Hinduism in India

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Hinduism in India
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Hindu sadhu with Lord Shiva in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Hindu sadhu with Lord Shiva in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Total population
105,649,000(2019 estimates)
Bhagavad Gita and Vedas
Sanskrit (sacred)
Hindi (majority), Telugu, Rajasthani, Bhojpuri and others. (minority)

Hinduism is biggest religion of India. 966.3 million people identify as Hindu, representing 79.8% of the country's population in 2011 census.[1] India contains 94% of the global Hindu population, the world's largest Hindu population.[2] Islam is followed by 14.2% of the population, with the remaining 6% adhering to other religions (such as Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, various indigenous ethnically-bound faiths, atheism) or having no religion. The vast majority of Hindus in India belong to Shaivite and Vaishnavite denominations.[3] India is one of the three countries in the world (Nepal and Mauritius being the other two) where Hinduism is the dominant religion.

India has been described as the home of Hinduism and the religion directly affects the culture of the nation. In most parts of the India, Hindus are in majority especially in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.[4]

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  1. "India's religions by numbers". The Hindu. 2015-08-26. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2021-04-10.
  2. NW, 1615 L. St; Suite 800Washington; Inquiries, DC 20036USA202-419-4300 | Main202-857-8562 | Fax202-419-4372 | Media. "By 2050, India to have world's largest populations of Hindus and Muslims". Pew Research Center. Retrieved 2021-04-10.
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  4. DelhiOctober 8, India Today Web Desk New; October 10, 2018UPDATED:; Ist, 2018 12:27. "Top 10 highest populated states in India". India Today. Retrieved 2021-04-10.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)