Jain Demographics

Source: Government Census of India 2011

According to the 2011 census, India is home to 4,451,753 Jains. Majority of the Jains population lives in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.

State Total Population Jain Population % Of Total
Maharashtra 112,374,333 1,400,349 1.25%
Delhi 16,787,941 166,231 166,231
Gujarat 60,439,692 579,654 0.96%
Rajasthan 68,548,437 622,023 0.91%
Madhya Pradesh 72,626,809 567,028 0.78%
Karnataka 61,095,297 440,280 0.72%
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 343,079 1,186 0.35%
Chhattisgarh 25,545,198 61,510 0.24%
Haryana 25,351,462 52,613 0.21%
Chandigarh 1,055,450 1,960 0.19%
Panjab 27,743,338 45,040 0.16%
Nagaland 1,978,502 2,655 0.13%
Daman And Diu 243,247 287 0.12%
Tamil Nadu 72,147,030 89,265 0.12%
Puducherry 1,247,953 1,400 0.11%
Uttar Pradesh 199,812,341 213,267 0.11%
Uttarakhand 10,086,292 9,183 0.09%
Assam 31,205,576 25,949 0.08%
Goa 1,458,545 1,109 0.08%
West Bengal 91,276,115 60,141 0.07%
Manipur 2,855,794 1,692 0.06%
Arunachal Pradesh 1,383,727 771 0.06%
Andhra Pradesh 84,580,777 53,849 0.06%
Jharkhand 32,988,134 14,974 0.05%
Sikkim 610,577 314 0.05%
Himachal Pradesh 6,864,602 1,805 0.03%
Mizoram 1,097,206 376 0.03%
Jammu And Kashmir 12,541,302 2,490 0.02%
Tripura 3,673,917 860 0.02%
Meghalaya 2,966,889 627 0.02%
Orissa 41,974,218 9,420 0.02%
Bihar 104,099,452 18,914 0.02%
Lakshadweep 64,473 11 0.02%
Kerala 33,406,061 4,489 0.01%
Andaman And Nicobar Island 380,581 31 0.01%

Prominent JainCommunities in India

There are over 110 Jain communities in India; some of the most prominent ones include:

  • Bhabra of Punjab
  • Agrawal Jainof Hisar, Haryana
  • Jain Bunt from Karnataka
  • Varaiya from Madhya Pradesh
  • Sarawagi or Khandelwali from Khandela
  • Veerwal from Mewarregion in Rajasthan
  • Jain Komati scattered all over South and Central India
  • Jaiswal from Gwalior and Agra
  • Parwar from Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh
  • Bagherwal from Baghera(Ajmer district)
  • Saraks from Jharkhand, Bihar, Bengal, and Orissa
  • Porwal from southern Rajasthan
  • Shrimal from Shrimal town in southern Rajasthan
  • Oswal from Marwarregion of Rajasthan and Tharparkardistrict in Sindh
  • Humadanancient Jain community from Gujarat and Rajasthan
  • Navnat emerged as a result of the blending of several smaller Jain communities in East Africa as well as in Gujarat in the early 20th century
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