Although Thailand has never been a majority Hindu country , it has been influenced by Hinduism . Before Thailand was a country , the land that makes up present-day Thailand was under the territory of the Hindu -Buddhist Khmer Empire. The Thai city, Ayutthaya near Bangkok, is named after Ayodhya, the birthplace of Rama.
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Hinduism is a growing religion in countries such as Ghana, Russia, and the United States. According to 2011 census, Hinduism has become the fastest-growing religion in Australia since 2006 due to migration from India and Fiji.
Cambodia was first influenced by Hinduism during the beginning of the Kingdom of Funan. Hinduism was one of the Khmer Empire’s official religions. The main religion adhered to in Khmer kingdom was Hinduism , followed by Buddhism in popularity. Initially, the kingdom revered Hinduism as the main state religion.
Thailand is a Buddhist kingdom, and the country’s king is considered the guardian of the faith. But many of the coronation ceremonies will be presided over by Brahmin priests from the Hindu faith.
Officially no Maldivians are Hindus. The state religion is Sunni Islam and conversion is not allowed. Maldivian customs laws prohibit import of any idol for the purpose of worship. Hindus in the Maldives are predominantly of Tamil or Malayali origin.
However, Buddhism is the most common Thailand religion with approximately 95% of the population following this Theravada religion. The remaining population follows the Muslim religion (4.6%), Catholic Christians (0.7%) with the remaining 1% divided between Hindu , Sikh and Jewish religions.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Christianity was first introduced to Thailand by European missionaries. It represents 1.2% of the national population, which is predominantly Buddhist.
Hinduism has approximately 1.2 billion adherents worldwide (15% of world’s population). Nepal (81.3%) and India (79.8%) are countries with Hindus being the majority of their respective populations.
The current religious demographics of Iran are disputed. According to the 2011 Iranian census, 99.98% of Iranians believe in Islam, while the rest of the population believe in other officially recognized minority religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.
Hinduism, unlike the closely related Buddhism, is a minority religion in Japan.
Hinduism is the dominant religion in India, Nepal, and Mauritius and has significant populations in the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, North America, South America, and other places worldwide. The ten countries with the highest Hindu population are: India. Nepal.
In 1177, approximately 27 years after the death of Suryavarman II , Angkor was sacked by the Chams, the traditional enemies of the Khmer.
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.
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Hinduism is practised by 0.5% of the population of Myanmar . Hinduism is practised by about 252,763 people in Myanmar , and has been influenced by elements of Buddhism, with many Hindu temples in Myanmar housing statues of the Buddha.