A Miracle of Hinduism
Are there any recently documented miracles of other religions? If so, how do they differ from the biblical miracles?
On September 21, 1995, the famous Hindu milk miracle started in New Delhi and spread around the globe. A man dreamed that the Hindu elephant god, Lord Ganesha, wanted milk. The man woke, rushed to the temple in the middle of the night, and as a priest watched, he gave a spoonful of milk to the stone statue. What happened next? The statue consumed the milk. And it continued to accept milk all night and into the next day. Meanwhile, word of the miracle spread. People all over New Delhi dropped what they were doing and rushed to make milk offerings to other statues. Other parts of India began feeding milk to statues. They offered milk not only to Ganesha, but to statues of other gods. Some were stone, others copper. Twenty four hours after the phenomena began in India, it stopped. But for several days the miracle continued elsewhere, and people fed milk to idols in New York, Los Angeles, and Canada, until those statues, too, stopped accepting milk.
What was the purpose of these miracles? Possibly to glorify the stone and metal statues of the Hindu gods. But the statues were simply idols that men had created. Were the miracles benevolent? No. They were trivial and rather meaningless. Some stone and metal statues drank some milk. What do these events teach us? Possibly that demons exist and that they can inhabit idols of metal and stone. And these demons will try to deceive people into following any god but the God of creation.
In the next post we’ll contrast the above bizarre events with a miracle where Jesus feeds thousands from a single basket of bread and fish.