Buddhism in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu

Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu has two ancient Buddha statues. One of them, a 5ft high statue in Ogalur village is known locally as ‘Dubai Buddha’. Around 10km from Ogalur is another village called Paravai. There, in a bus stop in a four-way junction sits another ancient Buddha statue around 4ft in height.

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Nagapattinam – The last citadel of Buddhism in South India

Around 350 statues of Buddha and Bodhisattvas and some stupas were uncovered from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu a century back showing the widespread presence all schools of Buddhism including Mahayana and Vajrayana in this locality. Buddhists artifacts from this locality dates from the 2nd Century CE to 17th Century CE, making it one of the first as well as last citadels of Buddhism in South India.

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