Behind China’s Hindu temples, a forgotten history

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  1. Iamanidiot

    Iamanidiot Elite Member Elite Member

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    Behind China’s Hindu temples, a forgotten history - The Hindu

    China's Hindu temples: A forgotten history - YouTube
     
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    A chauhan "अहिंसा परमो धर्मः धर्म हिंसा तथैव च: l" Senior Member

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    Nice to know this, but I have not read much about Indo-China relationship in the quoted period, historians are mostly silent on that. Any recommended book/source to study Indo-China relationship in the past?
     
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    A panel of inscriptions of the God Narasimha adorns the entrance to the main shrine of the temple, believed to have been installed by Tamil traders who lived in Quanzhou in the 13th century.
    Photo: Ananth Krishnan

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    This Tamil Language inscription was found in China.

    It was found about 500 miles north of Canton, in a place called Chuan Chou. This is a port city. It was an important port city in the ancient times also

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    Normally, the Tamils used to sail to Ta Kua Pa in the west coast of Thailand.
    They would then take an overland journey across the Isthmus of Kra to other ports like Nakon SiTammarat or Songkla. These ports were on the east coast of Thailand. From there they would sail on to one of the ports of present day Vietnam. Then they would sail northwards to Canton.

    A straight sail would be a longer distance which would take them across the Bay of Bengal, Straits of Malacca, Gulf of Siam, and South China Sea. They would have to sail around the Malay Peninsula. This would have increased their journey by more than a thousand miles and would have taken up several more months.

    Apart from Canton, the Tamils had gone to other places also and
    established their own colonies. The merchant guilds like 'Thisai Aayiraththu AinnuuRRuvar' was very active around this part of the world.

    In Chuan Chou, there was a Sivan Temple. In that temple, an image of Siva was consecrated under the 'Firman' - royal orders of 'Sekasai Khan'.
    This was done for the health of 'Sekasai Khan'.
    'Sekasai Khan' in this inscription is the name of Kublai Khan himself.
    His full name was Kublai Sekcen Khan.
    Sekcen Khan became Sekasai Khan in Tamil.
    The Sivan Temple was known as ThiruKathaleesvaram and the Lord of the temple was known as ThiruKathaleesvaram udaiya Naayanaar.
    The person who executed the order was Thava ChakkaravarththikaL Sampandha PerumaL.
    It was done on the Chithra Paurnami day of Saka Era 1203 - 1281 AD.

    Tamil Inscription Of China
     
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    Worshipping lingam? LOL Now I see what "bamboo stones" they're.

    Thank u India, for your export of "culture"!



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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    Many Indo-European cultures (and other cultures) have deities associated with the phallus, because the phallus represents the qualities of strength, virility, fertility etc, qualities associated with men.
    Read a book once in a while. It's more worth your time than 50 cents.
    And before you throw your shit at other cultures, take a look at your tiger penis eating, human fetus eating culture.
     
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    Well it's much better than OPIUM.
     
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    *Sigh* Thank God ! the chinis didn't 'chopy-paste' the "lingum" claiming it as their "Inrigenious Invrention" and name it the "DF- Dringlum J-500" shit or something , like all the other stuff that they're doing currently :creepy: :creepy: :hehe:
     
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    And the Chinese Ancestor Worship? LOL!

    Hanging on to apron string, even when they are gone!

    No self confidence!

    And weird Chinese tree worship?
    http://www.google.co.in/url?sCLFlFw
    [video]http://www.disclose.tv/action/viewvideo/9294/Weird_chinese_tree_spirit_worship/[/video]

    [video]http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.disclose.tv%2Faction%2Fviewvide o%2F9294%2Fweird_chinese_tree_spirit_worship%2F&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.disclose.tv%2Faction%2Fviewvi deo%2F9294%2FWeird_chinese_tree_spirit_worship%2F&ei=hIDqUfOYBcrMrQfUjoCQBQ&usg=AFQjCNEjtjvQv3hPuoFxPzKmYIKrCLFlFw[/video]
     
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    You have the sophistication of a feces flinging monkey. :)
     
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    Is this a communal article or secular one ? we indians have lot of confusion in expressing things
     
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    Actually, the symbol of shivalinga has a lot common with yinyang symbol. The male shiva and female shakti combination in the shivalinga is similar to male and female forces in yinyang. As for thanking India, you can thank as much as you want. Read more Confucius and less of the fat toad Mao, may be you would become more than the stool sample you are at present.
     
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    The panel in the photo depicts naravyaala, a combination of human head or/and torso and body of a vyaala. It's not narasimha, the viṣṇu avataara.
     
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    thanks for that, didn't know that.

    there are many mythical creatures in our culture such as gandabherunda, shalabha, etc depicted many of us are not aware of.
     
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    Ok, now I see it. Thanks for clarifying.

    I was doubting my own eye-sight because I too could not spot any "Lord Narsingh" in the pic. The combination of man torso & feline bottom could not be referred any better than "narvyaaal". However, I was not aware that we had "narvyaaal" in our culture. This thread contains some fascinating stuff.
     
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