All Important Religions of the World

Religions of the World

1. Christianity

Cross: Religious Symbol of Christianity
Image source: wikipedia.org

  • Most followed religion in world with about 2.4 billion followers.
  • 3 branches of Christianity: Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox.
  • Christians believe in only One God. (Monotheism)
  • As per their beliefs, God created the everything.
  • Father (God), Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit are the parts of people’s belief.
  • Holy book: The Bible which consists of the teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • Important  festivals: Christmas (Birthday of Jesus Christ), Easter (Resurrection of Jesus Christ).
  • Churches are the places for prayers for the Christians.

2. Islam

Image by Fathromi Ramdlon from Pixabay

  • Second largest religion of the world with about 1.9 billion followers.
  • Islam started in 7th century. (The newest among the major religions)
  • Followers of Islam are called Muslims.
  • Muslims are monotheistic and worship only one God (Allah).
  • Prophet Mohammed is the founder of Islam.
  • Quran is the holy book of Islam.
  • Important festivals: Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr.
  • Mosques are the places for offering prayer to Allah for Muslims.
  • Mecca and Medina are the important holy places for Muslims.

3. Hinduism

Symbol of Hinduism – Aum
Image source – wikipedia.org


  • Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion in the world with 1.2 billion followers called Hindus.
  • There is no clear evidences of its origin.
  • More than 90% of Hindus live in India.
  • Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, Lord Shiva are three major gods in Hinduism.
  • Many other male and females gods and goddesses,  deities are also worshiped in Hinduism.
  • Holy books: Bhagwat Gita, Vedas etc.
  • Temples of deities are the place for offering prayers to the Gods.
  • Important festivals: Diwali, Dushera, Janmashthami, Holi, Rakshabandhan etc.

4. Buddhism

Dharma Wheel of Buddhism
Image Source: wikipedia.org


Leave a Reply