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 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 Bhairav is considered to be the incarnation (Avatar) of Lord
Shiva. In the contemporary times, Bhairav has been worshipped by
millions of people to get the powerful blessings from the god. Bhairav
is a fierce form of Shiva.
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
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 Rama is known as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rama, the
perfect avatar of the Supreme Protector Vishnu, has always been popular
among the Hindu deities. Rama is the symbol of courtesy and virtue, a
man of values and morals.
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.
The Sun God As per the Hindu Religion, Surya symbolizes the Sun God.
Surya is considered as the only visible form of God that can be seen
every day. God Surya is regarded as an aspect of Shiva and Vishnu by
Shaivites and Vaishnavas.
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.