As Hinduism is one of the largest and the oldest religions in the world, there are many Gods and deities associated with this religion. The Gods and deities in this religion are worshipped as statues or murtis. The beings of whom the statues are worshipped are those of the Brahmins, avatars of the Supreme Being or they are some very powerful entities known as devas.

Hindu Gods and Goddesses :

The nature of belief associated with each deity is different with respect to the differing Hindu denominations and religious philosophies. The Hindus perform puja of these deities as this is one of the ways to reach the God who is the creator as well as the destroyer of this Universe.

In the religion of Hinduism, Shiva and Vishnu are considered to be the greatest Gods or they are known as Mahadevas. These two gods when combined with Brahma are known as the Trimurti. The Trimurti holds a special position in the scriptures and religious texts. Brahman is the creator, Vishnu is the preserver while Shiva is the destroyer or the judge of a person’s actions on this earth.

Lord Ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati and He is worshipped in all spiritual and tantric invocations. Ganesha is the elephant-headed God whose blessings are consider to be the most important when any new task is beginning. There is no work that begins without his puja. He became the Lord of all Ganas after defeating his brother Karthikeya. Some people believe that Ganesha is so devoted to his mother Parvati that he decided not to marry while others believe that he is the consort of Ridhi and Sidhi, the daughters of Brahma.

Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, music and all other forms of creative art. She is also the Mother of Vedas and Vak Devi, goddess of speech.

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