These names are India, Bharat and Hindustan. The first Article of the Constitution of India states that "India, that is Bharat, shall be a union of states." Thus, India and Bharat are equally official short names for the Republic of India, while "Hindustan" is still widely used as an alternative name when Indians speak amongst themselves. "Hindustan" is also used in historical contexts (especially British India). Indians commonly refer to their country as Bharat, Hindustan or India depending on the context and language of conversation.
The name India was known in Old English or Bhārata, Hindustan, Āryāvarta, Tianzhu. It was seen to original from Nishtha, Nikita, and Navya. Meaining, respectfully, Faith, Flower, and Goddess.
Ashoka (ca. 304–232 BCE; sometimes spelled Asoka) was a warrior-prince of India known for his ruthlessness. According to legend he was first exposed to Buddhist teaching when some monks cared for him after he was wounded in battle. One of his wives, Devi, was a Buddhist. However, he was still a cruel and brutal conqueror until the day he walked into a city he had just conquered and saw the devastation. "What have I done?" he cried, and vowed to observe the Buddhist path for himself and for his kingdom.Ashoka came to be the ruler of most of the Indian subcontinent. He erected pillars throughout his empire inscribed with the Buddha's teachings. According to legend, he opened seven of the original eight stupas of the Buddha, further divided the Buddha's relics, and erected 84,000 stupas in which to enshrine them. He was a tireless supporter of the monastic sangha and supported missions to spread the teachings beyond India, in particular into present-day Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. Ashoka's patronage made Buddhism one of the major religions of Asia."All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always.“
In India (1.50%) , About 1.7% of India's population, or 170 million people, were counted as Buddhist in the 2001 census,17,219,93
Expansion of Theravāda Buddhism from the 11th century CE.
India's Population 2012Current Population of India in 20121,220,200,000 (1.22 billion)Total Male Population in India628,800,000 (628.8 million)Total Female Population in India591,400,000 (591.4 million)Sex Ratio940 females per 1,000 malesAge structure 0 to 25 years 50% of India's current population Currently, there are about 51 births in India in a minute. India's Population in 2011 1.21 billion India's Population in 2001 1.02 billion Population of India in 19. 47 350 million .
India population 1,210,193,422 March 1, 2011 17.14%
From the 11th century, the destruction of Buddhism in the Indian mainland by Islamic invasions led to the decline of the Mahāyāna faith in South-East Asia
Religious Population in IndiaAccording to 2001 Population CensusReligionPopulation(%) 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
Nowadays , a lot of Buddhist temples in India , established by Thai, Myanmar, and China.
Buddhism in India
International Bachelor of art , 3rd year, Second Semester , Academic year 2013
Mahachularlongkorn University , Wang Noi, Ayutthaya, Thailand
Subject- Buddhism in contemporary world
Lecturer- Dr. Doungkamon Tongkanaraksa
• I n t r o d u c t i o n
• 1. I n d i a n a n H i s t o r y
• 1.1.E a r l y h i s t o r y o f B u d d h i s m
• 1.2.A f t e r t h e B u d d h a
• 1.3. T h e d e c l i n e o f B u d d h i s m i n
I n d i a
• 2. M o d e r n B u d d h i s m i n I n d i a
• 2.1.P o p u l a t i o n o f B u d d h i s t s
• 2.2. R e l i g i o n s i n I n d i a
• 2.3.C o n t e m p o r a r y o f B u d d h i s m
• 2.4. C o v e r t t o B u d d h i s m
• C o n c l u s i o n
• R e f e r e n c e
• Indian is the full of richest
religions and culture country
in the world. To day I want to
introduce about Indian
Buddhism regarding with past
and present and give some
explanation compare with
other religions how is going
on India religion nowadays
and why Hindu people convert
to Buddhism more and more
1. I n d i a n a n
H i s t o r y
• The history of India begins with evidence of
human activity . There was saying as long as
75,000 years ago.
1.1. Early history of Buddhism
• There are two parts we can divided-
• (A) -History of Buddhism must begin with the life
of the historical Buddha ( 483 BCE), who lived and
taught in Nepal and India 25.
• (B)- The next chapter of Buddhist history begins
with the Buddha's disciples. The Buddha had
many lay followers who made history.
1.2. After the Buddha
• After Buddha passed way , the followed
established first to six councils and the first
three councils organized in India.
• Two Nikayas
• During 3rd century BC, King Asoka began to
propagate Buddhism around the Asia.
1.3. The decline of Buddhism in
• Why Buddhism disappeared in India ..?
1. Declined by
Muhammad Bin Bakhtiar
2. Thousands of Buddhist
monks were massacred in
12th century C.E.
Nalanda built in the 4th
• (History of Magadha” by L.L.S. Omalley; J.F.W. James (Veena
Publication, Delhi, 2005, pp. 35)
2. Modern Buddhism in India
• The Buddhist revival began in India in 1891,
when the Sri Lankan Buddhist leader
Anagarika Dharmapala founded the Maha
2.1.Poplation of Buddhists
• Current population -1.22 billion, 2012.
• Between 400 Million to 1.5 Billion Buddhists.
Buddhism become the 4th largest religion in
2013 but majority of Buddhist are still poor.
• Buddhist population so increasing day by day
Hindus In 2011
2.2. Religion in India
2.3.Contemporary of Buddhism in
Nowadays , a lot of Buddhist temples in India , established
by Thai, Myanmar, and China.
1. More opportunity for Dalit peoples
2.Buddhism never divided classical people
3. The two religions have close connections
C o v e r t t o
B u d d h i s m
Udupi (AsiaNews) – In a
state ceremony (Dhamma
Dheekshe) at least 2
thousand Dalits converted
to Buddhism in
Karnataka, on May 24 last.
The "Dhamma Dheekshe"
was part of celebrations
for "Vesak" the 2,600th
anniversary of Buddha's
People take vows during a mass conversion to Buddhism in
Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010. About 6000
• Generally, history of Buddhism is apart of
history of India. About 1.5 millions people lay
down on Buddhism in Indian world today even
so had been declined by Islam . It is great
discover of Indian Buddhism under the
famous Buddhist leadership persons.