The God of Chickenpox

We have 33 millions Gods.

In the suburbs of Kathmandu, Pashupatinath is a must-see for tourists and devout Hindus. This temple (only open to Hindus) is a famous place of worship and many Nepalese and Indians travel there to pray.
A young guide shows us around the site:

ME – How many Gods are there in your religion?

GUIDE – We have 33 millions Gods.

ME – 33 millions?! That’s a lot!


GUIDE – Yes, it’s much more than the population of Nepal. We even have a God for chickenpox. Mothers pray Him to protect their children. His name is Ajima.

Just for that, sometimes it’s nice to get a guide for a visit!