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BC 270: Spread of Jainism and Buddhism in Kerala

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Both Jain and Buddha religions entered Kerala. Jains transformed the major places at that time, Thrikkannamathilakom, Kallil, Ganapathi Vattam (Sulthan Bathery), Chitharal (Kanyakumari) into Jain Centers whereas sreemoolavasam is the major Buddha center at that time.

BC 270 - 240: This period saw the spread of Buddhism in Kerala. A 3rd-century-BC (BC 257) rock inscription about Kerala (in the name of Keralaputra) is found in one of the rock edict by Emperor Asoka.


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