I know Hindus believe that people can become plants, animals, humans, monsters when they are reincarnated, but do Hindus mention that people can become gods after death?

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    Not sure if it is explicit in Hinduism, but usually in Bhuddism you find six realms of rebirth that includes: Deva (heavenly, god), Asura (demigod), Manusya (human), Tiryak (animals), Preta (ghosts), and Naraka (demons).
    – Mauricio
    Jan 8 at 20:14
  • @Mauricio is it random or is it based on if you were a good or bad person in your previous life?
    – Orionixe
    Jan 19 at 20:08
  • It is not random, it depends on the Bhuddist tradition, usually there is some kind of "karma credit" for doing good deeds that you accumulate during your lifetime that allows you to go up or down in the quality of your rebirth.
    – Mauricio
    Jan 21 at 14:25
  • @Mauricio so is being reborn as a god is the highest quality?
    – Orionixe
    Jan 23 at 4:54
  • no the ultimate goal is to break the cycle of rebirth (nirvana) only those that are human or above can reach it
    – Mauricio
    Jan 23 at 11:20

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You can't be reborn as a god, no. Becoming a god is something that must be achieved while alive - after which, you no longer reincarnate, as you no longer die.

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