‘Invoking The Goddess’ Exhibit Celebrates Pattini-Kannaki, Sri Lanka’s Shared Hindu-Buddhist Deity

The Huffington Post
Antonia Blumberg
03/24/2014

Chief Priest incarnated by Goddess Pattini, Western Province.

Chief Priest incarnated by Goddess Pattini, Western Province.

Hindus and Buddhists in Sri Lanka may have been divided through political strife over the years, but they have one important thing in common. Her name is Pattini to Sinhala Buddhists and Kannaki to Tamil Hindus, but she is one and the same goddess shared in religious practices by the two faiths.

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