What is the difference between a pagoda and a temple?
In English, ‘temple’ is a more general term designating any building where people go to worship, while ‘pagoda’ more specifically refers to a Hindu or Buddhist temple.
How old are Indonesian temples?
The existence of temples is inseparable from the history of Javanese kingdoms and the development of Buddhism and Hinduism in Java from 7th century to 14th century.
Is Indonesia a Hindu country?
Hinduism in Indonesia, as of the 2018 census, is practised by about 1.74% of the total population, and almost 87% of the population in Bali. Hinduism is one of the six official religions of Indonesia.
Official Census (2018)
|Province (2018 Cen.)||Indonesia|
Was Malaysia a Hindu country?
About 1.64 million of Indian ethnic group Malaysians (86%) are Hindus. About 0.14 million non-Indian ethnic group Malaysian people also profess being Hindus.
By state or federal territory.
|State||Total Hindus population (2010 Census)||% of State Population|
In which country Hinduism is growing fast?
Only two countries in the world, in 2010, had a majority of its population as Hindus – Nepal and India. In Mauritius, Hindus comprise 48.5% i.e. a plurality of its population in 2011 census.