81. Influencing East Asian Countries
Buddhism stood as the bridge between India & Japan. Hinduism and Buddhism went from India to China and Korea to Japan.
Images of Ganesha and Vishnu have been found throughout Japan. Numerous Buddhist deities were introduced into Japan and many of these are still very popular.
Ganesha is worshiped as Sho-ten or Shoden (Literally, holy God) in many Buddhist temples, and is believed to confer happiness upon his devotees. There are some rare Ganesha bronzes as Vinayaka in Japan.
In some Japanese temples, very ancient manuscripts in Sanskrit are preserved intact. It is significant that many of those manuscripts found in Japan are much older than those preserved in India.
India & Korea:
Russia & Siberia:
The statue found in Staraya (old) Maina village dates back to VII-X century AD. Staraya Maina village in Ulyanovsk region was a highly populated city 1700 years ago, much older than Kiev, so far believed to be the mother of all Russian cities.