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Population by Religion in India



Religious Population in India - India is home to many famous religions and cultures in the world. Various religions like Hinduism apart from Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism started in India. With 80% of India's population, Hinduism is the most dominant religions in India. Islam is the second most dominant religion in the country with 13% Muslim population. Sikhs and Christians are also present in the country but in a very small number. Hindu religion is present in almost every nook and corner of the country. Sikh community has a stronghold in the state of Punjab with more than 60% of Sikh population. Despite of all these, the people of India celebrates every festival with equal devotion. In Mumbai Eid and Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated both by Hindus and Muslims. The annual Kumbh Mela witnesses million of Hindus gathering from around the world. People of India present a unique way of life by celebrating each festival and holiday with great religious dedication. There are no religious discrepancies in India. Know more Religious Population in India:


Religious Population in India

According to 2001 Population Census
Religion Population (%)
Hindus 827,578,868 80.5
Muslims 138,188,240 13.4
Christians 24,080,016 2.3
Sikhs 19,215,730 1.9
Buddhists 7,955,207 0.8
Jains 4,225,053 0.4
Other Religions & Persuasions 6,639,626 0.6
Religion not Stated 727,588 0.1
Total 1,028,610,328 100.0


States: Literacy & Population by Religion, 1991
State Population Hindus Muslim Christians Buddhist Jains Sikhs Others
Andhra Pradesh 66,508,008 59,281,950 5,923,954 1,216,384 22,153 26,564 21,910 2,564
Arunachal 864,558 320,212 11,922 89,013 111,372 64 1,205 313,118
Assam 22,414,322 15,047,293 6,373,204 744,367 64,008 20,645 16,492 138,230
Bihar 86,374,465 71,193,417 12,787,985 843,717 3,518 23,049 78,212 1,443,258
Goa 1,169,793 756,621 61,455 349,225 240 487 1,087 403
Gujarat 41,309,582 6,964,228 3,606,920 181,753 11,615 491,331 33,044 4,213
Haryana 16,463,648 14,686,512 763,775 15,699 2,058 35,296 956,836 156
Himachal Pradesh 5,170,877 4,958,560 89,134 4,435 64,081 1,206 52,050 211
Jammu & Kashmir 7,718,700*              
Karnataka 44,977,201 38,432,027 5,234,023 859,478 73,012 326,114 10,101 6,325
Kerala 9,098,518 16,668,587 6,788,364 5,621,510 223 3,641 2,224 3,275
Madhya Pradesh 66,181,170 61,412,898 3,282,800 426,598 216,667 490,324 161,111 62,457
Maharashtra 78,937,187 64,033,213 7,628,755 885,030 5,040,785 965,840 161,184 99,768
Manipur 1,837,149 1,059,470 133,535 626,669 711 1,337 1,301 4,066
Meghalaya 1,774,778 260,306 61,462 1,146,092 2,934 445 2,612 298,466
Mizoram 689,756 34,788 4,538 591,342 54,024 4 299 1,859
Nagaland 1,209,546 122,473 20,642 1,057,940 581 1,202 732 5,870
Orissa 31,659,736 29,917,257 577,775 666,220 9,153 6,302 17,296 397,798
Punjab 20,281,969 6,989,226 239,401 225,163 24,930 20,763 12,767,697 883
Rajasthan 44,005,990 39,201,099 3,525,339 47,989 4,467 562,806 649,174 1,191
Sikkim 406,457 277,881 3,849 13,413 110,371 40 375 374
TamilNadu 55,858,946 49,532,052 3,052,717 3,179,410 2,128 66,900 5,449 2,620
Tripura 2,757,205 2,384,934 196,495 46,472 128,260 301 740 2
Uttar Pradesh 139,112,287 113,712,829 24,109,684 199,575 221,433 176,259 675,775 8,392
West Bengal 68,077,965 50,866,624 16,075,836 383,477 203,578 34,355 55,392 452,403
Andaman-Nicobar 241,453              
Chandigarh 642,015              
Dadra-Nagar Haveli 138,477              
Daman & Diu 101,586              
Delhi 9,420,614              
L. Dweep 51,707              
Pondicherry 807,785              








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