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Which among the following is the hearth of the two primary eastern religions of Hinduism and Buddhism?

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a.

Eastern China

b.

North India

c.

Western Saudi Arabia

d.

South-east Asia

e.

East Asia

Answer

b.

Explanation

  • Hinduism and Buddhism both religions are originated in the Northern India. Hinduism is the largest religion in India, with 79.8 % of the populations are Hindus. According to 2011 Census 966 million are Hindus in India, while 14.2 % of the population are Muslim and the remaining 6 % practices other religions. Punjab is having Sikh majority and Kashmir is having Muslim majority population. In India, 24 states and 6 union territories have an overwhelming majority of Hindus.
  • Buddhism is found in the northern India such as Sikkim, Ladakh, and Arunachal Pradesh, the Darjeeling hills in West Bengal and also the Lahul and Spiti areas of upper Himachal Pradesh. Buddhists consists of 0.7 % of India’s total population or 8.4 million population according to the 2011 Census. Neo-Buddhists comprise more than 87 % and traditional Buddhists are 13 % of Indian Buddhist community.

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