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One of the most famous archaeological discoveries ever made in the Philippine Islands, this 4-1/2 pound solid gold figure of a Hindu or Buddhist deity was purchased by The Field Museum in 1922. It is one of a few known objects that shows the influence of South Asian culture on the Philippines in early times. Agusan del Norte Province, Mindanao, Philippines (A.D. 1000-1300).

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/research_collec...bnail_phili.htm
Nusantara
majapahit kingdom of javanese empire which reach some part of philipine that may explain, why some area of philipine has hindu culture influence just like indonesia.
dalawapo
QUOTE (Nusantara @ Oct 29 2004, 12:19 AM)
majapahit  kingdom of javanese empire which reach some part of philipine that may explain, why some area of philipine has hindu culture influence just like indonesia.
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Early Relations with India. The early relations between the Philippines and the Indian empires of Sri-Vijaya and Majapahit were commercial and cultural, not political. As a free and independent people, the early Filipinos carried on trade with Borneo, Celebes, Java, Sumatra, and other countries of Southeast Asia. And through Sri-Vijaya and Majapahit, they received India's cultural influences. The early contact between India and the Philippines was decidedly indirect via Malaysia.

India's Cultural Influences. The impact of Indian civilization on the Philippines profoundly affected the culture of the Filipinos. The Brahmanistic elements in ancient Filipino religion and the names of their gods and mythological heroes were of Indian origin. The term Bathala (supreme god of the ancient Tagalog) originated from the Sanskrit Bhattara Guru, meaning "the highest of the gods".

The sarong ( skirt ) and potong (turban) of the pre-Spanish Filipinos and the embroidered shawls of the present-day Muslim Filipino women reveal Indian influences. The ancient Filipino alphabet originated from India. About 25% of the words in the Tagalog language are Sanskrit terms. Among such words are dala (fishnet), asawa (spouse), diwa (thought), puri (honor), lakambini (princess), and wika (language).

Filipino literature and folklore show the impress of India. The Maranao epic Darangan is Indian in plot and characterization. The Agusan legend of a man named Manubo Ango, who was turned into stone, resembles the story of Ahalya in the Hindu epic Ramayana. The tale of the Ifugao legendary hero, Balituk, who obtained water from the rock with his arrow, is similar to Arjuna's adventure in Mahabharata, another Hindu epic.

Many Filipino customs are of Indian origin. Among them are the following: (1) placing a sampaguita flower garland around the neck of a visitor upon his arrival and departure as a symbol of hospitality and friendship; (2) before marriage, a groom gives a dowry to the bride's parents and renders domestic services to his future in-laws; (3) when the guests throw rice on the bride and groom after the wedding; and (4) when a childless couple goes on a pilgrimage to a holy shrine, believing that the god of shrine will grant their prayer for fertility. Another Indian influence is seen in the decorative art and metal work of the early Filipinos, and in their use of brass, bronze, copper, and tin. The boat-lute, a musical instrument in southern Philippines, is of Indian origin. "Finally, about 5% of the blood in Filipino veins in Indian. Because of their lineage, the Filipinos possess dignity of bearing, indifference to pain, and a fatalistic outlook on life."


I do not agree with the last sentence... shifty.gif but filipinos are fatalistic.
Fil-Am
I thought you said you banned yourself from filipino chat. What are you doing back here?

And that article is nothing but crap, filipino customs originating from India. embarassedlaugh.gif embarassedlaugh.gif2
dalawapo
you dont recognize your native culture

you dont recognize the pre-colonial influences

you only recognize spanish. why even bother to be filipino when without the native and pre-colonial aspect you are nothing but Spanish. go live in Spain or mexico. beerchug.gif
mustaseyo
actually it is true that we have hindu influence. Very true...I agree with dalawapo. for example our word ATSARA, the pickled papaya salad, in nepal which is a hindu nation and which is a neighboring country of india in the himalayas,, they call anything like pickled ACHAR. Or Diwata=devata in some indian dialect...guro.. marami pa yun basta its totally in history...
another example it the maranao drama epic RAJAH MANGANDIRI, our version of ramayana...
dalawapo
and the muslim dances of the philippines are very hindu in style.
flipcombatmedic
most arabic words and other central asian language in modern and other filipno languages are derived through indian trades including islam later on, while going past other southeast asian routes first. sayings, culture, and supersitions and loan words all have indian origins.

that's the reason why the indians in the new world were called indians because they thought that it was the indies, or th east indies as it is known now, because the "indies" had alot of hindu influence and thought of as an extension of india, therefore aptly named islands of india or indies

in fact old school text in phils, like those used by the mangyans and other forms likes so including those they teach in schools, are used to be called sanskrito malayo
Fil-Am
QUOTE (dalawapo @ Oct 29 2004, 02:39 PM)
you dont recognize your native culture

you dont recognize the pre-colonial influences

you only recognize spanish. why even bother to be filipino when without the native and pre-colonial aspect you are nothing but Spanish. go live in Spain or mexico. beerchug.gif
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All I hear from your mouth is gibberish little chamorro boy. icon_twisted.gif
You don't know what it means to be filipino. WHy did you have to come back to Philippine Chat did your malay brothers from Malaysia and Indonesia Chat disown you. embarassedlaugh.gif2
mustaseyo
hahaha Oh Oh, here we go again. Grabe diba. Parang lagi may away pag nanditoy xia...Jkes jokes hahahahahahahahha
Ek-ek
Hinduism could be traced back several centuries before the arrival of Islam in the early 14th century
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