1Sahil B = ""The Buddha is viewed as an avatar of the god Vishnu in
Vaishnava Hinduism although the Buddha himself denied that he was a god or an
incarnation of a god. Buddha's teachings deny the authority of the Vedas and
consequently Buddhism is generally viewed as a nāstika (heterodox school)
from the perspective of orthodox Hinduism.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha_in_Hinduism"