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Top 10 Hindu Gods

1. Mahesh (Shiva)

The name of Shiva is associated with Shankar, people say- Shiva Shankar Bholenath. Actually, the statues of the two are of different shapes. Shankar is always shown as ascetic. In many places, Shankar is shown meditating on Shivalinga.

Shiva has created three subtle deities named Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh (Mahesh is also the name of Shankar) respectively for establishing, sustaining, and destroying the universe. In this way, Shiva became the creator of the universe and Shankar was one of his works. This is why Lord Shiva is also called Mahadev.

2. Brahma

In the Puranas, Brahmaji has been called the creator of the universe. But surprisingly, those who created the world do not worship the world. There is a very popular story about Brahma Ji not being worshiped, which is related to only one Brahma temple located in the whole country, in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

This temple also tells the story of the increasing distance between Brahmaji and his wife Savitri. Sometimes Saraswati and Savitri are told to be the same. It is said that in Pushkar, Savitri Ruthe, wife of Brahma was there. This is the reason why he has built his shelter on a mountain completely isolated from the temple of Brahma.

3. Vishnu

According to Hinduism, God has one of the three main forms. In the Puranas, Trimurti Vishnu has been called the follower of the world. The other two lords of Trimurti are believed to be Shiva and Brahma. Vishnu’s wife is Lakshmi. Vishnu’s abode is Kshirsagar. His sleeping is over Sheshnag.

Lord Shri Vishnu is called Narayana due to the shelter of all living beings. The omnipotent God is Lord Vishnu. This entire world is governed by the power of Lord Vishnu. He is full of attributes as well as free of attributes. They hold conch, chakra, mace, and Padma respectively in their four hands.

One who meditates on Lord Shri Vishnu with eyes like beautiful lotuses, adorned with Kirit and kundalas, holding Pitamberdhari, Vanamala, and Kaustubhamani, is freed from the bondage.

4. Ganesh

According to Hindu mythology, he is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. They are the supreme consciousness that is omnipresent and establishes a system in this universe. Although Ganesha is worshiped as an elephant-headed god, this shape (swaroopa) actually reveals that formless (parabrahm form).

5. Ram

The 7th incarnation of Lord Vishnu is Lord Ram. Before Lord Rama, Lord Vishnu in the form of Matsya (fish), Kurma (tortoise), Varaha (boar), Narsingh (man and lion), Vamana (dwarf), and Parashurama while later Krishna, Buddha, and Kalki (avatar remain ).

The oldest deity lord Ram worshiped in human form, born in Treta Yuga and about 1,296,000 years ago it is believed that Treta Yuga has ended. In the Treta Yuga, Lord Vishnu was incarnated in the form of Vamana and Parashurama in addition to Lord Rama.

6. Krishna

Devotees call Lord Krishna in many names and the stories tell a story behind all the names of God. The celebration of the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, known as Krishna, Vasudev, Murari, and Liladhar, is echoing across the country.

Hathi horse palanquin, Jai Kanhaiya Lal ki’s cheering is heard in every Krishna temple. At the same time, the whole country is busy in the preparations for the birth anniversary of Krishna in the temples. Lord Krishna was born at 12 o’clock at night, so the people of Kanhaiya devotees celebrate his birth at 12 o’clock at night. On the occasion of Janmashtami, the temples of Lord Shri Krishna remain open overnight, during which many events are also organized in the temple.

7. Kumar Kartikeya

Karthikeya is the son of Lord Shiva and mother Parvati. Due to a curse given by the mother, they always remain in the form of a child. But this form of his child is also a mystery. He also has the name ‘Skanda’ and he is also called ‘Murugan’ in South India.

Most of the devotees of Lord Kartikeya are Tamil Hindus. They are worshiped mainly in the southern states of India and especially in Tamil Nadu. Apart from this, they are also worshiped in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, etc. in the world. The most famous temples of Lord Skanda are located in Tamil Nadu, they are also referred to as the gods of the Tamils.

8. Harihara

Lord Shiva once assumed the form of Harihara. Special importance has been given to the Harihar form of Shiva. Also, the story behind Shiva wearing this form is very interesting. Harihara is made up of two words – Hari and Hari. Here Hari means Vishnu and Hara means Shiva.

That is, the Harihara form of Shiva is made up of his own and the form of Vishnu. Thus both Shiva and Vishnu complement each other. In many places, the Harihara form of Shiva is also worshiped. It is said that both Shiva and Vishnu are pleased and blessed by worshiping Harihar form.

9. Hanuman

Hanuman Ji is considered to be the most prominent ‘deity’ in Kali Yuga. The beautiful story of Ramayana and Hanuman Chalisa of Tulsidas highlights the character of Bajrangbali. Regarding Hanuman Ji, Tulsidas writes, ‘Sankat kate mite sub pira, which is Sumirai Hanumat Bal Bira’. By adopting the special qualities of Hanuman Ji, all your troubles can be removed.

10. Indra

Hindu religion had the highest rank of the king of all the gods, which had a different electoral system. Though there is not much description about this election method after Bhagwat performed 99 Ashwamedha Yagna by King Bali, Lord Vamana prevented the 100th Yajna from happening because by doing so the demon king would have become Indra. Every Manvantara has a different Indra, Saptarshi, Anshvatara, Manu.

Due to Indra’s fighting skills, the Aryans also considered Indra to be a military leader to fight against the demons of the earth. The power of words is insufficient to describe the might of Indra. He is the lord of power, he has one hundred powers. He has forty or more powerful names and has been called the winner of almost as many wars. He also gives the same victory and power to his friends and devotees, who offer Somras to him.

 

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