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Dernier ajout : 27 juillet 2016.

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Islam in India

The Muslims are about 12% of India’s population. But their influence on the Indian society was much stronger. The main reason was that there were many Muslims rulers in different parts of India. Most of the Muslim rulers of India were invaders from the west.

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Zoroastrianism in India

A small religious community, which exists mostly in Mumbai, is Zoroastrianism. The follower is called Parsi because the religion arrived in India from Persia. This religion was established by Zarathustra in 6th or 7th century BC. The followers of this religion exiled from Iran in the 7th century AD. because of religious persecutions by the Muslims. They arrived in Gujarat region of India.

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King Asoka, a spiritual monarch in the Hellenistic age

The expedition of Alexander in India opened the doors of Far East to Greek culture. Although The Great could not reach the Gange, as his troops were tired and dissatisfied, and even though later on his successors, the Seleucids monarchs, lost the conquered territories in less than a century the bridge between the cultures had been laid down.

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Video — 7 Wonders of India: Nalanda University

It is believed that Buddha visited Nalanda during his last tour through Magadha, and it was there that Sariputta uttered his lion’s roar, affirming his faith in the Buddha. University of Nalanda was established in 450 CE under the patronage of the Gupta emperors, notably Kumara Gupta. Nava Nalanda Mahavihara is devoted to the study and research in Pali Literature and Buddhism.

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China — Yungang’s treasure

Shanxi’s Yungang grottoes are renowned for some of the finest Buddhist carvings in China

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Venerable S. Dhammika — Buddhism in Bali

Small communities of Buddhists may have existed beyond this but if they did they would have been insignificant, isolated and exceptional. We can say therefor that the outer edge of Buddhism in the west was what is now eastern Iran. But how far to the east did Buddhism spread its gentle and civilizing influence ? To the outer islands of Indonesia, to Australia or perhaps beyond ?

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Hinduism in India

Hinduism is a religion with various gods and goddesses. According to Hinduism, three Lords rule the world. Brahma: the creator; Vishnu: the preserver and Shiva: the destroyer. Lord Vishnu did his job of preserving the world by incarnating himself in different forms at times of crisis.

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Video - The pagodas of Yangon (Myanmar)

Yangon is the Pagoda City, everywhere you go some pagodas come into focus, probably not even Mandalay has as many pagodas, stupas etc. as Yangon. The most prominent pagoda in Yangon is The Shwedagon Pagoda.

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India’s Sikkim looking to attract Buddhist tourists from Southeast Asia

India’s northeastern state of Sikkim is looking to attract tourists from Thailand and it is trying to do so by promoting its many Buddhist sites.

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Yeonggwang, South Korea - Waking up the spirit, and taste buds, too

One thing is for sure about Yeonggwang. The people here are extremely proud of their heritage, and better yet, seem to know how to preserve it. The county located in the western crest of the Korean peninsula is mostly known among Koreans for its gulbi, or salted and dried yellow corvina.

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