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Five Most Worshipped Hindu Gods In Hinduism

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Hinduism, the third-largest religion in the world, is vastly followed. This religion is based on moral and cultural values which one human should possess. Hindus worship one Supreme Being, but with different names, depending on the different languages and cultures. There are many God and Goddesses in Hinduism. Every individual worships one of them with the belief that they are superpowers and would remove all obstacles in life and bring happiness, prosperity in this life and help them attain Moksha after their death.
The following Gods, among all Hindu Gods, are worshipped the most :

1. Lord Shiva:

Lord Shiva, commonly known as ‘Mahadev’, is the most worshipped God in Hinduism. He is believed to be residing on Earth at Mount Kailash and is decorated with river Ganga and Moon. He is considered to be the destroyer of the universe. People worship Lord Shiva in the form of Lingam. Lord Shiva is the guardian of God, Meditation & Yoga. His stories regarding Tandav Nritya as Natarajan and the opening of his Third Eye are very prevalent. He is portrayed as a role model of a loving Husband, caring father, a meditating yogi and destroyer of evil. MahaShivRatri is celebrated every year with great pomp and enthusiasm to mark the wedding of Lord Shiva and Parvati.Furthermore, it is believed that having a hindu gods statue at home can help bring success & prosperity in life.

2. Lord Krishna:

Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is one of the most significant Gods worshipped in Hinduism. The son of Vasudev and Devaki was brought up by his foster parents Yashoda and Nand Lal in Gokul. His childhood stories are fascinating and are still remembered. He killed his uncle Kansa, the King of Mathura, to eliminate the evil. He was the central figure in Mahabharata, and during the battle between Kauravs and Pandavas in Kurukshetra, he enlightened Arjuna. His teachings are compiled in a holy book called Gita. His birthday is celebrated all over the world on Janmashtami.


3. Lord Ram:

Lord Ram, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was the eldest son of Kaushalya and Dasharatha, the ruler of the Ayodhya kingdom. Vast diversities marked Lord Ram’s journey. It includes winning Sita in Swayamvar, being exiled by his stepmother for fourteen years, helping others while finding Sita in Jungle, Engineering a bridge over water and killing King Ravana who abducted his wife Sita etc. Lord Ram is portrayed as a considerate, courageous, bold, passionate God possessing great character, perseverance and patience. The tales of Lord Ram and his Ram Rajya are still remembered. Ram Navami is celebrated to mark his birthday. Dussehra is celebrated every year to mark the victory of Ram over Ravana.

4. Lord Ganesh:

Lord Ganesha, the Vighnaharta, is the second son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. He is one of the most important Hindu deities, who is considered to be the God of Good luck, prosperity and success. People worship this hindu gods murti before any other pooja / auspicious works. Lord Ganesh, who was showered Elephant Head by Lord Shiva, is known to be full of deep intelligence & wisdom. Ganesh Chaturthi is an auspicious Hindu Festival, celebrated every year on Shukla Chaturthi of Hindu Month of Bhadra with great zeal all over the country in honour of Lord Ganesha.


5 . Lord Hanuman:

Lord Hanuman, also known as Monkey God, is one of the most important hindu gods idol worshipped all over the world for attaining courage and strength in their lives. Lord Hanuman, the son of Pawan, is known for his faithfulness, commitment & power, who dedicated his life to Lord Ram and played an important role in Lord Ram’s journey in Ramayana. He is one of the eight immortals known as the Astachiranjiwi. Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated every year to mark his birthday. Hanuman Chalisa is widely sung by his devotees every day.


Conclusion:

Gods in Hinduism are a set of functional deities, and each one of them is renowned for holding a specific power. Though God is one, there are many forms of it, which are based on customs and language. Hindus worship any of these deities, without denying the existence of other Gods, to attain spiritualism, happiness and prosperity in life. Each God has been linked with each day of the week on which they are especially remembered, i.e. Lord Shiva on Monday, Lord Hanuman on Tuesday, Lord Ganesha on Wednesday and so on. All these deities are known to play an important role in creating, protecting, destructing and the continuity of the universe.

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