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Islamic Indonesia declares Prambanan,Borobudur Hindu & Buddhist temples as global places of worship

News published by NRI Herald Australia 20th Feb 2022

Hindu & Buddhist Indonesia

Indonesia declares Prambanan, Borobudur temples on Muslim-majority islands as global places of worship: Hindus and Buddhists allowed to worship.

Indonesia may be the largest Islamic country in the world, but it was once entirely a Sanatan Hindu civilization before islamic invaders destroyed the same. In this sequence, to maintain the religious identity of Hindus and Buddhists, the Indonesian government has allowed religious rituals to be performed at Prambanan Temple and Borobudur Temple on 11 February 2022. permission Gave it Simultaneously, the Pawan Temple and Mendut Temple in Central Java were officially launched as global places of worship for Hindus and Buddhists.

of report according to In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, an agreement was signed between religious leaders and the Indonesian government to carry out the functioning of religious rituals. Let us tell you that Borobudur temple of Indonesia is a Buddhist religion. Mahayana Branch Leads. This temple was built during the reign of Shailendra dynasty in the 9th century CE for the followers of Buddhism. Whereas, the Prambanan temple was built by the Hindu-Buddhist Mataram kingdom in the 10th century. erected Was. This is the largest temple of Lord Shiva in the country.

Sultan Hamengku Buwono X signing the MoU (Image source- baytarrahmah.org)

Adung Abdul Rochman, Special Staff Coordinator of the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesia during the signing of the agreement. Told That the four temples were mostly used for research, culture and tourism. The special thing is that on one hand Islamic fundamentalists are trying to destroy Hindu temples and their symbols one by one. Now the Indonesian government has taken this decision. Radical Islamic extremists have ruthlessly crushed a wide variety of religious heritage and cultures in the Middle East, Africa, Europe and even North America.

Borobudur and Prambanan temples are located in the cultural heartland of Java, Indonesia. The country’s Java Island is reportedly a Muslim-majority area, but the Muslim humanists who live here regard Islam as a source of love and kindness. These people work to protect the religious places before the attackers. Sultan Hamegku Buwono X, the governor of Yogyakarta, says that this agreement for temples is known as international places of worship. This enhances religious restraint, harmony and harmony among communities in Indonesia. In this matter he further said, “Unity in Diversity is the national motto of Indonesia and it reflects intention. It is the key to the development of a country whose people value diversity in a unified Indonesia.”

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