India is a religious country. It has been the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism religions. Though maximum population i.e., almost 82% follows Hinduism but it has given shelter to many other foreign religions also. Christianity, Sikhism, Judaism, Bahai, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism are growing in the shadow of Hindu dominance with a handful of followers. Christianity has almost two billion followers throughout the world whereas more than one billion people in the world follow Islam.

Every religion is given equal respect so as its gods. The followers of Buddhism are devoted to Lord Buddha, the revered god of Jains is Lord Mahavir Swami or Adinath ji, Christains believe in Jesus Christ, Sikhs have their gurus and similarly Muslims or followers of Islam have their Pirs (saints). Many festivals celebrated in India revolve around them; like Mahavir Jayanti, Buddh Purnima, Christmas, Guru Nanak Jayanti etc.

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