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I know that sanatana dharma is the oldest religion. But are there any evidences or any mentions of other religions in the vedas? If yes,what were the religions?

  • Jainism is world's 2nd oldest religion. It is in existence since Satya Yuga. Their first Tirthankar - Rishabhadeva was incarnation of Lord Vishnu. – Chinmay Sarupria Feb 19 '16 at 14:57
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    (SanAtan) Dharma is not Religion. Shaivism & Vaishnavism were 2 of the old religions, which are now combined in Hinduism. Buddhism & Jainism are also religions branched from India. Usually religions have more to do with organized way of worshipping. They often help upholding Dharma due to its usually well defined guidelines. – iammilind Feb 19 '16 at 15:02
  • @ChinmaySarupria In Satya Yuga there will be no Religion or cities. People just live in forests and do Tapasya. Satya Yuga is Saatvic and way of life is different from Kali Yuga. – The Destroyer Feb 19 '16 at 15:38
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    @ChinmaySarupria Not just since the Satya Yuga, Jainism has been around since some previous Manvantara. Rishabha was a descendant of the ancient king Priyavarta, who ruled in the Swayambhuva Manvantara. – Keshav Srinivasan Feb 19 '16 at 16:22
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    @SachinBahukhandi * But after the destruction of the 3 cities the bald man came & asked Lord Vishnu-" What shall i do now considering that the purpose of my creation has been served?"The Lord answered that you will have to wait till kali yuga when again you need to resume preaching this false dharma in a desert.According to Bhavisya purana too, the re inacranation of tripurasura is said to create a barabaric religion.in the desert of which you must be quite aware of .:) – Rickross Feb 22 '16 at 6:10

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