GODS, GODDESSES, SAINTS AND HOLY RIVERS

INTRODUCTION
In Hinduism, why do we have lot of gods, goddesses, saints and worshipful river goddesses? The main thing is to concentrate our attention on devotional matters, and not on other unnecessary activities, and people are worshipping their favourite gods and goddesses based on their dedication. In general, all the deities are considered as holy and whoever we worships, it reaches one formless supreme power, and through that only, lot of divine deities were formed.
Saints are created in order to reduce the sufferings of the people, and people would have some kind of relief, and they would think that someone is ready to protect us, in case of all situations as well as in case of emergency needs. Generally saints would recommend our needs to the gods, and make our needs fulfilled at the appropriate time. Great saints like Raghavendra and Shirdi Baba were incarnated in this earth only for doing goodness to us. Instead of directly worshipping the divine deities, we have to first worship the saints, who are our immediate saviours, and then we can worship the deities. Since god himself is asking us to reach him only through our appropriate spiritual guru.
Next to the deities and saints, holy rivers like Ganges, Godavari, Yamuna, Tapti, Kaveri and Thungabadra etc, plays a major part in removing our sins and gives all prosperities in our life. It is not possible for us to directly visit each and every river and to worship the great river goddesses. Instead of that, we can chant their names and their slokas, and keep a framed picture in our home, and can do puja to them, in order to get favourable results in our life. We can also watch the greatness of the holy rivers in internet, and by reading devotional books related to them.
Hence, let us worship the great deities, saints and holy river goddesses and be blessed.
“OM SRI VINAYAKAYA NAMAHA”
“OM SRI RAGHAVENDRAYA NAMAHA”
“OM SRI GANGA MATA NAMAHA”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR