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Hinduism has many deities and yet the religion preaches EKAM EVAM ADVITIAM meaning there is one and only one God. In view of such contradiction, do you think that the religion is monotheistic or polytheistic?

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Asked by Sankar Mitra, 14 Oct '12 05:56 pm
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It is the various enegies makes a single God.. God is an assimilations of Pure Souls.. the dieties are the reflections of those pure souls.. that is why every communities or families have their Isht Devta.. The One God is Param Atma, i.e. SuperSoul.
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 16 Oct '12 01:02 pm

 
  
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Monotheism is the belief in the existence of one god or in the oneness of God. Monotheism is characteristic of Atenism, Bah' Faith, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Ravidassia, Judaism, Sabianism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism.
Hindu religious leaders have repeatedly stressed that while God's forms are many and the ways to communicate with him are many, God is one.(Rig Veda 1.164.46,)
Answered by LIPSIKA, 14 Oct '12 06:05 pm

 
  
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God needs to b in each one of us ...... it does nt matter frm wich religion u cum ........ THE end qust wil be hw good hve u been or hw mch gud hve u done to see the gud on earth
Answered by QUEENIE ELLY, 14 Oct '12 06:04 pm

 
  
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Hinduism is a naturally developed religion. Not manufactured by any single person whose dictates are regarded as the ultimate truth. It is fluid as an open source software and not rigid as a patented software. Such being the case it provides space for its followers to think and contributes their versions of their concepts of God. In fact Hinduism follows a democratic system where each can follow a philosophy that suits them best. Nothing in nature is unitary. If we take the ray of light it looks as if it white. But when passed through an object like prism or water it splits into seven different colors. A person looking at normal light will say it is a single hue of white. A person looking at the refracted portion will say it is of 7 colors. Now both are right in their own way. That is how those who see God as one follow the advitha version of Hinduism. Those who like to believe in multiple Gods also have a space in Hinduism under its Dwitha philosophy. .
Answered by Shyam, 16 Oct '12 07:23 pm

 
  
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Hinduism is essentially a monotheism we worship only one god bu in different form depending on their liking and location. Without knowing this followers of other religion belittle our great religon
Answered by SREENIVAS, 16 Oct '12 01:53 pm

 
  
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In my opinion it is polytheistic
Answered by qnaite, 16 Oct '12 01:14 pm

 
  
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Hinduism Is not a single path.........it is a plethora of paths to choose from.
It can even accommodate Atheism!
Each person can choose from this wide variety. Swami Vivekananda has one said that while other religions have only one coat for every tom, dick and harry.. Hinduism has tailor made coats to suit each person!
Answered by Shunmugham, 15 Oct '12 08:04 pm

 
  
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There is no contradiction some people are creating deities may be many but bhagwanji is one known as vishnuji read holy books things will be cleared.these eties are made by vishnuji given power for performing certain functions like there is one pricipla and there re many teachers
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 14 Oct '12 06:27 pm

 
  
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Such labels do not really matter (at least as per my view). The deities are of two kinds (1) The verious manifestations of the one and only God called Omkar. This is why the word Om is chanted before recitation of those mantras. (2) The second are the various forces of Nature who have been appointed by God to administer the universe. they are not independent entities and derive their power and authority from God. They can work only according to His will.
Answered by Vikram, 14 Oct '12 06:13 pm

 
  
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Hinduism is a very diversed religion and given room to all kind of opinions. There is no begining and end for evolution of Hindu religion and is not standing a few sets of rules and practices written on handful of papers.
Hence, there is always contridictions are expected in opinions and understanding of individuals but not in ultimate truth.
Answered by MAdhavan Avadhany, 14 Oct '12 06:00 pm

 
  
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