The religious composition status according to 2001 census of India as follows: The number of Hindus
is 827,578,868 and form 80.5 % of the total population. Next place goes to Muslims. They comprise 13.4 % of the total population (138,188,240). Christians (24,080,016- 2.3%), Sikhs (19,215,7301.9%), Buddhists (7,955,207-0.8%), Jains (4,225,053-0.4,%) and other religions and persuasions (6,639,6326-0.6, %) come next in the row. 727,588 persons declined to state any religion.