Puri: Jagannatha Temple: Relics

M. Tandy mpt at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Sat May 2 15:07:59 UTC 1998

On Sat, 2 May 1998, Mary Storm wrote:
>  Does anybody know anything about this Puri legend or any other Hindu
> veneration practices of  body relics ?
> Was Puri a Buddhist site at one time?
        Check K.C. Mishra's The Cult of Jagannatha." If I remember
correctly, I think he discusses this. As far as I know, Puri is said to
have had some Buddhist connections to Sri Lanka in ancient times.
Jagannatha is definitely sometimes identified with the Buddha.


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