Saturday, February 5, 2011

Jainism, Sikhism ,Buddhism,Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists

Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism

Apart from the three major religions, there is a small population of Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists in Kerala. Buddhism is believed to have reached Kerala between 270 B.C. to 240 B.C. The oldest record about Kerala found in one of the rock edict by Asoka, the Mauryan emperor who later turned to Buddhism, dates back to 257 B.C. By the mid-seventh century Buddhism declined. Today a very small population of Buddhists is present in the state. Likewise, a small population of Jains and Sikhs are also present in the state. The Jaina population is mainly in the northern districts.

No comments:

Post a Comment