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Hindu Sites in non Hindu countries

WHS in non Hindu countries which contain structures which are or were at some time Hindu temples/shrines. "Non-Hindu countries" are defined as ones where 5% or less of the Population is a practising Hindu. Thus excluding inter alia India (80.5%), Nepal (80.6%), Bangladesh (9.2%) and Sri Lanka (15.4%).

The connection belongs to Religion and Belief connections.

Connected Sites

  • Angkor: Construction commencend in the first half of the 12th century as a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu. It was converted to a buddhist temple in the late 13th century when King Jayavarman VIII, who was Hindu, was deposed by his son in law,Srindravarman. Srindravarman had spent the previous 10 years in Sri Lanka becoming ordained as a Buddhist monk.
  • Bali Subak system: water temples
  • Melaka and George Town: George Town - Sri Mariamman Temple
  • My Son: Cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century A.D. by the kings of Champa. The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva as he is known under various local names, the most important of which is "Bhadresvara."
  • Prambanan: Temple dedicated to Trimurti, the highest three gods in Hinduism
  • Preah Vihear Temple
  • Sambor Prei Kuk: syncretism of Hinduism and Buddhism (AB ev) (Cambodia is 96.9% Buddhist)
  • Sukhothai
  • Taxila: The remains of a Hindu temple exist at Sirkap. The entire site is described as "containing the ruins of the Gandh?ran city of Takshashila, an important Vedic/Hindu .... centre"
  • Vat Phou

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