Then was not non-existent nor existent: there was no realm of air, no sky beyond it. (Rig-Veda 10.129.1-7) It seems quite an extraordinary idea that even the gods, even the Highest Seer in the Highest Sky, could possibly not know it all.There is another account on how the universe started, which has no equivalent in any other tradition.In this ever-growing community of endless gods and goddesses, the roles of the gods and even their hierarchy are somehow diffuse.Some gods get more attention than others and different accounts suggest different hierarchies.We know very little about Hinduim beyond what can be learned from the Vedas, a collection of hymns and other ritual texts composed in different periods.These texts contain a lot of material including the teachings of the early sages.Here we also see traces of the complexity of Hinduism: the question has been approached in so many different ways. Purusha’s mind became the Moon, his eyes the Sun, the Sky came from his head, and the Earth came from his feet. [...] Who verily knows and who can here declare it, whence it was born and whence comes this creation?
Ganesha is highly recognizable with his elephant head and human body, representing the soul () respectively.Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma were part of a holy Hindu trinity (trimurti).Shiva is sometimes associated with the destruction process and Vishnu as the creator who takes the remains destroyed by Shiva in order to regenerate what has been destroyed.He is also the patron of writers, travellers, students, commerce, and new projects (for which he removes obstacles from one's path) and is rather fond of sweets, to the slight detriment of his figure.Trying to answer the big questions of life, Hinduism offers several different accounts for the origin of the universe.
We read in the Brahmanas, a group of sacred priestly texts attached to the Vedas:(a sanskrit word meaning sight), of gurus, leaders, saintly persons and even holy places and holy images.