[Advaita-l] Is Ayyappa a Vedic god?
kumaraditya22 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 15 03:02:09 EDT 2018
This is a very interesting link : http://vinu-mythoughts.blogspot.in/2010/09/ayyappa-is-buddha.html
It is evident that Buddhism had a strong presence in Southern India similar to SE Asia(Sri Vijaya) and Sri Lanka. The sleeping/reclining buddha became Ranga sleeping casually on a serpent, Padmapani became Sarangapani and elsewhere became Dandayudhapani (Palani). Of course, all these are only musings.
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