"The gods are immortal and who are saying so? Human beings are saying so. They hoped to become immortal by creating imaginary deities. In Upanishads we see that the Rishis are praying ‘Take me from death to immortality’. They are not praying for the imaginary deities, they are praying for themselves. The Vedic Rishis or sages were also human beings, and so they are praying for immortality of the human beings."