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Hindu Kingdom - 100 BC - 1400 AD - During this period, Malaysia's culture changed dramatically with the arrival of Indians.  Indians initially went to the Malaysian peninsula in search of a mystical place known as the "Land of Gold."  Although the places in Malaysia may not have been what they were looking for, they didn't leave, but continued to arrive in search of gold, spices and aromatic wood.  In addition to trade (with goods), the Indians introduced Hinduism and Buddhism to the peninsula, thus bringing temples and other cultural traditions from India.  As a result, local kings in Malaysia combined what they considered to be the best aspects of India's government with their own structure, thus resulting in "Indianised kingdoms."  Today,  the Indian influences can best be seen in a traditional Malay wedding ceremony, which is similar to those in India. 

source: http://www.asianinfo.org/asianinfo/malaysia/pro-history.htm

The famous Hindu Kingdom in Malay region was Majapahit .. I wonder which was the first kingdom start to adapt Hinduism in Malay region..



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According to Wikipedia:

Hinduism in Southeast Asia influenced the Champa kingdom in Vietnam, the Srivijayan kingdom on Sumatra, the Singhasari kingdom and the Majapahit Empire based in Java, Bali, and a number of the islands of the Philippine archipelago.

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Indian scholars wrote about the Dvipantara or Jawa Dwipa Hindu kingdom in Java and Sumatra around 200 BC. Southeast Asia was frequented by traders from eastern India, particularly Magadha, as well as from the Tamil kingdoms of South India.

The Taruma kingdom occupied West Jawa around 400. There was a marked Buddhist influence starting about 425.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_Southeast_Asia



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Here's a question i have:

In many of the malay countries, there is both a strong history of hindu influence and an obviously strong muslim influence. does this mean that these countries are some of the few places hindus and muslims get along well? or is there still animosity?

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Originally posted by AlokaParyetra AlokaParyetra wrote:

Here's a question i have:

In many of the malay countries, there is both a strong history of hindu influence and an obviously strong muslim influence. does this mean that these countries are some of the few places hindus and muslims get along well? or is there still animosity?

In Malaysia... among people in this country.. whether u are Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu... we can get along very well.. maybe this is due to our Government policy to ensure tht the intergration among us is strong... since we were very young.. in school.. the education is made for us to tolerate and respect others' faiths...... we must live in harmony to maintain our country peace and stability... I have many friends who are Indians and Chineses.. we cool...

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