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Other Religion Religion Census 2011

In addition to the major religions of Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism, there are also several smaller religions and belief systems present in India. These include: Zoroastrianism: Zoroastrianism is a monotheistic religion that originated in ancient Persia. There is a small population of Zoroastrians in India, known as Parsis, who have lived in the country for over a thousand years and are concentrated primarily in the western state of Gujarat. Judaism: There is a small population of Jews in India, primarily located in the cities of Mumbai and Kolkata. Baha'i Faith: The Baha'i Faith is a monotheistic religion that originated in Persia in the 19th century. There is a growing Baha'i community in India. Other: There are also small populations of followers of various other religions and belief systems in India, including Confucianism, Taoism, and traditional animist religions.


State Total Population Other Religion Population % of Total Significance
Arunachal Pradesh 1,383,727 362,553 26.20 % Significant
Jharkhand 32,988,134 4,235,786 12.84 % Significant
Meghalaya 2,966,889 258,271 8.71 % Significant
Manipur 2,855,794 233,767 8.19 % Significant
Sikkim 610,577 16,300 2.67 % Minority
Chhattisgarh 25,545,198 494,594 1.94 % Minority
Orissa 41,974,218 478,317 1.14 % Minority
West Bengal 91,276,115 942,297 1.03 % Minority
Madhya Pradesh 72,626,809 599,594 0.83 % Minority
Maharashtra 112,374,333 178,965 0.16 % Negligible
Nagaland 1,978,502 3,214 0.16 % Negligible
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 380,581 564 0.15 % Negligible
Assam 31,205,576 27,118 0.09 % Negligible
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 343,709 293 0.09 % Negligible
Mizoram 1,097,206 808 0.07 % Negligible
Punjab 27,743,338 10,886 0.04 % Negligible
Tripura 3,673,917 1,514 0.04 % Negligible
Gujarat 60,439,692 16,480 0.03 % Negligible
Daman and Diu 243,247 79 0.03 % Negligible
Karnataka 61,095,297 11,263 0.02 % Negligible
Kerala 33,406,061 7,618 0.02 % Negligible
Goa 1,458,545 258 0.02 % Negligible
Chandigarh 1,055,450 246 0.02 % Negligible
Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341 13,598 0.01 % Negligible
Bihar 104,099,452 13,437 0.01 % Negligible
Andhra Pradesh 84,580,777 9,547 0.01 % Negligible
Tamil Nadu 72,147,030 7,414 0.01 % Negligible
Rajasthan 68,548,437 4,676 0.01 % Negligible
Haryana 25,351,462 2,548 0.01 % Negligible
Delhi 16,787,941 2,197 0.01 % Negligible
Jammu and Kashmir 12,541,302 1,508 0.01 % Negligible
Uttarakhand 10,086,292 993 0.01 % Negligible
Himachal Pradesh 6,864,602 856 0.01 % Negligible
Puducherry 1,247,953 168 0.01 % Negligible
Lakshadweep 64,473 7 0.01 % Negligible