Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 9 - Verse 23

ye’pyanya-devata bhakta yajante shraddhayanvitah
te’pi mam eva kaunteya yajanty-avidhi-purvakam

Translation: 

O Kaunteya, those that worship other demigods with faith actually worship Me, but they do so improperly.

Translation: 
Commentary: 
Shri Krishna has mentioned those that drink soma. In ancient times, some 10,000 years ago, soma was a celestial elixir taken by the performers of certain Vedic rituals that was meant to elevate one to higher planets. Soma was not simply an intoxicant, as some readers of the Bhagavad-gita have surmised. Only those fully conversant in the three Vedas who were expert in performing Vedic rituals were allowed to drink soma. Due to the passage of time, we do not know exactly how soma was made, but we do know that it was an elixir and not simply an intoxicant like wine, whisky or ganja. ...continue reading »

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