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Friday, March 13, 2015

Buddhist Sculptures @ Amravati Gallery

This Gallery is adjacent to the Gallery of Hindu Gods.The limestone sculptures on display here are simply incredible and talk of the high level of skills of the artisans who created these wonders a millennium and a half ago ! I shall speak no more !
Buddhism has virtually faded away from the land of its birth. The re-emergence of Hinduism as a pre-eminent and dominant religion was the primary cause for driving Buddhism away from India.However the religion spread to many countries in South East Asia and is today flourishing in Sri Lanka,Japan,China,Myanmar, Vietnam,Cambodia and many other countries.



11 comments:

  1. Magnificent sculptures Ram! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Exceptionally beautiful sculptures, Ram!
    I particularly love the one, with all the Buddhas, the last but one.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  3. Beautiful sculptures even though few are damaged! Impressive details

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  4. I love the detail of the "reliefs". I could stand there for hours and make out stories being told in every art work. Gorgeous.

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  5. Lovely sculptures. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Beautiful detail! Interesting that Buddhism has almost disappeared in India and Hinduism took its place.

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  7. Amazing collection they have! Good they allow photography!
    Great pics.

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