Welcome to Humor Nation. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page Humor Nation. Hinduism is considered by many as the oldest active religion in the world. It’s a very unique religion with many aspects that are not so easily understood. Hindu is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Sindhu’ meaning River. It was the Arabic invaders who used the name Hindu for the people that were on the other side of the river Indus. Hinduism is not the real name for the religion, this name was made up by the Greeks and Arabs to those living by the Sindhu River.
The real name of Hinduism is Sanātana Dharma or the Vedic Dharma. Sanātana Dharma means the eternal way which is beyond the human history. Hinduism also has no founder according the Scholars. They state that Hinduism has various cultural and traditional roots. And it has evolved over the time through different texts and scriptures. And speaking of the religious texts, Hinduism is made up of several scriptures.
Another interesting fact about Hinduism is that the atheists and the believers in the God can actually exist together. This is because Hinduism gives complete freedom of practice and they advocate that there many ways to reach God. Although the path may be different, but the truth is one.
So Let’s Take A Look Around The Various Countries With Higher Percentage Of Hindu Population!
Hinduism has over 1.1 billion followers worldwide which makes 15% of world’s population. The majority of the Hindus living in India. Along with other religions such as Christianity which makes 31.5%, Islam which makes 23.2% and Buddhism which makes 7.1% of the total population. By the percentage of the population, Hinduism is among the four major religions in the world.
The largest religion in Nepal is Hinduism. According to the 2011 census, about 81.3% of the population are Hindus. And according to the 2011 census, the Hindu percentage in India is 79.8%. Don’t be confused with the number of population, we are only talking about percentage. When talking about numbers, India has 1,040,000,000 Hindus in total and Nepal has around 23,410,450 Hindus in total.
There are many other countries such as Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Bhutan, Indonesia also have Hindu population.As per the 2010 census, 83.5% of the population in Bali are Hindus.