What do goddesses do

There are innumerable gods and goddesses in Hinduism. They are called devas. Hindus believe that each of them carries the whole world soul within itself, but only represents one of its properties in a very special way.

The world soul is called Brahman. It pervades and unites the whole universe and everything in it according to the belief of the Hindus. Some Hindus also call them God.
Brahman is also found in each of the millions of Hindu deities. Each of them represents one or more qualities of Brahman in particular, for example happiness, beauty, education or energy. Some deities fulfill special wishes, others drive away evil, protect people or bring them many children or other wealth. Their appearance often betrays their message. Some deities are colorful and look friendly. Others wear skull decorations and a somber look. Still others have many arms, eyes, or even a trunk. Each of them conveys a very specific message and is celebrated with its own festival.
All deities together complement each other and all of Brahman’s characteristics come together again like pieces of a puzzle.

Every Hindu worships their own favorite deities. Their properties play a particularly important role in his life.

These gods and goddesses are particularly important to many Hindus:
  • Brahma created the world
  • Vishnu sustains the world
  • Shiva dissolves the world at the end of time before it is recreated
  • Krishna conveys divine truths
  • Lakshmi is the goddess of happiness and beauty
  • Sarasvati is the goddess of language and literature
  • Ganesha is the god of luck with the elephant head.

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