The Buddhist Visnu : religious transformation, politics, and culture

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Book
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ISBN 10
0231133227 
ISBN 13
9780231133227 
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Edition
 
Publication Year
2004 
Subject
Buddhism--Sri Lanka--History.; Buddhism--Relations--Hinduism.; Hinduism--Relations--Buddhism.; Vishnu (Divinité hindoue)--Culte--Sri Lanka. 
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xii, 441 pages : 24 cm; The historical and theoretical problems --The "Hindu Buddha" and the "Buddhist Visnu" --"Unceasing waves": Brahmanical and Hindu influences on Medieval Sinhala Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka --The Sandalwood image: Upulvan Deviyo and the origins of the Visnu Cult in Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka --Transformed deity : the "Buddhist Visnu" in Sinhala literature and liturgy --The cult of Visnu in Buddhist Sri Lanka --Seeking protection: cultic life and the Udarata Visnu Devalayas --The Valiyak Mangalya: the curative powers in the Mala Raja --The legacies of the "Buddhist Visnu": myth and cult at the Alutnuvara Devalaya --Mininster of defense? The policies of deification in contemporary Sri Lanka.; 
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