Hinduism doesnot has 330 million Gods

The common in correct fact that is spreading around the world is “Hinduism has 330 million Gods”.

In Sanskrit, it is said that there are ‘33 Koti’ gods. The word ‘Koti’ here means ‘types’ and NOT ‘crores’ (1 crore=10 million).

In the Bhagavata Purana, the names of 12 Adityas are given as:

  1. Dhaataa,
  2. Mita,
  3. Aaryamaa,
  4. Shakraa,
  5. Varuna,
  6. Ansha,
  7. Bhaaga,
  8. Poosha,
  9. Savita,
  10. Tavaastha,
  11. Vivaaswaana
  12. Vishnu.

8 types of Vasu as,

  1. Dhara,
  2. Dhruva,
  3. Soma,
  4. Aha,
  5. Anila,
  6. Anala,
  7. Pratyusha,
  8. Prabhaasha.

11 types of Rudras as,

  1. Hara,
  2. Bahuroopa,
  3. Trayambaka,
  4. Aparaajita,
  5. Brushaakaapi,
  6. Shambhoo,
  7. Kapaardi,
  8. Revaata,
  9. Mrugvyaadha,
  10. Sharvaa
  11. Kapaali.

The remaining two types are Ashwini and Kumara.

In total there are 33 Gods.