Banteay Srei : The Deity Shiva temple in Phnom Dei village, Cambodia

In the 10th century, King Rajendravarman II ruled Yashodharpura. He gave away a huge piece of land to his 2 ministers who established a town named ‘Ishwarpur’ there. It is now known as Phnom Dei village, Cambodia. In the center of the town they built a temple ‘Tribhuvan Maheshwar’ or ‘Banteay Srei’.

The world famous temple of Bhagwan Kartikeya in Batu caves, Malaysia

The Batu mountain range is situated 16 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malyasia. This cave made up of limestone found in this mountain according to scientists is 40 crore years old. 272 steps lead to this huge cave. After walking a distance of 100 meters in the cave is the temple of Kartikeya.

Influence of Bharatiya (Hindu) culture on Malaysian rulers

The ancient Malay Dweep is today’s Malaysia. Malay Dweep is a congregation of many islands. Later it came to be known as Melaka. Many Sanskrut words are used in the Malay language. A reference to the Ramayan and Mahabharat also exists in Malay literature.