INFLUENCE OF INDIAN CULTURAL

Influence & Extent of Indian Culture Outside India. 

A few examples.

 Vietnam


8th century, Hinduism in Vietnam
Ancient Po Nagar Temple Complex, Vietnam, Dedicated to Goddess Durga and Lord Ganesha. Durga, the slayer of the buffalo-demon, is represented on the pediment above the entrance to the temple.
Po Nagar is a Cham temple tower founded sometime before 781 C.E. and located near modern Nha Trang in Vietnam. It is dedicated to Yan Po Nagar, the goddess of the country,identified with the Hindu goddesses Bhagavati and Mahishasuramardini, and who in Vietnamese is called Thiên Y Thánh Mâu.

Other steles indicate that the temple had contained a mukhalinga decorated with jewelry and resembling an angel's head. Foreign robbers had stolen the jewelry and had broken the linga.

     


       

  Denmark


Similar to PASHUPATI seal of Indus Valley - Extraordinary proto-Shiva figure found in Denmark, its currently on display in Edinburgh.


 


 Iraq


6000 year old Ram-Hanuman carvings in southern Iraq.
 


 COMBODIA


Krishna drives Arjuna's chariot at the Battle of Kurukshetra.
This is shown in Angkor Wat Temple.

 

 Indonesia


. 13th Century AD
Narasimha killing demon Hiranyakashyap
Bali- Indonesia
 

 Indonesia


Indonesia-10th Century AD Ashta Mukha-Shivalinga-Bali-Indonesia.

 

 UZBEKISTAN


BUDDHISM in UZBEKISTAN
2000 Years Old Zurmala Stupa Near Termez , Uzbekistan .

This Buddhist Stupa Was Built During Kushana Period. It was part of the Kushan Empire (1st to 3rd century BC). During this period, the city became an important center of Buddhism.
 


 Tajikistan


Buddhism in Tajikistan
1500 Years Old Sculpture Depicting Parinirvana of Mahatma Buddha. Excavated In Ajina-Tepe In Tajikistan .

It Is Presently Located In National Museum of Dushanbe In Tajikistan.

 


 Afghanistan


850 A.D 

Coin Issued In Sanskrit by King Samanta Deva In Begram, Afghanistan.

 

 Afghanistan


1969 Picture
Head of Statue of Mahatma Buddha Excavated Near Ghazni , Afghanistan.
 

 Afghanistan


Picture of the Minaret of Chakari in southern Kabul.
It was built in the 1st century AD. It is a Buddhist pillar.
It was used as target practice by the Soviets but later destroyed by the Taliban. In 1998 it collapsed, forever being lost.
               
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