Being regarded as the 'land of the dawn lit mountains', Arunachal Pradesh houses quite a large number of tribes which in turn have carved out a completely dissevered domain for its individuals. The religions in Arunachal Pradesh are manifested by the individuals of the varied tribes which resides here. The chief religions in Arunachal Pradesh are:

  • Donyi Polism
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism and
  • Christianity

They are the missionaries, firm and loyal supporters of Rashtrya Sevak Sangha and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, immigrants who have penetrated into this nook of India who primarily encourage this language in this region and make it one of the major religions of Arunachal Pradesh. There had been a massive upsurge towards the latter parts of the year 1978 that witnessed hefty bulks of anxious people who altered their religion and embraced Hinduism. A fragile law was responsible for this abrupt mass conversion.


A humongous portion of the population of Arunachal Pradesh embraced Christianity under the influence of the various social work that were been performed. Human rights and charity work also played an exceedingly important role in the mass conversion of the people. Another factor that was responsible making it one of the most respected religions at Arunachal Pradesh was the penetration of the western culture into the minds of the people.


Approximately 40% of the total population followed Buddhism and a mammoth proportion of them claim to have descended from Tibet.

Donyi Polism

This is one of those religions across Arunachal Pradesh which regards the celestial bodies like the sun and the moon to be holy.

Last Updated on: 09 March 2013



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