The Great Shrine of Amaravati was one of the most important Buddhist monuments in the world.
Learn more about the history of the Great Shrine of Amaravati and the people who funded its construction in this blog by Curator Imma Ramos.
You couldn't find some south Indians in London to portray the donors? And the clothes on the carvings are a lot more festive than those Gandhi-meets-Church-Christmas-pageant outfits
Quite similar carvings can also be find in another location in the state of maharashtra, mumbai to be precise. Kanheri Caves, predominantly was a Buddhist educational Monastery, I've been there and have witnessed the sculpture of Buddha in similar fashion. Although you'll find many different poses of him addressing his disciples.
Beautiful structure.. jz knew that on the initial period of Buddhism it was forbidden to described Sakyamuni Buddha picture/ figures
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