[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Hinduism Through Questions & Answers



Question1 Question2
Question3 Question4
Question5 Question6
Question7 Question8
Question9 Question10
Question11 Question12
Question13 Question14
Question15 Question16
Question17 Question18
Question19 Question20
Question21 Question22
Question23 Question24
Question25 Question26
Question27 Question28
Question29 Question30
Question31 Question32
Question33 Question34
Question35 Question36
Question37 Question38
Question39 Question40


[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Question 7. If the Hindus really believe in one God, why do they worship a variety of gods like Siva, Devi, Vishau or Ganapati? Is it not tantamount to accepting many gods and godlings ? As If in approval of this tenet, don't we see these gods competing and conflicting with one another, if we an to believe the stories in our ? 

Though Hinduism concedes the existence of several gods or deities, it accepts only one God, the Supreme. Out of these deities, Indra and others are actually ordinary souls like us, who rose to those positions in the cosmic scheme as a result of the extra. ordinary religious merit they had acquired in the previous cycle of creation.

It should be noted here that these deities who rule over  certain aspects of the powers of nature, are like the  officers of the government, who exercise their powers delegated to them by the Head of the State. Once their merit gets exhausted, they have got to vacate their positions and try for Moksha or liberation. 

Next, we take up the case of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. They are not three independent and separate deities, but three different aspects of the same Supreme God, while engaged in the processes of creation, sustenance and destruction of the universe, in that order. It is similar to the role played by the same person as the father at home, as the boss in the office and as a customer in a shop.

Back ] Hinduism Q&A ] Up ] Next ]

Questions: 1 - 10
What is Hinduism? 
From whom did it..?
What is the basic.? 
Many persons entertain..? Pg1
Many persons entertain..?  Pg2
Many persons entertain..? Pg3
Are there other scriptures...? Pg1
Are there other scriptures...? Pg2
Belief in God is common...? 
If the Hindus really believe...? Pg1
If the Hindus really believe...? Pg2
Is it not the height of foolishness...?
It is customary to install....?
What is the significance of....? 
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.