Meet the Hindus of Java, Indonesia

For five centuries the Hindus of Central & East Java, today one million strong, have managed to preserve their unique ways in difficult circumstances. In April of 2014, Hinduism Today correspondent Rajiv Malik and photographer Agus Pranayoga spent a week in East and Central Java, ancient home of great Hindu kingdoms, working on a feature story which ran in the October 2014 edition of Hinduism Today Magazine Today more than a million Hindus live in this area, but among a very large Muslim population. Rajiv was assigned to visit the Hindu villages, some quite remote, and interview the local population.

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Hell is not eternal. Nor is there a Satan who tempts man and opposes God's power, though there are devilish beings called asuras, immature souls caught in the abyss of deception and hurtfulness.
—Gurudeva