Rivalries abound in the world, even among Hindus, who occasionally vie for the supremacy of their Deity: Vishnu or Siva By Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. Have you ever heard a discussion between two or more Hindus as to who is greater, Vishnu or Siva? As is the case with many philosophical issues in Hinduism, there is, of course, more than one point of view. Historically, the rivalry of sects has occasionally become violent. In two great throngs vying for supremacy clashed on the final day of bathing at the Kumbha Mela in the holy city of Haridwar. Violence ensued and Saiva and Vaishnava naga babas turned the festival into a killing ground. In all, 18, monks died that day. In modern times, the rivalries are more verbal than physical, but they are real and not infrequent. In fact, they arise more lately, because Saivas and Vaishnavas are mixing freely.
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One day, Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu got into a heated argument. They both claimed to be the greatest god in the Universe. Lord Brahma said, "I have created everything on earth thus, I am the most powerful god. Thus, I am the greatest. As they continued arguing, a fiery lingam erupted from the earth between them. It stretched higher, without any end in sight. Both Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma stared at it, trying to figure out its origin and end. They both decided to find it out for themselves, and wagered that they will figure out the mystery before the other one. Lord Brahma transformed himself into a swan and flew up to find its end.
In Hinduism there are many beliefs regarding gods. But in most of them a god is on charge. Supreme god is regarded as an creator of the universe. It is believed to have created the universe and many other gods and goddess to be his helpers. Different forms Avatars of the supreme god are worshipped , depending on the Hindu tradition. The other gods who are helpers of the supreme god, are also worshipped. Gods in Hinduism are thought as highly advanced spiritual beings and are often represented in human form or partially human and partially animal forms. Sometimes they are also represented as non-living things and plants. Devils are all male gods created by the three Bhagwans.