330 Million Hindu Gods - Is it really true

330 Million Hindu Gods – Is it really true

Could it be really true that there are 330 million Gods. That must be a crazy thing. Or could it be the juvenile understanding by the devout but ignorant Hindus? Does it play fodder to some of the retarded malicious minds ready to tarnish this great religion?

330 Million Hindu Gods - Is it really true

I am pretty surprised as to how did they arrive at 330 million. In fact there are billions more. In fact there are infinite Gods. What made them stop at the doors of few hundred millions?

I don’t know.

Let us get some deeper understanding of the Truth. Hinduism evolved never as a religion but a way of life. There were lot more spiritually awakened gurus in those ancient times. They never preached religion, a ritual and dogmatic belief system, but they wanted you to realize the divine nature of yourself. So seeking the truth in no particular manner was always encouraged. Even if you are practicing atheism.

When they talk about the divine nature of yourself they are saying what any enlightened master would say from Krishna 13000 years back to present day Nirguna Akshara they all say that you are the divine himself.

Aham Brahmasmi!
Aham Brahmasmi means “I am Brahman”. The name could vary according to the language but everything that you perceive is the consciousness. There is nothing in this universe that is not it. A stone is him, so is a tree, so is nothingness, so is Vishnu, so is Buddha, so is Shankara and so is every other Hindu deity imagined or lived. But more important don’t forget that list includes you!

hindu godsHindus as a way of life are expected to show reverence to everything that they do or come across. But with passing of time and the blunting of the intellect and evaporation of clarity has led to superstitions and insane behaviors. It has belittled the great truth. It has become a point of ridicule both within and outside Hinduism.

Non Duality means there are no two things. In other words it simply means One. Unlike other religions which separate God from you and talks about duality, Hinduism and some similar offshoots talk about Ekatva or Oneness. Tat Tvam Asi mean You are that! When you are that then count yourself in as another God and up the counter or simply know there is no one else but you as him or he as you in infinite forms.

Now you know why there are 330 million Gods. It can be infinite Gods instead aptly symbolizing the infinite consciousness SatChiAnanda timeless truth ever pervading bliss.

Shivoham Shivoham!

~Vibrant Void


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  • This is a good article. One small correction, Krishna’s period was around 5200 years back i.e. 3200-3100 BC.
    I agree with your view and would like to add one view from my side. Whenever our Rishi’s said there are 33 crore (330 M) gods, the population on earth might be 33 crores. Each individual is a part of the supreme soul / God. Hence, for that period of time there were 33 crore gods. We also say all these gods reside in Cow. The reason would be, everyone used to drink cow’s milk. As cow fed all the 33 crore population at that time, the Rishi’s said 33 crore gods reside in a cow.

    Dhanyawad. There would be many views behind this belief but no one know exact answer to this. The reason behind this is provided by you very well as we lost the intellect with time in such beliefs now they are become called as Superstitions.

  • The words from past were based on experiences. Various were the experiences expounded by different sages of different school of thoughts. When rationality used to dissect an ancient truth, one may not achieve the correct answer. Some experience have no words to describe them, thus it is futile to research into these things. Words cannot create experience, nor can experience be bonded by words. Words are mere symbols leading towards the chances of that experience. The inner science is the only trustworthy science. They remain the same, offering the same from ages of yore, while the external science undergoes change over and over. For things they were not able to explain they formulated theories to justify their version of possible truth, while in religion the religious formulated stories explaining how things might have happened. Both trying to explain something. In science we call it theories, in religion it becomes superstitions. The best for us to do is to practice the religion and embrace the science of it with full heartedness. Then we will definitely understand the scriptural message with better clarity. God Bless.

  • It is totally misunderstood by the people. Actually the word “33 koti” means 33 types of Gods.It does not mean 330 million.Here the word koti in Hindi language is used for different categories n not for crores as widely misunderstood or misinterpreted by some people.