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There are 5,200,000 Jain in the 1.028 billion population of India. Jains are to be found in 34 out of 35 states and union territories with Lakshdweep being the only union territory without Jains. The state of Jharkhand is the birthplace of Jainism and along with a population of 16,301 Jains also contains the Jain holiest of holy pilgrimage centre of Sammet Sikhar.

States having more than 100,000 Jains in 2001 India Census[1]
State Jain Population (approximate) Jain Population (%)
Maharashtra 1,301,842 1.32%
Rajasthan 650,493 1.15%
Madhya Pradesh 545,448 0.91%
Gujarat 525,306 1.03%
Karnataka 412,654 0.74%
Uttar Pradesh 207,111 0.12%
Delhi 155,122 1.12%
Work participation by religion & gender in 2001 India Census[2]
Religion Males Females
Jain 55.2 39.2
Sikh 53.3 20.2
Hindu 52.4 27.4
Christian 50.7 28.7
Buddhist 49.2 31.7
Muslim 47.5 14.1
Literacy by religion in 2001 India Census[3]
Religion Literacy Rate
Jain 94.1
Christian 80.3
Buddhist 72.7
Sikh 69.4
Hindu 65.1
Muslim 59.1

See also



  • Newly evolving Online Portal/Directory for Jain Community.


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