As in India, Hinduism in Bali grew flexibility, featuring a diverse way of life. It includes many of the Indian spiritual ideas, cherishes legends and myths of Indian Puranas and Hindu epics, as well as expresses its traditions through unique set of festivals and customs.
Among different examples of broad Hinduism impact in Indonesia, is the 20,000 rupiah note with an engraving of Lord Ganesha nearby an image of Ki Hajar Dewantara in the front. In 1997, the cash of a few Asian nations was getting debased. After all endeavors to check the cheapening fizzled, some individual proposed that they have a picture of Ganesha, carrier of good fortune, on the note. Fortunately, it worked and the superstition has stuck from that point onward and Ganesha picture has remained on the cash note.
There are a lot of Hindu sculptures present all through the nation, the Ramayana and Mahabharata stories are broadly predominant among the locals, there is a Krishna-Arjuna statue at Jakarta square, the Indonesian military has Hanuman as their mascot and the Bali tourism logo is propelled from Hindu mythology and its imagery. Bandung Institute of Technology, a regarded head instructive organization has Ganesha as its logo.
The national emblem of Indonesia is called Garuda Pancasila. In Hindu scriptures, Garuda is a bird of great significance as it is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. One of the most important Hindu scriptures called Garuda Purana describes the conversation between Lord Vishnu and Garuda regarding afterlife. Garuda Purana is also recited in Hindu households after someone passes away. Indonesia’s national airline has also been influenced by this bird of Hindu mythology and is called Garuda Indonesia.
Lord Ram’s beloved Hanuman ji is the official mascot of Indonesia’s military intelligence. The National flag of Indonesia called the “Sang Saka Merah-Putin” (meaning “The Sacred Red and White”) has been influenced by the banner of Majapahit empire which was at the time of 13thcentury one of the largest empires of the region. Hinduism and Buddhism were the dominant religions in the Majapahit Empire.! ✨🐘🕉🇮🇩🌀🙏