Religions of The World-list of religion
Religions of The World,list all varieties of religion like - buddhism,confucianism,Christianity,Hinduism,Islam,Judaism ect
1) Buddhism: -----
- Founder : -- Gautam Siddhartha Buddha (563-483 BC) born in Nepal (Lumbini).
- Founded in : -- 528 BC.
- Followed in : -- China, Tibat, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailland, Japan, Laos, Myanmar,(Burma), Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Bhutan and Vietnam.
- Sacred Text : -- The Tripitak (Collection of Buddha’s teachings) also called Sutras.
- Sacred places :-- Lumbini ( Nepal) where Buddha was born, Bodh Gaya (Bihar) where he received Enghtenment and Kushinagar (UP) where he attained ‘Nirvana’.
- Place of worship : -- Chaitya (temple) and Vihara (where Monks reside)
- Sects : -- Mahayana and Hinayana.
2) Confucianism : -----
- Founder : -- King Fu Tsu, better known as Confucius (551-479 BC) born in the State of Lu in China.
- Founded in : -- 500 BC.
- Followed in : -- China, Taiwan, South Korea, Nauru and Vietnam.
- Sacred Text : -- The Analects.
- Sacred Place : -- Peking (Beijing) in China.
- Place of Worship : -- No Church of temple.
3) Christianity : -----
- Founder : -- Jeesus Christ (4 BC-30 AD) born in Judea, also called Jesus of Nazareth.
- Founder in : -- 2005 years ago.
- Followed in : -- Spread all over the world.
- Sacred text : -- Holy Bible consisting of the Old Testament (before Christ) and the New Testament (during and after Chirist).
- Place of worship : -- Church.
- Important seats : -- Cathotics and Protestants.
4) Hinduism : -----
· Founder : -- Of divine origin.
· Founded in : -- 1500 BC.
· Followed in : -- Hindu religion concentrated in Indiaand Nepal and also found in Bhutan, Fiji, Gyuana, Indonesia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Surinam, Trindad and Tobago, Bali.
· Sacred texts : -- The Vedus, the Upanishads, The “Bhagaved Gita” and The epics the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
· Place of worship : -- Temple.
5) Islamc or muslim : -----
- Founder : -- Prophet Mohammed (570-632 AD) dorn in Mecca (Saudi Arabia).
- Founded in : -- 622 AD.
- Followed in : -- West coast of Africa which includes Tanzania, Southern part of Russia and China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia Also parts of North Africa.
- Sacred texts : -- Quran (words of God) ,hadis (collection of Prophets sayings).
- Sacred places : -- Makkah (Mecca in Saudi Arabia).
- Place of worship : -- masjid (mosque).
- Important seats : -- Sunnis and Shias.
6) Judaism (Relligion of the Hebrews): -----
- Founder : -- Moses, born in Egypt.
- Founded in : -- 1300 BC.
- Followed in : -- World wide; mainlyin Israel and United States.
- Sacred texts : -- Hals , found particularly in the five book of the Boble; commentary on Torah known as Taimud and Midrash.
- Sacred Places : -- Jerusalem.
- Place of worship : -- Synagogue.
7) Shintoism : -----
- Founder : -- Began with Japanese culture and developed out of tradition and ancestor worship.
- Founded in : -- Antiquity.
- Followed in : -- Japan.
- Sacred in : -- No specific text.
- Sacred Place : -- Central Shrine of Ise (central Japan) and the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
8) Sikhism : -----
- Founder :-- Guru Nanak (1469-1539)
- Founded in : -- 1500 AD.
- Followed in : -- India.
- Sacred text : -- Guru Granth Saheb.
- Sacred Place : -- The Golden Temple of Amritsar.
- Place of worship : -- Gurdwara.
9) Taoism : -----
- Founder : -- Lao-tsc, a Chinese philosopher.
- Founded in : -- 6th century BC.
- Followed in : -- China, Taiwan, Nauru, Brunel, Singapore and Vietnam.
- Sacred text : -- Tao-te-Ching.
10) Zoroastrianism ( parsi Religion) : -----
- Founder : -- Zoroaster, Born I medea (modern Iran) about 660 BC.
- Founded in : -- Around 500 BC.
- Followed in : -- Iran and north-west India. The Zoroastrains who fled to India during the eighth century are the ancestors of the Present Parsi Community in India.
- Sacred text : -- Zend Avesta.
- Place of worship : -- Fire temple.
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