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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.
The Batu Caves Temple, Malaysia, is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, dedicated to Bhagwan Murugan
The World's tallest statue of Bhagwan Murugan,140ft high, outside Batu Temple Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Sri Mariamman Temple is Singapore's oldest Hindu temple founded in 1827.
Burning an effigy of Ravana on Dussehra, 1930 at Balochistan.
Ekamukhalinga, J&K or Afghanistan, #HinduShahi, 9th century- Royal Ontario Museum Canada.
A 5th century Ganesha statue found in Gardez, Afghanistan, now at Dargah Pir Rattan Nath.
Archeological evidence suggests Tarumanagara as one of the earliest known Hindu kingdoms in Indonesia. 5th century.
Relic depicting footprint of the Buddha with Dharmachakra and triratna, 1st century CE, Gandhāra.
Standing Buddha statue,Tokyo Museum. One of D earliest known representations of the Buddha, 1st C- CE #HinduBuddhism
Ancient kingdoms and cities of India during the time of the Buddha. c.500 BC
Painting depicting Bhagwan Buddha as one of the 10 avatars of Bhagwan Vishnu. 19th century. #VAMuseum
Kediri or Panjalu was a Hindu Javanese Kingdom based in East Java from 1042 to around 1222.
Inscriptions in Sanskrit on Shiv & Ganesha. Fire Temple, Atashgah, Azerbaijan. ce 1745, Samvat 1802.
The statue of #Harihara, the god combination of Shiva and Vishnu.1300 CE.
Candi Simping, Indonesia.
Queen Mandodari mourning the death of Ravana. Bas-relief,9th century Prambanan Temple,Indonesia #UnescoWHS
Old painting of Durga Puja in Kolkata at Shobhabazar Rajbari by Alexis Soltykoff (1859).
1840: A depiction of celebrations inside a house during #DurgaPuja in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
Stunning view of Mysore Palace which is illuminated with nearly 1,00,000 light bulbs on #HappyDussehra festival.
Effigies of Ravana & family during Dussehra celebration in Kashmir. 1922.
1700 yrs old Mỹ Sơn Temple complex,partially ruined temple of Bhagwan Shiv, Vietnam is an #UnescoWHS
The #KhmerEmpire, was a powerful #HinduBuddhist empire in Southeast Asia (Combodia) c. 802-1431.
11th century Historic "Baphuon Temple-mountain dedicated to Bhagwan Shiv.
#KhmerEmpire #Combodia
The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple in Nadi, Fiji. is the largest Hindu temple in Fiji
1930:: Maha ShivRatri celebration in Karachi, Pakistan.
Image via- imagesOfAsia.
Shri Venkateswara (Balaji) Temple, Birmingham, United Kingdom is a beautiful & very famous Temple.
1940:: Kashmiri Pandits Association, Lahore.
Singhasari was a Javanese #HinduBuddhistKingdom located in east Java (Indonesia) between 1222 & 1292
Ruins of the 13th century Jago Temple, Indonesia of Singhasari #HinduBuddhistKingdom.
The statue of the Goddess Parvati from Rimbi temple,Java.
c.1328-1350CE, now in Museum of Indonesia.
Seal of Bhagwan Vishnu from #HephthaliteEmpire,
Afghanistan,4/6th century CE. Now in #BritishMuseum.
#HephthaliteEmpire's coin copying #GuptaEmpire's coin.
Hephthalite Kings were defeated by Guptas in 5th Century.
#HephthaliteEmpire at its maximum extents in c. 500 CE.
Hephthalites also known as "White Huns".
The defeat of the #HephthaliteEmpire's Army by King Yasodharman of Malwa & King Baladitya of #GuptaEmpire in A.D 528
Bhagwan Indra, Gilt Copper, 13th-14th century, Patan Museum, Nepal.
Dancing Krishna, from the Nepal-Tibet section. 18th Cent AD.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumabi
Bhagwan Brahma from Cambodian province of Siem Reap.
9th-10th century.
Now in #GuimetMuseumParis.
Huge statues of Bhagwan Vishnu & Garuda at newly opened "Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park. Bali, Indonesia
Indonesian Balinese wooden statue of Hanuman.
Now in Tropen Museum, Netherlands. #HinduismAbroad
Greek helmet with #Swastik marks on the top part, 350-325 BC, found at Herculaneum. Cabinet des Médailles, Paris.
The Erawan Shrine, formally the Thao Maha "Shrine of Bhagwan Brahma the Great". Bangkok, Thailand.
1801:Map of East Indies.
D name Indies used 2 connote parts tht came under Indian cultural influence
1944: Bhagwan Vishnu on the Note issued by #JapaneseEmpire 4 occupied #DutchEastIndies (Indonesia).
Huge Shiv Lingam from #UnescoWHS MySon Temple Complex, Vietnam.
Now in the Museum of Cham sculpture.
Cambodia welcomed home a 10th century statue of Hanuman, returned from U.S, looted from Prasat Chen Temple, Cambodia
Cambodia celebrates the return of 1100 yrs old statues of Balram, Bhim & Duryodhan, looted from Koh Ker Temple.
Wooden statue of Bhagwan Vishnu riding Garuda in Purna Bhakti Pertiwi Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia.
The 5th century stele from Vietnam, written in Sanskrit Grantha Script.
Now in Ho Chi Minh Museum.
Lord Shiv's Arulmigu Sri Raja Kaliamman Temple,Malaysia,
The 1st Glass Temple in D world.
Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi & Lord Brahma on a lotus petal, in Kbal Spean River bank. Cambodia.
1100 yrs old statue of Krishna on Garuda from Java,Indonesia now in D METmuseum.
7th Century Sculptures of Bhagwan Vishnu & Brahma Ji from #UnescoWHS MySon Temple Complex, #Vietnam

1770s:: This painting shows a battle between Maa Durga and Mahishasura.
Now in the #BrooklynMuseum.
Shubho #Mahalaya #DurgaPuja
Huge Statue of Reclining Ganesha at Wat Saman Rattanaram Ganesha Temple,
The Biggest Statue of Bhagwan Brahma-The God of Creation, Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple, Thailand.
1075 Yrs old The Nathlaung Kyaung Temple of Bhagwan Vishnu is the oldest & only surviving Hindu Temple in Bagan, #Myanmar .
The departure of Devi back to Kailash Parvat after #DurgaPuja.
#HappyNavratri #JaiMataDi
1930s:: Burning an effigy of Ravan on Dussehra in Quetta, Balochistan.
#HappyDussehra #VijayaDashami
1922s:: Dussehra Celebration in Kashmir.
Happy #VijayaDashmi
1834s:: Ram Leela Mela & burning of Ravan effigie, at Ramnagar Fort before the Raja of Benares (Kashi).
Happy #विजयदशमी
04/10/1965: Lal Bahadur Shastri addressing a gathering on Dussehra celebration at Ramleela Maidan Delhi.
c.618-739 CE: Painting of Bhagwan Shiv by Khotanese artist Yuchi from Dandan-Uiliq (Today's part of China).
@mads123s @pavan_de @AarVee18 @Mrityunjoykjha @TheSignOfFive Burmese ambassadors at Calcutta in 1882.
@narendramodi @davidfrawleyved @sarkar_swati @Puru_Tweet @buzzRashmi @DrShobha @yogrishiramdev @SriSri @ajaydevgn The Sunda Kingdom was a Sundanese #HinduKingdom located in the western portion of the Java from 669 to around 1579, covering the area of present-day Banten, Jakarta, West Java, and the western part of Central Java, Indonesia.
@narendramodi @davidfrawleyved @sarkar_swati @Puru_Tweet @buzzRashmi @DrShobha @yogrishiramdev @SriSri @ajaydevgn @sanjeevsanyal @IndianEmbJkt @indtravel @IndianDiplomacy Magnificent statue of Bhagwan Vishnu, around 14/15th century CE, found at the Devasathan Temple, inner Bangkok, Thailand. Now, in the Bangkok National Museum, Thailand.
#ThaiHistroy #IndianHistory
@narendramodi @davidfrawleyved @sarkar_swati @Puru_Tweet @buzzRashmi @DrShobha @yogrishiramdev @SriSri @ajaydevgn @sanjeevsanyal @IndianEmbJkt @indtravel @IndianDiplomacy @MinOfCultureGoI @smritiirani 1000 yrs old Statue of Reclining Lord Vishnu from Prasat Western Mebon Temple, Angkor, Cambodia.
Medium: Bronze.
National Museum of Cambodia.
@narendramodi @davidfrawleyved @sarkar_swati @Puru_Tweet @buzzRashmi @DrShobha @yogrishiramdev @SriSri @sanjeevsanyal @IndianEmbJkt @indtravel @IndianDiplomacy @MinOfCultureGoI @smritiirani @indembcam The Hindu calendar #SakaSamvat system is found in #KedukanBukit Inscription dated c. 611 CE, South Sumatra province, Indonesia.

This inscription was written in a sister system of Vatteluttu & Grantha called the #PallavaAlphabet. The inscription contains numerous Sanskrit words.
@narendramodi @davidfrawleyved @sarkar_swati @Puru_Tweet @buzzRashmi @DrShobha @yogrishiramdev @SriSri @sanjeevsanyal @IndianEmbJkt @indtravel @IndianDiplomacy @MinOfCultureGoI @smritiirani @indembcam @SanjayS00663282 @rohitrana1973 @punarutthana @ranganaathan Two Vishnu statues discovered from the Cibuaya site, Karawang, West Java from #IndianizedKingdom of Indonesia #TarumanagaraKingdom.

Date: c. 7th-8th century.

Now in the collection of National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta.
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