Balamon Cham Brahmins Of Vietnam


That the Sanatana Dharma spread world-wide is a fact.

Equally true is that the Varnas of Hindus spread (Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras).

The Kingdoms of Vietnam , Bali,Cambodia,  and Indonesia trace their ancestry to Sanatana Dharma.

Fiji has Manu’s Portrait in the Parliamentary Hall.

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Brahmins’ Attitude.

Australian Aborigines perform Shiva’s Third Eye dance and some of them wear Srivaishnava marks on their forehead even today.

Lord Rama’s Kingdom was spread over this area.

Tamil Kings who were the followers of Santana Dharma also conquered these Nations ans established their rule there.

The left their mark, social, cultural and religious.

This may by noticed by looking at the Hindu Temples in these regions and the cultural similarities in the region.

These intermingled Buddhism, which arrived here later and what we have a curious mixture of Hindu and Buddhist practices in the area.

However the Brahmin group maintained a `distinct identity and they still live there.

The Champa civilization was located in the more southern part of what is today CentralVietnam, and was a highly Indianized Hindu Kingdom, practicing a form of ShaiviteHinduism brought by sea from India. Mỹ Sơn, a Hindu temple complex built by the Champa is still standing in Quang Nam province, in Vietnam.

The Champa were conquered by theVietnamese and today are one of the many ethnic minorities of Vietnam. Hindu temples are known as Bimong in Cham language and the priests are known as Halau Tamunay Ahier.

The Balamon Hindu Cham people of Vietnam make up only 25% of the overall Cham population (the other 75% are Muslims or Cham Bani). Of these, 70% belong to the Nagavamshi Kshatriya caste (pronounced in Vietnamese as “Satrias”), and claim to be the descendants of the Champa Empire. A sizeable minority of the Balamon Hindu Cham are Brahmins.

In any case a sizable proportion of the Balamon Hindu Cham are considered Brahmins.

Hindu temples known as Bimong in the Cham language and the priests Halau Tamunay Ahier.

The exact number of Tamil Hindus in Vietnam are not published in Government census, but there are estimated to be at least 50,000 Balamon Hindus, with another 4,000 Hindus living in Ho Chi Minh City; most of whom are of Indian (Tamil) or of mixed Indian-Vietnamese descent. The Mariamman Temple is one of the most notable Tamil Hindu temples in Ho Chi Minh City. Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan Provinces are where most of the Cham ethnic group (~65%) in Vietnam reside according to the last population census. Cham Balamon (Hindu Cham) in Ninh Thuan numbered 32,000 in 2002 inhabiting 15 of 22 Cham villages.[27] If this population composition is typical for the Cham population of Vietnam as a whole then approximately 60% of Chams in Vietnam are Hindu

 

Citation.

http://www.hinduhumanrights.info/hindus-of-vietnam/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_Southeast_Asia#Indonesia

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8 Comments

  1. Sir, You done Great job.I am planing to visit this Cham Hindu villages at Vietanam
    your blog is big inspiration for me.

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  2. I find your articles well researched and authentic on subject.I congratulate on you deep commitment to Hinduism and we many more like you actively.

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  3. the ideal word is every n each person or live is the create BHAGAWAAN or Deities ( Santana word not god ) n your are the not common persona kindly take care your self bless your family also

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