There are many powerful and greatest Hindu Gods around the world and however we cannot say with any certainty what is truly knowable. Though some of the Gods we have listed down here in this article may not be praised very often and don’t have a temple, they are believed to be supreme with ultimate power. Keeping such minor things in consideration, we have listed down the 10 Greatest Gods in India.
List of Top 10 Greatest Hindu Gods in India
1. Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva is yet another most powerful and the greatest God in the world. Lord Shiva is known as the God of Death and he is the creator of God Vishnu and Brahma, he is known as Sayambu which means he is not given birth by any human but is created. Lord Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism and is said to be the controller of time itself and has the responsibility of carrying out the process of destruction at the end of the creation. Indeed, Hindus believe that Lord Shiva’s powers of destruction and recreation are used even now to destroy the illusions and imperfections of the world, paving the way for beneficial change.
2. Lord Ganesha
Ganesha is the eldest son of Lord Shiva. He is worshiped for a new beginning. Although Ganesha has many attributes, he is readily identified by his elephant head and is one of the greatest Gods in the world. He is considered the main God in the world as he teaches the best and removes all the obstacles of his devotees and thought to bring good luck. He is the patron of arts and sciences and the God of Intellect and Wisdom. Ganesha idols and statues are of great significance to people around the world and thus are in great demand.
3. Lord Vishnu
The Preserver and the protector of the Universe, Vishnu is also known as one of the most powerful Gods in the world. The role of Vishnu is believed to return to the earth in troubled times and restore the balance of good and evil. Lord Vishnu so far has incarnated nine times, and also many believe that he will be reincarnated one last time close to the end of the world. Lord Vishnu is the supreme being within Vaishnavism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism and within the Trimurti, the triple deity of Supreme Divinity includes Brahma and Shiva.
4. Lord Brahma
Brahma, is one of the greatest Hindu Gods in India resides in Brahmaloka and is also one of the trinity Gods of Hinduism, he is the creator of the universe and is often portrayed as the four-headed God denoting four directions. It is believed that Brahma indeed had five heads, but because of the pride of the fifth head, it was cut off by Shiva. Since Brahma himself is the creator of the Universe, he evolved from the Lotus Flower in the navel of Vishnu.
5. Lord Rama
Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is yet another greatest Hindu God in the universe. He is the eldest son of Kaushalya and Dasharatha and ruler of the Ayodhya Kingdom. Lord Rama is the central protagonist of the epic Ramayana.Kaikeyi, one of his step-mothers wanted him exiled so that his son could be next King. Therefore, Rama was sent into exile along with his wife and brother Laxman for a period of 14 years. Filled with evil desires, and lust, Ravana, the king of Lanka abducted Sita during their exile. Eventually, this led to the War during which Rama defeated Ravana.
6. Lord Sri Krishna
Lord Krishna is known as the most powerful God of all time. According to Hindu Mythology, Krishna takes the form of Narayana in front of Arjuna at this time. Narayana is the supreme deity who helps the people to cross the ocean of bondages. Narayana according to the followers of Vaishnavism is the ultimate truth and reality, the beginning of the world and also its end. Also, according to the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna is the supreme personality and possesses all treasures, all power, all eminence, all splendors, all comprehension, and all renunciation.
7. Kumar Kartikeya
Did you know that Kumara Karthikeya is a Hindu God, and is the greatest God in India. He also goes by the names Kumar Kartikeya or Kartikeya. Kartikeya is the first son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The prime objective of Kartikeya’s birth was to kill the demon Tarakasura and for this reason he was raised by the Kritikas, far away from his parents to protect him from the demon;s attempt to assassinate him. For his courage and skill, Kartikeya was offered the position of the king of heaven, but he turned down the offer as he considered the role of Commander-in-Chief of the Devas which was offered to him for his victory against Tarkasur.
Harihara is yet another Hindu God who is considered highly powerful in India. Harihara is the embodiment of two supreme Hindu deities. The Name Hari stands for Vishnu and Hara stands for Shiva. And therefore because of this fusion, Harihara is followed by both devotees of Vishnu and Shiva. Harihara shows the importance of all Gods as the supreme power in the Universe. Have you seen the iconography of Harihara? It is split into two halves, one half represents Lord Shiva holding the Trishul, a Drum, and a Deer and the other half represents Vishnu with a Conch Shell and Chakra.
9. Lord Hanuman
The son of Air Deity, Pawan or Vayu, Hanuman is also one of the greatest Hindu Gods in India. He is also known as the one of the eight immortals known as the Astachiranjiwi. It is said and believed that Hanuman once tried to swallow the Sun and therefore due to his mischievous actions, his powers were restricted until He met Lord Rama and hence became one of the central role in Ramayana, Lord Hanuman is highly known for saving Rama’s Brother Laxmana by carrying an entire mountain of Sanjiwani Buti, a life-saving her and ever since he is been considered as the symbol of Devotion.
10. Lord Indra
Lord Indra , the King of heaven and the leader of Devas is also one of the major and the greatest Gods of the World and he stands for Strength and Courage. Lord Indra is known as the God of Rain. Lord Indra is the son of Aditi and the sage Kashyap and is one of the most important deities but is often shown as a cunning God always sending obstacles in the way of Devotees especially the Asuras with the aim of ruining people’s efforts to please Gods.