A Durga Puja pandal at College Square of Central Kolkata erected look alike famous golden temple for the Durga Puja festival.
According to Gurbani Shiva, Vishnu, or Brahma were kings of their respective times. However they are not given any importance or significance at all. Gurmat does not accept them as God nor as incarnations of God. Like any other human beings, they had virtues and they had weaknesses.
It is clear that these kings were normal people but people sung of them and made them out to be Avtars (incarnations of God) and hence they are refered to as “Devtas” or “gods”. Similarly the Pharaohs were glorified and projected as living gods and as God who kept creation alive and were the creators of the world. In eastern tradition, for example in Burma or China, anytime the public saw the king or emperor people would lay down and postrate and revered the ruler as God or incarnation of God. For example these figures are sometimes depicted with ten heads or ten arms. This is not to say that they looked like aliens because they were humans. Rather the ten heads is an artists way of depicting that the figure had the power of ten people etc. However, Gurbani is totally clear that no one can put a limit on God and God is unborn. No human can claim to be God. Just as no drop of water can claim to be the ocean.
The basic and unalterable concept of Sikhi, as opposed to that of Brahminism, is that God does not incarnate. This concept is an integral element of the Mool Mantar revealed by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the very beginning of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This concept is the corner-stone of Sikh theology.
The Vedic tradition believed that three deities were responsible for creation, sustenance and destruction of the universe – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. However, Gurbani uses their reference and explicitly says that all the functions of the deities are in fact all present within Vaheguru – which means that one should give up worship of deities and worship the True One (Vaheguru). The fifth Pauree (stanza) of Japji Sahib says:
eikaa maaee jugat viaaee tin chele parvaaN.jiv tis bhaavai tivai chalaavai jiv hovai furmaaN.
ek sansaaree ek bhanddaaree ek laa-e deebaaN.
“(It is believed that) the One Divine Mother conceived and gave birth to the three deities (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh who were given duties for creation, sustenance, and destruction). (However) the One (God) is the Creator of the World; the One (God) is the Sustainer; and the One (God) is the Destroyer. God alone makes things happen according to the Pleasure of His Will. Such is His Celestial Order.” (Ang 7)