Re: Ancient Hindu Temples in China
That perception is absolutely wrong, India was and still is very rich, first for thousand of years it has been perpetually looted and now the politicians has been doing it.
Originally Posted by Jeffery D. Long
My understanding is that the crossing the sea was tabu, i could be wrong but that is my understanding.
And also worth pointing out that they were living in China, meaning ancient Indians traveled (contrary to simplistic readings of the Manusmriti). And presumably some of them were Brahmins. Someone had to serve in those temples. This was definitely the case in Southeast Asia during the same period.
Long before 1000 year history of this temple Ashoka's empire stretched a far distance.
It is though very interesting to note the dietary habit of Indians then, although it would not come as surprise to many of us.
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