The Gods Of Indian Mythology

  • October 17, 2016
  • Les Routes Insolites

It is believed that there are 330 million gods in the Hindu Dharma. There are as many Hindu gods as there are devotees to suit the feelings, moods and social background of the devotee. However, it is not really the sign of ignorance. The ultimate reality is one, the almighty. The omnipresent God is a universal fact and having different names show the branches of the same tree. You will find each and every branch cropping up from the same tree. Similarly God is one, there can be different forms or physical appearances but the ultimate reality is one. In Hindu religion, there are many gods. Here we will discuss some of the popular Hindu gods.

Brahma The Creator Brahma is considered as the first god of the Hindu Trinity, the other being Vishnu and Shiva. Lord Brahma is recognized as the creator of the Universe. Brahma is regarded as the Supreme Being, the god of gods. Lord Brahma is the originator and the generator of the mankind.

Lord Ganesha is the god of beginnings, knowledge, wisdom, intellect and eradicator of obstacles. Lord Ganesha is the child of lord Shiva and goddess Parvati. He is the elder brother of lord Kartikay (Skanda/ Murugana). Ganesha is the most extensively worshipped god in Hindu way of life.

Lord Hanuman is considered to be an avatar (incarnation) of Lord Shiva. Shri Hanuman, a great disciple of Sri Rama, is the symbol of devotion and dedication. Lord Hanumana is the provider of courage, hope, knowledge, intellect and devotion.

Lord Krishna is one of the most popular and worshipped deities of the Hindu religion. Krishna is considered as the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, the divine. Shri Krishna is the very embodiment of love and divine ecstasy that destroys all pain and offense.

Shiva The Destroyer Lord Shiva or Siva is considered as the destroyer of the world. Shiva is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu religion. Lord Siva forms the part of the Trimurti (Trinity), the other being Brahma, the creator and Vishnu, the preserver respectively.

Vishnu The Preserver Lord Vishnu is considered as the chief god in Hindu religion and Indian mythology. Vishnu, the preserver, forms the part of the trinity while the other two being Brahma and Shiva, respectively, as the creator and destroyer of the universe.

Indian deities are bit glamorous; they have more arms, legs and heads than most other mythologies put together, from a modest four up to a thousand. For example INDRA — according to one legend — has a thousand vaginas. That should make your eyes pop.

Hindu gods are without doubt some of the funkiest and sexiest around. Colorful, wild and over-the-top. They ride on exotic peacocks, elephants, tigers, turtles. They wave exotic objects and dance around outrageously. They wear more beads, baubles, bangles and gems than any deities from elsewhere. Their temples are adorned with sexy carvings which would make Puritans foam at the mouth.

Indian mythology has mightier deeds, more heroic adventures, and of course far dirtier demons than almost anyone else. A thousand transmogrifications are par for the course. So let yourself go and join in the Cosmic Dance with SHIVA and the gang.