Thanks everybody for enlightening me on the topic.. However,it would be interesting to find out the point raised by Prof.Jonathan Silk.
_______________________________________________Dear Alakendu Das,
There is no "proof" of this, but it is certainly a very old and widespread tradition.The important Mahāyāna scripture, the Laṅkāvatārasūtra, which dates in its present form to about the early fifth century C.E.,is in part based on this tradition, for example, and therefore shows that it must have been current before this time.
Perhaps the rapid and successful implantation of Buddhism in Sri Lanka encouraged the development and acceptance of the legend.
Directeur d'études, émérite
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago
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Subject: [INDOLOGY] Buddha's visit to LankaRespected Scholars,I had posted this query in the past.May I be excused to raise it once again , as I haven't got any answer to it.I quote from "Dipavamsa" the oldest Pali Chronicle , from Sri Lanka,which goes as follows-
"DipAgamanam Buddhassa Dhatu ca Bodhiyagamam"I would like to stress on the word"DipAgamanam Buddhassa"
My question is whether any evidence exists which goes on to prove that Siddharth Gautam Buddha visited Sri Lanka?
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