India is one of the very few continuous civilizations in the world
India is the birthplace of 3 religions – Hinduism, Buddism, Jainism Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism are also followed in India
All major religions co-exist in peace and brotherhood
Hinduism is the major religion practised in India
From the Mundeshwari Devi Temple in Bihar to the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Tanjore temples constructed in various eras stand tall
Talk about temples in Hrishikesh, Kedarnath, Badri
Buddism was born in the Magadha empire of current day Bihar
Siddharth Gauthama became Buddha under the bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya
Talk about the buddist religious sites in India
Christianity came to India in the 1st century CE when St. Thomas landed in the Malabar coast.
The religion has grown in India in the past two millinea
Durin the 17th to 20th centuries several churches were built in the Protugues, Spanish, French and English style of architecture
Talk about Churches in Goa, TN, Kolkata
Islam came to India with the disciples of Prophet Mohammed
Many Muslim kings invaded India and etched history with their style through the mosques built by them.
Talk about all mosques in Hyderabad, Delhi, UP and other places
Jainism & Zorastrianism
Jainism and Zoroastrianism are other religions practised in India
Jains follow a predominantly vegetarian lifestyle that avoids harm to animals and their life cycles.
Zoroastrians are called Parsis and live around the Gujarat area.
Talk about festivals of each religion and how it varies in different parts of India