Whenever there is degeneration of thought and increase in sin, I shall incarnate in different forms - Lord Sri Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita. The Supreme Being has no form to protect the righteous and the virtuous. He has emerged in the many forms of gods and goddesses to guide and teach humanity to lead an ideal life.
No major religion in the world can claim to have as many gods and goddesses as Hinduism. At the same time, no other religion has as many forms of worship and places of pilgrimage as do the Hindus. The plurality of gods and goddesses are not evidence of different streams of thought, neither are they there to create confusion: they fulfil a definite purpose. Each god and goddess is assigned a special responsibility. In their own sphere of activity, they are benevolent.
Gods and goddesses emerge and thrive upon positive values like patience, tolerance, love and forgiveness and lead one to a path of truth, honesty and integrity.
About the Author:
Successful as an entrepreneur, Prem P Bhalla has traveled widely in India and abroad. Being a strong proponent of Hindu philosophy and way of life, his lectures have a profound effect on most who come across him during social, cultural and educational interactions.
He imbibed cultural and spiritual wisdom from saints and gurus five decades ago in the serenity of Haridwar and Rishikesh, both Holy centres of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world. He is a much sought-after speaker on self-realisation and spiritual development based on the wisdom of value system prescribed by ancient Hindu texts.
Of the books that he has written, two of them, Hindu Rites, Rituals, Customs and Traditions and 50 Moral Tales from the Gurukul l have gone on to become bestsellers. Besides these, his other famous books are The Story of Sri Ram, 7 Steps to Self-realisation and Gems from the Ramcharitmanas.
Presently, Prem P Bhalla is engaged in developing two more projects on Hindoology for Pustak Mahal. This is Prem P Bhallas's twentieth book.