|Query: Idol Worship...
Worshipping idols in Hinduism... Is it a ritual!|
Hindus do not worship idol. They use an idol as a medium to worship God
Almighty. Not only idols, in Hinduism whatever means are available... people use it as the medium for
worshipping God. In villages where even the basics of life are missing... people just install a stone and
taking it as a medium to worship God. Others use trees... some rivers as medium for worshiping gods and
Whatever be the medium... how does it matter! For the masses it is
difficult to assimilate the wisdom of the sacred scriptures. They do need a medium... something simpler to
concentrate their thoughts upon. Installation of the statues of Jesus Christ and mother Mary in churches does
not mean God Almighty exists in them. They are simply a medium for prayers.
Take the path of Mahavira (the 24th Tirthankara Jainism), or of Gautama
Buddha... traverse the path traveled by Jesus Christ or prophet Mohammed... all lead to the same goal... the
abode of God... the kingdom of God (aka Vaikunth in Hinduism).
The ultimate crux of life lies in the fact that we gain enlightenment
(kaivalya jnana) and finally salvation (moksha) at the earliest.
Essay by: Kaivalya
Jnani ... One who realized self in his life time! Send your query!
A to Z of Idol Worship explained in words everyone can easily understand and
fathom. More on worshipping idols hinduism can be found at : Hinduism Beliefs
... Neeru J. - 5th June 2010.
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