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Founded: Around 500 BCE


Origin: Ancient India


Founder: Jina Vardhamana Mahavira 


Sacred Texts: Tirthankara Rishabhanatha and other scriptures called Agamas


Followers: Jains


Current Population: 4 to 5 million


sihk kanda


Founded: Late 1400s


Origin: Punjab, India


Founder: Guru Nanak


Sacred Text: Guru Granth Sahib


Followers: Sikhs


Current Population: 30 million


yin yang



Founded: 300s BCE


Origin: Ancient China


Founder: Laozi (or Lao Tzu)


Sacred Texts: Tao Te Ching, Zhuangzi, I Ching


Followers: Taoists


Current Population: 12 to 173 million

Bahá'í Faith

bahai star


Founded: 1863


Origin: Iran and the Middle East


Founder: Bahá'u'lláh


Sacred Texts: The  writings of Bahá'u'lláh and others


Followers: Bahá'ís


Current Population: 5 to 7 million



shinto torii



Founded: 700 CE or earlier


Origin: Japan


Sacred Texts: Several books of lore and history


Followers: Shinto practitioners, Shintoists


Current Population: 100 million