In the pandemonium of which among the 330 million demigods of the Vedas to choose and worship and India’s polytheism being one gambit of an anti-Hindu person’s unscrupulous attempts to put down Vedic culture (varnashrama dharma), this book written by Gokula Chandra Prabhu, the disciple of Tridandi Sannyasi Pramam Pujya Srila Bhakti Vikasa Swami Maharaja, is the key to solving this confusion of which of those many headed, many handed, elephant-headed or otherwise “gods” of the Vedas to worship. We are inspired by this book to increase our own Krishna bhakti and our appropriate reverence towards the servants of Lord Krishna, the 330 million demigods. This book amplifies the message of the Bhagavata Gita, a message that the Hindus of India often seem to miss totally, the message being:
Chapter 7: Knowledge of the AbsoluteTEXT 20 kamais tais tair hrta-jnanah
tam tam niyamam asthaya
prakrtya niyatah svaya Those whose minds are distorted by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures. TEXT 21 yo yo yam yam tanum bhaktah
tasya tasyacalam sraddham
tam eva vidadhamy aham I am in everyone’s heart as the Supersoul. As soon as one desires to worship the demigods, I make his faith steady so that he can devote himself to some particular deity. TEXT 22 sa taya sraddhaya yuktas
labhate ca tatah kaman
mayaiva vihitan hi tan Endowed with such a faith, he seeks favors of a particular demigod and obtains his desires. But in actuality these benefits are bestowed by Me alone.
antavat tu phalam tesam
tad bhavaty alpa-medhasam
devan deva-yajo yanti
mad-bhakta yanti mam api
Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet.