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Worship one Form of God

Total trust and surrender in one Form of Bhagwan

A note to all Hindu families, Vaishnavs:

"Why have we Hindus, especially Vaishnavs begun to keep a complete mix of all God Parivars in their home mandir”?

Ideal would be to go deep in one Form of Ishwar worship, but if not possible then at least a distinct space in our home mandir, for each Dev Parivar.

Let’s honour and respect Their uniqueness.

Before I say anything further, please let me tell you all that I am a firm believer in Hinduism, and in deep bhakti of Divya ShreeNathji. I hold nothing against rituals or any form of worship.

Hinduism is a very ancient and amazing culture (It just got a little distorted in the past 600-700 years due to foreign rule, who knowingly tried to destroy our religion).

Hindu religion and culture comprises of several Form of Devi and Devtaa, innumerable scriptures, and as many subdivisions.

Firstly I will try to identify the major Devi and Devtaa as families and groups, so it becomes easy to understand what I am trying to explain here.

The major Bhagwan family will be as follows;

Bhagwan Ramji Parivar:

Ramji, Sitaji, Laxmanji, Hanumanji. If the other brothers were included it would be Bharatji, Shatrughanji. Their parents.

Bhagwan Shivji Parivar:

Shivji, Parvatiji, Ganpatiji, Kartikeji, Their savaries of Musa, Nandi, Naag devtaa.

ShreeRadhaKrishn Parivar:

Shree Radha, Shree Krishn, ShreeNathji, Lalan, Gaumata, Peacock. Their parents.

Vishnuji Parivar:

Shree Vishnuji, Shree Laxmiji, Shesh Naag,

Then we can count all the various Devis, who have Their own sawari, and Their own mandirs dedicated in Their bhakti.

(This article is not in preaching about the types of Hindu Bhagwan).

All of these various Form of Devi and Devtaa have specific mandirs dedicated to Them.

In fact the really ALIVE mandirs will have only one type of Dev Parivar in the Nij mandir.

A few famous examples would be:

ShreeNathji at Nathdwara,

JaganNath Puri at Odissa,

Tirupati Balaji at Tirupati,

Dwarkadishji at Dwarka,

Shree RadhaKrishn at Vrindavan,

Siddhi Vinayak at Mumbai,

Kashi Vishvanath at Varanasi,

Vaishno Devi at Kashmir,

Kamakhiya Devi at Assam.

All the 12 Jyotilings, and the

52 Devi siddh peeths.

Another example would be like

Shivji staying at Kailash Parvat,

ShreeNathji at Shri Govardhan,

Shree RadhaKrishn at Vraj Mandal.

Shree Sita Ram at Ayodhya.

I am just trying to explain through this listing, that all the Divine have Their own locations too as the major Teerths.

All our major ancient teerth sthals also have only the ‘one’ mandir which is dedicated totally to one Form of Bhagwan; and maybe the related Parivar.

This separation would have been organised for a proper reason.

(I have seen a few smaller mandirs, where a mix of all the Bhagwan Parivars is found. These are new and may be to facilitate all types of bhakts who visit and have no ancient history attached to them).

My question is, "Why have we Hindus, especially Vaishnavs begun to keep a mix of all God families together in their home mandir "?

A mandir is the sacred personal home of deities.

We honour our Bhagwan by keeping a special room (Mandir) for Them, and if space is the constraint, then at least a separate ledge in our home.

Worship is done in various ways, depending how much seva the family wishes to offer.

But logically just think,

Each Form of Bhagwan (Parivar) requires different type of worship or seva. The mantr, rituals of worship, seva, bhog samagri, arti, festival celebrations are very different.

And you have placed all of Them together in one house (mandir), and mixed up the various types of seva or worship.

Though Parmatma is one Super power; when He or She comes in a particular Form, the divine Shakti, Urja, takes a different distinctive vibrational level. This is the reason that different ways of seva and worship, arti are prescribed in our religious books.

Ideal would be to go deep in one Form of God worship, but if not possible then at least a distinct space for each Bhagwan Parivar.

Let’s honour and respect Their uniqueness.

Jai Shree RadheKrishn!

Jai Shreeji!

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