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Three Major Religions in The World

Updated on March 15, 2015

Religions help humanity to lead a peaceful and happy life

Honestly religions are part of the human life. It is estimated that there are more than 4000 religions all over the world. However, some religions have been followed by the great mass of people. The researches have shown that there are 19 major religions that have been spread in different parts of the world. The number of followers of major religions may vary from few thousands to billions. It is nature that every religion has its own beliefs, concepts, gods, goddesses and holy books.

Religions are helping humanity lead a peaceful life, and they can preach genuine concepts and methods of life so that the followers can follow them througout their life. No body can argue that every one in this world is satisfied with his life status and overall health. Naturally people will be suffering from health or wealth problems when they are getting old. Many of them get fear about their health and want to lead a long happy life. The good concepts and beliefs of religions will certainly help them get confidence and peace in their life, particularly in their later part of their life.

Christianity, Hinduism and Islam are three major religions of the world. Christianity is the first largest religion of the world with more than 250 crores of followers. Islam holds the second position with 160 crores of followers. With 95 crores of adherents, Hinduism stands as the third largest religion of the world.


Christianity tells about the importance of sacrifice, give and take policy, patience, helping tendency, human service and etc., in human life. It's also preaching about forgiveness and guiding to tolerate any undesirable and difficult situation that may come across in our life. It has a strong belief about peaceful life at the foot of GOD after the end of our physical life. Every Christian will have faith on Jesus, Mary and Holy Angels. God Jesus is worshiped as the son of God and bearer of human sins. It is firmly believed that God Jesus will forgive sinners at once they surrender their life to him. Bible is the holy book of this religion.


Hinduism is not very strict in the method of life. It preaches about the highlights of vegetarianism and also about spiritual life after death. It is believed in Hinduism that there will be severe punishments for all those who found guilty in their daily life. Ahimsa is very important part of Hinduism which means ' Do No Harm To Any Thing'. God Shiva, God Vishnu, God Bhramma, God Ganesha, God Muruga, Goddess Shakthi, Goddess Mahalaxmi, Goddess Saraswathi are their major Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism. Bhagavad Gita is the holy book of the religion.


Islam preaches humanity and believes in the worship of GOD in homogeneous light form. God Allah has no particular shape or image. It preaches a scientific way to get success in our spiritual life. Every Muslim will undertake Ramadan fast in the particular days of a year and this will really help them keep good body and mental health. Allah is only the prime God of Muslims. It is considered that Hajj holy yathra is the high point of every Muslim's life. Quran is their Holy book.


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    Fai 6 years ago

    I 100% agree with Prakash, the only religion should be humanity as we born as humans not as muslims, christians etc.. I wish we can understand this simple fact and start loving all and hate/condemn None!!

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    prakash 6 years ago

    i think major religion should be humanity.we born without any identity it is the society which gives us religion.

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    keke 7 years ago

    the baby is so cute.

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    ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear mnishanthodyssey, Thanks a lot for visiting this page and sharing your great knowledge on religions.

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    mnishanthodyssey 7 years ago

    No Need of Judaism,Buddhism, Jainism,Sikhism & Zoroastrianism

    Because Christinas Worshiping Jewish God Jehovah as the Father of Jesus.Islam is the Arabian Version of Judaism.

    According to Hindus Lord Buddha is the Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

    Rishabha The Founder of Jainsim is regarded as Lord Shiva Himself or an Avatar of Lord Vishnu.Sikhism is not a religion actually.It is a Belief about the Existence of One God.

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    Mahmo 8 years ago


    GOD ALLAH HAS no particular shape or image ??!! .Please go to the above URL to see what is the shape and image of ALLAH I promise you to find out answer to your query, it is published in that website but you have to browse with intelligence.

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    ratnaveera 9 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear mohitmisra, A lot of thanks for your good explanations about various religions and also for visiting my Hub.

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    mohitmisra 9 years ago from India

    All religions are good and aim for enlightenment.

    RELIGIONS The entire Buddhist monk’s life is but a preparation,For his Death Point or moment of separation. The Jains have santhara,Quitting life consciously to join with the paramatma. Hindus go into Samadhi,Where there is no Congress, Shiv Sena , BJP or Samajwadi. The Christian merges with the Holy Spirit,Peace, no more desperate. The Sufi mystic to become one,Dances, twirls, prays, trances to get the job done. Aghora means Illumined with Light,Longing for Shiva in whom they delight. Shamanism or the Art of Ecstasy,The ultimate being one with the super entity. There is no need to change your faith,And on your old religion lay a wreath.

    Poet Mohit.K.Misra author of Ponder awhile

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    likethisfree 10 years ago from India


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    ratnaveera 10 years ago

    hello Rudra,

    sorry for missing the great Buddhism. I understand this is also one of the major religions

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    Rudra 10 years ago

    might have missed out Buddhism, its big religion although some parts of it are like Hinduism.

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    Manoharan 10 years ago from Bangalore - 560097, Karnataka, India

    Good postings do visit