Traveling throughout South East Asia was not a difficult task but it was indeed an eye opener to witness some of the ruins which has the routes of current India and this series of “Temples of South East Asia” brings out some of the eye opener facts which are known to only those who have visited to these sites.
When I am talking of ruins I am talking of the ruins of temples belonging to Indian Gods and Goddesses, of all the countries I had traveled, which includes Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Philippines, I had noticed that the traces of Hindu religion could be easily found in all or most of the places. Now, geographically, I can draw the boundary of influence of Hindu religion, which was not actually limited to the present Indian geographical boundary, but it stretches from India to Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia. Thus on eastern front, the boundary was till Indonesia. I have not traveled much on western side of India, so my analysis and knowledge on boundaries on western side is limited. My travel map as on date typically looks like this….
Coming back to topic, I had visited and witnessed temples with idols of Hindu gods and goddesses in these places, which I am going to share one by one but my question would still remain unanswered, why this happened?
Who did this and with what motive?
Anyone having answer can respond…
Lets begin this series with one of the most fascinating and largest temple of the world.
Temples of Cambodia-Angkor Wat