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Main Religion : Hinduism
Other Religions : Islam, Jainism, Christianity & Sikhism
Religious Centres : Pushkar, Nathdwara, Ajmer, Mt. Abu
Famous Religious Festivals : Teej, Urs, Pushkar, Gangaur

Devotees taking a bath in Pushkar lake at Brahama Temple , Pushkar
Devotees taking a bath in Pushkar lake at Brahama Temple , Pushkar

Religion of Rajasthan - True Desert Devotion

India is a land of varied topography and diverse climate. India also pampers an age-old culture of discreet tradition. So, it is not incredible to believe that, there is probably more heterogeneity of religions and creeds in India, than anywhere else in the world. Apart from encouraging roughly all the world's dominant religions represented, India was the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism, a critical supporter of Islam and home to Jainism, an ancient religion unique to India. Take religion tours of Rajasthan to know more about the famous religions of the state.

Hinduism - The Aryan’s Progeny

Hinduism is the despotic religion of Rajasthan, professed by nearly 89 % of the state's population, making it the major religions of Rajasthan. Hinduism differs from other Western religions in that it does not have a single patron, a explicit theological system, a single ideology of morality, or a axial religious organization. It consists of thousands of different religious creeds that have matured in India since 1500 BCE. Hindus devote an array of deities, considering them as manifestations of the one Supreme Cosmic Soul 'Brahman', while others hallow on a singular ideology of God, such as in Vaishnavism, Shaivism and Shaktism.

Probably, the most adorable God of Rajasthan is Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed God of good fortune. Come Rajasthan to visit the abode of Lord Ganesha at the Ranthambhor fort, an indeed tranquil scape amidst lush green forests, that will elevate your consciousness. Every year thousands of wedding invitations are sent to the fort to request Lord Ganesha's presence. Rajasthan also rejoices into gaiety during the Teej festival, which celebrates the marriage of the beautiful Parvati with Lord Shiva. Moreover, the state also cherishes the honor of being the site of one of only two temples hallowing Brahma, the creator, in the entire country, at Pushkar, in eastern Rajasthan.

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Islam - Voice of The Prophet

The major religions in Rajasthan does not only comprise Hinduism.The apparent meaning of Islam is peace; cessation of one's own will, that is bereaving oneself for the sake of God and offering one's own pleasure to God. The principal message of Islam is the Unity of God, that the Creator of the world is One, who alone is worthy of worship. The Holy Quran, which claims that it blends the best features of the earlier scriptures, carries a Divine guarantee of shielding from peccancy. Muslims, followers of Islamic religion, constitute around 7.28 % of the state's population, therefore representing the second largest religious group in the state. TRave to Rajasthan to see the most famous pilgrim destination for Muslims in Rajasthan is the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, a Sufi saint at Ajmer.

Jainism - The Enlightened Religion

Devotees at Ranakpur Temple, Rajasthan
Devotees at Ranakpur Jain Temple, Rajasthan

Founded by Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara (Prophet), around 500 B.C, the Jain religion is synchronous with Buddhism and bearing resemblances to both it and Hinduism, is also one of the famous religions in Rajasthan. Jains believe that the universe is infinite and was not created by a deity. They also accredit reincarnation and eventual spiritual salvation (moksha) by following the path of the Tirthankars. In Rajasthan, Jains number only 1.82 % of the population, but tend to be commercially successful and have an influence disproportionate to their actual numbers.

The Jains constructed some magnificent temple complexes, notable for the large number of similar buildings aggregated together in one place. The Dilwara Jain Temples at Mount Abu, and several other shrines at Ranakpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner, are famous for their exquisite sculpture and architectural symmetry.

Religious Etiquettes

India being a country of archaic traditions and rituals, holds her ethics and wisdom substantially at all parts, Rajasthan seeing no exception. Particular care should be taken while haunting a religious place or ceremony. BEfore taking a religious tours of Rajasthan in India, certain things should be kept in mind. Dress and behave accordingly (avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless tops). Do not smoke or hold hands and refrain from jesting around. Remember to remove your shoes before entering a holy shrine and prefer not to touch a carving or effigy of a deity. In some places, such as mosques, you will be required to cover your head, so don't forget to carry a handkerchief. Nudity is purely unacceptable and a swimsuit must be attired even when bathing in a remote location. During religious baths, western women should consider wearing a sari or sarong rather than a bathing suit, to avoid ocular offence.

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Carved Temples of Rajasthan

Unity In Diversity
Welcome to the land of secularity, where the cult of brotherhood is the only religion. Where people from varied caste, creed and sect stay together, visit together to the stately monuments, and celebrate their festivals together. Take a religious tour of Rajasthan to kanow more about the major religions.

Hinduism - A Cradle of Faith
The land of Rajputs whole-heartedly follows the Hindu beliefs - a religion that does not have a single patron, or an explicit theological system, but a thousands of different religious creeds that dwelled here over the pages of history, making it the famous religions in Rajasthan.

Islam - Other Way of Seeing The Same God
Due to the proximity of the Mughal empire, Rajasthan was bestowed with the pleasure to follow another cult of beliefs, the Islam. Visit the most famous pilgrim destination in Rajasthan, the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, a Sufi saint at Ajmer. Take a Rajasthan holiday to see more of Rajasthani religions.

Similarity In Diversity
Take religious tours of Rajasthan where you will find that in a varied jungle of many creeds and religious beliefs, people of Rajasthan not only stay together but also share their hours of festivity, thus showing an awe-inspiring respect to other religions

The Jain Lantern of Illumination
To get a deeper knowledge about Jainism religion, visit the numerous Jain Temples bedecking the Rajasthani terrain, especially the Dilwara Jain Temples. Portraying a belief that the universe is infinite and was not created by a deity, these religious shrines also fascinate tourists with their inticate works of art.

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