In addition to the Trimurti and ten primary avatars of Vishnu, there are approximately 330 million other gods in Hinduism.
Schools of thought in Hinduism came to divide over the nature of the physical universe, some considering it real, others only illusory.
Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion behind Christianity and Islam.
It is considered to be the world’s oldest organized religion.
Due to the diversity within Hinduism, one cannot assume that a Hindu believes or practices exactly what you read in a textbook or have seen other Hindus practice. Even the three categories listed above of professional, intellectual, and folk Hindus are not exhaustive, nor entirely descriptive of all Hindu people.
Hinduism consists of many different beliefs and practices and is called " – The Vedas are the oldest Hindu texts, although exact dates for their composition are difficult to determine.