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Three Million Gods (standard:non fiction, 418 words)
Author: JuggernautAdded: Oct 15 2011Views/Reads: 1316/675Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Three million Gods are worshipped in Hindu religion; mind boggling,insane,cult-like;no, there is only one God in Hindu religion, read this it will explain why.

Three Million Gods 

Subba Rao 

“Come again, 3 million Gods in your religion?” 

“May be more.” 



“I don't get it.” 

“You will never get it.” 


“Your mind is set.” 

“OK, ok, please explain.” 

“My explanation would do no good; at the end you go back to 

your own mind set.” 

“At least let me hear your reasoning.” 

“OK, listen good; some Hindus believe that God is within each 

person; God is not external, either as person, voice, spirit or soul or 

in any other form; one has to dig deep inside their own soul or as we 

call athma; by constant internal search by asking ourselves “Whom Am I” 

that leads to life of less indulgence and slow destruction of personal 

ego.” “This belief and approach to self realization or reaching God 

within would only work for few; but for the masses, this approach is 

too abstract and generic; so in the process of finding a practical 

means of application of this faith it became a necessity to personalize 

God for daily devotion or Bhakti.” “The idea of giving a name to God or 

personalizing God came into existence thousands of years ago in a 

section of Hindu faith to solve the problem of sustaining faith and 

bring the believers into places of worship for devotion.”  “A male or 

female name was assigned to represent God; thus through marriages, 

births and incarnations among Gods, millions of Gods were evolved to 

satisfy individual need of every believer of Hindu faith to pray 

his/her own personal God.  It is like a street name, whether a street 

has a name or not it would eventually lead to the destination; 

similarly, faith in God with any one of three million different  names 

or no name at all leads to self realization or God within.” “There are 

Gods with specific duty to fulfill his or her devotees desires; for 

example Goddess Lakshmi for wealth, Goddess Saraswathi for knowledge, 

Goddess Kali for over-all protection, Lord Rama for patience, Lord 

Ganesh for confidence, Lord Hanuman for courage, so on and so 

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