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Is there only one religion in India?
India is home to several religions, but the most common is Hinduism at 80% of the population. Hinduism is the third-most widespread religion in the world after Islam and Christianity and it is thought to be the oldest religion in the world dating back at least 5,000 years ago.
What is India’s main religion?
Hinduism is professed by the majority of population in India. The Hindus are most numerous in 27 states/Uts except in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Lakshadweep, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab. The Muslims professing Islam are in majority in Lakshadweep and Jammu & Kashmir.
How many religions exist India?
The Religions of India contains, in a single volume, a comprehensive account of every major faith practised in the country today—Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and teh Bahai faith.
Which religion came first in India?
Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion, according to many scholars, with roots and customs dating back more than 4,000 years.
Can Hindu drink alcohol?
Hinduism. Hinduism does not have a central authority which is followed by all Hindus, though religious texts forbid the use or consumption of alcohol. Weak minds are attracted towards meat, alcohol, sensuality and womanizing.
Do Indians believe in God?
Most Indians believe in God and say religion is very important in their lives. Nearly all Indians say they believe in God (97%), and roughly 80% of people in most religious groups say they are absolutely certain that God exists. The main exception is Buddhists, one-third of whom say they do not believe in God.
What are the 3 biggest religions?
Major religious groups
- Christianity (31.2%)
- Islam (24.1%)
- Irreligion (16%)
- Hinduism (15.1%)
- Buddhism (6.9%)
- Folk religions (5.7%)
- Sikhism (0.3%)
- Judaism (0.2%)
Do Muslims in Kerala drink alcohol?
Kerala does have a drinking problem. At 8.3 litres of alcohol per citizen per year, its rate of consumption is the highest in India. Most Muslims and many Hindus in Kerala are teetotal, as are most women. This means some people are drinking far more than the average amount.
Is pork prohibited in Hinduism?
Many Hindus follow a Lacto-vegetarian diet that they believe is in sync with nature, compassionate, respectful of other life forms. Diet of non-vegetarian Hindus can include fish, poultry and red meat (mainly lamb and goat, but occasionally pork and wild boar) in addition to eggs and dairy products.
Which religion is most intelligent?
A 2016 Pew Center global study on religion and education around the world ranked Jews as the most educated (13.4 years of schooling) followed by Christians (9.3 years of schooling).
Which country has no religion?
According to sociologist Phil Zuckerman, broad estimates of those who have an absence of belief in a god range from 500 to 750 million people worldwide….By population as of 2004.
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