Concept of God Islam and Hinduism

Why do people worship idols

Why do people worship idols even though they are banned in their religion?
vedas (the most authentic hindu scriptures according to most scholars and hindus them self) and several other hindu scriptures ban idol worship.In fact many great hindus like swami dayanand saraswati ,Raja Rammohan Roy,Srimanta Sankaradeva
etc were against these practises.(Swami Dayanand Saraswati was undoubtedly the most  vociferous critic of image worship. He believed that since the Vedas do  not specifically speak of image worship, it is an anti-Vedic practice.)

Yajurveda Chapter 40 verse 9
“They enter darkness those   who worship natural things (for e.g. air,  water, fire, etc.). They sink deeper in  darkness those who worship sambhuti i.e.   created things (for e.g. table, chair, car,    idol etc.)
(Yajurved 40:9)
“Those whose intelligence has been  stolen by material desires they worship    demigods i.e. idols.
            (Bhagavad Gita 7:20)
and Swami Dayanand Saraswati etc were some famous hindus who condemned idol worship.

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