India has been in contact with all different ethnic backgrounds, and is said to be nation that will go prosperous. Religion is an overview of how life was created, how it will end, and how it shall be driven. Religion for most is the way of life, a "will" to carry on. Created to form love and respect between one another and Earth it has equally separated the world and caused a lot of unnecessary harm. In India majority of the countrymen follow the practice of Hinduism with an eighty-two percent.
Hinduism is religion so diverse that the religion cannot be traced to a founder nor does it have a "holy book". Differing from most religions because Hinduism does not worship one deity ("India's Religion and Philosophy" 2). Many of the religions in India are monotheism or the worship of one god. Such as: Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, and Jainism. Islam was introduced to India by invaders in the twelfth century, sixth century, and seventh century. Exempt Hinduism, Islam is followed by many. Spreading peace and love is the basic teachings of Islam, it also teaches to show respect to one god- Allah ("India's Religion and Philosophy" 5). Buddhism as with other religions had a jump start from Hinduism. It revolves around the teachings and philosophy of Gautam Buddha. Buddha advocated the middle path. A teaching that claimed humans should live harmoniously and steer clear from indulgences ("India's Religion and Philosophy" 4). Similar to Buddhism, Sikhism originated from Hinduism but also the teachings of Islam. The founder Guru Nanak was born Hindu, but he opposed the caste system and believed that all men were created equal. With followers of similar beliefs the religion Sikhism was created and the holy book 'Guru Granth Sahib' was created as well in the sixteenth century ("India's Religion and Philosophy" 3). Christianity made its way into India by St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. Texts of the 'Holy Bible' and the savior Jesus Christ are the foundations of the belief ("India's Religion and Philosophy" 5). As for Jainism, the religion was established at the same time as Buddhism. Similar to Buddhism, Jainism was against the corruption in the interpretation of Hinduism at the time. Jainism faith believes in total abstinence and having a self conquest ("India's Religion and Philosophy" 6).