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The historical and theoretical problems --The "Hindu Buddha" and the "Buddhist Visnu" --"Unceasing waves" : Brahmanical and Hindu influences on Medieval Sinhala Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka --The Sandalwood image : Upulvan Deviyo and the origins of the Visnu cult in Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka --Transformed deity : the "Buddhist Visnu" in Sinhala literature and liturgy --The cult of Visnu in Buddhist Sri Lanka --Seeking protection : cultic life at the Udarata Visnu Devalayas --The Valiyak Mangalya : the curative powers of the Mala Raja --Legacies of the "Buddhist Visnu" : myth and cult at the Alutnuvara Devalaya --Mininster of defense? The politics of deification in contemporary Sri Lanka.
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