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Religion in Karnataka

People of different religions have co-existed peacefully in the state of Karnataka. Hinduism, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam are the religions of Karnataka.

Majority of the people follow Hinduism. Karnataka has witnessed the rule of several Hindu dynasties; as a result, there is a lot of Hindu influence. There are many temples and religious places that reflect the prominence of the religion.

Another religion that has gained importance in Karnataka is Islam. With the invasion of Mughal rulers, Islam became one of the major religions of the state.

A good number of people follow Christianity. As a matter of fact, there are some magnificent churches in Bangalore and Mysore. You will also come across Sikh and Jain pilgrimages.


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