Dalida Maligava : An example of Buddhist invasion of Hindu temples

Dalida Maligava : An example of Buddhist invasion of the Hindu temples in Srilanka !

Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil
Mr. Vinayak Shanbag

That part referred to as Lanka or Lankapuri in the Holy Ramayan is the country of Srilanka of today. In the Tretayug Shrimahavishnu assumed the incarnation of Shrirama and travelling to Lankapuri annihilated demons such as Ravan. Now 70% population there is Buddhist. Yet there are several spots here linked with Shrirama, Sita and Lakshman. In fact there is evidence here to prove what Maharshi Valmiki wrote in the Valmiki Ramayan. Srilanka has a number of places, places of pilgrimage, caves, mountains and temples associated with Shrirama, Sita, Hanumant, Lakshman. Ravan and Mandodari. On behalf of Maharshi Vishwavidyalay Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gagil along with four student seekers toured Srilanka for a month to be able to procure information on all these seats of worship to give to Hindus all over the world, so it was like a study tour connected with the Ramayan.


1. City of Kandy is the most important place for Buddhists in Srilanka

Dalida Maligava a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy in Srilanka, an symbol of Buddhist invasion

‘In January 2018 when touring Srilanka along with Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil we visted the city of Kandy. From the viewpoint of Buddhists this is the most important spot in Srilanka. It is believed that Buddha visited this place and that his tooth (dalida) lies in the temple (maligava).


2. As  the architectural style, stone sculptures resemble
those of Hindu temples it appears like this was basically a Hindu temple

Carving on walls of the Buddhist temple (magnified alongside) makes you aware that this was basically a Hindu temple.

We accompanied Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil to see the Dalida Maligava, said to be a Buddhist temple. However its architecture, pillars, carving on stone sculpture all point towards a Hindu temple. There are drawings within the temple, the pictures around it indicate that these were formerly sculptures of Hindu Deities. After the Buddhists attacked they took over the temple and then spread rumours that it was a seat of Buddha.

Carving on the ceiling and pillars of the Buddhist temple (magnified on the right)

Bharatiyas believe that Buddhism is just another way of worship and that it is an inseparable part of the expansive Hindu Dharma. But in Srilanka the Buddhists attack the Hindu Dharma. The purpose of this article is for society to understand the existing scenario. It is in no way connected to the Buddhists in Bharat.

Source : Dainik Sanatan Prabhat

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