Were Hindu gods really married?

How can supreme powers be a male or a female? Or is there any philosophical meaning attached to their gender?

 Basically, God in general is represented as male whereas the energy of the God is considered as his spouse. In Hinduism, God is seen as a divine duo. The illustration is used to represent that God is One and is omnipresent. The allegory of a divine couple is used to explain the Oneness.

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The Hinduism is preached on a different scale wherein uneducated people are made to understand the philosophy on a basic level so that they can relate to it in the form of a story. The focus is kept on the temples and the Gods and Goddesses inside them. People believe that God resides inside the idols and thus they worship them with devotion.

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Different tales of the Puranas have been the basis of plays and dances and storytelling.These stories tell us the way to manage our homes, ways to raise children and a lot other things.


People who might have studied the Hindu philosophy must agree to the point that Gods are neither males nor females. The Godly level is achieved by meditation and it can be acquired by blending the feminine and masculine currents, ida and pingala, into the spiritual current, sushumna,  at the core of the spine within each individual.

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It is true that Hindu Gods do not marry as they are complete within themselves. They do not need any other companion to complete them. The divine couple depicts the traditional icon of Ardhanarishvara, Shiva as half man and half woman, and in the teaching that Shiva and Shakti are one, that Shakti is Shiva’s energy.The gender of the god cannot be defined as the Shiva is dearly loved as both our Father and Mother. The God exists in an echelon which is far beyond the levels of life and thus gender does not matter.

Few modern priests stress upon not discussing the Puranic stories about Gods and Goddesses

And their relationships as they are confusing and cannot be taught to the younger generation. So, the followers are encouraged to tag on to the philosophies of the Vedic Upanishads.

Our beliefs sometimes condemn the Hindu religion due to the misconceptions regarding the marriage of Gods. So, Hinduism must provide agreeable and coherent answers to the children which they can accept and follow. The demand of the time is to clear the confusion of the children to keep their beliefs intact.