What is wrong in asking that ????????
As far as my country is concerned there is no question about we dont twist words we are very clear about our country.
U see the basic concept is we have 33 "koti" gods according to vedas,
this koti in sanskrit means not only the numerical 1 crore but also the word "gana" which means a group.
U might have heard the word "Sishyakoti" it does not mean the guru has 1 crore sishya's but a group of sishya's.
This means that there were 33 groups of devas as opposed to asuras, these 33 groups are like gandharvas, kinnera's , kimpurusha's etc.
The gods were called aditya's as a whole since they were born of aditi the first wife of Kashyapa Prajapati, and rakshasa's were called daitya's since they were born of diti (the wife Kashyapa Prajapati also i.e. second one)
This concept is too much for the comprehension of Westerners at that time so the number thing was given and our ancient texts have been ridiculed ever since as mythologies. If we ourselves give such info then we are not justifying ourselves. If u had not known this concept then its allright since one has to learn at some time.
It definitely is. And thats because of the 800 million or so Hindus living in the country and also the fact its the birthplace of that religion.India More than Nepal, is considered rep of hindus or for that matter its a worldwide perception
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