What make HIM/HER o be angry if one worships different forms of the same. A person is a father, son, grand father and so on, so when one does a prayer or namaskram does it affect the person? There is a hidden fear that GOD will be angry. Unfortunately I have to quote: Karmanyeva atikaram asthu, ma phaleshu kathachana" - He has given free will and independence, thus actions are not affecting HIM/HER.
The majority of Hindus do not have a Kula deivam.
Yea. Both son or daughter, they should worship both side kula Deivam. The main concept of visiting the kula Deivam temple is because the aura of our ancestors would be present there in that specific temple that will bless us . So it is good to pray our maternal and paternal kula Deivam both to get utmost blessings. Thank you.
I beg to differ. The knowledge is immense, we all know a portion of it. WE give our answers from our standpoint. It is up to the enquirer to accept or reject. Just as knowledge is immense so too is ignorance. My limited knowledge may help in that situation or give a perspective that the enquirer did not have. In the matter of religion, culture, or customs. I do not accept that anyone is the ultimate authority. Let the enquirer be the judge.Kindly let Gopalan Sir guide the member who asked the question.
The rest of us who have different but valid views should not try to interfere as Hinduism is a complex yet simple dharma which has multiple expressions.
The member who asked the question could have a very specific reason for asking.
Since we do not know the reason of why the question was asked, so lets not offer resistance and let the member have the answer from Gopalan Sir.
There is no authority.I beg to differ. The knowledge is immense, we all know a portion of it. WE give our answers from our standpoint. It is up to the enquirer to accept or reject. Just as knowledge is immense so too is ignorance. My limited knowledge may help in that situation or give a perspective that the enquirer did not have. In the matter of religion, culture, or customs. I do not accept that anyone is the ultimate authority. Let the enquirer be the judge.
hi madam,There is no authority.
I too used to give such opinions once upon a time till it dawned upon me that us humans dont really share knowledge but we oppose for the sake of opposing.
We have no idea here why the person needs to find out about kula deivam.
What if we are doing more harm than helping here?
How are we sure we are right to try to stand in the way of one's worship.
The same Gita we quote does state that there are many modes of worship..some go to Supreme and some follow the individual worship ranging from deities to yantra, mantra and tantra.
I feel we always need to ask ourselves as why do we give different views?
Is it to help others or to help ourselves?
Om namo Narayanaya.
Dear Sir,Om namo Narayanaya.
NamasSarvebhyah. There is NO or Nil restrictions in our dharmasastras or Neeti-sastras or in our constitution for a girl if she wishes to pray any God or practice any religion & culture. Please note that God is supreme positive energy and different names and forms are merely his manifestations. In my opinion, as a practicing R&D Scientist as well as Veda,Vedanta, Dharma sastras teaching and practicing Sri-vaishnava Brahmin, I sincerely request, you and everyone can / should see your (most liked or revered) deity in every deity, and pray with total surrender for real फलम् / result/ success. If so, please do not think much about dividing supreme energy (God) but do pray one or many, as you feel comfortable and try to get peace. However, our age-old culture and tradition says that the Kula deivam is a deity being worshipped by a family / fore-fathers for centuries and beyond. Every family should have one, like every individual has a father. The deity may be same for paternal & maternal side but need not be same many a times. The Kuladeivam is / should be visited with family frequently, to redeem to an extent the pitru runas and get their blessings for us and our children. As per our Dharma-sastras, when a girl's kanyadanam is done or she is married (through any one of the 12-modes permitted), her Gotram changes to the groom's Gotram (Please don't think it's male-domination. If has lot of scientific relevance too). This implies that her/girl's kuladeivam is her husband's/ father-in-laws' mainly.
However, the way rights and restrictions are to be practiced, as per sastras, by the married girl for any Subham/Ashubham happened at her parents place/family, the girl do have the right to / should visit her parents kuladeivam too with her children (her husband too can/ should join) and pray. I wish to reiterate that God is one (refer Viratta swaroopam in Srimad Bhagwad Geeta) and the Human race is one of the 84Lakh creations by him. There are only two jati (as our great Subramnya Bharati said) in this world, one is Male & another is Female, that's all. Varna sastra is not for dividing ourselves as best and worst but to understand our self potential and accordingly what jobs we can do efficiently for the benefit of a civilized living/society. Nevertheless, achara-vicharam do change as per the kriya being practiced, so the varnas.
Also, in gods too, at higher plane of spiritual practices, even this female & male components gets merged to one, i.e. SriNarayan, Shivashakti / Ardhanageswari. Please pardon me for my opinions and suggestions, if they are not acceptable, on this sensitive issues on beliefs and practices. Let kuladeivam of every human bless him / her and enlighten the truth of humanity to be followed for an overall Harmony & peace. Shubham bhuyaat.
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