Religions of India

All major religions of the world are represented in India, although India is officially a secular state and has no state religion. India is the birthplace of four of the world’s major religions — namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Three other...

Christianity in India

The exact date of the arrival of Christianity to India cannot be established with certainty. It is commonly believed that Christianity was introduced in India with the arrival of St. Thomas, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ, at the Malabar Coast in Kerala in 52...

Jews of India

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Sufi Orders in India

Abul Fazl gave a list of the Sufi orders in India, which comprises dozens of ‘silsilahs’. The most important among the Sufi orders include the ‘Chistiya’, ‘Qadriya’, ‘Naqsbandiya’ and the ‘Suhrawardiya’. The ‘silsilahs’ were generally led by the Sufi saints who lived...

Sikh Gurus

Guru Nanak DevJi: Birth: April 15, 1469: at Talwandi (Nankana Sahib Pakistan)Parentage:Father: Mehta Kalyan Dass (Kalu Rai) Bedi KhatriMother:  Mata Tripta jiSpouse: Sulakhni, D/o. Sri Mool Chand of Pakhoke Randhawe (District Gurdaspur)Offspring: Baba Sri Chand ji,...

Sufism

Sufism or ‘tasawwuf’, as it is called in Arabic, has been interpreted differently by western scholars but they all concur that Sufism is the inner, mystical, esoteric, or psycho-spiritual dimension of Islam. R.A.Nicholson describes Sufism as “Islamic mysticism,” which...
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