Ayyavazhi (, Ayyāvaḻi, "Path of the father") is an Henotheistic belief that originated in South India. It is cited as an independent monastic religion by several newspapers, government reports and academic researchers. In Indian censuses, however, the majority of its followers declare themselves as Hindus. Article on Ayyavazhi religion.
The Baha'i faith was founded in the mid-19th century C.E. in Iran. In 1844 Siyyid ‘Ali Mohammad, a Shiite Muslim, proclaimed that he was "the Bab," "the Gate," a special sort of interpreter of the Quran with special religious insight and prophetic abilities; he was the "Hidden Imam. Article on Bahai Religion:
The origin of Buddhism dates back to the year 580 BC, which started with the birth of Buddha Siddhartha Gautama. Born in the Lumbini, Southern Nepal, Siddhartha left his home at a young age of 29 years, in search of enlightenment. Article on Buddhism.
The church historian Eusebius, who spoke with the emperor about his experience, described the standard:
"On the top of the whole was fixed a wreath of gold and precious stones, and within this the symbol of the Saviour's name, two letters indicating the name of Christ by means of the initial letters, the letter X intersection P at the center." Article on Christianity(Chi-Rho/Labaraum)
According to the history of Orthodoxy, the first who came in the Greek territory to preach Christianity was Saint Paul in 49 AD. Although many people converted to Christianity in the centuries that followed, this didn't become an official religion until the Emperor Constantine the Great established Christianity as the official religion of the Byzantine Empire. Article on Christianity(greek cross)
In pagan beliefs, Ichthys was the offspring of the ancient Sea goddess Atargatis, and was known in various mythic systems as Tirgata, Aphrodite, Pelagia, or Delphine. The word also meant "womb" and "dolphin" in some tongues. Article on Christianity(Ichthys)
Christianity is an offshoot of the Hebrew religion, and now claims approximately 1/3 of the world's population as followers (over 2 billion).Christianity originated as a Jewish cult in the early part of the 1st century, when a small group of Jews became convinced that a man named Jesus ( 4 BC) was the messiah, & perhaps literally the Son of God, who had come to renew the covenant between God & humanity & expunge the sins of man. Article on Christianity(JHS christogram)
Constantinople. Cultural differences and political rivalry created tensions between the two churches, leading to disagreement over doctrine and ecclesiology and ultimately toschism. Like Eastern Christianity, Western Christianity traces its roots, directly or indirectly, to the apostles and other early preachers of the religion. Article on Christianity(latin cross)
The Holy Orthodox Catholic Apostolic Eastern Church understands itself to preserve the faith of the original apostolic Christian church. Hence the name Orthodox (“correct teaching or worship”). Article on Christianity(orthodox cross)
Hinduism originated in India, but it was not founded by one individual. Rather, it is the fusion of any religious beliefs. Hinduism is said to be a religion of a million and one gods. Its origins are mixed and complex. Hinduism has neither a specific moment of origin nor a specific founder. Article on Hinduism.
The origin of Islam is generally accredited to the Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) but according to Islam, it began long before Muhammad(P.B.U.H) ever walked the earth. The Qur'an was dictated by Muhammad but, according to the Qur'an, it did not originate with Muhammad. The Qur'an was given by God through the angel Gabriel(Jibreel) to the prophet Muhammad. Article on ISLAM.
Jainism is an independent and most ancient religion of India. Jainism is an eternal religion. Jainism is revealed in every cyclic period of the universe, and this constitutes the pre-historic time of Jainism. And there is a recorded history of Jainism since about 3000-3500 BC. Article on Jainism.
The swastika has an extensive history. It was used at least 5,000 years before Adolf Hitler designed the Nazi flag. The word swastika comes from the Sanskrit swastika, which means “good fortune” or “well-being." Article on Jainism(Svastika)
Judaism began about 4000 years ago with the Hebrew people in the Middle East. Abraham, a Hebrew man, is considered the father of the Jewish faith because he promoted the central idea of the Jewish faith: that there is one God. Article on Judaism.
Paganism is a broad group of religions including modern pagan religions, indigenous, religions and historical polytheistic religions. It is often taken to exclude monotheism, and to express a world view that is pantheistic, polytheistic, or animistic. Article on Meso-Paganism.
The term 'Pagan] comes from the Latin paganus, which appears to have originally had meant "country dweller" "villager" or "hick”. The early Roman Christians used 'pagan' to refer to anyone who worshipped pre-Christian deities, and the word came to have strong derogatory connotations in the following centuries, though it has been reclaimed in part by Neopagans in the latter half of the 20th century. Article on Paganism(neo)
Paleopaganism is a term used to describe all ancient polytheistic beliefs, so it's hard to quantify what it is as a whole. The French paleopagans for example carved very fat fertility goddesses and worshiped bison spirits whereas the Greeks carved women holding snakes in their hands and ancient Egyptians worshiped the Sun, the Nile river. Article on Paleo-Paganism
Shinto religion was formed in 500BC.Its place of birth is JAPAN. They have 3000,000 followers all over the world. Their deity is Polytheistic. Shinto ("the way of the Kami") is the name of the formal state religion of Japan that was first used in the 6th century C.E., Article on Shinto Religion. Article on Shinto Religion.
The Sikh tradition was founded by Guru Nanak in the late 15th century C.E. in the Punjab region of what are today India and Pakistan. The main religions of the area at the time were Hinduism and Islam. Article on Sikhism.
The impression that Lao Tzu founded Taoism about 2,500 years ago. There is some truth to this, as long as we are only talking about philosophical Taoism (Dao Jia) or religious Taoism (Dao Jiao). Article on Taoism.