Bhutan is predominantly a Buddhist country with Vajrayana Buddhism in practice. The two important sects widely followed are the Drukpa Kagyu and the Nyingma school of Buddhism.
Buddhism has had an all pervasive influence in the Bhutanese socio-cultural life. Most Bhutanese families start their day praying at the altar and offering water to the idols of Buddhist masters. Prayer flags and religious stupas dot the country. Intrinsically, Bhutanese society is a religious and compassionate society.
Hinduism is practiced by the ethnic Nepali originated Bhutanese mostly in the southern parts of the country. Hinduism and Buddhism have co-existed without any religious factions since time immemorial.