Hinduism in Assam
Hinduism is the first largest religious affiliation in Assam with around 55% of the residents being it's followers as of 2021 census, down from the previous decade of 61.5% in 2011.
|Year||State population||Hindu Population||Percentage|
History[change | change source]
Hinduism mostly the Ekasarna sect of Vaishnavism is the dominant faith of the region since it's formation from 15th-16th century in Brahmaputra valley, Assam. Assamese people convert to Hinduism (Vaishnava sect) through several centuries ago, as during the time of Mahabharata Lord Krishna himself have visited the land of Assam many times and preach bhakti and Dharma to the locals through devotion. Iskon missionaries are active through various parts of Assam. Shaktism sect of Hinduism is prominent among the Bengali Hindus living in Assam. Bathouism a sect of Hindu religion is popular among the bodo community in Assam.
Hinduism among various ethnic groups of Assam[change | change source]
|Total||61.47% of Assam's population||19,182,067|
- This is for 2011 census, as per that year 61.47% of Assam's population were hindu, of which 32.57% speaks assamese language, 19% speaks Bengali language, 5.9% speaks bodo karbi and other tribal languages and 4% speaks Hindi, Nepali and Adibashi language.
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