The Constitution of India states under Article 25
Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion
Subsequently Article 27 states
Freedom from payment of taxes for promotion of any religion
The need for a separate article to cover the specific head of non-applicability of taxes is clear. The use of the word 'promote' instead of 'propagate is unclear - especially since the term 'promote' here can hardly be expected to mean 'improve the standing' vis-a-vis any other religion.
What is the significance of the use of 'promote' in Article 27 of the Indian Constitution?