An Encyclopaedia of Hindu Deities, Demi-Gods, Godlings, Demons and Heroes Vol 1,2,3
Author: Bunce, Fredrick W.
The Hindu pantheon is a bewildering profusion: a mix of deities, demons, and heroes, which perplexes not only the neophytes, but even the best of scholarly minds. Yet, despite the multitude of its divinities, Hinduism is not a polytheistic religion. Worshipped over countless generations in innumerable homes and temples, these deities are, in affect, likened to the many facets of a single crystal â€” concretizing, as they do, the basic Hindu world view of an Ultimate Spirituality that is implicit in diverse attributes or both Nature and human experience.