According to the epic Mahabharata (1.1.39), there are 33,333 Hindu deities. In other sources that number is multiplied a thousandfold. Usually, however, the gods are referred to as “the Thirty-Three.”The tendency toward pantheism increased in Puranic Hinduism and led to a kind of theism that exalted several supreme gods who were not prominently represented in the Vedic corpus, while many of the Vedic gods disappeared or were greatly diminished in stature.
Tumeric comes from a flowering plant called curcuma Longa which belongs to the ginger family. Tumeric is said to have being in existence 400years ago. According to sources it was a culinary spice and had some religious significance to the Vedic culture in India. It is assumed to have gained recognition in China by 700ad, East Africa by 800ad, West Africa by 1200 and Jamaica in the eighteenth century. Now tumeric has gained nation wide recognition because of it’s medicinal attributes. Some of its medicinal