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Religion in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Most of the people in Andaman and Nicobar Islands believe in the religion of Animism. This is the major religion in Andaman & Nicobar Islands followed by the tribal section of the people. The tribal people of these islands believe that Paluga is only deity responsible for everything happening on Earth.

As per the legends, Paluga resided at the Saddle Peak, which is the highest mountain peak of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. They try to avoid any action that might displease Paluga. People belonging to this religion believe in the presence of souls, ghosts and spirits. Interestingly, people of this religion put a lot of emphasis on dreams. They let dreams decide different courses of action in their lives.

The other religions followed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Budhism, Sikhism and Jainism.


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