Just like India, Rajasthan comprises of a number of religions. From the predominant
Hinduism to the little less present Christianity, Rajasthan is a cultural and religious
mixture of sorts. The main religions of Rajasthan, India are:
Of all the Rajasthan religions, the predominant one is Hinduism. This religion consists
in the worship of Brahma, Shiva, Shakti, Vishnu, and other gods and goddesses. Along
with Hinduism, there is also Arya Samaj (a reforming sect of modern Hinduism). Some
of the famous Hindu religious places in Rajasthan are - Nathdwara, Eklingji Shiva
Temple, Birla Mandir (temple), Govind Devji Temple, Brahma Temple and so on.
The expansion of Islam in Rajasthan started with the conquest of Ajmer by Muslim
invaders in the late 12th century. Ajmer was, in fact, the headquarters of Khwajah
Moin-ud-Din Salim Chishti, the Muslim missionary. There is also his famous dargah
in Ajmer, known as "Chishti ki Dargah"
Founded by Lord Rishabh and recognized by Lord Mahaveer (born in 599 B.C.) it is
one of the oldest living religions of the world. The Fundamental Principles of Jainism
are Ahinsa, Aparigraha, Anekant and the law of Karma. The Jains have built some
of the most exquisite temples in Ranakpur, Mount Abu, Shree Mahaveerji, Osian, Jaisalmer,
Chittaurgarh and other parts of Rajasthan.
Another religious sect of Rajasthan includes the Dadupanthis. They are the followers
of Dadu, who preached the equality of all men, strict vegetarianism, total abstinence
from intoxicating liquor, and lifelong celibacy.
Over the years, the number of Sikhs in Rajasthan has increased to a considerable
The population of Christians in Rajasthan is quite small.