Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. 12.7% of the world’s Muslims live here. After Indonesia, 11% of Muslims live in Pakistan. By the way, it is believed that only people of the Hindu religion believe in Lord Rama. But do you know that despite being the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, most people in Indonesia are devotees of Lord Rama?
Most of the population is a devotee of Lord Rama.
You must surprised to hear this. But it is absolutely true that most of the population of Indonesia is a devotee of Ram Bhagwag. Worships Rama. Despite being a Muslim-majority country, most of Indonesia’s population has faith in Lord Rama. Considers Lord Rama as her hero. You are surprised to know In this country ‘Ramayana considered an ‘important book’.
Indonesia’s Ramayana is very special
Most people of Indonesia consider Ramayana closest to their heart. Here Ram Katha is known as Kakaveen or Kakanin Ramayana. However, where on one hand Maharishi Valmiki, the author of Ramayana, believed in India. In Indonesia, the poet Yogeshwar, the author of Kakanin Ramayanaconsidered. Here Kakanin Ramayana is a huge book. There are 26 chapters in the Kakanin Ramayana of Indonesia.
Indonesia’s Ramayana begins with the birth of Ram
In Kakanin Ramayana, the name of Lord Rama’s father is not Dasharatha but Vishwaranjan. The Ramayana of Indonesia begins with the birth of Lord Rama. At the same time, in the forest departure of Lord Rama and Lakshmana along with Vishwamitra, an invocation done by the sages. According to the Kakanin Ramayana, the Indonesian musical instrument ‘Gamlan’ played during the birth of Lord Rama.
International Ramayana conference organized
You surprised to know The government of Indonesia, a country with a Muslim population of about 23 crores, had organized an international Ramayana conference in the year 1973. There was a lot of discussion about this event all over the world. Because it was a very unique event in itself. This was the first time in the world that declared itself a Muslim nation. No country had organized such a big event in honor of the scriptures of any other religion.
Ram’s city is ‘Yogya’
There is also a special difference between the Ramayana of Indonesia and India. Where in India Ram was born in Ayodhya. In Indonesia, the city of Rama known as ‘Yogya’. Even today, the Ramayana has an equally deep impact in Indonesia. In most areas of the country, the remains of the Kakanin Ramayana and the carvings of Ramkatha pictures on the stones will be easily found.