Religions of The World,list of religion

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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