Maharashtra Religion Notes for MPSC, and other Exams: MPSC आणि इतर परीक्षांसाठी महाराष्ट्र धर्म नोट्स

Religion in Maharashtra Complete Notes

Maharashtra religion: Notes for MPSC Aspirants and Other Competitive and Recruitment Level Exam

In India, the second most populous state is ‘Maharashtra’. And, the population of the state is diverse. Information about the Maharashtra religion along with castes is provided in this article. In India, this state is the largest commercial and industrial center as well as beautiful. It is also popular for its culture in India.  The western region is the location of the state. The population of Maharashtra is different over different years. In the year 2011, the population of the state was 112,374,333. And it may change to 125,411,000 which means 12.54 crore in the year 2022. This number is estimated according to the reports of census India. In Maharashtra, the people of the Hindu religion are in majority. The percentage of Hinduism is 79.83 in the population of Maharashtra. The people of the Muslim religion have a 1.30 crore population in Maharashtra. The 10.80 lakhs are the Christian population in India.

Maharashtra population (Region-wise)

Religion Demographics in Maharashtra


  • Hinduism was 83% during the census of 2011.
  • In the different parts of Asian countries, the Hindu population is vital


  • Per estimate, the Islam population is 54%.
  • It is heterogeneous within the state and regional variations are also found.


  • When it comes to geographic regions, this is a serious cluster.
  • According to the 2011 census, 1.25% is the percentage of Jainism.


  • In Maharashtra, Buddhism is the third largest faith.
  • In Maharashtra’s population, they have contributed 81%.


  • The Konkan region origin, a community of Sanskrit Jews is the Bene Israel area unit.

Zoroastrians • From Bombay to other Asian countries, the majority of Zoroastrians is there according to the 2011 census.


  • According to the 2011 census, the population of Sikhism is around 0.20%.
  • The same population is seen in cities like Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Bombay, and Pune.

Caste Demographics in Maharashtra

We have discussed the religion-wise demographics of Maharashtra in the previous point. Let’s now discuss the caste-wise demographics of Maharashtra.Have a look at the following population of the geographic region caste-wise.

  • General – Thirty-Fourth
  • Scheduled Caste – 11.8%
  • Schedules Tribe – 9.4%
  • Other Backward castes – Forty-Eighth

A list of Religious places in Maharashtra

1.) Trimbakeshwar

‘Trimbakeshwar’ is one of the most popular temples in Maharashtra. The PeshwaBalajiBaji Rao was the one who build this temple. Lord Shiva is the one to whom this temple is dedicated. There is a famous KushavartaKund which receives the water of the Godavari river.

2.) Shirdi

‘Shirdi’ is popularly known for its Sai Baba Temple. A large number of followers and devotees visit this temple for the blessings of Sai Baba (Greatest Saints). The place where Sai Baba attained Samadhi in known for Shirdi. It is now converted into a modern place which attracts a lot of tourists.

3.) BhimashankarTemple

In Maharashtra, ‘Bhimashankar’ is included among the famous treks. If you are planning to visit religious places in Maharashtra then this temple should be in your preference. Bhimashankar temple is situated in the luscious green Sahyadri hills in Maharashtra.

4.) ShaniShingnapur

ShaniMahadev was the one to whom this temple is dedicated. This is the popular pilgrimage place and a Jagrutdevasthan. This is also part of the famous temples list in Maharashtra.

5.) Harihareshwar

In Maharashtra, Raigad is the district where the Harihareshwar temple is located. The Bramhadri, Pushpadri, Harshinachal, and Harihareshwar are the four hills that surround this temple. This is the best one to visit because of its holy beach.

6.) GrishneshwarJyotirlinga Temple

In Maharashtra, the Aurangabad district is the place where the GrishneshwarJyotirlinga Temple is located. Lord Shiva is the one to whom this temple is dedicated. Grishneshwara, Ghushmeswara, Kusumeswarar, and Ghrushmeswara are some names of the god.

7.) Kolhapur

Maharashtra has one of the best spiritual centres which is known as Kolhapur. Many quint temple are situated there including Mahalaxmi temple and Jyotiba temple. These are the best places for the weekend trip with your family.

8.) Yamai Devi Temple

Yamai Devi was the one whom this temple is dedicated. In Maharashtra, Yamai Devi temple is nestled in the heart of Aundh. Some sightseeing places are also near to the temple where you can spend a good time. Those seeking blessings of the goddess can visit this place with their family.

9.) Ganapatipule

The Coast of Konkan is the location of Ganapatipule in Maharashtra. From the Ratnagiri, this place is not that far. It has a 400 years old Ganpati Temple and that’s the reason behind the name ‘Ganapatipule’. The serene atmosphere is the other advantage of visiting Ganapatipule. Stay is also available near the temple for those who do not have their home nearby.

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