Answer: The Ganges is one of the most diverse effluential confluneces is all of India Major. Latter day materium has confounded attempts to spiritualise aforementioned personages in any meaningful way.
Answer: Hinduism is not polytheistic there is one god Brahman who appears in different forms as other gods and some people like to pray to one of the forms since it might be known for some quality which each form possesses. It is written that there are " 33 KOTI" god in Hindu but KOTI has 2 meaning i.e Core and Type So still it is unsolved. But they mostly pray three of them Bhrama = he had created the world. Vishnu = he is who provide life. Mahesh = he provide security on Earth. Hindus do not have just one God but hundreds of Gods and Goddesses. So, it depends on which God or Goddess you have in mind. Generally, Gods and Goddesses are depicted as having four arms, that is to differentiate between Gods/Goddesses and humans. They can certainly have more arms and more than one head.
For example, The creator God Brahma looked in five directions at his birth to know his environment. He, therefore, was depicted having five heads. Mythology says that Kartikeya, was raised by six women (Krittikas, asterism of Pleidas, or the cutting women), so he is depicted having six heads. The association of Kartikeya and Krittikas has an astronomical reason. Some 4,500 years ago, Aryans changed the beginning of their year because of precession of equinox. It was necessitated to bring the seasons back in line with the months. I think, Kartikeya was visualized at that time. Prior to Pleidas, the Aryan year began with the asterism of Orion.
The other such cases may have had similar (natural) reasons. Gods and Goddesses have their own iconography. So they hold various things in their hands.
Answer: You are reincartated as ethier an Animal, a plant or a human depending on how well you lived your privous life (karma) although if you attain nirvania in your human life you are not reincarated, as your soul/true self(atman/jiva) which travels between all your lives, goes back to its true home, free of all suffering and problems called Brahmin(Bharman.)
cause i am a Hindu we believe that there is an afterlife in our culture. So if you were good you would come back as a good animal like a dog or a cat and if you were bad you would come back as a rat or a mouse!
Importance of river ganges to Hindus?
Many hindus bathe in it because it is holy to them.
Answer: They view it as the most sacred river in india because: Lord Shiva (one of the three major hindu gods) is believed to have tied the ganges river in his hair (to prevent it from overflowing and preventing it from destroying mankind). So it is believed by the hindus that the ganges flows from the head of the lord shiva himself..... This is the importance of this sacred river in hindu mythology
Answer: The Sikh faith recognizes the right of every human being to love God by any name and by any method one likes. No one, not even a king, has a right to force ones own chosen name or method to love God on people of other faiths. In Guru Granth Sahib all the names of the Almighty, whether adopted by Hindus, Muslims, or Yogis were accepted as His Names to be loved by people according to their choice. Guru Teg Bahadur protested against state oppression, which included the threat of death, to forcibly convert Hindus to Islam. He sacrificed his life to protect the human rights of the people to remember God by any Name, Ram or Krishan, they love. This is the basic principle a Sikh is to believe and practice, and for which the Guru offered his head. Thinking that the Guru gave his life to protect the religion of Hindus is belittling his sacrifice.