Hinduism: One God and no idol worship

Learned Hindus, who are well versed in their scriptures, insist that a Hindu should believe in and worship only one God.

“Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.”
[Bhagavad Gita 7:20]

“Ekam evadvitiyam”
“He is One only without a second.”
[Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]1

“Na casya kascij janita na cadhipah.”
“Of Him there are neither parents nor lord.”
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9]2

“Na tasya pratima asti”
“There is no likeness of Him.”
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]3

“Na samdrse tisthati rupam asya, na caksusa pasyati kas canainam.”
“His form is not to be seen; no one sees Him with the eye.”
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:20]4

“na tasya pratima asti”

There is no image of Him.”
[Yajurveda 32:3]

“shudhama poapvidham”
“He is bodyless and pure.”
[Yajurveda 40:8]

“Andhatama pravishanti ye asambhuti mupaste”
They enter darkness, those who worship the natural elements” (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). “They sink deeper in darkness, those who worship sambhuti.”
[Yajurveda 40:9]

Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

God is mentioned as Ila (Allah) is the following places:

Rigveda Book 2 hymn 1 verse 11

Rigveda Book 3 hymn 30 verse 10

Rigveda Book 9 hymn 67 verse 30

Amongst the various Upanishads one of the Upanishads is named as ‘Allo’ Upanishad in which God is referred to as “Allah” several times.


18 responses to “Hinduism: One God and no idol worship

  1. God is mentioned as Ila (Allah) is the following places:

    Rigveda Book 2 hymn 1 verse 11

    Rigveda Book 3 hymn 30 verse 10

    Rigveda Book 9 hymn 67 verse 30

    As to where you can read it online… I don’t know. You can check it from your paperbook or if you dont have one, you can go to a library and see these verses.

    • Wa’alaykumusSalaam,

      We don’t need to expose anyone. We just need to present Islam to the world and part of that is to show monotheism and ‘no idol worship’ to other religions in their books.

  2. Excellent blog.

    Indian Vedic contribution is a reservoir of Vibrant Information and Harmonious Creativity. May the womb of nature embrace all with tranquil blessings from this day forward? Let this attract one’s attention affecting them positively. It is a sanctuary of the self a creative venue which serves as an enduring expression of lightness, where a peaceful atmosphere with sunlight flows and serene atmosphere prevail.

    In the storm of life we struggle through myriads of stimuli of pressure, stress, and multi problems that seek for a solution and answer. We are so suppressed by the routine of this every life style that most of us seem helpless. However, if we look closely to ancient techniques we shall discover the magnificent way to understand and realize the ones around us and mostly ourselves. If only we could stop for a moment and allow this to happen. May all beings be happy (Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu) is the essence of Indian philosophy?

    The ancient Indian philosophy of keeping mind and body for the well being has entered the managerial, medical and judicial domain of the world. Today it has found its place as an alternative to the theory of modern management and also as a means to bring back the right path of peace and prosperity for the human beings.

  3. As far as I am concerened Hinduism has not one book but many books and just by going through one line and spreading a rumor that idol worship is banned in hindusim doesn’t suit. I would ask our Hindu brothers please refrain from such rumours better read all the Vedas Upanishads before believing in one sentence. Also Hinduism doesn’t preach conversion like some other religions do.

  4. As the Rishis – taught avoid Idol worship and Praise The G-d as soul form, satanic afflictions and Superstitions will move out if our society

  5. Allopanishad is a fraudulent book written by Muslims during Mughal period to convert Hindus to islam. It is a tactic adopted by Muslims everywhere.They wrote gospel of Barnabas, gospel of Thomas etc to dupe Christians

    • This means that religions originally were from the same source (God) but people on earth changed them over time. If we all go back to the way they were revealed by God, we would be on one and the same religion.

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