The world is full of people following different religions and beliefs and from which some religions came into existence only a few years ago while on the other hand some popular religions have existed from the thousands of years. According to an estimate there are 21 formal religions around the globe with their followers living around the different countries around the globe. Some people follow all the beliefs while some followers believe only in God. From all the religions of the world, we have ranked the top five most popular and biggest religions having the largest number of followers.
List of Top 5 Major Religions of the World
Christianity is one the first rank in the list of most popular religions around the globe with more than 2.1 billion followers which is more than 31.5% of world’s entire population. It was founded about 2000 years ago in Israel. Bible is the holy book followed by Christians.Christianity is divided in three major Sects named Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant.
Islam is given the second rank in the list of major religions of the world having more than 1.5 billion followers; it is one of the fastest growing religions and was founded about 1400 years before in Saudi Arabia which is considered to be the largest oil-producing country . Quran is the Holy book and acted by the Muslims living in the different countries of the world. Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are the major countries having the largest Muslim population.
Hinduism in one of the most major religions of the world with 900 million worshipers living in the different countries of the world .It is considered the world’s oldest religion. The Gita, Agamas and Vedas are the major scriptures of Hindus.India has the third strongest army around the globe and it is the top country having the largest Hindu population while on the other hand it is the second largest country for Muslim population.
Buddhism is also considered a leading religion around the globe with more than 376 million followers. It was founded by Gautama Siddhartha 2500 years before in India. Its followers are acting the son of a warrior Prince which had a wealthy background in the history of world. Buddhism is divided in three major sects like named Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana.
Sikhism is the world’s fifth largest religion having more than 23 million worshipers living in the different countries of the world. It came into existence 500 years before by the Guru Nanak. This religion combined the beliefs from Islam and Hinduism. Majority of its followers is living in the Indian province Punjab.
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