Why the chances of rebirth are less if one dies in a place of pilgrimage?
Kshētra means a small or large plot of land and pal means to nurture or protect. Thus the guardian Deity of a territory is the one which nurtures or protects a particular area of land.
The duration of one’s stay at a place of pilgrimage is not important, but the capacity to grasp Spirituality is and it is this which determines that duration. No matter how painstakingly a Guru teaches His disciple at a place of pilgrimage, when the disciple returns to the Great Illusion, he forgets what he is taught. However after acquiring absolute knowledge no matter where a disciple goes he can attract the 108 frequencies as he can create absolute ether (Ākāsh) [vacuum]. Once this occurs frequencies at a place of pilgrimage can reduce. Diverting a Deity’s energy elsewhere in this way is referred to in the Konkan region in India as ‘keeping a Deity in bondage’. However such a Deity can ‘free’ itself from the bondage and help an earnest devotee. Click here to read more.
1. Guardian deity of a territory (kshetrapaldevata)
- 1.1 Meaning
- 1.2 Types
- 1.3 Deity of a place of pilgrimage (tirthakshetradevata)
- 1.4 Creation of deities of places of pilgrimage and associated deities
- 1.5 Do locations of places of pilgrimages (tirthakshetras) change?
- 1.6 Importance of a deity of a place of pilgrimage (tirthakshetradevata)
- 1.7 To which sect does a place of pilgrimage belong?
- 1.8 Importance of India with respect to deities of places of pilgrimage
- 1.9 The five great places of pilgrimage
- 1.10 Sub-places of pilgrimage (upatirthakshetras)
- 1.11 Ancient and newly created places of pilgrimage
- 1.12 The attitude while visiting places of pilgrimage
- 1.13 How much time should one spend at a place of pilgrimage?
- 1.14 Importance of maintaining sanctity of places of pilgrimage
- 1.15 Guardian deity of a field
- 1.16 Guardian deities of a higher spiritual level in India
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