Reading more and more mythological stories, I realize that the first religion on earth is Hinduism.(Source1)(Source2) List of top religions:

  1. Hinduism Oldest of all (Also known as Sanatana Dharma)

  2. Buddhism also derived from ancient Sanskrit follower Buddha which sanskrit is the primary sacred language of Hinduism.

  3. Judaism came before Christianity.

  4. Jainism also before Christianity (6th century B.C.)

  5. Christianity came in to existence in Kaliyuga according to Hinduism which explains about Yugas and BCE.

  6. Islam came after Christianity.

Answer to the question in title will be helpful to all those who have doubt about oldest religion.

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    You have missed Judaism, which came before Christianity. BTW, the name Hindu was given by Iranian Muslims. In that sense, it came even after Islam! :-) What probably you are referring is Sanatan Dharma and it might have first realized in present Indian subcontinent. But there is no authority of Hinduism over it, and that's why it's Sanatan / Eternal. Though we always discuss Sanatan Dharma on this site, we have named it as Hinduism, an oxymoron.
    – iammilind
    Oct 14 '15 at 11:53
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    Just some clarifications: BCE stanads for Before Common Era, not "Christian Era" as you have quoted. BC commonly stands for Before Christ which, it should be noted, it quite different than saying "Before Christian". According to Christianity, Christ's coming was fortold and expected long before his actual coming, so the date marker is in the middle of Christian history, not at the beginning. If you just want to count after Christ's coming that's up to your definition of Christianity, but it is not Christianity's definition and by any account you'd have to decide where Judaism fits.
    – Caleb
    Oct 14 '15 at 12:33
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    As written (in any of the recent edits) this would be better suited for History. As it is you're basically just presenting your theory using your own definitions and ... what ... looking for somebody to say "yes you're right"? That's not much of a question. Better to set your terms as far as what you mean by "still practiced" and just straight up ask what the oldest is. You're going to find that it's harder to define "a religion" than you might think.
    – Caleb
    Oct 14 '15 at 13:39
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    You have to correct yourself in respect of the first mentioned religion - Hinduism. In ancient India, there was no religion in this land, that is known as India. Religion should possess some qualities: 1) It should have a fixed deity , 2) A fixed holy text 3) Fixed rituals. In ancient India, there was no religion, it was the way of Life called - Sanaatana Dharma. Oct 14 '15 at 14:22
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    This is truth that there was no religion in India. Then the Aryans(Hindus) came from Central Asia to India. They first settled in Punjab. Then Jainism had came after Hinduism. Then Buddhism had came after Jainism. Then Christianity had came after Buddhism. Then Islam and Sikh had came after Christianity.
    – Goltu
    Nov 28 '15 at 6:43

Yes Hinduism is the oldest organized religion.

100th to 34th century BCE

9831 BCE The Neolithic Revolution begins and results in a worldwide population explosion. The first cities, states, kingdoms, and organized religions begin to emerge. The early states were usually theocracies, in which the political power is justified by religious prestige. Beginning of First Sangam, Hinduism 'Shivan' period in South India.[citation needed]


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