Is there any authentic data captured by a reputed institute or organization, that clearly shows which Hindu God/Deity has highest no. of temples in India?
Does any Government body or NGO keep track of this information?
I know it is challenging to categorize what is a temple and what is not, but I feel there has to be some standard to define this and have this info. kept somewhere.
Why am I asking this question? Here is my rationale.
- This information can throw up interesting insight into the minds of those who are not much familiar with Hindu religion.
For example: Why is there a God like Brahma who is a well-known figure in Trinity, but whose temples are rare to find?
- It may generate more interest in a god whose temple count is more and people may want to explore more info. about the god. This way, stories will be exchanged and discussion may begin bringing more info. to the surface!