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was_tirupati_a_buddhist_shrine

Claim: Tirupati Balaji was an ancient Buddhist Shrine. Brahmins converted Buddhist shrine into Tirupati Balaji. After the end of the Maurya dynasty, Brahmins started attacking Buddhist shrines.

Fact: There are 1150 inscriptions in Tirupati from the Pallava period onwards. Not one inscription ever says it was a Buddhist temple. Even in ancient Sangam literature, Venkatam was the holy place of Mayon(Vishnu). In fact, Buddhists like Dignaga avoided Tirupati. Tirupati is a town in Chittoor district of Andhra. In the entire Chittoor district, not a single Buddhist site has been discovered to date. Buddhist presence in Rayalaseema was always minimal.

Source: https://twitter.com/TIinExile/status/1264561771114672128

was_tirupati_a_buddhist_shrine.txt · Last modified: 2021/01/08 16:53 by chankya