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