As salaamu alaikum (Peace be upon you)
Hinduism is commonly perceived as a polytheistic religion. Indeed, most Hindus would attest to this, by professing belief in multiple Gods. While some Hindus believe in the existence of three gods, some believe in thousands of gods, and some others in thirty three crore i.e. 330 million Gods. However, learned Hindus, who are well versed in their scriptures, insist that a Hindu should believe in and worship only one God.
The perception of God is the common Hindus’ belief in the philosophy of Pantheism. Pantheism considers everything, living and non-living, to be Divine and Sacred. The common Hindu, therefore, considers everything as God. He considers the trees as God, the sun as God, the moon as God, the monkey as God, the snake as God and even human beings as manifestations of God!
“The word ‘Hindu’ occurs nowhere in the classical scriptures of Hinduism. The ancestors of the present day Hindus did not identify themselves as Hindus.” “The word Hindu is not a religious word. It is secular in origin. It is derived from the word Sindhu, which is the name of a major river that flows in the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. The ancient Greeks and Armenians used to refer the people living beyond the river Sindhu as Hindus and gradually the name stuck. The Vedas, the Ramayana and the Bhagavad Gita, which today are seen by many as the religious texts of the Hindus, do not employ the word Hindu. That term was first used by the Achaemenid Persians to describe all those people who lived on or beyond the banks of the river Sindhu, or Indus.
The sacred books of Hinduism are four principal Vedas: Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samveda and Atharvaveda, thenUpanishads and the most popular amongst all the Hindu scriptures is the Bhagavad Gita.
There is also caste system in Hinduism where Manusmriti divides you into caste system for the benefits ofBrahmins, which says Brahmins are created from his mouth, so Brahmins are on the top, Kshatriya was created from shoulders of Brahma so his duty is to fight for the protection of Brahmin, Veash was created from the stomach of the Brahma & his duty is to look after the account & farms of Brahmin. The fourth is SHUDRAthe Dalits to whom Brahma has created from his toe, & his duty is cleaner or labour of Brahmin, Shudra has no rights. Manusmriti was banned recently after independence, But still in the minds of Brahmins it is there most of them dont allow shudras in their house mostly in Tamilnadu u can find it even today.
But The following verses from the Yajurveda echo a concept of God that God is one and has no images:
“na tasya pratima asti
“There is no image of Him.”
“He is bodyless and pure.”
“Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste”
“They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements” (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). “They sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti.”
Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.
“Na tvaam anyo divyo na parthivo na jato na janishyathe”
Oh God! There is nobody like you either in this world or the world beyond. No body equal to you is born as yet nor will be born ever in future also. (Yajurveda 27.36).
“Yekho Vishwasya bhuvanasya rajah”
The Lord of the entire universe is one and one only.(Rig-Veda 6.36.4)
It is so illogical that even though Vedas says that Idol worship is wrong most of the Hindus consider the trees as God, the sun as God, the moon as God, the monkey as God, the snake as God, the Cowas God and even human beings as manifestations of God!
The Holy Qur’an says: “If there were, in the heavens And the earth, other gods Besides Allah, there would Have been confusion in both! But glory to Allah, The Lord of the Throne:(High is He) above What they attribute to Him!” [Holy Qur’an 21:22]. If there were more than one God it would surely lead to confusion, disorder, chaos and destruction in the Universe. But the universe is in complete harmony.
Listen to a Revert Muslim who was a Born Hindu!
Why so many Gods in Hinduism when vedas says The Lord of the entire universe is one and one only and there is no second God?
Hinduism has many deities. This is much like ancient Greek and Roman religions. The god Brahma is the creator of the world. The god Vishnu who preserves the world through his many incarnations. The god Shiva will destroy the world which will be rebuilt by Brahma. In their Rig-Veda Book, we find prayers to some 70 objects, each serving as a deity. The concept of god Brahma is similar to the concept of Trinity in Christianity. The Brahma is responsible for all workings of the world and everyone is a part of him. Different gods are viewed as different aspects of him. (polytheism)
Gods have been considered as Supreme at different times, attributing the powers & qualities of one to another. Apart from Gods who have been attributed specific characteristics, several inanimate objects, qualities, emotions & various forms of nature had also been deified & worshipped.
Brahma – The God of Creation
Vishnu – The God of Maintenance
Krishna The Majestic
Siva – The God of Destruction
Saraswathi – Goddess of Wisdom – Consort of Lord Brahma
Lakshmi – Goddess of Wealth – Consort of Lord Vishnu
Parvathi – Goddess Sakthi – Consort of Lord Shiva
Ganesha – Son of Shiva & Parvathi
Muruga – Son of Shiva & Parvathi
There are few illogical and hard to believe stories of these Gods, for eg: Story of Ganesha: The most well-known story about Ganesh’s birth is probably the one taken from the Shiva Purana.
Once mother Parvati wanted to take a bath, there were no attendants around to guard her and stop anyone from accidentally entering the cave. Hence she created an image of a boy out of dirt and infused life into it, and thus a little boy was born. Parvati asked the boy not to allow anyone to enter the house, and the boy obediently followed his mother’s orders. After a while Shiva returned from outside, and as he tried to enter the house. Shiva came to meet Parvati and was stopped by the little boy. He told the little boy that he was Parvati’s husband, and demanded that he be let in. The little boy would not hear any person’s word other than his dear mother’s. So Shiva has a fierce battle with the little boy. The little boy was strong and rose up to the challenge and fought Shiva and held him back. At last Shiva severed the head of the little boy head with his trishula. When Parvati came out and saw her son’s lifeless body she asked that Shiva restore the boy’s life. A Brahma suggested that Shiva replace the boys head with the first living being that came his way which lay with its head facing north. Shiva then sent his celestial armies (Gana) to find and take the head of whatever creature they happened to find asleep with its head facing north. They found a dying elephant which slept in this manner, and after its death took its head, attaching the elephant’s head to the boy’s body and bringing him back to life. And thus Ganesha is Born.
Now points to be noted are why does goddess need bath? Goddess parvathi only wife of “so called Lord shiva” needs watchman while taking bath? When Parvathi created an image of a boy out of dirt and infused life into it, why cant her husband a God cannot Infuse a life into it ? Anyways, Lord Shiva who is a God can’t get life for which he killed ? how can such a god will resolve our problems ? If shiva did not know who comes to his home how will he know what happens to us in this world ?
Let us look into the story of Goddess Chamundeswari:
There was a demon in Mysore known as Mahi Sha Sura , he gets boon from Brahma who is creator of entire world after demon impresses so called Brahma with his meditation for many years.
Brahma asks demon what boon he wants ? demon seeks boon that he must be strongest on world and must live forever, none existing can kill him, brahma agrees and blessed this boon. Now this demon starts troubling entire world which includes other “so called gods”, saints as well, now all so called gods council meets to get a resolution for this demon, brahma says he cannot take back the boon , now shiva gives a solution that , so called god Vishnu should become a girl, Shiva Vs Vishnu will have intercourse, therecomes the product “so called Goddess Chamundeswari , she kills Brahma.
What a wild imagination ? so God can be fooled then ? so God can’t over power a demon ? what illogical belief is this.
The same analysis goes with so called God Ram in Ramayana, he was unable to save his own wife ?how could he protect us ? and Ram, after rescuing his wife Sita from the demon king Ravan, suspected that she could not have maintained her honour intact, and Sita, to prove her chastity had to take a test known as Agni pariksha. Do Gods doubt their wives? And a wife of God had to prove her chastity?
Quran says in Surah Muminun 23:91:
“No son did Allah beget, nor is there any god along with Him: (if there were many gods), behold, each god would have taken away what he had created, and some would have lorded it over others! Glory to Allah! (He is free) from the (sort of) things they attribute to Him!”
Hence, if there had been more than 1 God, those gods would have worshiped one another and would have competed with each other for dominance. This is not possible, since the definition of God is that he is the highest and none other is above him. He is the most powerful who is self sufficient. If there was more than 1 God, then those gods would have worshiped others, which contradicts the self sufficient nature of God.
So my Hindu brothers and sisters If you are a true follower of this sanathan dharma them abolish Idol worship, forget these 33 crore Gods, this Religion Hinduism is man-made, and the world is full of many man-devised idols of bizarre appearance. But only one God is God.
May Allah guide us all to the straight path, Aameen