Question: Normally we see that our ācāryas have said that we celebrate Śiva Rātri, seeing Lord Śiva as a devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa. But sometimes we hear that we cannot celebrate such festivals. What is the actual thing we should do, Guru Mahārāja?

Guru maharaj: We are allowed to worship Śiva and the different demigods in the proper position. They should be respected as the associates of the Lord, as the devotees of the Lord, not as independent, or equal or greater to the Lord. 17-July-2020 SRI DHAM MAYAPUR,...

Question: We have heard that demigods, being Krishna’s administration team, help the vaisnavas for progress in Krishna bhakti. But here we see the demigods are creating many obstacles. How can we reconcile with this?

Guru Maharaj: The devas, the demigods are sakama devotees. They have some material desires. Because they are afraid that Dhruva would take over their posts, therefore they gave him different obstacles – in one way they were testing him. So if you don’t want a position...