Religion facts about India

India is the birthplace of many religions that are present in the world today. The most of India's population is Hindu which contributes towards the 80% of the population. The vastness in religion is one of the important subjects that one should study while studying interesting facts about India.

Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world. It was developed about 5000 years ago. Hinduism is a colorful religion with a lot of rituals. People who follow this religion believe in a lot of Gods and Goddesses.

It was around 500 B.C. when other religions like Buddhism and Jainism started to develop. Today, about 0.5% of Indians are Jains and about 0.7% of Indians are Buddhists. During ancient period these two religions were very popular in India. The people who accepted these religions always spread it, not just inside the country but also across in the sub continent and east and south of India.

Religion facts about India
  • There have been people in India who followed religions that were non-Indian. About 12% of India's population is Islam. This is a religion which was not formed in India but still it contributes towards the largest non-Indian religion in India.

  • Hinduism: 82%
  • Islam: 12%
  • Christianity: 2.5%
  • Sikhism: 2%
  • Buddhism: 0.7%
  • Jainism: 0.5%
  • Zoroastrianism: 0.01%
  • Judaism: 0.0005%