1Enakshi Ganguly = "The 'Trinity', as some call it, is composed of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. Many interpreters of Hinduism believe that these three faces are simply the form the Supreme Being takes when performing a specific task. Shiva, destroys to cleanse, Vishnu, maintains and uplifts, and Brahma, creates. Thus, just like we may have different names as we take on different tasks: mother, father, sister, brother, worker, tourist -- so does That."
3Enakshi Ganguly = "Devotees pray to a specific aspect of this Ultimate, depending on their own needs spiritually and what form speaks most to them. It does not mean that they are praying to idols or praying to a million Gods."