Friday, May 21, 2010


Hinduism is one of the most dominant religions in India, with a billions of beliefs which make it the world's third largest religion after Christianity and Islam. Hinduism is a religion which have various Gods and Goddesses. It is generally regarded as the world's oldest and the most diverse religion.

Hinduism is also referred as Vaidika Dharma, which means ‘Religion of the Vedas’. It is based on the practice of Dharma, the code of life. The original name of Hindu Dharma is Sanatana Dharma or universal religion. Hinduism is well known for the multiplicity of the Gods and it doesn't advocate the worship of any particular deity.

According to Hinduism, three Gods known as ‘Trinity’ rule the world, The oneness of the three Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva is brought out by the mystic symbol ‘OM’. Brahma: the creator; Vishnu: the preserver and Shiva: the destroyer. Lord Vishnu did his work of protecting the world by incarnating himself in different forms such as Ram, Krishna, Parshuram etc. at times of crisis and calamity on the earth. These three Gods have consorts, consort of Brahma is Sarasvati; goddess of learning and knowledge, consort of Vishnu is Lakshmi; goddess of wealth and prosperity and consort of Shiva is; Parvati who is worshipped as Kali or Durga. Besides these there are a number of other Gods and Goddesses with these, Hindus also worship spirits, trees, animals and even planets.

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