Indian religions are the religions that originated in the Indian subcontinent; namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. These religions are also classified as Eastern religions. Although Indian religions are connected through the history of India, they constitute a wide range of religious communities, and are not confined to the Indian subcontinent.
Evidence attesting to prehistoric religion in the Indian subcontinent derives from scattered Mesolithic rock paintings. The Harappan people of the Indus Valley Civilisation, which lasted from 3300–1300 BCE (mature period, 2600-1900 BCE), was an early urbanised culture which predates the Vedic religion. The Dravidian peoples and Dravidian languages of South India also predate the Vedic religion.
Nichiren Buddhism (Japanese: 法華系仏教 Hokke-kei Bukkyo) is a branch of Mahāyāna Buddhism based on the teachings of the Lotus Sutra as interpreted by the 13th-century Japanese Buddhist radical reformer Nichiren. Its many denominations have in common a strong focus on the chanting and recital of said sutra, which is thought to hold "extraordinary power".
Both Nichiren and his followers have often been associated with fervent Japanese nationalism, not least between the Meiji period and the conclusion of World War II, while its modern day adherents refer to Nichiren Buddhism as based on humanism and the concept of world citizenship through the practice of bodhisattva.]citation neededclarification needed[
Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars, famous for its Elise, Exige and Evora sports cars and for the highly successful Team Lotus in Formula 1. Lotus Cars is based at the former site of RAF Hethel, a World War II airfield in Norfolk. The company designs and builds race and production automobiles of light weight and fine handling characteristics. It also owns the engineering consultancy Lotus Engineering, which has facilities in the United Kingdom, United States, Malaysia and China.
Lotus is owned by DRB Hicom through its subsidiary Proton, which acquired it following the bankruptcy of former owner Romano Artioli in 1994.