Religions play a crucial role in the life of every Indian. Numerous religions are followed and practiced and originated from India. The general tolerance and understanding always exist here and accounted for the wonderful cultural unity that has kept the Indian spirits alive and represents it a truly secular country in the world. What is true for the India is true for Rajasthan as well. The state represents an amalgamation of various religions their traditions and cultural values. Among the various religions followed in Rajasthan Hindus form the majority followed by Muslims, Sikhs, Jains and Christians.
Major Religions of Rajasthan:
Hinduism is the main religion of Rajasthan. Arya Samaj is a reforming sect of modern Hinduism in Rajasthan. Nathdwara, Eklingji Shiva Temple, Birla Mandir, Govind Devji Temple, Brahma Temple are the highly revered Hindu temples of Rajasthan.
Islamic expansion in Rajasthan started with the conquest of Ajmer by the Muslim invaders in the late 12th century. Dargah in Ajmer, known as Ajmer sharif is the place for Muslim pilgrimage.
Jainism is also very popular and significant religion followed by the people of Rajasthan. Ossian Jain Temples, Dilwara Jain Temples, Ranakpur Jain Temple are the famous religious places of Jains in Rajasthan.
Dadupanthis is the foremost religious sect of Rajasthan. They are the followers of Dadu, preached the equality of all men, strict vegetarianism. Itís major sects who are against liquor, and lifelong celibacy.
The number of Sikhs in Rajasthan has increased to a large extent, from the last a few years.
Christianís population in Rajasthan is quite small.
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