Religions of the World

Author: Administrator Saved From: http://www.knowledgebase-script.com/demo/article-663.html 1. Buddhism Founder Founded in Followed in Sacred Text Sacred Places Place of Worship Sects 2. Confucianism Founder Founded in Followed in Sacred Text Sacred Places 3. Christianity Founder Founded in Followed in Sacred Text Sacred Places Place of Worship Important Sects 4. Hinduism Founder Founded in Followed in Sacred Text Place of Worship 5. Islam Founder Founded in Followed in

Gautam Siddhartha Buddha (563-483 BC) born in Nepal (Lumbini) 525 BC India, China, Tibet, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Japan, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Bhutan and Vietnam The Tripitaka (Collection of Buddha?s teaching) also called Sutras Lumbini (Nepal) where he received enlightenment and Kusinagar (UP) where he attained ?Nirvana?. Vihar (temple) and Monastery (where monks reside) Mahayana and Hinayana King Fu Tsu, Better known as Confucius (551-479 BC) born in the state of LU in china. 500 BC China, Taiwan, South Korea, Nauru and Vietnam The Analects No church or temple Jesus Christ (5 BC to AD 30) born in Judea, also called Jesus of Nazareth 2000 years ago Spread all over the world Holy Bible consisting of Old Testament (before Christ) and the New Testament (during and after Christ) Jerusalem where Christ lived and preached Church Catholics and Protestants Ancient Sages Around 1500 BC Concentrated in India and Nepal and also found in Bhutan, Fiji, Guyana, Indonesia, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago The Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita and the epics of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana Temple Prophet Mohammed (AD 570-632) born in Mecca (Saudi Arabia) AD 622 From west coast of Africa to the Philippines which includes Tanzania, Southern part of Russia and China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia. Also parts of North Africa. Quran (words of God), Hadis (Collection of Prophet?s saying). Makkah (mecca) in Saudi Arabia

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Place of Worship Masjid (mosque) Sects Sunnis and Shias 6. Singapore and Vietnam Sacred Text Tao-te-Ching 10. found particularly in the five books of the Bible. a Chinese Philosopher Founded in 6th century BC Followed in China. born in Medea (modern Iran) in about 660 BC Founded in Around 500 BC Followed in Iran and north-west India. Shintoism Founder Began with Japanese culture and developed out of tradition and ancestor worship Followed in Japan Sacred Text No specific text Sacred Places Central Shrine of Ise (central Japan) and the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo 8. Judaism (Religion of the Hebrews) Founder Moses. Taiwan. Nauru. The Zoroastrians who fled to India during the eighth century are the ancestors of the present Parsi Community in India Sacred Text Zend Avasta Place of Worship Fire temple Page 2/2 PDF generated by PHPKB Knowledge Base Script . Zoroastrianism (Parsi Religion) Founder Zoroaster. commentary on Torah known as Talmud and Midrash Sacred Places Jerusalem Place of Worship Synagogue 7. Taoism Founder Lao-tse. Sikhism Founder Guru Nanak (1469-1539) Founded in AD 1500 Followed in India Sacred Text Shri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred Places The Golden Temple of Amritsar Place of Worship Gurudwara 9. Brunei. born in Egypt Founded in 1300 BC Followed in Worldwide with concentration in Israel and United States Sacred Text Talmads.

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