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In search of imprints of Buddhism : Rajendrapattinam, Tamil Nadu

13 May 2018 One of the readers of my blog 'Buddhism in Chola country' Mr Selvakumar of Sirkazhi, Tamil Nadu informed me that he came to know about the missing of the Buddha in Rajendrapattinam and requested me to send him the photograph of the statue. I informed him about the finding of the Buddha in 2007 during the field study carried out with Mr Ananthapuram Krishnamurthi and also told him that I would be sending the relevant newspaper. 14 May 2018 The next day, another reader of my blog Mr Arul Muthukumaran posted in the wall of FB about his visit to the place and having learnt about the missing of Buddha two years back and the discussion he had with Mr Tiruvalluvan.      Since the beginning of my research, in 1993, I have seen many Buddha and Tirtankara statues in the Chola country comprising of composite Thanjavur, composite Trichy and Pudukottai districts of Tamil Nadu. Though not my area, due to the involvement of my friends and other scholars I