Relegion

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Relegion

  1. 1. QUESTION: What is RELIGION? ANSWER: A RELIGION is based on a belief system about the ultimate powers. It conducts prayers, rituals, or other practices. The term ‘religion’ refers to both the personal practices related to communal faith and to group rituals and communication stemming from shared conviction. QUESTION: What are the native Indian religions? ANSWER: Native Indian religions are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Hinduism accounts for 80% of the population of India. QUESTION: Which are the 2 philosophical stream thoughts of India? ANSWER: Ancient India has 2 philosophical streams of thoughts, the shramana religions and the Vedic religion, parallel traditions that have existed side by side for thousands of years. Both Buddhism and Jainism are continuation of shramana traditions, where as modern Hinduism is continuation of Vedic tradition. About 2% of Indians belong to Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism has an ancient history of India and each has several thousands of Indian followers. The second religion is Islam.

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