Who is the god in Hinduism?

Who is the god in Hinduism?

Santosh Gairola  By   santosh |     Last updated :   28 Nov 2018
The answer to the question Who is the god in Hinduism is unmanifested supreme consciousness known as Nirakar Param Brahma is the supreme lord in Hinduism.

To give the iconographical representation so that simple minds can understand that ultimate divinity, Param Brahma manifested into distinct forms.

Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna, Rama , and Brahma are the significant manifestation of Param Brahma. Generally, there are 33 million gods of Hinduism.

Out of them, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are the primitive and pre Vedic form of god.

Understanding who is the god in Hinduism is an elegant process. Indian Culture has the diverse spiritual belief system which is scientific and rational in all aspects.

In this post, we have explained in easy words who is the god in Hinduism? After reading the post, You will come to know Hinduism beliefs.

So let's get started with who is the ultimate god in Hinduism?

Who is the god in Hinduism

The fascinating fact about Hinduism is that there is no such culture known as Hinduism. The real name of Hinduism is Sanatan Dharm or eternal Dharma.

Sanatan Dharma is more than 5000+ years old based on the divine knowledge of Vedas and Upanishads.

Hinduism is the term given by foreigners who found difficult to understand the spiritual process of the Vedic tradition.

Whereas, Sanatan Dharma is the simplified Dharma which gives the absolute privilege of getting connected to supreme consciousness through ancient yogic science like Yoga and Dhyaan known as meditation in English.

Therefore, we will use the term Sanatan Dharma in the place of the Hinduism.

Dharma represents responsibilities, goodness and the act of righteousness, in short, it is a lifestyle which is Vedic in nature and not a religion.

Why there are many Gods in Sanatan Dharma?

There are a few things which are necessary to understand.

In Sanatan Dharma, before praying to the Lord, people light lamp which means the victory of light over Darkness.

Even, A simple form of greeting Namaste means giving salutation to the next person for their act of goodness or righteousness.

It symbolizes everyone has the companionship of supreme consciousness; consequently, everyone is divine. Therefore the spirituality of Sanatan Dharma expands one sentience into various aspect of life.

The same thing goes with the term God.

The term God is universal in all religious beliefs. It represents the one Param Brahma (almighty). Sanatan Dharma also describes the title, God.

  1. G - Generator, here generator stands for Brahma
  2. O - Operator, here operator stands for Lord Vishnu
  3. D - Destroyer, here destroyer stands for Lord Shiva, the destroyer of darkness .

Therefore devotees are free to worship any form of consciousness, energy or light. Majorly there are four prominent eternal denominations in Santan dharma

  • Saivism - Related to Worshipping of Lord Shiva.
  • Shaktism - Related to Worshipping of Goddess Shakti, energy .
  • Vaishnavism - Related to worshipping Lord Vishnu.
  • Smartism - Related to Worshipping of attribute less God.

In the higher ground, all the four prominent eternal denominations in Santan dharma get merged into one absolute consciousness.

People who are not well-informed tries to estimate one deity strength over other which is entirely unjustified and immoral.

For example, in higher aspect, Shiva and Vishnu are one as HaraHari . Therefore the Sanatan Dharma helps people to grow the feeling of mutual coexistence, compassion, and love.

It is one of the reasons why Sanatan Dharma is known for vibrant culture filled with all the colors of the world.

You are free to worship any form of divinity in Santan Dharma. People praise each, and every lord but their Aradhya is one.

Here is one of the stories of my Aradhya, Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva is the primary form of divinity the one who is Nirakar and Shankara known for his valor, generosity and divine Aura.

God Shiva is one of the most prestigious supreme consciousness who has always been a giver to humanity. He never asked anything in return.

god in Hinduism

It is a beautiful story associated with Sati and Shiva in which Sati, daughter of Daksha welcomes all the dignitaries who visit her kingdom for a huge gathering.

On the other side, Shiva Gives shelter to homeless and foodless sculptor community.

The story will reveal Why Among Hindu gods, god Shiva is complete in himself?

One day Narada reaches Kailash and observes Shiva observing a beautiful flower.

Shiva and Narad

He smiles and tells to Nandi that, he has the right kind of boon that destiny makes him reach the right place on right time.

Narad gives salutation to Shiva.

Shiva asks the reason for Narada Arrival. Narada replies that he came to take the blessing of Mahadev.

Narad - “Prabhu, Today you are noticing this flower; Is something special in it?”

Shiva tells to Narad that the flower came by its own while flowing on water stream.

Shiva gives the flower to Nandi hands. Nandi excitement disappears when he hears that flower came by its own and Mahakaal is just passing the lotus to Nandi hands.

Sage Narad smiles and decides to take an exploration on flower issue, so he tells to Lord Rudra .

Narad - “It came by its own; it may be possible that someday goddess Sati may come here by her own will.”

In the meantime, Shiva ghost and apparition appears; and join the conversation, they tell to sage Narada.

Ghost - “ these flowers didn’t come on their own; Nandi brought them from a village where Goddess Sati was roaming in a village of Kankhal.”

Narad tells to Shiva that Daksha was very angry after seeing Nandi on his kingdom.

He showcased his power in front of his subjects and Sati to convince them that he is more powerful than everyone else.

Narad also informs Shiva that Prajapati Daksha is going to organize a large gathering in which he is inviting all dignitaries like Moon, Sapt sages, Indra and Demigods.

The reason behind this gathering is Nandi because Daksha saw him on his kingdom which increased the anger of Daksha, as we already knew that relationship between Shiva and Daksha is not too good and Nandi changed it worse by bringing the flower of Sati.

Nandi dumped flower into the water stream from where Shiva Shankara picked it.

Shiva takes Nandi side he tells to Narad

Shiva - Nandi have high affection with me; he saw flowers getting removed from my temple.

It didn’t look justified to him, so he brought all the flowers here in Kailash Parvat.

Narad with a big smile tells to Shiva

Narad - “ Definitely Nandi is your biggest devotee; there is no doubt in it.”

On the other side sage, Dadhichi meets with sage Atri regarding the large gathering organized by Dakha.

Meanwhile, Moon (Chandra) visit there with his consort Rohini to meet his father, Sage Atri.

Moon (Chandra) and Rohini touches feet of their Mother Anusuya.

shiva gans and nandi

Mother blesses them and asks to the moon,

Mother Anusuya- “Don’t you miss me, my son?”

Moon (Chandra) - “Yes Mother I miss you so much, I always keep my eye on you from the sky.”

Anusuya asks another question

Mother Anusuya - “Then why don’t you come to meet me, Chandra.”

Moon - “A son who keeps starring his mother from sky to whole night; then he must be sleeping on daylight, mother.”

Sage Dadhichi and sage Atri get delighted by hearing the conversation between a son and his mother.

Sage Atri father of Moon (Chandra) informs him that he has an invitation from his father in law Daksha, who has invited him to a huge gathering.

Moon (Chandra) accepts the invitation and takes leave with his wife Rohini from his mother Anusuya and father sage Atri's home.

Last but not the least sage Dadhichi, he gives salutation to sage Dadhichi.

Daksha calls all his daughters and informs them that he has invited respective dignitaries for a large gathering which will take place in a couple of days.

Daksha - "It is our responsibility to look after our guest."

Daksha orders to Sati that you will welcome all our guests with your sisters. He informs Sati that he will be engaged in all the preparation of large gathering so you will take responsibility for spring festival preparation.

Sati accepts all the orders given to her with a sweet and gentle smile on her face.

Later on as per her father order; she welcomes all dignitaries like Indra, Sapt sages.

Moon (Chandra) joins the gathering with his wife Rohini everyone gets delighted to see Moon (Chandra) with Rohini.

Sati greets them and asks her sister Rohini that where is her other sister Revati another spouse of Moon (Chandra).

On the mount Kailash, Nandi runs toward Shiva. Shiva ghost and apparition, see Nandi restless they ask the reason behind the matter.

Nandi asks them where Shiva is sitting?

In between the conversation, Nandi leaves them and runs toward Shiva. He grabs Shiva's feet and starts weeping.

Shiva awakes from meditation and asks Nandi the reason behind his restlessness.

Nandi tells to Shiva that Daksha boycotted entire community of sculptor and now they have no shelter, food or land.

Even their medical condition is not that good. Daksha didn’t think for a moment that their community has sick people and pregnant ladies.

Nandi defines all the agony of the sculptor community that old ladies and kids are too in their community. Shiva Confirms Nandi that they will get shelter on Kailash.

The sculptor community was sitting on Kailash's cremation ground .

One of the community sculptors asks their leader that what they will do now?

They don’t have food and shelter; their kids are sitting on cremation ground. Who will support them?

Their leader tells to the entire community.

sculptors Leader - “Don’t take any stress, believe me, we are about to reach toward Kailash Parvat, a sacred place of Lord Shiva .

Your every sorrow, every pain disappears after reaching there.”

From behind Shiva's mystical voice comes there.

God Shiva appears to meet the community of sculptors.

Shiva says “I Welcome the great sculptor community, descendants of Vishwakarma.”

Everyone looks back, and Mahadev was standing in front of them. Everyone stands and folds the hand with humility.

Shiva was standing tall among his devotees ; everyone bows down to him. Shiva tells them that whatever has happened to them was sad, but they can stay on Mount Kailash.

Rocks here are better for their sculptor work, River & streams have fresh water. Natural herbs of Himalayas will also help them to improve their medical states.


Shiva Gives shelter to sculptor community Sculptor community gets delighted by hearing all words of Shiva. They tell to Shiva that today is the best day of their lives.

Their Lord is with them, now they have no fear, no worries, Who else could be happier than them.

Nandi, apparition & Shiva Ghost share food & fruits to them.

Shiva informs them that tonight he will have supper with them, which fills the entire Sculptor community with ecstasy.

Everyone Chants OM NAMAH SHIVAYA.


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