Thursday, October 1, 2015

Japanese worship Hindu pantheon

Saraswati statuette which was pilgrimed at Tokyo Temple
JAPAN---The original concept of Saraswati and her association with the natural order and good fortune are well preserved in Japan. Most people are not aware that at least a score of Hindu deities are actively worshipped in Japan, according to a report by the national magazine Frontline. In fact, there are hundreds of shrines to Saraswati alone. There are innumerable representations of Lakshmi, Indra, Brahma, Ganesha, Garuda and other deities. In fact, deities that have practically been forgotten in India, such as Vayu and Varuna, are still worshipped in Japan. [link]