Hinduism, information, gods, goddesses, mantras, epics, festivals, articles namaste : i bow to the god that resides in you hinduism is the oldest of the world's faiths and its origins is dated between 10,000 - 7,000 bc in present day india. Hinduism is an amalgam of various beliefs, rituals, concepts and traditions that are expressed through imaginative mythological characters these hindu gods and goddesses of yoga are symbols for spiritual concepts and their stories provide invaluable guidance along the yogic path to realizing our full potential. There are no gods who are 'evil' in hinduism however, the only being that can be considered 'evil' is the spirit of kali kali (not to be confused with the goddess kaali) is represented as a tall, muscular dark skinned person who wears the garb of a wealthy man. Each of the gods represent one aspect of brahman each hindu god of the trimurti of brahma, vishnu and shiva are each part of the godhead and each are responsible for one aspect of him brahma is the creator and creates all things in the cosmos. What was the necessity to write on the history of gods and goddesses of ancient from to time our great heritage has faced onslaught by many religious communities since 12 th century onward and even after independence, which saw a great blood bath and partition of india into three.
In this book, entitled hindu gods and goddesses, author swami harshanada, a disciple of the ramakrishna order elaborates and interprets the significance of the hindu gods & goddesses the apparent polytheistic nature of hinduism and the unique style of deity worship are inherent in indian traditions since vedic times. In vaishnavism, narayanan (vishnu) is the supreme god and it tells he produced brahma and shiva and in shaivism the supreme god is shiva in indian history of religion lord shiva was worshipped in pre-historic time. I have been studying about hindu gods and goddesses as well as the religion itself i have found the above chart very helpful thank you very much for sharing this. Durga saraswati goddess shiva shakti indian goddess goddess art hindu deities hinduism symbols hindu art the hindu costumes indian gods deities sacred feminine spirituality hinduism buddhism goddesses art sketches paintings gods and goddesses knowledge.
Hindu gods and goddesses have a particular animal or bird in which they travel these travel vehicles are called vahanas or vehicles they have the same purpose as today's modern world vehicles suitable for traveling by air or land or water these vehicles of god either animal and birds. India and hinduism have been very lucky and very blessed that these second type of divine beings (gods from outside our system) take birth regularly in india as mortal humans (the first type of avatars can occur in any country. Hinduism also has numerous gods and goddesses, known as deva and devi, who represent one or more of brahman's aspects foremost among the many hindu gods and goddesses are the holy triad of brahma, vishnu, and shiva, the creator, sustainer, and destroyer of worlds (in that order. The hindu religion recognizes that there is only one supreme reality, god, brahman, but it does involve the worship of numerous gods these multiple gods and goddesses symbolize the one supreme reality or brahman.
Gods and goddesses discover articles and resources related to the hindu universe of gods and goddesses: ganesha, shiva, krishna, durga, kali, lakshmi, saraswati. Hinduism, in its core philosophy, believes that there is one supreme being or god all the other deities are manifestations or avatarsthere are very important manifestations, and there are also a few relatively unknown ones. Hindu pantheon is very complex, organized and hierarchical without proper introduction into hinduism, it is very difficult to understand the complexity surrounding the hindu gods and goddesses and make sense of their numerous names, aspects, emanations and manifestations.
Hindu gods and goddesses information there are said to be over 300 million different gods and goddesses in the hindu pantheon, and this page presents information on some of the most well known deities, including the gods shiva, vishnu, kali, durga, brahma, saraswati and others. Gods and goddesses of ancient india within hinduism a large number of personal gods are worshipped as murtis these beings are either aspects of the supreme brahman, avatars of the supreme being, or significantly powerful entities known as devas. Indian hindu gods and goddesses picture the main hindu gods as we worship and accept today can be broadly classified as shiva gods -- siva including his consort, his sons, his other forms.
Hindu deities are the gods and goddesses in hinduismthe terms and epithets for deity within the diverse traditions of hinduism vary, and include deva, devi, ishvara, bhagavān and bhagavati. Regardless of this possibility, the greek pantheon relates to the hindu pantheon first in that it is a pantheon, and second in that this pantheon manifests itself in the form of stories and myths passed down, a family tree of gods and goddesses, and the celestial feel accompanying the olympian gods, titans, heroes, myths, creatures, and other. The myths and gods of india: this widely praised study of hindu deities reveals the message of tolerance and adaptability at the heart of this ancient religion.
Hindu gods and goddesses hindus acknowledge that, at the most fundamental level, god is the one without a second — the absolute, formless, and only reality known as brahman, the supreme, universal soul. Home » indian » hindu gods and goddesses with facts about hinduism deities posted by cultural heritage tour guide on dec 7, 2011 in indian | 0 comments lord ganesha is the chief deity of this potent homa. The hindu faith, the cradle of which is india, is a religion which dotes upon the birds and animals in fact, the religion has bestowed the fur, feathers and fins species the status of divinity by linking their multifarious gods and goddesses to various animals. Gods in hinduism can be analyzed as a set of functional deities, the trinity being the most popular each god holds a specific purpose and power indra as the rain god, kumar as the commander in chief, the trinity as the creator, protector and destroyer and others come to verify the functional approach of the role of gods.
Kali is the hindu goddess (or devi) of death, time, and doomsday and is often associated with sexuality and violence but is also considered a strong mother-figure and symbolic of motherly-love. Names of main hindu gods and goddesses names of hindu gods and goddesses there are four main sects within hinduism: shaivism, in which shiva is worshipped as the main god vaishnavism, in which vishnu is the main god shaktism, in which the female aspect of god is primarily worshipped and smartism, in which six main gods are worshipped: shiva. Curiously, indra, the hindu king of the gods, is but a caricature and is often depicted in stories as vengeful and petulant zeus, in contrast, is all-powerful and feared by all his subjects the king of gods is a womanizer. While hinduism is said by some scholars to have 330 million gods (roughly one unique god per every three believers), those hindus that believe in deities - and not all hindus do - consider themselves monotheists.