Numbers related to religion in India are massive. For example – Hindus generally believe that there are 330 million deities. That is a LOT to keep track of, especially when, like us, you are just starting to learn about Indian culture and Hindu religion.
There are roughly 138 Muslims living on the Indian sub-continent, a huge number itself…but their representation is dwarfed by the roughly 830 million Hindus living in India.
While we didn’t memorize even a portion of the gods, and can’t remember half the facts that we picked up while visiting the temples on our first trip to India, we loved how colorful the Hindu temples are. My favorite one was the stunning 48 meter (160 feet) high entrance tower of the Shiva Virupaksha Temple in Hampi.