Hinduism is often labelled as a religion of 330 million gods. This misunderstanding arises when people fail to grasp the symbolism of the Hindu pantheon. Hindus worship the nameless and formless Supreme Reality by various names and forms. These different aspects of one reality are symbolized by the many gods and goddesses of Hinduism. Each is but a symbol that points to something beyond, and as none exhausts God's actual nature, the entire array is needed to complete the picture of God's aspects and manifestations. Symbolism plays a greater role in the religion and art of India, than in those of other nations.