How Many Types Of Religions In India ?

How Many Types Of Religions In India ?

How Many Types Of Religions In India ?

Since people of many religions live in India and almost all are associated with some religion. In such a situation, many of you would like to know which are the major religions of India.

In such a situation, you will also want to know which religion people believe in the most in this population. As far as the world is concerned, according to a report, 8 out of 10 people in the world are connected with some kind of religion. While 2 people do not believe in any religion.

Let us know today how many religions are there in India as we all know that India is a secular country. Where people from different religions and communities live peacefully and in harmony. All the people in India have the freedom to promote their religion and celebrate their festivals. At present, the population of the country is more than 137 crores.

Although there is no religion in this world more than humanity, but still most people believe in their own God. It is believed that there are more than 300 religions names in the whole world, but only 10 of them are popular. Whose numbers are also seen in India.

How many religions are there in India?

Now most people of the world believe in some kind of religion, so let’s know how many religions exist in India.

Many religions came into existence with the development of humans and different religions have been established from them. 

  • Hinduism

According to the 2011 census the number of Hindutva people in India is 82 crores.Which is 80 percent of the Indian population, even in 2020, about 80 percent of the Indian population follows Hindu religion.

Hindu religion has the first place in this list, which originated mainly in India. It is also known as Sanatan Religion.

  • Buddhism

According to the 2011 census, about 79.55 lakh people believe in Buddhist religion.

Even though Buddhism is not so prevalent in India but this religion is quite prevalent in East Asia continent. Most of the population of Buddhist religion in India will be seen in the states of eastern India. 

  • Sikhism

Because a lot of Sikh religion followers are migrating to another country except India. About 1.92 crore people in India are following Sikhism.

This religion is also originated mainly in India. It is believed that Guru Nanak Dev established Sikhism in India in the 15th century. Now you will find their number in other countries of the world too. 

  • Christianity

According to the last census, about 2.50 crore Indians believe in Christianity and most of their population is seen in South India.

Most people in the world are followers of Christianity, while in India it is present in the third place. If you are thinking that Christians have settled in India during the period of British rule, then it is not so. According to scholars, Christian religion was established in India from the 6th century itself.

  • Jainism

Jain Religion was also established in India and their number is in India only. In India, about 42.25 lakh people follow Jainism.

This religion is prevalent all over India even though their number is less than Buddhism but it is spread all over India. Whereas people of Buddhism are seen only in the eastern states of India.

  • Islam religion

According to the 2011 census, there are about 14.80 crore Muslim religion believers in India. It is about 14.2 percent of the Indian population.

Islam is the second name in the Indian population after Hindus because the second largest population after Hindus is of Muslim people.

  • Zoroastrianism

The population figures mentioned above are from the 2011 census, which has been around 9 years now. In such a situation, there will be an increase in their number currently, whose new report can be seen in 2021.

It is believed that the Zoroastrianism was founded in the 6th century BC. Its founder is Mahatma Zarathushtra, hence it is also called Zarathushtri religion.

So now you must have known how many religions there are in India, you must also have known that Hindus are dominant in India. But if you are thinking that Hindus also have the largest population in the world.

In total, there are seven major religions in India with the largest number. Apart from these, about 7 lakh people of India are atheists, meaning that they do not believe in any religion. 

Their number is present only in India, which is about 70 thousand according to the 2011 census, they also live in other countries of the world.

So it is not so that the largest population in this world is 2.2 billion people who believe in Christianity.This is followed by Islam at 1.6 billion and Hindus at 1 billion. So hope that this post will prove to be informative for you.

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