There are lot of gods and saint in Hindu culture . But how many ?

  • About List of gurus and saints in Hinduism - en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Hindu_gurus_and_saints – SwiftPushkar Aug 17 '16 at 10:35
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    gods is an imprecise English term to easily confused with God. All orthodox Hindus (Vedantists being a more precise term) believe in only one God. The correct term you are referring to is deva and the literal translation is 'shining one'. Devas are titles like governor or chief minister. Jivas are given the title for a kapla, or cycle, after which they are reborn here. Don't confuse devas with the One God, Iswara. – Swami Vishwananda Aug 17 '16 at 10:40
  • How many names do you remember -- is a subjective question and not in sync with community guidelines. Please edit accordingly. – Amit Saxena Aug 17 '16 at 13:55

There are 33 Gods. It is mentioned many times in Vedas . This transition from 33 to 330 million came after Upanishadic Age. Upanishads taught that Ultimate reality is a single supreme soul Brahman. The count went to millions in an attempt to poetically express the infinitude of the universe, to capture the all-pervading reality. This is how 330 million gods made sense.

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There are 33 different gods. Shivji, Vishnuji and Brahmaji are three major Hindu Gods.

  • No, 33 million gods came when some people translated the original word koti as crores. – Pinakin Aug 17 '16 at 14:08
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    330 crore is nothing but 3300 millions which is equivalent to 3.3 billion. – Krishna Shweta Aug 17 '16 at 15:01

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