Young woman in Udaipur (Rajasthan, India).
Religion in India is acterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. India is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.
Hinduism is a major religion of India, with 80.5% of the population identifying themselves as Hindu. The vast majority of Hindus in India belong to Vaishnavite and Shaivite denominations.
The name India itself is derived from Greek Ἰνδία for Indus, which is derived from the Old Persian word Hindu, from Sanskrit Sindhu, the historic local appellation for the Indus River.
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Uploaded: Feb 15, 2015