Why are there so many gods in Hinduism?

Discussion in 'Hindu Gods and Goddesses' started by Narender Rathee, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Narender Rathee

    Narender Rathee New Member

    hello everyone,
    Can anyone tell me why are there so many gods in Hinduism, i always thought that their is only one God!!!!
  2. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    I've always wondered why so many religions believe there is only one God. That seems so illogical. Only one God?

    The Egyptians, the Romans, the Greeks, the Norse, us Hindus, practically all aboriginal cultures on the whole planet, Shinto, etc. all have many Gods. All these ancient cultures ... such beauty, such strength, such power ... and then somehow it all gets reduced just to one God. Makes no sense at all.
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  3. Sanatan Sinhnaad

    Sanatan Sinhnaad New Member

    Thank you for asking such a question I am waiting for someone to ask this question. I have given answer to this question in all my analysis in my recent posts. In this post we will examine some of my posts and examine is there is one God or there are many.

    First you have to learn what is God actually is::

    Lets examine what Bhagwat Gita say about it:

    Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 4:

    "Sri Krishna said: By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them.

    Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 6:

    "Sri Krishna said: Understand that as the mighty wind, blowing everywhere, rests always in the sky, all created beings rest in Me."

    Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 8:

    "Sri Krishna said: The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end."

    Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 17:

    "Sri Krishna said: Know that to be imperishable & indestructible, by which all this is pervaded; for none can bring about the destruction of this indestructible substance, the imperishable soul."

    Now everything which is present in whole universe this planet or that planet is manifestation of Brahman i.e Brahman present in everything everywhere, Brahman can be with form or without form.

    The Rig Veda says that by desire (RV 10.12.94), the initial manifestation of the material universe came into being from Hiranyagarbha (literally "golden womb"), out of which the world, organisms and divine beings (devas) arose:

    "Great indeed are the devas who have sprung out of Brahman." — Atharva Veda.

    Saguna Brahman with infinite attributes and is the source of the impersonal Nirguna Brahman, and Brahman's energy is regarded as Devi or shakti.

    Vishnu is traditionally derived from the root "Vish" which means to enter or pervade, and He is called Vishnu because He pervades the whole universe. Brahmanda Purana (1.4.25) says that He is called as Vishnu because He has entered into everything in the universe. The most important aspect is that the whole universe is covered by only three steps of Vishnu which is referred to several times in the Vedas (Rig Veda 1.22.17, 1.154. 3, 1.155.4, Atharva Veda 7.26.5, Yajur Veda 2.25). In His three steps rests the whole universe (Rig Veda 1.154.2, Yajur Veda 23.49). All indeed is Brahman, which can thus be identified with Vishnu, based on the Vedas.

    Brahman is neither limited to abstract or concrete concepts. But it is easier to establish a conscious relationship with the Providence in terms of benevolent fatherhood or an affectionate, kindly motherhood ....than by the concept of an unfathomable void.
    Brahman is devoid of qualities, in reality, ......but a relative superimposition of the positive ideals of goodness and virtue is essential for self-culture and spiritual progress of the aspirant.

    The Upasana or the worship of the Universal Mother leads to the attainment of the knowledge of the Self.

    The Yaksha Prasna in KenOpanishad supports this view.
    • Approach Her with an open heart.
    • Lay bare your mind with frankness and humility.
    • Let your thoughts be pure and sublime.
    • Become as simple as a child. Pulverise your individual entity, the egoistic nature, cunningness, selfishness and crookedness.
    • Make a total unreserved, ungrudging self-surrender to Her.
    • Chant Her Mantras.
    • Worship Her with faith and unflinching devotion.

    This answer doesn't ends here, let me know if you have any other query... Shiva Bless...
  4. rahul malik

    rahul malik New Member

    There is only one god and all other are just the one or more forms.

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