#Egyptian #Goddess #Isis in India? #Pattini is a Goddess honored by both Buddhists and #Hindus as a patroness of #Buddhism and a Goddess of health, healing, and chastity. She is especially prominent in Sri Lanka.
Pattini’s story is one of apotheosis; a #human who becomes a #Deity . Pattini was originally a human woman named #Kannagi who was happily married to a man named Kovalan (or Palanga). Everything was wonderful until Kovalan strayed and spent all their money on a famous courtesan. Yet Kannagi forgave him and provided him with the last bit of their wealth, a gold anklet. Kovalan was to trade it and rebuild their fortune. But at this same time, an anklet that looked just like Kannagi’s was stolen from the queen. Kovalan was accused and brutally butchered. Kannagi searches for Kovalan, eventually finding him dead. Mourning, she proves that Kovalan was innocent, but in revenge, tears out one of her breasts, dashes it to the ground, and a huge fire breaks out in the city. Kannagi, showing herself to be the epitome of wifely duty and chastity, is deified as Pattini. Pt. 1