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Brahman, Satchidananda, may be thought of as an infinite ocean of Existence, Consciousness and bliss. All the devatas are aspects of this infinite ocean. The three main .. deities - the Trinity consisting of Brahma, Visnu and Siva - along with their consorts, form the first aspect. Here all the .. deities are considered to be different facets of God, the ...


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Uma Haimavati appears in the Kena upanishad. She points out to Indra that the yaksha they have seen is brahman and the deva-s won their victory due to brahman. अथेन्द्रमब्रुवन्मघवन्नेतद्विजानीहि किमेतद्यक्षमिति तथेति तदभ्यद्रवत्तस्मात्तिरोदधे ॥ 3.11॥ स तस्मिन्नेवाकाशे स्त्रियमाजगाम बहुशोभमानामुमाँ हैमवतीं ताँहोवाच किमेतद्यक्षमिति ॥ 3.12 ॥ सा ब्रह्मेति होवा...


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Swami Sivananda in "All About Hinduism" Page 115-119 writes Idol or Murthy (Vigraha), Sun, Fire, Water, Ganga, Saligram, Linga are all symbols or Prateekas of God which help the aspirants to attain one-pointedness of mind and purity of heart. A symbol is absolutely indispensable for fixing the mind. For a Bhakta or a sage, there is no such thing ...


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