There are 33 crores (330 Million) Gods in Hinduism, Why Hindus follow many Gods? People say that follow only one God. If we follow many Gods what happens? This is a question raised by a devotee in Art of Living’s Maha Satsang in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Let’s read the reply from Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji.
Last time when I came to Indore, I went straight to Pakistan from Indore and in Pakistan I was asked the same question – we follow only one God but you all follow thousands of Gods, why is it so? This time also I am going to Pakistan after Indore. March 11th, 12th and 13th, I have my Pakistan tour. Thousands of people have done course there and practice Sudarshan Kriya. Many people from the Muslim community will also come to meet me there. Arrangements are being made there now.
At that time I answered to this same question. I said, ‘You make samosa, kachori, parantha. Different types of food are all made with wheat. Why?’
There is phulka, roti, parantha, noodles, all are also made with wheat. The same wheat is used in many different ways.
Similarly, God has also not produced one vegetable for you, otherwise lifelong you would have to only eat brinjal, He has done that. How many different types of vegetables are created for you?
The creator who has created so many varieties, would He not like to manifest Himself in different forms and colors? We also say one God, but there are many forms, many names – Ananta Gunamaye, Ananta Naami. In thousands of names, thousands of qualities there is only one Paramatma.
Humans have known this fact. Knowing this, they became very happy.