Monuments and Temples of Orthodox Buddhism in India and Sri Lanka

Monuments and Temples of Orthodox Buddhism in India and Sri Lanka

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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.the stla#39;ipa is an imagea€”house with a reclining Buddha. The stCIpa, along with the imagea€”house and shrinea€”rooms, is surrounded by a brick wall. Thuparama Image House (1153a€”1186 A.D.) Tradition says that this building, built by aanbsp;...

Title:Monuments and Temples of Orthodox Buddhism in India and Sri Lanka
Author: W. Vivian De Thabrew
Publisher:AuthorHouse - 2013-06

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