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Religions of India

Religion in India has more to it than you think...
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Karunya Baskar

on 13 January 2013

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Religion In India Throughout its history, religion has been an important part of the country's culture. A vast majority of Indians associate themselves with a religion. Due to past affairs in India, people from all over the world settled here. Hence people follow various different religions in India. How Religions Co-Exist Co-Existence of religions Thank you ... This diversity of religious belief systems existing in India today is a result of assimilation and social integration of religions brought to the region by traders, travelers, immigrants, and even invaders and conquerors. For example, When the Mughals invaded, they spread and preached Islam and the British invaders preached Christianity.
A large number of people converted as well as married people of other religions. All the different religions that were talked about co-exist in India mainly because of two reasons: & We hope you've enjoyed
our presentation :) Karunya Isheeta Aditi HINDUISM
ISLAM CHRISTIANITY SIKHISM
BUDDHISM JAINISM
ZOROASTRIANISM
JUDAISM

Jainism
Buddhism
Sikhism
Hinduism The major religions followed in India are: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The other religions are followed by very few people. HINDUISM - about 82%
ISLAM - about 12%
CHRISTIANITY - about 2.5%
SIKHISM - about 2%
BUDDHISM - about 0.7%
JAINISM - about 0.5%
ZOROASTRIANISM - about 0.01%
JUDAISM - about 0.0005% India is the birthplace of four of the world's major religious traditions How are there so many Religions in a single country? Religion in India is a way of life. Though Hinduism is the predominant religion, Indians have learned to co-exist with people of other faiths. The ancient Shlokas of the Hindu prayers, the Aazaans of the Muslim prayers, the gurvani of the Sikhs, chanting of the Buddhist monks fill the skies simultaneously. Respect Acknowledgement
Indians in general are a very tolerant group of people, it is not just tolerance but people of different faiths have a huge degree of reverence towards other faiths. This is what makes us a multi-religious country. On the same note, the governing laws in India promote this concept which further strengthens the harmonious co-existence of different religions. What we know about religion
is just the tip of the iceberg Shall we take a
deeper look???
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