It is a very controversial thing about this verses along the religious websites, especially nonhindu websites, they are claiming that idol worship is prohibited in hinduism. Is it true, idol worshiping prohibited in hinduism. Jun 19, 2008 does vedas speaks about worshipping god alone and prohibits worshipping natural things. Sounds as though someone told you that idol worship is prohibited in the vedas, and you think the vedas means a book like the quran or the bible. The practice dates back to the indus valley period 5000 bc. This is what sri swami prabhavanada says in the book spiritual heritage of india. Sadhguru looks at the worship of idols in the hindu way of life, and explains that. Some people may argue that raja bhoj mentioned in the prophecy lived in the 11th century c. Even though, as halbertal and margalit note, the central theological principle in the bible is the refutation of idolatry 10,1 it is ironic that the category that is supposed to be the firmest and strictest of all. So long as you think it is an idol you have not got it. Idol worship is prohibited per vedas which should be mentioned. Murti is a general term for an image, statue or idol of a deity or mortal in indian culture. It is a summary study of the sri caitanyacaritamrta and contains the life and teachings of lord sri caitanya mahaprabhu who appeared in west bengal around five hundred years ago and who is lord krishna himself appearing in the mood of a pure devotee of krishna.
In many indian religions, such as theistic and nontheistic forms of hinduism, buddhism and. The teachings of lord caitanya is one of srila prabhupadas most important books. To those who are not familiar with it, image worship is the practice of ritually worshipping god or hindu divinities in image form. It is very easy to understand how deity worship may at first appear as idol worship to a person who is unfamiliar with the principle behind this important devotional process.
Idol worshiping is not prohibited in vedas, but considered as least kind of worshiping. And so many hindu reformers went to the extent of saying that true hinduism, in its pristine form by which they meant vedas, had no idols. Are you aware of the fact that idol worship is prohibited in the vedas. In these monotheistic religions, idolatry has been considered as the worship of false gods and is forbidden by the values. Nov 27, 2012 no idolatry in vedas western indologists dr vivek arya swami dayanand was first scholar in modern times to proclaim that idolatry or worship of god in forms of idols is not sanctioned in the holy vedas. In abrahamic religions, namely judaism, christianity and islam, idolatry connotes the worship of something or someone other than god as if it were god. Hinduism idols for concentration but vedas against idol. The book points out that idol worship is a form of spiritual immaturity, though it isnt wrong. In my opinion, i the belief in the authenticity of the vedas and ii the belief in the varnashram dharma are more basic to hinduism than the belief in cowprotection and idol worship. Therefore, it is very likely that there could have been a time where idol worship was prohibited and working on oneself to realize the ultimate truth was the process that was undertaken. Consider the example of a young man with blood cancer leukemia. Nothing is existed in this universe, without the brahma, stones and idols have the same composition, what the brahmand has. We invoke the presence of god from the higher, unseen worlds, into the image so that we can commune with him and receive his blessings.
In hinduism there are many words to describe the nature of god, and we will refer to them as the need arises, but in this regard, the most. Common questions asked by hindus about islam by dr naik. Hindu scriptural evidence against making and worshipping idols. In fact, it is impossible to conceive of god without some form of idol, for idol worship is the way of religion. When an idol is made by the hindu, he assigns certain qualities to that idol. Yajurveda chapter 32, verse 3 na tasya pratima asti there is no image of him it.
If you want a quote from the vedas then here is one from bhagavat purana. Vedas speaks of one god that is the supreme self in i. An introduction the following are some references from hindu scriptures. An idol is energized in a certain way so that it emits vibrations that can influence people around in a temple. Rahul asking vedas dont prohibits idol worship zakir naik part1. They enter darkness those who worship natural things for e. Today idolatry remains a powerful tool that the devil uses to turn us away from god. No scripture explicitly rejects idol worship, including vedas. Beware of ayurvedic medicine many christians seek help from ayurvedic practitioners. Idolatry the jews often mixed up, with gods worship exodus 32. Introduction presenting islam to hindus arabic recitation 3.
Hindus do not worship a stone or metal idol as god. Hindus do worship idols, but so do christians, jews and even muslims. Thread open to everybody a veda believer or not believer, of religion or noreligion, please regards. Idols can be made of any material, with or without any shape. Essence of vedas download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. This book contains references from all major religious scriptures quran, christian bible, jews bible and vedas.
Are you aware of the fact that idol worship is prohibited in the vedas which is considered as a highly sacred book by hindus. Even if idolatry and avatar are not mentioned in vedas, still the idea of avatar came from vedas and vedas have their own literature from vishnu to vaman. Six systems of vedic worship sankaracharya ramanis blog. Jan 30, 2010 in hinduism idol worship is not prohibited. Idols in the hindu way of life why are they worshipped. Idol worship is prohibited in hinduism e common hindus use. This is very opposite to what we follow in hinduism today where there are millions of gods and idols to worship, each god signifying certain characteristics. Agniveer is greatest champion of idolworship till the mindset that says idolsworshippers are worst of creatures is made extinct. Common questions asked by hindus about islam by dr. Furthermore, there is also a scientific reason behind idol worship, building statues, and temples in the hindu culture. Get better references and citations in all sections where they are lacking. Amongst all the religious scriptures of the hindus, the most sacred are the vedas. The concept of idolatry in the bible is powerful and complex, diverse and problematic.
Was he not a idol worshiper when he was respecting the photos of his parents. Stone and idol are the parts of brhamand and vedas say. Idolatry is the worship of an idol or cult image, being a physical image, such as a statue, or a. Nov 19, 2012 idol worship forbidden in hindu scriptures q. Yajurveda vedas are the most sacred amongst all the hindu scriptures. Preference is given to manasika pooja which means a person who wish to worship any god, need to assume gods image in his mind and concentrate on that god and worship in his mind manasika. The vedas also are thoroughly opposed to idol worship, but what you have seen in hindu temples is not idol worship but rather deity worship. It is a very controversial thing about this verses along the religious websites, especially nonhindu peoplewebsites, they are claiming that idol worship is prohibited. Hinduism is known for image worship or idol worship murthi puja. Jan 09, 2015 terrorism breeds on hatred for idolworshippers. It is a very controversial thing about this verses along the religious websites, especially nonhindu peoplewebsites, they are claiming that idol worship is prohibited in hinduism.
The hindu pundits and scholars agree that the vedas and other hindu religious scriptures prohibit idol worship, but initially because the mind may not be matured, an idol is required for. The prophet will be given protection against his enemy. The following are only few references, you may find many more once you go through it. The old testament is rich with examples, both good and bad, that remain just as relevant in the present day. Mark that it is god that is worshipped in the form of the idol and not the idol as god. In worship that incorporeal creator of vedas in the form of image of veda, i imagine him in human form for worshipping. Why do people worship idols even though they are banned in their. Islam strongly prohibits all form of idolatry, which is part of the sin of shirk arabic. Are you aware of the fact that idol worship is prohibited. When the universe is brahma hence, called brahmand, why not a stone is brahma or shiva. Finalist 2014 pacific book awards religion bronze 2014 ippy award religion. It is the qualities that are worshiped by the hindu. The idea that vedas are agianst idol worship is an interpretation of arya samaj from the vedas.
Endowed with such a faith, he endeavors to worship a particular demigod. Thus this hymn mentions the idolatry which is further described in puranas. One may be tempted to ask, at this point, whether all the beliefs listed by gandhi are really fundamental to hinduism. God supreme or supreme spirit has no pratima idol or material shape the vast ocean of vedic religion or santana dharma was consistently steady and calm for. These idols were worshipped by soldiers before going to war, or by people in times of distress or errors. Preference is given to manasika pooja which means a person who wish to worship any god, need to assume god s image in his mind and concentrate on that god and worship in his mind manasika. The idols of rama, sita, lakshmana, krishna, venkateshwara, ganesha, laxmi and many innumerable idols are worshipped all over the world by hindus.
They sink deeper in darkness those who worship sambhuti i. Upasana is approaching the chosen ideal or object of worship by meditating on it in accordance with the teachings of the sastras and the guru and. Review except for the abovementioned investigations, no learned in vedas says that vedas do have or present idolatry, but that idolatry is not allowed by vedas. Idol worship not allowed in hinduism vedas and upanishads, somebody tell this donkey rogi aadityanath. By reading this book you will come to know major religion of world islam, christianity, judaism, hinduism god is one without any partners mentioned in all major religion alcohol is prohibited in all major religion. No idolatry in vedas western indologists vedicvoice. The hindu pundits and scholars agree that the vedas and other hindu religious scriptures prohibit idol worship, but initially because the mind may not be matured, an idol is required for concentration while worshipping. Download essence of vedas or read online books in pdf, epub, tuebl, and mobi format. But i feel that this ethic was caused by hindu exposure to islam and christianity, in which our views on idol worship was integrated by hinduism. The practice of idol worship in hinduism and why hindus pray to idols and images at homes and in temples. Download the rig veda free pdf ebook and audio version. No doubt it is prohibited in all holy books like vedas, upanishads, talmudh, bible and the quran. And indeed, shirdi sai baba says similar things about idol worship.
Life after death in the vedas a rigveda, book 10, hymn 16, verse 4 b rigveda, book 10, hymn 16, verse 5. When simple piece of painted paper invokes so much love and respect, idol consecreted with due pratishhta should invoke reverse to that great lord that is symbolized in that idol. Apr 03, 2011 idol worshiping is not prohibited in vedas, but considered as least kind of worshiping. The vedas an englishonly, indexed version of the 4 veda samhitas in one document issue 1, draft 2 compiled by the dharmic scriptures team november 24, 2002 ano bhadraha kritavayo yantu vishwataha let noble thoughts come from every side rg veda 1. Aug 25, 20 all those who worship demi gods, all those do idol worship, they are materialistic people. The help of an idol is sought by the hindu to make it more simplified. Idol worship was started by the followers of buddhism and jains. Nark in the vedas rigveda, book 4, hymn 5, verse 4.
This method of puja worship is recommended to give devotion a concrete focus. But i think that idol worship is part of human nature. Assalam alaikum, this is yaseen ahmed i am a software engineer by profession. A form or image is necessary for worship in the beginning. Hindu scriptures are neither prohibiting idol worship nor. Worship is the effort on the part of the upasak he who does upasana or worship to reach the proximity or presence of god or the supreme self. The passages about idolworship that have been quoted at the beginning are from an article titled superstition and indians by n. Murti idol worship the idol is a support for the neophyte. It is important to understand that the attributes of god almighty. Principally there are four vedas and amongst all the vedas, the rigveda is the most sacred and oldest. The four books of the vedasrig, yajur, sama and atharvainclude over. Idol worship is prohibited in hinduism e common hindus use idols for worshipping for concentration. The bhagvadgita says that i am giving the reference ch.
Why should one be more composed in a church than elsewhere. Current issue featured article magazine archives download pdfepub. Jan 20, 2015 but i am a human being and i believe its my duty not to make the general public illiterate about our scripture get the idea that vedas are against idol worship. My question is the hindu pandits and scholars, agree that the vedas, and other hindu religious scriptures prohibit idol worship, but initially because the mind may not be matured, therefore an idol is required for concentration while worshipping.
In fact onethird of the book is just on controversies that you rarely find in any other literature. Worship practices practicing hindus worship god present in every form, recognizing that everything is a manifestation of god sometimes we hear that hindus practice idol worship this is incorrect hindus do not worship the idol but god in a particular form this is common practice in all religions where. Truth is worshipping of some form of incorporeal, selforiented being selfless, worship of supreme being, trimurti durga, ganesh, ten forms of vishnu, believing in creditability of vedas, importance of disinterested deed, the other world, consequences of the deeds, pilgrimage and devotion, temples and idols, knowledge, worship, and religion all are parts of hinduism, which formed together and have been. Previously i thought hinduism is a religion of 330 crores idols and deity. Ganesha idols adorn indian town before hindu festival page 5. From vedas prohibition of idol worship in yajurveda there is no image of him. Idol worship sin or science by shri krishna shrimad.
Why idol worship or image worship is justified in hinduism. Ganesha idols adorn indian town before hindu festival. Vivekanandas explanation on idol worship and many gods. Idolatry is the worship of an idol or cult image, being a physical image, such as a statue, or a person in place of god. But one of my friend told that vedas speaks against idol worship and to believe in one true god. Does vedas speaks about worshipping god alone and prohibits. Heres the unpalatable truth about beef and hinduism. Download the bible, the holy quran, the mahabharata, and thousands of free pdf ebooks on buddhism, meditation, etc.
But many hindus end up appearing as to worshiping the idols. Apr 20, 2010 ive seen some hindu scholars opine that idol worship is strictly prohibited in hinduism. Actually, hindus are not supposed to worship idols, they are to worship their god through those idols. Hinduism idols for concentration but vedas against idol worship.1218 302 1646 929 1034 1469 303 1117 862 805 223 935 61 1437 1163 884 370 237 214 880 1696 222 581 478 331 755 765 262 260 1343 1442 271 281 275 367 1165 142 404 947 687 128 1316