How Many Gods Are There?
It is believed that the number of Hindu deities is 33 crores, and the number of deities in the Vedas is given as 33 Koti. The meaning of Koti is the type which the people or the pundit who told it made 33 crores. However, research needs to be done on this.
The gods are called angels in Islam and angels in Christianity. Mention is found in the Vedas and Puranas about the power and power of the gods. However, apart from the main 33 deities, many other angels have different functions and influence human life in one way or another. There are many of these gods who are half-animal and half-human. Half are in snake and half in human form.> > It is believed that all the gods and goddesses used to travel anywhere on earth with their power. It is also believed that humans have probably seen them directly and written about them only after seeing them.
Three places and 33 gods: Three places are appointed for the deities of Trilokya:- 1. Earth, 2. Air and 3. Sky. The main 33 deities are – 12 Adityas, 8 Vasus, 11 Rudras, and including Indra and Prajapati, there are thirty-three gods and goddesses. Prajapati is Brahma, one of the 12 Adityas is Vishnu and one of the 11 Rudras is Shiva. Some scholars place 2 Ashwin Kumars in place of Indra and Prajapati. God has assigned different tasks to all the above deities.
Not 33 Crores, There Are 33 Koti, i.e., Types Of Deities
|Types Of Deities||Total No|
|8 Vasus||Aap, Dhruva, Soma, Dhar, Anil, Anal, Pratyush and Prabhas.|
|12 Aditya’s||Anshuman, Aryaman, Indra, Tvashta, Dhatu, Parjanya, Pusha, Bhaga, Mitra, Varuna, Vaivasvata and Vishnu.|
|11 Rudra’s||Manu, Manyu, Shiva, Mahat, Ritudhwaja, Mahinas, Umateras, Kaal, Vamadeva, Bhava and Dhrit-Dhwaj These are the 11 Rudra gods. Different names are found in their Puranas.|
|2 Ashwini Kumar||Ashwini Kumar is the son of Surya born to a woman named Prabha, the daughter of Tvashta. He is considered to be the Adi Acharya of Ayurveda.|
According to Ujjain’s astrologer Pt. Manish Sharma, not 33 crores, but 33 categories of deities have been mentioned in the scriptures. The word Koti refers to the type, i.e., Hindus have 33 different gods. The word Koti itself was changed to a crore in colloquial language. That is why the belief became popular: there are 33 crore deities in total.
How Many Gods Are Currently Worshipped On Earth?
The number 330,000,000 may not be an actual number, but a Hindu rhetorical exaggeration or rhetorical amplification due to the reality that there exist 33 Vedic gods and about 10,000,000 gods in addition to each one we are aware of. The truth is that only 40-50 Hindu gods have been identified, and there are another 300 god names that are alternatives to the 40-50 gods that are core to them.
There are just 8-16 distinct Hindu gods who are still revered by any religion in modern times. They are also regarded as cultural heroes from India’s pre-Vedic, polytheistic history. Most of them are various versions of Shakti, the Supreme Mother, and Shakti, which cuts the number by half. Of the remaining eight gods, most Hindus only follow the three most powerful gods – Vishnu, Shiva, and Shakti, which make up Gods worshipped by 98 percent of all spiritual Hindus. Vishnu is the most popular god with the highest number of devotees, around 70 percent, and Shiva follows him at 21%, and Shakti Devi is 67%.
It is possible to identify anywhere from 8,000 to 2,000 gods worshiped through recorded history. However, we can estimate nine kinds of goods (based on theological attributes) that have been worshipped. Each modern god falls into one of these categories, and five among them belong to Hindu kinds.
It is not clear what gods are being worshipped in modern times. However, it will likely include at least 24 gods and possibly more than 100 minor gods and spirits. It’s difficult to pinpoint because several Asian cultures include a variety of minor divinities within their religions.
How Many Greek Gods Are There?
|Greek Name||Roman Name||Description|
|Ares||Mars||Is known as the god of war, the son of Zeus and Hera. He is fierce, and the bringer of chaos.|
|Artemis||Diana||the twin sister of Apollo, the goddess of the hunt, and represented by the moon.|
|Athena||Sarasvati||Athena is the goddess of skill, peace, war, and wisdom. He was born, fully grown, from Zeus’ head.|
|Apollo||Apollo||the god of music and the arts, wisdom, medicine, plague, prophecy, masculine beauty, and archery. He is the son of Zeus and Leto and has a twin sister named Artemis. He is identified with the sun.|
|Aphrodite||Venus||goddess of love, beauty, and desire. She is said to be the most beautiful of all goddesses. She married Hephaestus, but has had affairs with Ares, Adonis, and Anchises.|
|Demeter||Ceres||is the sister of Zeus, she is the goddess of harvest and agriculture, responsible for growth. Its symbol is the cornucopia.|
|Hades||Pluto||is more than just a god, the king of the Hades underworld. He is the brother of Zeus, and is known for his three-headed dog, Cerberus!|
|Hermes||Mercury||Lord of travel, trade, and communication. He is more commonly known as the messenger deity. He is the son of Zeus and Maia. His symbol is the wand of the Caduceus, a herald.|
|Hephaestus||Vulcan||god of fire and smiting. He is known for the tools and crafts he makes. He is the son of Hera and husband to Aphrodite. His symbol is the hammer.|
|Hera||Juno||is Hera—queen of the gods, wife of Zeus, and goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings, and kingdoms. The often vengeful jealousy of her husband in many cases drives her to.|
|Hestia||Vesta||The goddess of home and chastity, she is the sister of Zeus, and a symbol of modesty, with her hearth and kettle. Although he plays some role in Greek mythology, he was a major god of the Romans.|
|Poseidon||Neptune’s||brother to Zeus, the king of all water and its creatures. This trident swaying god is responsible for creating many of the animals on land and in the sea.|
|Zeus||Jupiter||The king of the Greek gods. He overthrew his father Chronos, rescued his siblings, clashed with the Titans, and settled on top of Mount Olympus. He is the God of Thunder, throwing light bolts from the sky. Many of the Greek gods and heroes were born from Zeus.|