Hinduism in India

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Hinduism in India
Hindu sadhu with Lord Shiva in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Hindu sadhu with Lord Shiva in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Total population
966.3 Million(Census of 2011)
Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Vasistha, Upanishads, Astadhyayi Ramayan, Mahabharat and Vedas
Sanskrit (sacred)
Hindi (majority),& rest Indo-Aryan Languages

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 Himachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Puducherry, Karnataka, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Delhi, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Goa, Assam and Sikkim .[4]

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