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Title: Who are Demigods
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-12 16:52:27
Q. I抦 wondering what our position is on the demigods. Are they pure devotees? Or are they different kind of soul. Not like a regular jiva atma?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
They are souls (jivas) like us who have got the posts of demigods due to their accumulated pious credits. Normally some demigods like Shiva Brahma, etc. are pure devotees and some are not. In this Kali Yuga though, almost all demigods got prema or pure love when they approached Lord Gauranga in Navadvipa after seeing the deliverance of the small puppy as described in Chaitanya Mangala by Shrila Lochana dasa Thakura. Also in the maha-sankirtana in the heavenly planets when Jagai Madhai were delivered, the names of many demigods are given who were dancing in pure love glorifying Lords Nityananda and Gauranga.