar Saints and some of the Nayanmars and Alvars would again take birth in the earth during the next Yuga, in order to spread the significance of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu amongst the world.
“OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”