Hinduism is not just part of India, It spread into many neighboring countries over the period of time. Here we profile five of the most famous Hindu temples in South East Asia outside India.
ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA.
The meaning of “Angkor Wat” is the capital temple. It was built in the early 12th century in Cambodia by the King Suryavarman II of Khmer kingdom and it took 27 years to complete the construction. It was earlier called “Varah Vishnu-lok”. This Hindu temple was initially dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Starting in the 14th century, it started hosting Buddhist cultures too. Angkor Wat contains two plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple mountain and the later galleried temple. It is built in such a way to represent Mount Meru, home of ‘devas’ in the Hindu mythology.
Read more about it here: http://www.newsgram.com/angkor-wat-history-behind-cambodian-hindu-temple/
2. PASHUPATINATH TEMPLE, NEPAL
Pashupathinath Temple is a hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Constructed in 753AD by King Jayadeva it is the oldest hindu temple in Kathmandu. But since then it has been reconstructed several times. The area of Pashupatinath is around 264 hectare of land and consists of 518 temples and monuments. Only hindus can enter the main temple whereas the other buildings are available for foreigners to visit. It is somewhat different from the traditional Hindu temples of India since it has a Nepalese pagoda style of architecture. We can often find sadhus in this temple. This temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.