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Why do hindus do a lot of idol worship of gods unlike other religions,

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Asked by kamini joshi, 31 May '10 04:59 pm
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I dont understand this accusation solely on hindus. Even christians have idols of jesus and mary in their churches, are they not idols being worshipped. I can go one step further and say that going to a place of worship and doing your prayer even in front of a wall is equalent to idol worship and this is prevalent in all religions.
I am sorry to say that IDOL WORSHIP prevaials across all religions. Its not a belief that the IDOL is the GOD - Every devotee and believer knows that the IDOL is just a replica and GOD is much beyond and exists everywhere. There is a place for everything. We have places like bathrooms, washbasins, kitchen, sink, etc where respective activities are done, similarly places of worship are not IDOLS or superstitious objects they are places where people go to pray and get spiritual breath of air and a peaceful environment to communicate with what is percieved to be God. God doesnt necessarily exist in mosques or churches or gurudwaras, but the environment create ...more
Answered by NASAman, 31 May '10 05:37 pm

 
  
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According to the epic Mahabharata (1.1.39), there are 33,333 Hindu deities. In other, later sources, that number is multiplied a thousandfold. Usually, however, the gods are referred to as The Thirty-Three.

The tendency toward pantheism increased in Pura?ic Hinduism and led to a kind of theism that exalted several supreme gods who were not prominently represented in the Vedic corpus, while many of the Vedic gods disappeared or were greatly diminished in stature. New patterns became apparent: the notion of rita, the basis of the conception of cosmic order, was reshaped into that of dharma, or the religious-social tasks and obligations of humans in society that maintain order in the universe. There also was a broadervision of the universe and the place of divinity.

Three principal moments are envisioned in the life of the cosmos: creation, maintenance, and destruction. Important myths about the gods are tied to these moments. Traditionally, Brahma is the creator, emanating the univer ...more
Answered by KARTIKAY SHARMA, 31 May '10 05:16 pm

 
  
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Hinduism has always beleived in personifying the gods... they have even incarnations of the almighty and these incarnations or Avtaars were mostly human, so that common man can identify with them.
Also, it is difficult for a common man to worship or concentrate or pray before something or someone who does not have a form. Hence Hindus created idols... so that every common man can worship the gods and they do not have to really depend of son of God or Allah ka farishta for being a mediator between God and them
Answered by Aditya Misra, 31 May '10 05:06 pm

 
  
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There is nothing wrong with it..............imagining God as an omnipresent power and loving God in that enrgy form is not easy for evryone..........so u n=do need a prop or idol to consider sacred and give some shape to ur faith is easy ...............also its very kind of the Hindu Gods to respond to the prayers of devotees according to the character assigned to him/her in mythology...........The different Gods actually respond differently to the prsayers........hence there is a great choice in front of hindus while worshipping and its really great
Answered by gaurav shokeen, 31 May '10 05:04 pm

 
  
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Its our tradition or culture.. if one wish not to wish idol, then there is no need to worship idol...
Answered by soumitra banerjee, 31 May '10 05:01 pm

 
  
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