Monuments and Temples of Orthodox Buddhism in India and Sri Lanka
AuthorHouse, 10 Jul 2013 - 116 halaman
This is a mainly pictorial work, featuring recent colour photographs taken in the main by the author of the many different styles and features of Buddhist images, stupas or dagobas and temples found in the two oldest Buddhist countries in Asia. Accompanying the photographs is a brief text describing the magnificent architectural heritage of Buddhism, and also explaining the origin and development of the images and stupas. Very little has been published specifically on these subjects in a single volume and presented in an attractive manner for the serious student or the interested general reader. Older works on Buddhist iconography and temples tend to have mainly black and white photographs of sites which have now changed considerably, with development by UNESCO and governments. These photographs are current and in resplendent colour. They endeavour to exhibit the physical expression of one of the world's major religions, which now has many adherents in the West as well as in the East. These Buddhist sites now attract many thousands of visitors, both pilgrims and tourists, all year round. This book would provide a beautiful memento of visits to some of these places, as well as providing more information for those who wish to pursue the subject more deeply.
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1st century B.C. 5th century A.D. Abhayagiri Ananda ancient Anurādhapura Arahant Arahant Mahinda Asoka attained Enlightenment Avukana Bellanwila Bodh Gaya Bodhi Tree Brahmin brick Buddha Buddha image Buddha spent Buddha statues Buddha’s relics Buddhist built by King Cambodia carved caves Chaitya Chetiya chronicles constructed cremation Dambulla devotees Dhamma enshrined feet Gautama Image Plate image-house India Isurumuniya Jātaka Jetavana Kanthaka Kapilavastu Kelaniya kilometres King Asoka King Devānampiyatissa King Dutugemunu King Parākramabāhu kingdom Kiri Vehera Kirinda Kushinagar Licchavi lotus Mahāyāna Maudgalyāna meditation metres monastery monks monuments mudrā Mulgirigala Nāga Nepal Pāli Parinirvāna pillars Pirivena platform Polonnaruwa posture Prince Queen Raja Mahā Vihāra Rājgir reclining Buddha rock royal ruins Ruwanweliseya Sākyas Samādhi Sānchi Sangabo Sanghamittā Sanskrit sapling Saranath Sāriputra sculpted sculpture Seruwila shrine shrine-room Siddhārtha Sinhalese Srāvasti Sri Lanka standing Buddha StClpa stūpa Stūpa Plate stūpa was built Sūtra temple Theravāda Tooth Relic Vaisāli Vassāna Venerable village Watadāge Wheel of Law