10/06/2011 01:19 pm ET Updated May 10, 2012

Hinduism Quiz: Test Your Religion IQ

Originating in the Indian subcontinent, Hinduism is one of the oldest surviving religions in the world dating back more than 5000 years. With more than 900 million adherents worldwide, Hinduism is the third-largest religion after Christianity and Islam. The HIndu population in America is also growing, and as of 2008, there were about 2.29 million Hindus in America. Hindus around the world celebrate many different festivals, worship in different ways and follow a plurality of beliefs and customs.

How much do you know about this growing, colorful religious system? Take our Hinduism quiz to test your knowledge on Hindu festivals, scriptures, deities, mythology and practices of Hindus and to see where you stack up against other HuffPost readers. Good luck, speed counts!