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What does hinduism say about oneness of god? [duplicate]

What does Hinduism say about oneness of god and imagelessness of god? Doesn't it say in the vedas? From Brahmasutra: Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan Meaning: there is no god but one ...
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It says in the Puranas that 'Brahman is One' then why do Hindus worship more than one god? [duplicate]

Why do Hindus worship more than one god even though in the Puranas it says brahman is one? Also, it says in the Puranas you shouldn't worship any idols, and yet I see Hindus worshipping idols.
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Is Hinduism fundamentally monotheistic or polytheistic or somewhere in between? [duplicate]

I used to believe that Hinduism is a polytheistic religion because of the sheer number of Gods around. But now I'm not so sure. Personally, I've always been a devotee of Krishna (member of ISKCON). ...
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Why does hinduism has so many gods? [duplicate]

Why does hinduism has so many gods? With so many gods, how can one focus, are they not distracted?
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Hindu god and goddess [duplicate]

Why in one religion there are so many gods? I am a hindu and I always get confused when my grandmother says that don't do certain things or these certain gods will punish you. Why people believe that ...
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According to Bhagvad Gita, Lord Krishna is the ultimate God. So why are there other beliefs in Hinduism?

I am talking about monotheism and polytheism. When we refer to bagavat Gita we can see that bagvan gives answer to this, he is the creator, preserver and destroyer.
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Why "GURU" is equal to "supreme GODS"?

"Gurur brahmaa gurur vishnuh gurur devo maheshvarah gurur saakshaat parabrahma tasmai shree gurave namah." Translation: Know the Guru to be Brahma himself. He is Vishnu. He is also Shiva. Know ...
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What is the difference between God and Devi-Devta or are they same?

Is there a difference between God and Devi-Devta or are they same? As we know there are thousands of devis and devas, are they the same as God or is there any difference between them? If they are ...
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What is Param Brahma?

Who is Param Brahma or Parampita Parmeshwar? What is the relation of lord Vishnu, lord Shankara with Param Bhrahma ?
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Why do Hindus worship different Gods if they believe in only one God which is parabrahma?

Why do Hindus worship different avatars of Gods and aspects of nature like Sun, Snake, Cow etc if they believe in only God which is Parabrahma?
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How did the rumor started that there are 33 crore Gods in Hinduism? [duplicate]

Why did people start saying that there are 33 crore Gods in Hinduism? The question asks for as how did the rumor started and not if it's true or false.
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Is Hinduism religious philosophy mono-theistic (Paratma) or bi-theistic (Prakriti and Purush)?

According to Chapter 11 of Gita, Lord Krishna while showing the ViswaRoop (Universal form vision) to Arjun said that Behold the two Adityas, the eight Vasus, the eleven forms of Siva, the twin ...
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Which GOD is the true GOD? [duplicate]

According to rig veda, the God is one. Can anyone tell who is one and only God ? Is it Shiva,Vishnu or Brahma ?
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Is there any definition for gods? [duplicate]

In Hinduism lot of gods available. Is there any definition for gods in Hinduism? How the gods are identified?
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