The oldest of religions, Hinduism was founded around 1800 BC and has more than one billion followers, making it the third most important religion in the world. Without founder or prophet, it counts ... 33 million deities with each Indian village having its own personal God and each person believing in the God that pleases him. They are apostles of nonviolence towards all living beings, including cows that no Hindu would venture to kill or eat. One of the most popular Gods, is Ganesh, consulted by many children before exam time.