Hinduism: beliefs about God
Hindus believe in one true god, Brahman, but Brahman has many forms.
Hindus believe that there is one true god, the supreme spirit, called Brahman. Brahman has many forms, pervades the whole universe, and is symbolised by the sacred syllable Om (or Aum).
Most Hindus believe that Brahman is present in every person as the eternal spirit or soul, called the atman. Brahman contains everything: creation and destruction, male and female, good and evil, movement and stillness.
There are three main aspects of Brahman.
These are expressed in the trimurti and are:
There are many thousands of lesser gods and goddesses in Hinduism. These are all ways of understanding the one true god called Brahman.