Hinduism is one of the major religions practiced in the East, specifically in India, and the number of Hindu gods, customs and traditions fascinates people around the world. In this article, we will talk a little about the main gods of Hinduism and their characteristics. See below:
It is the god of creation and is part of the main trinity of gods of Hinduism called Trimurti. The other gods of this trinity are Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma represents balance and universal mind. He is usually represented in the form of an old man with four arms and four rosots sitting on a lotus flower.
The name Krishna means “the all-attractive” and is the god of love. It represents absolute truth, and has six main characteristics that are infinite in it: beauty, strength, wisdom, wealth, fame and renunciation. In addition, he has knowledge of everything that has happened, what happens and will happen, and has infinite mercy.
One of the three gods of the Trimurti trinity, Vishnu is the protective god. It has infinite qualities, but its six main ones are omniscience, sovereignty, energy, strength, vigor and splendor. In his representations, he has four arms. Each represents a stage of life: the pursuit of knowledge, family life, forest retreat, and renunciation.
One of Shiva’s depictions is as Nataraja, meaning “the king of dance.” His dance destroys everything in the universe that needs to make room for Brahma to begin his process of creation. This dance is the dance of bliss from which the universe was created.
One of the most worshiped gods of Hinduism, Ganesha is the god who removes obstacles and is therefore linked to success. Represented with an elephant head, it is also worshiped as a god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.
It is the goddess of wisdom, the arts and music. She is one of the three trinity goddesses of Hindu goddesses. The other two are Lakshmi and Shakti. Saraswati protects and is worshiped by artisans, painters, musicians, actors, writers and all artists. It is represented in the image of a beautiful woman playing a sitar.
Another of the goddesses of the female trinity of the gods of Hinduism, Lakshmi is the goddess of material and spiritual wealth, beauty and love. Their devotees seek, through their worship, to attain material and spiritual prosperity in life.
It is a superpowered god who represents pure devotion without interference from the ego. Hanuman also represents the human mind, which travels at the speed of thought and expands in various directions.
The name Durga means “a barrier that cannot be broken down” or “one that eliminates suffering.” This is a warrior goddess who helps her devotees fight demons and reveal mysteries. It has with it the power of desire, action and wisdom.
It is the god who represents excellence. It is an example of brotherhood, a skilled administrator and an exemplary warrior. Therefore, he is a god who serves as an example of conduct, ethics and integrity for his followers.