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Is it true that murtipuja is un-Vedic and started with the advent of Jainism ??

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Asked by DaKet the rabel, 09 Nov '12 03:45 pm
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Idolatry does not find any support from Vedas. In chapter 32 of Yajurveda it has been said that God Supreme or Supreme Spirit has no Pratima or material shape. He cannot be seen directly by anyone. His name is so great that only the Name is enough to invoke Him. He pervades all beings and all directions.
As the mind cannot concentrate itself on a formless being or spiritual form of Supreme Being one has to assume God in some visible object or image.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 09 Nov '12 05:17 pm

 
  
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When Brahmins invaded India they were not aware of forms of God. The native Hindus were having their own formula of seeing God in forms. Wondering thei advancement in spiritualism Brahmins named them 'Sutras' meanimg the ones having Sutras the formulas to see God. ( Brahma sutra darisana vilakkam by Sadasiva Brahmendra).
At the initial stage they refused to worship Ishwar and his forms and Siva n Vishnu taught them lessons and corrected them ( Chidambaram sthala puranam).
Though our Hindu Gods conquered Brahmins and made them their slaves , it again ended up with losing valuable non-brahmin Bakthas from non-brahmin community to foreign religions due to this ignorant and caste-egoitic community's possessive nature.

Note:Jain Gods are prior to Hindu Gods. It is true Jains were the first one to declare that God has forms. ( again from Brahma Sutra Darisana Vilakkam by a truth-speaking Brahmin Gnani Sadasiva Brahmendra)
Answered by Brummendra Dasar, 10 Nov '12 12:25 am

 
  
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Everything said in Vedas are not followed Now.

But Hinduism in broader concepts agrees God worship in any form.
Answered by anantharaman, 09 Nov '12 06:34 pm

 
  
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In pure hinduism till satya yug, treta there were no murti pujan or caste system, it has stareted in dwapar, and kaliyug, decline of hindu religion . No jains did not start this because hindus made idols temples from dwapar and jainism has come after hinduism
Answered by kamini joshi, 09 Nov '12 06:17 pm

 
  
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I am not interested in history. Nor am I interested in explaining the significance of moorti-puja to anyone. Let anyone think that they are true people of God since they do not do moorti-pooja. This is my way of communicating with God. So it is a matter between Him and me. It is none of anyone else's business.
Answered by Vikram, 09 Nov '12 04:03 pm

 
  
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The idols of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Krishna, Venkateshwara, Ganesha, Laxmi and many innumerable idols are worshipped all over the world by Hindus.

No doubt it is prohibited in all holy books like Vedas, Upanishads, Talmudh, Bible and The Quran.
It is unfortunate that except The Holy Quran no book remains in its original form and original words.
The Holy Quran itself says that God has sent many messengers to show the right path to the humanity whenever it went astray. He has also revealed books to few of his messengers. Whenever people deviated form the Guidance sent by God and went astray and whenever people changed the books sent by God and deviated from the original script, God sent messengers to remind them the forgotten guidance and recall them back to the God's worship.
Quran says that all the previous books have been changed by its followers and they deleted certain rules which were against the human desires or interest and added what they liked.That's whyGod says that ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 09 Nov '12 03:51 pm

 
  
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