Why Hinduisms have So many God's

by Mallusatish Reddy June. 07, 2011 2771 views

Enter Hinduisms myths, her magnificent symbols, her several hundred images of God, her rituals that keep turning night and day like never ending prayer wheels. It is obtuse to confuse Hinduisms images with idolatry, and their multiplicity with polytheism. They are ‘runways’ from which the sense-laden human spirit can rise for its "flight of the alone to the Alone.

Even village priest will frequently open their temple ceremonies with the following beloved invocation:

O Lord, forgive three sins that are due to my human limitations:

Thou art everywhere, but I worship you here;
Thou art without form, but I worship you in these forms;
Thou needest no praise, yet I offer you these prayers and salutations,

Lord, forgive three sins that are due to my human limitations.

Why there are so many gods in Hinduism ?

Generally Hindus believe in one Supreme God. But there are many devas who are praised in the religion. These devas are actually the life supporting powers. For example Sun, Moon, and Air without which the life cannot exist. God is called devadeva because It is the Thing on which even all these celestial powers survive on. In Hinduism these elements which make the life possible are praised along with the Very Essential God. This gives the feeling that Hindus believe in many gods.

Why Hindus worship idols ?

Though the Supreme God is beyond a definite form with specifiable attributes, the Attributeless could be enjoyed only at a matured yogic state. For the benefit of the creatures the God appears in various forms for the matured visions. These splendid forms are easy to comprehend even for a layman. Apart from these Hindus worship the holy symbols like shiva li.ngam those making ease in meditation and worship at the same time referring to God's formlessness. A carrier to move to the destination with ease.

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Christa 6 years, 4 months ago

Most interesting information and lovely post.

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Olga Helys 6 years, 4 months ago

Great edition
Great message

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Lukesmom 6 years, 4 months ago

Gorgeous shot! And interesting information, some of which I'm not quite sure I understood. But I really like the prayer at the end. Very nice.

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Nadoune 6 years, 4 months ago

Very beautiful shots!!!:))

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Marina 6 years, 4 months ago

betiful post,thanks for sharing some wisdom

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Alison May 6 years, 4 months ago

Great informative post, I didn't know anything about Hinduism until I saw this, so thank you so much. The pictures are so beautiful

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Pauline Wilson Brooks 6 years, 4 months ago

Quite wonderfully informative and beautiful illustration .

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Tolga Ç. 6 years, 4 months ago

difficult subject!

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Eiram Marie 6 years, 4 months ago

Very interesting!

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Mikkal Noptek 6 years, 4 months ago

Great post. Colourful picture

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Josy 6 years, 4 months ago

Excellent editing and very interesting reflection .

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Krystyna Knypl 6 years, 4 months ago

very interesting post

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