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Hanuman, Tamilnadu
Copper alloy, ~16th century CE
This is one of the best depiction of Hanuman, I've ever seen.
Ascetic's pectoral plaque with Hanuman as central figure
Note bell tied in tail. Seven hooded Naga flanked by peacocks form canopy over Hanuman. Outer ring is decorated with bead and reel pattern and lotus.
Very unique depiction indeed!
Interior wall at the grand palace, Thailand
Scene from "Ramakien" (Thai Ramayana): Hanuman enlarges his body to protect Rama's pavillon.

In SE Asian countries Hanuman is mostly depicted in his fierce and rather wrathful form.
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1) Tale of two Hanumans - 2 sets of tweets about interesting yet unknown legacy of Hinduism in 2 diff. parts of the world. #HanumanJayanti
2)Sun Wukong - Legendary monkey hero of Chinese legend whose character is directly inspired from Hanuman himself. #HanumanJayanti
3) One can get some idea of close resemblance between two from the fact that Just like Hanuman, Sun Wukong is also immortal & son of wind.
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Hinduism expansion in Asia, from its heartland in Indian Subcontinent, to the rest of Asia, started circa 1st century
Greater India was the historical extent of the culture of Hinduism & Buddhism beyond the Indian subcontinent.
Ruins of Ayutthaya Temple in Wat Cha Wattanaram, Ayutthaya Historical Park, Thailand which was named after Ayodhya.
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