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Hinduism India: Goa 806,000 62.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 216-217. "Goans: Location: India (Goa state) "; "Goa's population is estimated to be just over 1.3 million persons (the 1991 census reported a population of 1.2 million). "; "Goans are mostly Hindu (about 62% of the population) and Christian (34%)... "
Islam India: Goa 61,455 5.25% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Jainism India: Goa - - - - 1984 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 261. Figure 7.1: Distributions of the Jain population (in India) by number and as percentage of state population. [Goa: pop. figure: "Below 10,000 " percentage: "below 1/4% "]
Jainism India: Goa 487 0.04% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
other India: Goa 403 0.03% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]; [ "other " is religions NOT Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh]
Sikhism India: Goa 1,087 0.09% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Buddhism India: Gujarat 11,615 0.03% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Christianity India: Gujarat 181,753 0.44% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Hinduism India: Gujarat 37,080,000 90.00% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 231-232. "The 1991 census reported Gujarat's population as 41.2 million persons. Assuming population growth rates similar to those of the 1981-1991 decade, the current population is estimated to be just over 48 million. " Pg. 232: "Gujaratis are overwhelmingly Hindu; about 90% of the population follows Hinduism. "
Hinduism India: Gujarat 6,964,228 89.48% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Hinduism India: Gujarat 43,200,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 231-232. "The 1991 census reported Gujarat's population as 41.2 million persons. Assuming population growth rates similar to those of the 1981-1991 decade, the current population is estimated to be just over 48 million. " Pg. 232: "Gujaratis are overwhelmingly Hindu; about 90% of the population follows Hinduism. "
Islam India: Gujarat 3,296,000 8.00% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 231-232. "The 1991 census reported Gujarat's population as 41.2 million persons. Assuming population growth rates similar to those of the 1981-1991 decade, the current population is estimated to be just over 48 million. " Pg. 232: "Muslims make up some 8% of Gujarat's population. Sunnis predominate, althoguh the Khoja and Bohra form a significant Shiite minority. "
Islam India: Gujarat 3,606,920 8.73% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Islam India: Gujarat 3,840,000 8.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 231-232. "The 1991 census reported Gujarat's population as 41.2 million persons. Assuming population growth rates similar to those of the 1981-1991 decade, the current population is estimated to be just over 48 million. " Pg. 232: "Muslims make up some 8% of Gujarat's population. "
Jainism India: Gujarat - 1.00% - - 1984 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 261. Figure 7.1: Distributions of the Jain population (in India) by number and as percentage of state population. [Gujarat: pop. figure: "250,000 to 500,000 " percentage: "<1% "]
Jainism India: Gujarat 491,331 1.19% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Jainism India: Gujarat - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 232. Chapter on Gujaratis, and the Indian state of Gujarat: "Jains, although comparatively few in number, have played a major role in the shaping of Gujarati culture. They are mainly of the Svetambara... sect of the religion. Girnar and Satrunjaya Hill, near Palitana, are major centers of Jain pilgrimage. "
other India: Gujarat 4,213 0.03% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]; [ "other " is religions NOT Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh]
Parsis India: Gujarat - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 232. Chapter on Gujaratis, and the Indian state of Gujarat: "There are small Parsi communities in Surat and Navsari. "
Sikhism India: Gujarat 33,044 0.08% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Vipassana Meditation Centers India: Gujarat - - 3
units
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in India " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) counted meditation centers listed in directory; Gujarat locations: Kutch, Ahmedabad, Rajkot
Buddhism India: Haryana 2,058 0.01% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Christianity India: Haryana 15,699 0.10% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Hinduism India: Haryana 14,686,512 89.21% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Islam India: Haryana 763,775 4.64% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Jainism India: Haryana - - - - 1984 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 261. Figure 7.1: Distributions of the Jain population (in India) by number and as percentage of state population. [Haryana: pop. figure: "10,000 to 100,000 " percentage: "below 1/4% "]
Jainism India: Haryana 35,296 0.21% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
other India: Haryana 156 0.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]; [ "other " is religions NOT Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh]
Sikhism India: Haryana 956,836 5.81% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Sikhism India: Haryana 650,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 30-31. 625,000 to 650,000 Sikhs (Map of "Largest Sikh Populations in India in 1993 ")
Vipassana Meditation Centers India: Haryana - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in India " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) counted meditation centers listed in directory; Haryana location: New Delhi
Buddhism India: Himachal Pradesh 64,081 1.24% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Christianity India: Himachal Pradesh 4,435 0.09% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Christianity India: Himachal Pradesh - - 90
units
- 1992 *LINK* "Himachal Pradesh: Light in India's darkest state " in DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #29; original source: Dr. Alex Abraham. email: alex.agape@axcess.net.in In 1992, there were only 90 known churches, so at least 150 new churches have been added in the meantime, 130 of which were planted in the last 3 years. There are 46 different Christian groups in the state
Christianity India: Himachal Pradesh 4,675 0.09% - - 1998 *LINK* "Himachal Pradesh: Light in India's darkest state " in DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #29; original source: Dr. Alex Abraham. email: alex.agape@axcess.net.in Of HP's 5,5 million inhabitants, only 0.085% are Christians, which is the lowest percentage in all India.
Christianity India: Himachal Pradesh 5,000 - 241
units
- 1998 *LINK* "Himachal Pradesh: Light in India's darkest state " in DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #29; original source: Dr. Alex Abraham. email: alex.agape@axcess.net.in Recent research shows that the state now has at least 5,000 Christians, 241 churches and 170 Christian missionaries and pastors.
Hinduism India: Himachal Pradesh 4,958,560 95.89% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Islam India: Himachal Pradesh 89,134 1.72% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Jainism India: Himachal Pradesh - - - - 1984 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 261. Figure 7.1: Distributions of the Jain population (in India) by number and as percentage of state population. [Pop. figure for this province: "Below 10,000 " percentage: "less than 1/4% "]
Jainism India: Himachal Pradesh 1,206 0.02% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
other India: Himachal Pradesh 211 0.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]; [ "other " is religions NOT Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh]
Sikhism India: Himachal Pradesh 52,050 1.01% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Sikhism India: Himachal Pradesh 400,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 30-31. 350,000 to 400,000 Sikhs (Map of "Largest Sikh Populations in India in 1993 ")
Vipassana Meditation Centers India: Himachal Pradesh - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in India " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) counted meditation centers listed in directory; Himachal Pradesh location: Dharamsala
Jainism India: Jammu & Kashmir - - - - 1984 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 261. Figure 7.1: Distributions of the Jain population (in India) by number and as percentage of state population. [Pop. figure for this province: "Below 10,000 " percentage: "less than 1/4% "]
Sikhism India: Jammu & Kashmir 110,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 30-31. 100,000 to 110,000 Sikhs (Map of "Largest Sikh Populations in India in 1993 ")
Buddhism India: Karnataka 73,012 0.16% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Christianity India: Karnataka 859,478 1.91% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Hinduism India: Karnataka 38,432,028 85.51% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Islam India: Karnataka 5,234,023 11.64% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Jainism India: Karnataka - 1.00% - - 1984 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 261. Figure 7.1: Distributions of the Jain population (in India) by number and as percentage of state population. [Karnataka: pop. figure: "100,000 to 250,000 " percentage: "1/2 - 1% "]
Jainism India: Karnataka 326,114 0.73% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Lingayats India: Karnataka - 20.00% - - 1910 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 445. "Estimates made early in the 20th century place the percentage of Lingayats [in Karnataka] between 14% and 20% of the population. "
Lingayats India: Karnataka - 10.30% - - 1981 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 445. "Lingayats are distributed throughout Karnataka... Census returns in 1981 indicated that 10.31% of the state's population were Lingayats. Assuming this proportion has not changed much over the last decade and a half, the current number of Lingayats in Karnataka would exceed 5.2 million. "
Lingayats India: Karnataka 10,000,000 25.00% - - 1994 *LINK* "Saivism: Six Schools " in Hinduism Today International (March 1994) "...its religious homeland of Karnataka, South-Central India. Roughly forty million people live here, of which perhaps 25% are members of the Vira Saiva religion [i.e. Lingayats]. "
Lingayats India: Karnataka 5,200,000 10.30% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 445-446. "Lingayats: Alternate Names: Virashaivas; Location: India (Karnataka state); Population: 5.2 million (estimate); Language: Kannada; Religion: Lingayat "; "Lingayats are distributed throughout Karnataka, with their greatest concentrations in the northern regions. Census returns in 1981 indicated that 10.31% of the state's population were Lingayats. Assuming this proportion has not changed much over the last decade and a half, the current number of Lingayats in Karnataka would exceed 5.2 million... In the Lingayat heartland, as many as 67% of the people follow the religion. "; Pg. 446: "Lingayats do not label themselves as Hindu. Their beliefs have been drawn from Tamil Shaivism and other Indian sources, but they have evolved a uniquely Lingayat character. "
Lingayats India: Karnataka 10,000,000 25.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Basaweswara and Veerashaivam "; web page: "Veera Shaivism " (viewed 9 July 1999). "Today Veera Shaivism is a vibrant faith, particularly strong in its religious homeland of Karnataka, South-Central India. Roughly forty million people live here, of which perhaps 25% are members of the Veera Shaiva religion. There is hardly a village in the state without a jangama and a matha (monastery). On the occasion of birth in a Lingayat family, the child is entered into the faith that same day by a visiting jangama, who bestows a small Sivalinga encased in a pendant tied to a thread. This same Linga is to be worn throughout life. "
Lingayats India: Karnataka 20,000,000 20.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Veerashaiva Samaja of North America "; web page: "VSNA Philosophy & FAQs " (viewed 9 July 1999). "How many Lingayatas are in the USA, Canada, and India?... There are more than 20 million Lingayatas constituting about 20% of the population of Karnataka. They are concentrated in Bijapur, Dharwar, Belgaum, Chitradurga, Shimoga, and Gulburga districts. "
other India: Karnataka 6,325 0.01% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]; [ "other " is religions NOT Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jain or Sikh]
Sikhism India: Karnataka 10,101 0.02% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Vipassana Meditation Centers India: Karnataka - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in India " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) counted meditation centers listed in directory; Karnataka location: Bangalore
Brahmans India: Kashmir - 35.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 126. "Although Brahmans are found throughout India and Nepal, they are not spread evenly over the subcontinent. Their highest concentration is in Kashmir, where they form 35% of the Hindu population. "
Hinduism India: Kashmir - 15.00% - - 1941 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (Dec. 1993); original source: Jammu and Kashmir National Front-International (Denmark). Kashmir's Hindu population is nearly gone. While comprising 15% of the population in 1941, Hindus constituted only 0.1% in 1991 according to a report from the Jammu and Kashmir National Front-International, based in Denmark.
Hinduism India: Kashmir - 0.10% - - 1991 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (Dec. 1993); original source: Jammu and Kashmir National Front-International (Denmark). Kashmir's Hindu population is nearly gone. While comprising 15% of the population in 1941, Hindus constituted only 0.1% in 1991 according to a report from the Jammu and Kashmir National Front-International, based in Denmark.
Pratyabhijna India: Kashmir - - - - 1986 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986), pg. 312. "Shaivism, or Shivaism; one of the three major devotional movements in modern-day Hinduism. The other two are Vaishnavism and Shaktism. Shaivas view Shiva as the supreme being... Shaivism in South India is called Shaiva-Siddhanta; Shaivism in Kashmir is called Pratyabhijna. "
Catholic - Latin Rite India: Kerala 1,700,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission "; web page: "Church History " (viewed 23 July 1999). "Note: The figures given above are approximate, worked out from various sources. The exact numbers are not readily available. " Table: "Christian Denominations in Kerala "; "Catholics: Syro-Malabar - 3,000,000; Syro-Malankara - 500,000; Latin - 1,700,000 "
Catholic - Syro-Malabarese Catholic Church India: Kerala 3,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission "; web page: "Church History " (viewed 23 July 1999). "Note: The figures given above are approximate, worked out from various sources. The exact numbers are not readily available. " Table: "Christian Denominations in Kerala "; "Catholics: Syro-Malabar - 3,000,000; Syro-Malankara - 500,000; Latin - 1,700,000 "
Catholic - Syro-Malankara India: Kerala 500,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission "; web page: "Church History " (viewed 23 July 1999). "Note: The figures given above are approximate, worked out from various sources. The exact numbers are not readily available. " Table: "Christian Denominations in Kerala "; "Catholics: Syro-Malabar - 3,000,000; Syro-Malankara - 500,000; Latin - 1,700,000 "
Christianity India: Kerala 5,621,510 19.23% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]
Christianity India: Kerala 6,000,000 20.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 721. "Syrian Christians in Kerala are currently estimated to number around 5.6 million people. When this figure is added to the roughly 400,000 Christians who belong to non-Syrian Christian churches, the total number of Christians in Kerala rises to 6 million people. This represents about 20% of the state's population and is nearly 30% of the total Christian population of India. It is by far the largest concentration of Chrisians found in the Indian subcontinent. "
Christianity India: Kerala 7,000,000 20.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Ecumenical News International. "Religion around the world ", title of subsection: "CHRISTIANS IN INDIA FAST FOR REDUCTION IN ALCOHOL USE " in Desert News, Saturday, March 20, 1999 (viewed online 14 May 1999). "Kerala, with 7 million Christians -- about 20% of the state's 35 million citizens -- has the biggest Christian community of India's 27 states. It also has the highest alcohol consumption in the country -- on average 8.3 liters per head every year, according to anti-alcohol campaigners. "
Christianity India: Kerala 8,619,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission "; web page: "Church History " (viewed 23 July 1999). "Note: The figures given above are approximate, worked out from various sources. The exact numbers are not readily available. " "Total Christians in Kerala - 8,619,000 "
Christianity - other India: Kerala 400,000 1.33% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 721. "Syrian Christians in Kerala are currently estimated to number around 5.6 million people. When this figure is added to the roughly 400,000 Christians who belong to non-Syrian Christian churches, the total number of Christians in Kerala rises to 6 million people. This represents about 20% of the state's population and is nearly 30% of the total Christian population of India. It is by far the largest concentration of Chrisians found in the Indian subcontinent. "
Church of South India India: Kerala 700,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission "; web page: "Church History " (viewed 23 July 1999). "Note: The figures given above are approximate, worked out from various sources. The exact numbers are not readily available. " Table: "Christian Denominations in Kerala "; "Other Christians [other than Catholics]: Syrian Orthodox (Methran Kakshi) -1,100,000; Jacobite Syrian Orthodox (Bava Kakshi) - 1,000,000; Independent Jacobites (Thozhiyur) - 9,000; Marthomites - 500,000; St. Thomas Evangelical & Others - 10,000; Church of the East (Nestorians/Surais) - 100,000; Church of South India (CSI) and other Protestants - 700,000 "
Hinduism India: Kerala 16,668,587 57.28% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Mission India " Table: "Religion 1991 " [based on census]


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