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Satish Sastri
Sep 17, 2018

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Understanding Hinduism

An enormous number of 33 million gods- this is what Hinduism offers to its followers. Categorized as one of the major religions along with Christianity and Islam which are mono aesthetic, the real reason for it to be poly-aesthetic has been baffling historians as well philosophers around the globe for long.

Various theories have been put forward by the great thinkers of our times, but yet a spill-proof explanation is yet to come. Here is an attempt to find an explanation for the existence of multiple gods in Hinduism. Philosophy is the viewpoint of a particular individual, it is his or her own thoughts presented in a connected manner with or without a scientific base. A philosophical discussion is on when arguments arise in the mind of readers. Hence, they are always welcome.

The so-called sages and related figures of ancient India are the first to formulate a conception regarding god that it does not have a shape, color or odor or any other materialistic properties we can perceive. Also, God never has a beginning neither has an end. It might have taken years of meditation or yogic activities for realizing this big idea.

Higher-order minds can absorb these ideas. But for a normal person, these would sound absurd. Its technically impossible for an average mind to picture something that does not have a start or end because the entire thinking procedure of the human brain is calibrated to time. Its also impossible to concentrate or picture an object that has no physical properties. If one tries to picture that, his mind would oppose by questioning its existence itself. Hence they need something basic for the common man to visualize god.

Now the shapeless has to be given a shape, that exists everywhere has to be confined to space, The idealistic being has to be doped with materialism. The sages could have searched for various shapes that remain sacred in the eyes of the coming generation. Well, finally they had the insight that after all, the only thing human beings do care will be themself in the end. So they visualized god in the form of a human beings.

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    adv kumar
    02/01/2020 8:00:16 AM

    Why Hindus have 300 crores of Gods?

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      Satish Sastri
      07/01/2020 1:39:06 PM

      In Hinduism, Gods have taken different forms, but God is only One.