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Names of Main Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Names of Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Names of Hindu Gods and Goddesses

There are four main sects within Hinduism: Shaivism, in which Shiva is worshipped as the main god; Vaishnavism, in which Vishnu is the main god; Shaktism, in which the female aspect of god is primarily worshipped; and Smartism, in which six main gods are worshipped: Shiva, Vishnu, Shakti, Ganesh, Murugan and Surya.

Main Hindu Gods – THE TRIMURTI (Hindu Trinity)

Name of Hindu God - Brahma

Brahma

The Creator

Vehicle: swan

has 4 heads, 4 arms, and a reddish complexion

not commonly worshipped

not to be confused with Brahman (the ground of all being) or the Brahmin (priestly caste)

 Name of Hindu God - Vishnu

Vishnu

The Preserver

Vehicle: garuda (bird)

has 4 arms, a blueish complexion, and rests on a snake

was incarnated (born as an animal or human) nine times with one more still to come

is the main god of Vaishnavism

 Names of Hindu Gods - Shiva

Shiva

The Destroyer / Transformer

Vehicle: bull

has matted hair, a third eye, a blue throat and a trident in his hand

often worshipped in the featureless lingam form

is the main god of Saivism

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Name Of God – Brahma

Name Of God - Brahma Hinduism

Name Of God – Brahma

Name of God – Brahmā (Sanskrit: ब्रह्मा; IAST:Brahmā) is one of the 330 million Hindu deities. Some sects of Hinduism identify a Supreme Godhead and use multiple names to refer to this personality. Within Hinduism, there are a number of names of God which are generally in Sanskrit, each supported by a different tradition within the religion. Brahma, Indra, Bhagavan, Ishvara, and Paramatman are among the most commonly used terms for God in the scriptures of Hinduism.

Brahmā is the Hindu god (deva) of creation and one of the Trimūrti, the others being Viṣņu and Śiva. According to the Brahmā Purāņa, he is the father of Manu, from whom all human beings are descended. In the Rāmāyaņa and the Mahābhārata, Brahmā is often referred to as the great grandsire of all human beings. Continue reading “Name Of God – Brahma” »