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Indian History has Sri Lankan roots and finding Indian temples in Sri Lanka shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. As expected, this temple is believed to be in existence since Ramayana.
The temple has mythological importance as it is believed that Lord Rama worshiped Lord Shiva here, after defeating Ravana. The temple structure consists of five different temples, out of which the central one that also happens to be the biggest one is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It was destroyed twice by Portuguese and was rebuilt by Jesuits.
Story says that while the workers were digging the drain in the island’s capital, Denpasar, they accidentally found the remains of the biggest ancient Hindu temples found on the Indonesian island.
These temples are dated from the 13th to the 15th centuries.
Keep reading ahead to know about more such unknown stories about Indian temples on foreign lands.
For the ones who don't know, 13th and the last Jyothirlinga was gifted to Australia along with 7996 hymns arranged in eight volumes to be sung in praise of this deity. On Shivratri, the foundation of this temple was laid.
The temple is of great religious importance. The stand out feature of this temple is that it is the only cave temple that has been constructed by a man. Moreover, the temple also displays a replica of the other 12 Jyothirlingas.
This is one of the most popular Hindu devotee area outside India. This is the same place where temple Angkor Wat has stood for almost nine hundred years which spreads over a one square mile area. Now everyone knows about this.
The architecture and the beauty of this temple is amazing. The walls are sculpted with stories of Hindu mythology.
During an excavation in an old village in Russia Volga region, idols of lord Vishnu were found. The idols date back to VII-X century AD.