--> Skip to main content

Earlang – Hindu Emperor of Java

Earlang was an 11th century Hindu emperor of Java who propagated Hinduism in Java (Indonesia) and Bali. He propagated Vaishnavism (worship of Vishnu as the Supreme God).

Earlang was the son of Dharmodayan Dev Varman, king of Bali, and Mahender Dutta.

Earlang and his family supported the Hindu missionary, Kuturan.

The royal currency issued by Earlang had engravings of Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi seated on Garuda (the eagle).

He was so much impressed by the concept of four Ashramas in Hinduism that he took the ascetic way of life in his old age. He was referred as Gentyu (Rishi in his old age)

Nyepi - Hindu New Year in Bali