Yajnavalkya: There are thirty-three gods.
Yajnavalkya: Six are there.
Sakalya: How many gods are there. Tell me again. Think properly.
Yajnavalkya: Only three gods are there.
Yajnavalkya: Two gods are there.
Sakalya: Tell again; how many gods are there?
Yajnavalkya: One and a half gods.
Sakalya: "What is this you say, one and a half gods. Tell again properly; how many gods are there?"
Sakalya: All these numbers that you have mentioned– three thousand and three, three hundred and three – what are these gods? Give the names of these gods, the devas.
Yajnavalkya: The thirty-three gods are eight Vasus, eleven Rudras, twelve Adityas, then Indra and Prajapati– these make thirty-three gods.
Sakalya: What are these Vasus which are eight in number?
Sakalya: Why do you call them Vasus?"
Sakalya: Who are the Rudras?
Yajnavalkya: The ten senses and the mind make eleven. These are the Rudras.
Yajnavalkya: They are twelve forces of the sun, takes away the vitality of people.
Sakalya: Who is Indra? Who is Prajapati?
Yajnavalkya: The rain cloud can be called Indra. Sacrifice can be called Prajapati.
Yajnavalkya: By rain cloud I do not actually mean the cloud, but the lightning which is the embodiment of energy.
Ishwara is one, but he has many names and forms.
Om Namo Nārāyaṇaya