India came and introduced Hinduism and Buddhism to Indonesia which changed Indonesia’s religious belief. When India came to Indonesia 2000 years ago, they introduced Hinduism and Buddhism to Indonesia in a peaceful manner. (Nayyar) Before India came, Indonesians were animists and dynamists who worship animals and ordinary things, which Indonesians believe to obtain special powers. ("Pengaruh Budaya Luar Terhadap Budaya Lokal") Indonesians worshiped the spirit of their ancestors through memorial stones called Menhirs. After India came and popularized their Hindu religion, Indonesians used stones to construct a monument for preparing a sacrificial offering to the Hindu god, usually in a form of an animal. (Fourtofour) The introduction of Bhuddhism and its two sections, Hinayan and Mahayan happened around the first century. The Indians then built temples, monuments, and other artifacts.(Dharmawan) Some include; the Ganesha statue, a first century Hindu relic; the three rough plinths (base for statu...
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