in India. Growth rate of Muslims has been consistently higher than the growth rate of Hindus, ever since the census data of independent India has been available. For example, during the 1991-2001 decade, Muslim growth rate was 29.5% (vs 19.9% for Hindus).
Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. If current trends continue, by 2050 … The number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians around the world.
India is home to several religions, but the most common is Hinduism at 80% of the population. Hinduism is the third-most widespread religion in the world after Islam and Christianity and it is thought to be the oldest religion in the world dating back at least 5,000 years ago.
But, even with this increase, Hindus will make up more than three-in-four Indians (76.7%) in 2050. Indeed, the number of Hindus in India will still be larger than the five largest Muslim populations in the world's biggest Muslim countries (India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria and Bangladesh) combined.
However, both models state that the Hindu population can never fall behind the Muslims. "The mathematical models of professors Dinesh Singh and Ajay Kumar have clearly shown that even for 1,000 years there is no possibility of Muslims overtaking the Hindus,” Quraishi told PTI.
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Why is Hinduism so popular?
During the Gupta empire—from about 320 to 550 CE—emperors used Hinduism as a unifying religion and helped popularize it by promoting educational systems that included Hindu teachings; they also gave land to brahmins. The Gupta emperors helped make Hinduism the most popular religion on the Indian subcontinent.
Hinduism is the largest religion in India. According to the 2011 Census of India, 966.3 Million people identify as Hindu, representing 79.8% of the country's population. India contains 94% of the global Hindu population.
Unlike other religions, Hinduism has no one founder but is instead a fusion of various beliefs. Around 1500 B.C., the Indo-Aryan people migrated to the Indus Valley, and their language and culture blended with that of the indigenous people living in the region.
In 2015, the Pew Research Center modelled the future of the world's great religions based on demographics, migration and conversion. Far from a precipitous decline in religiosity, it predicted a modest increase in believers, from 84% of the world's population today to 87% in 2050.
Individuals are motivated to convert for many reasons: some relate to personal transformation and identity, others to external social and political factors. Theological explanations are often given, and many converts consider themselves destined or called by God to turn to Islam.
Oddly, Hinduism is the dominant religion in only three countries—but one of the three happens to be the second-most-populated country in the world, India, (78.9%). The other two countries are Nepal (80.6%) and Mauritius (48.4%).
There is no official conversion process or ceremony for converting to the Hindu faith. To become a follower, one needs only to have the will and the commitment to study the scriptures and abide the proper practices.
The Hindu population around the world as of 2020 is about 1.2 billion (making it the world's third-largest religion after Christianity and Islam), of which nearly around 1.1 billion Hindus live in India (making it the nation with the highest concentration of Hindus), as 94% of the world's Hindus live in this country.
Fueled by immigration, America's Hindu population has reached 2.23 million, an increase of about one million or 85.8 percent since 2007, making Hinduism the fourth-largest faith, according to estimates based on wide-ranging study of religions in the nation.
Why do Hindus fast? Fasting is a moral and spiritual act where the aim is to purify the body and mind to acquire divine grace. Most Hindus will fast to: Increase God consciousness or become closer to God.
Most Hindus are vegetarian. The cow is viewed as a sacred animal so even meat-eating Hindus may not eat beef. Some Hindus will eat eggs, some will not, and some will also refuse onion or garlic; it is best to ask each individual.
Hinduism. According to the principle scripture of Hinduism, the Bhagavad-gītā, truth is Krishna himself. This is confirmed by Vyasa as stated in the verse, You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth.