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Hindu temples found in Java, Indonesia. Does this incident prove that Hinduism had spread far and wide and those people were later converted by force?

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Asked by cyrus irani, 01 Mar '10 01:58 pm
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People in India or ancient India travelled far and wide to countries like Bhutan, China, Afganisthan to even as far as European countries including England. Not only this Indian merchants have had connection with traders and marchants in SE asian countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc. There are also connections in far east places.
There are Indians settled in Malysia, Singapore, etc centuries ago so Indian restaurants, temples, associations, groups, organizations, etc are very much present in some of these countries for generations, and temples are rather old because some of them would have started during the ancient times when some kings ruling in India and merchanges visited these countries and set up small communities over there for trading and other commercial purposes.
Buddhism just branched out of hinduism. In fact Buddhism originited in India during the time when Buddha attained spiritual bliss in India and spread his teachings in India, which later spread to ...more
Answered by NASAman, 01 Mar '10 02:09 pm

 
  
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Hinduism is till like the oceans covering 3/4 of earth and is very deep to absorb anything into it.
Answered by nkpathak, 01 Mar '10 02:56 pm

 
  
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Yes it is true as hindus never used bribe or force to convert any one but others have done it
Answered by krish, 01 Mar '10 02:22 pm

 
  
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Most people in java and Indonesia are buddhist, Budhism is a branch of hindhuism
Answered by uni, 01 Mar '10 02:00 pm

 
  
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Yes converted to buddhism not by force
Answered by mohd basheer, 01 Mar '10 01:59 pm

 
  
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Yes you are right
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 01 Mar '10 01:59 pm

 
  
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