Hindu God and Deities

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  • Hindu Gods and Deities
    • Brahma
      • brought worlds
        • light, space, moon
        • plants, rain, life
      • brought to Vishnu
        • continue the work of creation
      • holds the Vedas
      • creator
        • self born
        • has no mother
      • symbols
        • mala
          • beads
          • meditation
        • water pot
          • cycle
          • life
        • spoon
          • offering during worship
        • lotus flower
          • symbol of purity
      • least worshiped God of the Trimurti
        • his role is complete
      • consort of Saraswati
        • knowledge of the arts, wisdom and learning
        • sits on a lotus glower
        • rides a swan
          • mother of the Vedas
          • spiritual perfection
      • Upanishads 1 and 2
        • 'Brahma was the creator of all, the guardian of the universe, from him comes all life and mind
    • Vishnu
      • consort of Laksmi
        • perfect union
        • worshiped at Diwali
        • wealth, beauty and prosperity
      • Vaishnavism
        • Upanishads
          • Bhakti
          • personal devotion
        • Vedas
        • Bhagavad Gita
        • mantras and japa
          • repetitive
        • Hare Krishna
          • ISKCON
          • aim in life is to serve Krishna
      • 10 avatars
      • represents the soul of the entire universe
        • Vihsnu before Braham
        • gave birth Brahma
        • enters the heart of every living being
        • becomes the 'lord within'
      • preserves and sustains life
        • worshiped through avatars
          • Rama
          • Krishna
      • restores moral order
        • has the power to stop suffering and disasters
    • Shiva
      • Shaivism
        • largest group in India
        • aiming for liberation
        • complete detatchment
        • Atman is separate from supreme being
          • Lord Vishnu
        • only one reality
      • destruction and reconstruction afterwards
      • most complex Hindu God
      • many different forms
        • creator
        • light
        • peaceful
        • terrifying
        • destroyer
        • passive
      • Rudra or Natarja
        • consorts
          • Shakti
          • Parvati
            • gentle
        • Lord of Dance
      • Upanishads
        • 'He is Rudra, he alone is the one who governs the worlds powers with his powers'
      • worshipers select the quality that appeals most to them
        • most relevant
        • ability to recreate after destruction
    • Avatars

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