Why did Sumatran kings once build a Buddhist monastery in Tamil Nadu? – Scroll.in

(This article first appeared in the Scroll.in on August 3, 2022)

  • A visitor to Nagapattinam, with its large Hindu temples and proximity to the important Christian pilgrimage town of Velankanni, may find it difficult to believe that the small town in coastal Tamil Nadu was once a major Buddhist pilgrimage centre of southern India…

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