Gods

Hindus believe in a single, universal god known as Brahman, or Supreme Being. Many gods and goddesses, known as deva and devi in Hinduism, reflect one or more aspects of Brahman.

The Holy Triad of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the creator, sustainer, and destroyer of worlds, are foremost among the many Hindu gods and goddesses (in that order). The three can appear as an avatar, represented by a Hindu god or goddess, at times. However, the most well-known gods and goddesses are significant deities in their own right.

What People Believe about Hindus God.

Hindus believe in only one God, Brahman, the eternal origin who is the source and root of all life. Different aspects of Brahman are represented by Hindu gods. These gods have been sent to assist people in finding the universal God (Brahman).

Jagannath Temple, Puri

Sanskrit: कदाचित्कालिन्दी तट विपिनसङ्गीततरलो मुदाभीरीनारीवदन कमलास्वादमधुपः । रमाशम्भुब्रह्मामरपति गणेशार्चितपदो जगन्नाथः स्वामी नयनपथगामी भवतुमे ॥१॥ Translation: Kadahit Kalindi tatta vipina sangita taralo Mudaa abhiri Naarivadana Kamalasvada madhupah | Ramaa Shambhu Brahmaamarapati Ganesharchita pado Jagannathah Swami

Shambhu, this name of Lord Shankar indicates his blissful personality. He assumes the form of gross elements during playful moments. Sanskrit: नमामि देवं परमव्ययंतं उमापतिं लोकगुरुं नमामि । नमामि दारिद्रविदारणं तं नमामि रोगापहरं नमामि ॥२॥ Translation: Namaami Devam Param-Avyayam-Tam

The Stotras on Devi Radharani are sung by the devotees of Radha-Krishna. Sanskrit: श्रीनारायण उवाच राधा रासेश्वरी रासवासिनी रसिकेश्वरी । कृष्णाप्राणाधिका कृष्णप्रिया कृष्णस्वरूपिणी ॥१॥ Translation: Shriinaaraayanna Uvaaca Raadhaa Raaseshvarii Raasavaasinii Rasikeshvarii | Krssnnaapraannaadhikaa Krssnnapriyaa Krssnnasvaruupinnii ||1|| Meaning: