Do you worship any animals form of God !

India
June 15, 2007 3:54am CST
At Hindustan snakes, bulls, rats, crows, Dogs, etc.. are being worshipped with the diety they are associated with. Is it a blind belief ? Do you also regard any animal as God ?
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• India
15 Jun 07
Everybody should give respect to everybody. Cant understood? What I mean to say is that respect goes to animals also. I think in "my" India, dogs are not worshipped. This is a belief from olden days. What the belief is , in those days, bulls and ox are used to farming in the field. And thats why they are worshipped. Similarly there will be some reason to worship all these animals too. And I didnt worship the animal but love them. In olden days, they are considered as God as they are helpful. And now also they are worshipped by us means , they had helped us then(Because now in anywhere, everybody is using machines instead of any animals help).
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• India
15 Jun 07
One more thing for worshipping the animals may be to protect them from the harm caused by human beings. The animals have been raised to a place of GOD to make people realize that they are holy and hurting them would be a curse. Nobody would ever think of hurting any GOD and so I think some intellectual people in the olden days spread the belief that the animals are personification of GOD.
• India
15 Jun 07
To gayathri praveen : Satya Sai Baba always used to keep a stray dog with him. In baba temples, his image is worshipped with dog even now. To bkneerajrk : You are right. it is the intelligence of our ancestors who gave the prominence of god to animals in order to protect them. Thanks for your wise thought.
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• India
15 Jun 07
I agree with you....
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
no, i do not worship any animal or any creature of God as god. however, we are supposed to respect everything that God has created and we have found to be of much service to us. anything at all which we find to be servicing our needs deserves our respect and care to be insured to their continuing existence and their continuing serviceability. so it is expected of us to continuously grow vegetables which we find to be useful and desirable, and those other sources of food and fruits. we are also expected to conitnuously take care of nature, as it is of primary importance in the sustenance of our lives.
• India
18 Jun 07
Nature is gods creation, the people who worship animals are nature worshippers.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
I can't really say for those other religion. However, as for me, I can say that I don't worship any other God except The Holy Triune God (Father, Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ). So I would never ever regard animals or anything in nature as God.
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• India
16 Jun 07
Amen!
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@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
We dont really worship but we associate the white dove with GOD's holy spirit. It was depicted as a dove in the baptism of Jesus Christ that's why we would venerate the dove as a symbol of purity and of love and devotion, and because doves if left with their partners are devoted to only one partner just like a married couple.
• India
15 Jun 07
I am baptised and receive my communion every sunday.
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 07
Hi samson. We all have our own beliefs. I have my own belief and I respect others belief too.
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• India
15 Jun 07
Thats so nice of you to respect others belief.
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@aissha (2036)
• India
20 Jun 07
yeah samson as hindu ,i do worship and more surprising is even being christian u know more than hindus which anilmals are worshipped ,and thats commendable
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• India
20 Jun 07
Thanks for your appreciation. I can also recite more than 20 slokas including Dwadasha Jyohirlinga stothra.
@aissha (2036)
• India
20 Jun 07
that is even surprising and of course commendable but may i know how come u know these things though being hindu and brahmin i can't recite what u can ,i'm not proud of it but thats okayy
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• India
20 Jun 07
The hindu epics Mahabaratha, Ramayana and Bhagavadgita inspired me to learn about hinduism and meditation techniques. There are certain hindu types of meditation like Sreevidya and Kumbaganapahy Sadhana which is practiced with slokas. Whenever I travel to Hindu holy places, I will learn the favourite sloka of that holy place.
@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
18 Jun 07
I wonder when are we going to learn to respect all the religions. Why hurt someone's feelings. Let each one live with their own beliefs as long as it is not harmful for society. By the way only cow is holy for Hindus and they only respect cow because after mother, child survives on cow milk, so they respect cow's like mother. Let me tell you that I am not Hindu.......but I respect all religions. Hope in future you will not hurt people. Lets be a happy family here on mylot. You agree!
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• India
18 Jun 07
I do respect all the religions. My main purpose is to know from others, what animals they worship not to degrade Hinduism, which I mastered though I born as a Christian. You will agree with me if you go through my comments on this discussion.
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@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
18 Jun 07
Yes of course I agree with you. I know you are not a kind of person who will hurt anybody. May be I got you wrong. Anyway now everythng is fine.....so let's be happy........take care.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I do not have anything against anyone who worships them, I just do not think that it is for me at all. I don't think I wan to worship them either.
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• India
18 Jun 07
I like your live and let live principle.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Thanks, I guess I just say it like it is.
• India
22 Jun 07
yeah my most revered diety is Lord Ganesh.
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• India
22 Jun 07
lord ganesh - Lord ganesh
He is the chief of shivaganas and got elephants head,I have posted Lord ganesh's picture for the information sake of others.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
21 Jun 07
I do not worship any animal but give respect to snake pits and cows. Cows give milk and many children are dependent on them even elders for that matter. Snake is considered to be taking care of husband's health and gives mangalya bhagyam to ladies so when I go to temple, I give my respects to that pit or stones on which snakes' image is made, i.e. sarpa pradishtai. It is a belief that is it all.
• India
22 Jun 07
Lord Shiva - Lord Shiva the supreme god of India.
Not all the snakes, only cobras which is seen on lord shivas neck, right! The picture of Shiva with a cobra on his neck is posted here for knowledge purpose.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
God is Spirit, and as a child of God I only worship my true God in Spirit and in truth...not worshipping by any means or any forms of other gods, specially animals themselves.
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• India
20 Jun 07
We are all Gods Children. Thanks.
@stella1989 (2275)
• India
19 Jun 07
I am an Indian too but I don't worship any animals..!! I just respect them but at the same time contradictory to this I am a nonveg. eater too..!! Well thats true..!!
• India
20 Jun 07
Thanks for sharing.
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@smoke_gun (1243)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 07
i know that cow is holy in hindustan and tao.there must be some reason those animal been worshipped as god.i didnt worship to any animal form of god but im really admire the story of monkeyking to tibet.i think the monkeyking from chinese tale is the same character in india,the monkeyking who fight for king to get his wife back.
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• India
20 Jun 07
Because of its immense help to mankind and positive vibrations, cow is regarded as God. At India also there is a monkey god called "HANUMAN"
@kawaii24 (520)
• Australia
19 Jun 07
no, for me there is only one god and he is not an animal. however, I respect every religion there is on this planet. If they wanted to worship animal then thats fine with me :)
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• India
19 Jun 07
Fine.. Thanks..
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I respect other's beliefs, but in my belief the worship or a representation (idol), is called idolatry and we don't do that. I feel that it isn't necessarily a blind belief, they know who they are praying too, but they are praying to a representation of the deity. I still don't agree with it, but I understand it. I don't necessarily have an opinion on it, I believe God is the one who can answer that best. I don't pass judgement, that is the Lords job.
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• India
19 Jun 07
Oh! It is not a idol worhip. They really worship the physical bodies.