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.

Photo of  Gurudeva
The mystic lives, and is taught to live, two-thirds within himself and only one-third in the external. In learning how to do this, the mystic is taught to become consciously conscious, or aware that he is aware.
—Gurudeva