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Story of #Indonesia that #Twitter does not want you to know:

Until the 16th century, Indonesia was 100% #Hindu-#Buddhist(except the negligible elite of Kedah sultanate).

Today, Hindus and Buddhists are not even 1% and #Muslims are 88%. What led to such a drastic change?
Expect for a handful of people on #Bali Island, #Hinduism in Indonesia is extinct.

The #Mosque shown in (1/7) is known as Meenara Kudus mosque. Built-in 1549, it is the oldest lasting mosque of #Indonesia. It is a Dargah of a Sufi wali-Sanga (saint) known as Sunan kudus.
The Dargah tells us a lot about how Sufi #Islam spread in #Indonesia. It is built by demolishing a #HinduTemple. The temple ruins can still be seen.

There is an interesting story. When #temples were destroyed to make way for mosques, #Hindus did not enter the mosques.
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Considered one of the finest examples of Vijayanagara architecture, the Chintalarayaswamy Temple is a site for the worship of Chintala Venkataramana Swamy, a form of Lord Vishnu. The temple was built by the Pemmasani Nayaks, specifically Pemmasani Timmanayudu II, in the 1500s. Image
Located in Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh, the temple has a striking resemblance to the Vijaya Vitthala Temple in Hampi, including for the fact that there is a stone chariot in the temple complex, & is considered a Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India. Image
The temple was constructed following a dream that Pemmasani Timmanayudu had where Lord Vishnu himself is said to have informed Timmanayudu of His incarnation at the site and that there should be a majestic temple constructed here so that devotees can worship Him (Lord Vishnu). Image
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