Why do some Hindu gods have blue faces?
The blue complexion or blue body is not considered symbolic or artistic.
It is considered by many hindus to be the actual appearance of some of the Gods, such as Krishna or Vishnu. There is not some complex reason for it, it simply is the appearance of that particular diety.
If that is not a satisfying explanation, consider a more esoteric one; It is said that the color blue is experienced in the upper portion of the head (the sahasrar region) of the yogi at certain advanced stages of deep meditation.
It is said that the yogi experiences God in that place. The yogi's chosen form of God, the "ishta deva" form of God (Sanskrit işţadevatā ) then takes personified form for him and may eventually grant that fortunate yogi "God realization" or enlightenment".
Some links are posted below. Hopefully they will not serve to confuse this subject even more:
1.) LOTUS - It Is Known as GODS FLOWER according to Hindu Culture. 2.) "hibiscus rosa sinensis" - "Sembaruthi" in tamil which is RED in color is another flower which can be offered to hindu gods. BUT some people say that it cannot be used in "SRI MAHA VISHNU, SRI MAHALAKSHMi & SRI HANUMAN" pooja yet i don't know why.
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Allah is not a Hindu God it's the Arabic name for God. Muslims do not use imagery to describe their God. This is why Muslim holy places and mosques are filled with Arabic lettering. Hindu gods are depicted in brightly coloured pictures. These are some of them Vishnu Matangi Shakti Indra More information is available via the source link below.
If you were to look at some Indian/Hindu depictions of their Gods you would realize that all their male Gods are wearing earrings. The information I have seen in Hindu religious scriptures indicate that it is a tradition for boys to have ritual shaving of the head and piercing of the ears at the start of their formal educational process.
Guru Nanak was born into a Hindu family, he then was visited by God and also disagreed with some of the Hindu beliefs. Although he disagreed and the two religions are different Sikhism evolved from Hinduism. This is one we have Hindu Punjabi's as most of the Hindu Punjabi's believe in both the 10 guru's and in Hindu gods and goddesses. I know this because my own family is like this. Therefore Sikhism evolved from…
Hindus believe that cows are sacred and in India people are banned from killing any cow. most Indians are vegetarians ( but no Hindu will eat beef) some Hindu temples keep sacred animals some Hindu gods have animal characteristics such as ... GANESH-he has the head of an elephant HANUMAN-takes the form of a monkey i hope this helps u answer the question.
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Hindu temple are influenced by Greek and Arabic architecture and inside they have "murthis" of gods in rooms which are adorned with expensive fabric and elegant jewels. This varies from temple to temple. Some are large; some are smaller and are simplistic in design. It looks just the same as it does on the outside, except upside down.
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In hinduism god is one.he is called supreme god. some also believe in theory of incarnation (avatāra). according to this theory supreme god took different forms to save humanity and was known as different names. thus hinduism is monotheistic. there are main 3 god in hindu. this trinity is made up of lord shiva lord vishnu and lord brahma.
there are 35 goodness and more then 50 god. Some texts refer to Hinduism as having 330 million gods. However some of the main currents in Hinduism could be described as monotheistic, worshiping only one god and considering other gods as simply variations or manifestations of different aspects of the one true God. (Most Vaisnav and Shaivite traditions with which I am familiar fall into this category.)