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Delhi Religions

Delhi Religions
Delhi Religions

There are a large number of religions that are practiced in New Delhi, the capital of India. Infact, one can say that there is hardly any religion of India that does not find a presence in the capital city. The following paragraphs would give you an idea of the religious life in Delhi.

The third largest religion in the world is present in majority in Delhi. There are 33 million Gods and Goddess in the Hindu religion. However, all these are considered as manifestations of one supreme god. There are so many Hindu temples in the city that it is almost impossible to know their exact number.

Majority of the Muslims of Delhi reside in the Old Delhi area like Chandni Chowk, Daryaganj, etc. The city also boasts of one of the most revered mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Apart from that, there are a large number of mosques and dargahs scattered through the city.

Founded by Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Sikhism consists of one of the major Delhi religions. This religion preaches a single God and the brotherhood of humanity, at the same time rejecting idol worship and caste system.

One can also find the followers of Lord Buddha in the capital city of India, though their number is not very large.

One of the oldest religions of the world, Jainism also finds a presence in Delhi. Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is one of the most famous Jain temples in Delhi.

The largest religion in the world, Christianity is also practiced in Delhi. Apart from these, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Baha’i Faith are also present in Delhi, though in a minority.

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