Forgotten Deities in Hinduism

In Hinduism, we are worshipping large number of gods and goddesses. Apart from the main gods and goddesses, we are worshipping the demigods, and demigoddesses, guardian gods, saints, rishis and their wives etc. In ancient times, people used to worship the Vedic deities such as Pushan, Akash raj, Lord Indra, Varuna, Brahma,Vayu, Surya, Agni, Yama Dev etc., along with the main deities. For Lord Yama, Brahma and Surya only a few temples are exist throughout the world.

Lord Varuna has got one ancient temple in Pakistan, and the condition of the temple is also not good. The great god Varuna is quenching our thirst by giving rains, along with Lord Indra Bhagavan. No temples exist for Lord Agni Dev throughout the world.

Though building temples for such great deities is difficult in this today’s situation, at least we can offer our sincere prayers to the great gods like Varuna, Vayu, Kubera, Chandra, Yama, Surya, Agni and Indra, and we can keep their framed or laminated pictures in our puja room, along with the main deities, and can decorate them with flowers and flower garlands, and can offer fruits and food items as Holy Prasad for them.

Though there is no compulsion in worshipping the above mentioned demigods, but they are considered as our immediate gods, and fulfilling our day to day needs and wishes. According to the command given by the main god, they are properly discharging their duties. Worshipping them sincerely would do wonders in our life, and the entire universe would get prospered.

Simply ignoring them would not cause any harm to them, but we only would be the worst sufferers. They are like our immediate bosses, and god is the main boss for us. Only if our immediate boss recommends our performance to the main boss, we would get increments and promotions in our job. Similar to that, we have to keep them permanently in our mind, to attain goodness in our life.

It is suggested to do lot of divine Homams in our homes, since by doing such an activity, we can please the divine demigods, by offering their share of oblation through the sacrificial fire.
Hence let us chant the names of the divine demigods, and let us worship them with pure bhakti throughout our life.

“OM”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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