Of course, Hindu gods reside at the center of every person’s being. In reality, there is only one God, who manifests himself as many different deities or personalities.
The difficulty is that people are connected to the gross mind, which is the gross material perspective of the universe, and this view is the foundation of all ignorance. But even though they don’t know much or have much sense, many of these idiots want to teach others about God.
Since the primary Hindu deities are complete manifestations of Saguna Brahman and so omniscient, it is reasonable to assume that they are able to “hear” any request that is directed toward them. However, there are some Hindu deities that are not very important and have just a limited amount of information (though still far from superhuman).
It is not always possible for all of them to hear every prayer that is directed at them. It is important to keep in mind that just because a Hindu god hears a prayer does not indicate that the plea will be granted. Much depends on our karma.
If you want God to listen to what you have to say, you must first earn God’s favor by being someone he likes, and then you must earn God’s favor by becoming someone who is comfortable and welcome in his presence. Having the mentality of a loving kid toward a loving parent is one strategy for accomplishing these two goals at the same time.
It is the language that everyone speaks. Even if we don’t verbalize our wants and needs, the Aatma, which is often referred to as the divine spark, is already aware of what we seek and what we need. Since the divinity of Ishvara, also known as the highest awareness, encompasses us from the inside out, there is nothing that can be concealed from it.
All of these things are objects of worship for us. The act of worshiping them is a way of expressing gratitude to them and acknowledging the value they hold. As an example, we are grateful to trees for the oxygen, medicine, and timber that they provide. We must not forget to express our gratitude to the natural world for the services it provides. God is the highest power and there is only one of him. But it can take many different forms.
Each of us is free to pray to whatever deity speaks to our soul: Ganesha during new beginnings, Saraswati in the pursuit of education and the arts, Lakshmi or Kubera for material success and prosperity, Shiva during times of intense meditation or yoga practice, Parvati for maternal affection and softness, Hanuman for victorious competition or protection, Shani to mitigate misfortune, and so on.
In reference to the Supreme Lord Hari, transcendental knowledge is the wisdom that results in the total suspension of the waves and whirlpools of the material modes. This kind of knowledge is self-satisfying because it is not tied to material things, and because it is transcendental, it is accepted by many authorities.
Worshipping fire is the path to great strength, whereas worshipping the Vasus leads to financial success. One who seeks simple wealth should worship the Vasus. If one aspires to be a great hero, one should worship the many incarnations of Lord Siva known as Rudra. Aditi should be worshipped by anybody who desires a substantial supply of grains.
Worshiping the sons of Aditi is necessary for anybody who has aspirations of reaching the celestial planets. Worshiping Visvadeva is appropriate for someone who aspires to rule a worldly empire, whereas worshiping the Sadhya demigod is appropriate for someone who wants to enjoy widespread renown among the common populace.
Worshipping the demigods known as the Asvini-kumaras is recommended for anybody who wants to have a long life while worshiping the earth is recommended for anyone who wishes to have a powerfully constructed physique. Worshiping the soil and the horizon together is the best strategy for a leader who wants to maintain his position.
Worshipping the lovely people who live on the Gandharva planet is recommended for anybody who aspires to have a more attractive appearance. Worshipping the Apsaras and Urvasi females of the celestial kingdom is recommended for anyone who wants a good bride.
Worshiping Lord Brahma, who is the supreme deity of the cosmos, is appropriate for anybody who aspires to dominate other people. Worshiping the personality of Godhead is recommended for anyone seeking fame in the material world while worshiping the demigod Varuna is recommended for anyone seeking financial security.
Numerous Hindus adhere to certain family traditions, local village community traditions, certain temple customs that they frequent, and/or the practices of initiatory sects and lineages. We are also allowed to pray to whichever gods we want and ask for their blessings in any manner we deem appropriate.
In addition to the many different instructions that can be found in our scriptures for us to read, study, and gain knowledge from, we are also urged to study under knowledgeable gurus who can guide us in these areas.