Assimilation

Buddha with Siva, Muruga and Vinayaka
Buddha with Siva, Muruga and Vinayaka

Hindus have no problem assimilating Buddha as one of the avataars, but you seldom see Buddha in a Hindu temple.

In the Muniswaran temple at Burma Colony, Ekkattuthangal, you see Buddha with Siva, Muruga, and Ganapathi on the pedestal of the 40 foot Muneeswaran.

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