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Hinduism - Who Is An Ishtadevata Of Personal Choice For An Individual Hindu Practitioner?


 ("selected god") The Hindu god or goddess that a person has chosen for more or less exclusive worship and devotion.

Although they are often viewed as secondary manifestations of the ishtadevata, this option is often made without denying the existence of other Hindu deities.

Hindus have traditionally been ready to accept a variety of divine names and forms, but each individual normally devotes their attention and devotion to just one of these deities.

Although familial and regional attachments often play a large influence in this decision, the god one worships is ultimately a matter of personal choice.

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