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Religions In India

Reffered as the land of spirituality and philosophy - India is the birthplace of some religions in the world. Despite the multitude of faiths prevalent in India, the country has by and large, been free of any internecine strife. Being a secular state, India is home to almost every religion in the world. Diversity in religions, regions and languages have never hampered national integrity and the golden prniciple of 'unity in diversity' prevails in India.

Four religions i.e Hinduidm, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikkhism trace their origin in the spiritual land of India. Besides these, other religion slike Christianity, Islam, Bahai, Judaism, Zoroasrtism etc are also practiced in India. The faith and beliefs of every religion are respected with equal ambiguity and prosperity. Hinduism holds recognition as the most popular religion in India. It is supposed to have developed about 5000 years ago with the arrival of the Aryans about 1500.

In the 6th century B.C, a great social churning took place in the country - out of which emerged Jainism and Buddhism. One comparatively new religion in India is Sikhism which was established in the 15th century. There are other religious philosophies whose believers see themselves as a separate religion, but they do not always get this recognition. As a whole, the diversity in religious beliefs make India the most unique country, where a large number of paths lad to eternal salvation.