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Ganadeviyo, Uppalavanna, Ganesha Vishnu in Buddhism


What is not known is that though Buddhism advocates Idol worship and engages in NireswaraVada, denial ofpersonal God, Buddhism has declared Buddha and has Idols of Buddha being worshiped.

Not only that.

Buddhism has Hindu Gods being worshiped as Buddhist Gods.

I had already posted an article that Skanda is considered as the protector of Chinese Buddhism!

Now it seems that some more Hindu Gods, Ganesha Muruga and Vishnu are also included in this list of Hindu Gods being worshiped as Buddhist Gods in Sri Lanka.

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Gauthama Buddha Brahmin Gauthama Gotra


He belonged to Sakhya clan, Kshatriya.

But his genealogy as gleaned from Buddhist texts indicate his ancestry goes back to one of the first Rishis after whom the gotra system of Hindu lineage springs from.

The rishi is Gautama and he was a Brahmin .

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Shiva Buddha Worshiped As One God Machendranath


Karma Kanda per se is very complicated and people were fed up.

Buddhism filled in the void with its Philosophy of change , its Nireswara vada, denial of Personal God, Idol worship and its denial of Vedic Authority.

It is an irony that Buddha is being worshiped as God.

There is a temple in Nepal where Lord Shiva and The Buddha are worshiped in a Temple and in the same Image.

This is Rato Machhendranath or Matsyendranath in the southern part of the Patan Durbar Square ,Nepal.

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Nataraja Protector Of Buddhism Chinese Na Lo Yen Tien


Before the advent of Buddhism in China Hinduism was prevalent in China and Hinduism was indigence.

The spread of Hindu practices did not stop with the worship of Hindu Gods…Unorthodox systems Vaiseshika ,Nyaya, Martial Arts,Kalari, Weapons like Vajra also found their way into China.

Names of the Deities were changed to suit the local conditions.

In this process, Lord Nataraja also finds a place in China as a Deity, a Protector.

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Skanda The Protector Of Chinese Buddhism, Wei Tuo Pú sà


The difference between Buddhism and Santana Dharma(Vedic Hinduism) is so great that Buddhism is regarded as Nastika System since Buddhism does not accept the authority of the Vedas as a Pramana, source of Knowledge .

However excepting this point and Sunya Vada,many similar and in some areas identical views concurring with the Vedas are found in the Vedas.

And Buddhism is profoundly influenced by Hindu Purana.

However excepting this point and Sunya Vada,many similar and in some areas identical views concurring with the Vedas are found in the Buddhism.

And Buddhism is profoundly influenced by Hindu Purana.

Wei Tuo Pú-sà (bodhisattva Skanda)is recognized as one of the eight divine protectors in Chinese Buddhism. Iconographically, he appears as a majestic general in his armor.

Before entering Nirvana, Buddha ordered the general, who remained in this world, to protect the Buddha Dharma. After the death of Buddha, the relics were robbed by evil demons. The bodhisattva Wei Tuo managed to overcome the demons and recovered the relics of Buddha.

Wei Tuo Pú Sà is regarded as a devoted guardian of Buddhist monasteries who guards faithfully the Buddhist treasures and the objects of the Dharma.

Baima (White Horse Monastery in Luoyang, Henan province) is the earliest monastery established in China with a long history of more than 1,000 years. According to legend a white horse carried Buddhist scripture here, and so it got the name.

Followers of Buddhism have always acknowledged Baima Monastery as their ‘ancestral temple’ and the ‘source of Buddhism’ in China. Two life-sized statues of Wei Tuo Pú sà (Bodhisattva Skanda, at left) are also among the deities represented at Baima Monastery.

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