Was there Idol worship in Hinduism as per vedas ?
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 ...more
CONCEPT OF TAUHEED (WORSHIP OF ONE GOD "ALONE") IN HINDU SCRIPTURES:
Qur'an: "Say: He is Allah, The ONE and ONLY. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him." [Al-Qur'an 112:1-4]
* Hindu Scriptures: "I am the goal of life, the LORD and support of all, the inner witness, the abode of all. I am the only refuge, the ONE true friend; I am the beginning, the staying, and the end of creation; I am the womb and the eternal seed. I am heat; I give and withhold the rain. I am immortality and I am death; I am what is and what is not"[Bhagavad Gita 9:18-19]
* Hindu Scriptures: " O friends, do not ...more
Yajur Ved:- Consider the following verses from the Yajur Ved:
" Na tasya pratima asti (" There is no image of Him") [Yajurved 32:3]
" There is no image of Himwhose glory verily is great.He sustains within Himself all luminous objects like sun etc.May He not harm me, this is my prayer.As He in unborn.He deserves our worship [The Yajurved by Devi Chand M.A.pg 377]
ii) " He is bodyless and pure." Is mentioned in Yujurved 40:8 [Yajurveda samhita by Ralph I.H.Griffith pg 538]
2.Atharva ved . Consider the foowing verses fro Atharva ved:-
i) " Deev maha osi"
God is verily great" [Atharvaveda 20 58:3]
3. Rig Ved i) th oldest of all the vedas is Rig veda. It is also the one considered most sacred by Hindus.The Rig Ved states that " Sages(learned Priest) call one God by many names" [ Rigveda 1:164:46]
Brahma Sutra of Hindu Vedanta is:- " Ekam Brahm,dv ...more