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    asingh10 reacted to Sat1176 in Symbolic Significance Of Lord Vishnu   
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    asingh10 got a reaction from Sher in Why Sikhi failed to spread   
    Japan and other parts of east asia also Hindu devtas/devis are worshiped . They have been incorporated into Shintoism and Taoism. There are temples dedicated to Indra, Brahma, Saraswati, Shiva, Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu etc in Buddhist countries of East Asia :-
    http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/before-buddhism-hindu.html
    http://videshisutra.com/2013/02/01/hindu-devas-take-a-silk-road-trip-to-japan/
    Some good books on this :-
    books.google.ca/books?id=2et6AgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=upendra+india+japan&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fXRWVMegI4mVyQTqt4KACg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=upendra%20india%20japan&f=false
    http://books.google.ca/books?id=V7phngEACAAJ&dq=hindu+gods+japan&hl=en&sa=X&ei=q3VWVOWfLcP4yQTj1IC4DA&redir_esc=y … 
    Ramayana as the national epic of Laos : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phra_Lak_Phra_Lam
    One thing particularly interesting is the reverence for Indra in Buddhist tradition, something that has been been waning in Hinduism/Vedic since Shiva and Vishnu became more popular.
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    asingh10 reacted to Sher in Why Sikhi failed to spread   
    Really interesting topic and congrats truthseeker for such articulate responses.
    My two paisas about Hinduism spreading outside India in the last 1000 years.
    Even to date you can see the influence of Hinduism in far-off countries like Indonesia. In fact one of their island (Bali) is Hindu-majority.
    There are massive Hindu temples like Angkor vat in SE Asia. Borabudur in Indonesia is another example (Hindu-Buddhists as they are both interchangeable in the dharmic context, just like Hindu-Sikh ;) ).
    I can go on about Indonesia's Hindu heritage but don't want to hijack the thread. few quick points besides Borabudur and Bali: Their national airlines is named Garuda, language: Bhasha, currency: Rupiah, a former President SukarnoPUTRI (yes, daughter of Sukarno), Lord Ganesha is on their currency notes.
     Even in Thailand, 'Hindu-influence' is everywhere. recent attack on a Brahma temple revealed another aspect of Thailand's ancient links to Hinduism. The royal family also claims (like Sri Guru Gobind Singhji)  links to Lord Rama.
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    asingh10 reacted to dalsingh101 in Sikh population declined by 0.2% in 2011 Indian census   
    This living in the past is going to seriously mess us up. 
     
    People not intelligent enough to see this are deadly to our society. 
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