later periods, several other great community leaders also were recognized
as "God Siva" in various areas. Similarly many other scholars have
shown "proofs" that many of the manifestations worshipped as Deities
actually represents superhuman personalities in different places
and times. They were worshipped as manifestations of God, who came
to protect the community. Rama was here about 5000 years ago and
Krishna manifested about 4000 to 4500 years back.
the ten great incarnations of Vishnu, several manifestations of
Siva and various Deities described in the Hindu Puranas [Mythology]
as God manifesting Himself, may be persons who actually lived in
our land. There are many people who believe that "God Siva"
manifested Himself as the great Hindu Saint Adi Sankara, and gave
us the Advaita Philosophy.
ancient Hindu scholars, while writing detailed accounts of all their
teachings, never gave any description of historical or chronological
details of the time and date or the names of the Seers and Rishis
who wrote these philosophical teachings.
God, as established and described by the Religious teachings as
Omnipotent and Omnipresent, are often not conceivable or comprehensible
for ordinary people, many religions enforced the thoughts with a
dogma and an unquestionable blind faith. Hinduism gave the faith
with a philosophy and the formless God in a neuter gender. It also
gave various forms to It, both as male and female, for daily practice
of the faith.
the Vedas deal with the religious practice as recitations, rituals
and philosophical study of the Divine Truth, Agamas that describe
Temple worship, helps ordinary people to pray to "God" in the form
they want and to serve their need. The Divine incarnations serve
such a role to teach proper faith and belief to all men at every
age. The greatness of Hindu religion lies in its ability to make
ordinary people with different levels of understanding to comprehend
the faith and practice it at different levels of devotion without
departing away from the core of the faith and its principles.