Murti Worship in Hinduism

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.

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