Religions in India
India is the birth place of four of the world's major religious traditions; namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Four main religion were born in India while the others came with invaders, travellers and missionaries from abroad. The Indian religions are so diverse and so widespread, that it is difficult to club India under one religion. The religious festivals are celebrated by all, as Indians, irrespective of caste and religion
Hinduism : It is the oldest religion in India. Hinduism is a religion with various gods and goddesses. According to Hinduism, three Lords rule the world.
Brahma: the creator;
Vishnu: the preserver
Shiva: the destroyer
In India 80% of the population follows the Hindu religion
Islam : After Hinduism the Islam second most dominant religion. In India, almost 14% of the population follows the Islam religion. India's Muslim population is the world's third largest and the world's largest Muslim-minority population
Christianity : Christianity is India's third-largest religion, with approximately 24 million followers, constituting 4% of India's population. Mainly is Christian is nations of Europe. Christianity arrived in India almost about the same period as it arrived in Europe, meaning about 2000 years ago.
Sikhism : Sikhism is one of the youngest world religion. In India About 2% of India's population are Sikhs. This religion was established by Guru Nanak. Nanak was born into a Hindu family in 1469 in the Punjab region.
Other Religions : Buddhists, Jains, Parsis, Zoroastrians and Jews are the other religions in India. These religious groups are less than 2%.
Religion In India is a way of life and it is a central component of the entire Indian tradition.