This term summarizes religions which have been originated or have been influenced from
teachings and traditions from India. It derives its name from the concept of
Dharma which all these religions have
integrated. The equivalent term
Eastern Religions is
used because all these religions originate and are practiced in Asia.
The term Indian Religions
is used for religions which originate directly from India an are mostly practiced there.
Furthermore, the term can be used for those religions which have been strongly influenced
by Buddhism. These are