There appear to be deep misunderstanding with regards to the tenets of Sanathan Dharma (Hinduism), amongst the Sikhs, and I wish to clear it. First and foremost, I would like to address the issue of polytheism or worship of many gods. It may come as a surprise to most, but in Sanathan Dharma or Hinduism, there is only one Supreme God. This is right. Only one person is recognized as the Supreme Lord. His name is Hari. He is known by other names as well such as Krishna, Govinda, etc. This Supreme Lord can be realized either as a person or as impersonal Brahman. The rest of the gods you hear about are actually demigods!! Shiva, Brahma, Durga, Ganesh, etc., are demigods or superintendents of the various departments of the universe. Peons, actually. In fact, they too worship the Supreme Lord Hari. Surely, this must come as an even bigger surprise! So you may ask: “Why do Hindus worship the demigod and not always the Supreme Lord Hari?” The answer is: most Hindus prefer to worship the demigods as they can obtain quicker material benefits. In fact, they are generally wary of worship the Supreme Lord as he is only interested in spiritual welfare and very reluctant to award material goodies! They are a little shy to pray to him for obtaining money, or a car, scooter, fridge, microwave, etc. The worship of demigods is allowed by the shastras but not actually recommended. The main reason is, no spiritual benefit is accrued by worshiping them. In other words, life after death is entirely unsecured. Actually, even the material goodies that is gotten by worshipping the demigods is actually provided by the Supreme Lord. Not all are as foolish though. Some do worship the Supreme Lord Hari and they are called Vaishnavas. The Vaishnavas are indeed a class apart. To the Vaishnavas, the Supreme Lord is very dear, and to the Supreme Lord the Vaishnavas are very dear. So, regardless of what you might have heard, this is the reality and the unambiguous conclusion of the Vedic Scriptures. According to the Hindus, ‘God is one, has always been one, and will continue to be one.’ Naturally to an outsider, since the religion is a little more elaborate, it all appear very bewildering. It may be noted here that the Hari worshiped by the Hindu Vaishnavas is the same Hari referred to in the Gurbani.