Inspirational and Educational blog about Buddha statues & Buddhism. During the last 10 years, we have written a number of articles which are mentioned in this blog. We have written about many Buddhist sites, temples and also about Hindu & Buddha statues.
The Dazu Rock Carvings, a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, is located 160 km in the west suburb of Chongqing City. The statues and carvings, over 60,000 in numbers which are spread around 76 places in Dazu, are influenced by Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist beliefs and are built around 7th century CE.
Yungang grottoes are also excellent examples of rock-cut architecture. It is believed that the antique Buddha statues and cave itself were built at 5th and 6th centuries. Regarding the number of the caves, there are 53 major caves along with 1100 minor caves and 51,00 niches which house the same number of Buddha statues.
Monasteries are building or complex of buildings comprising quarters, workplaces, and hall meant for rituals and prayers. Generally, the hall of the monastery includes in the rear part of the hall, along with other of Bodhisattvas and seats for the monks and nun for prayer
Bingling Temple is a series of grottoes, in which Buddha Statues along with statues of other bodhisattvas, etc. are carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along Yellow river. This site is located on the small Jishi Hill 35 km west of the Yongjing Country of Linxia Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province, around 100 km southeast of Lanzhou. The grottoes are considered to be second most valuable in terms of artistic value, and the first one to be Mogao Caves.
Laughing Buddha is often referred as Fat Buddha because of his fat belly. Apart from his fat belly, he is depicted as a bald man wearing a robe or sometimes carrying prayer beads. He is often portrayed as entertaining and can be seen with children, especially five.
The Mogao Grottoes are also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes which consists of 492 temples. The cave is situated at 25 km southeast of the center of Dunhuang in Gansu province, China. Since it is located at Dunhuang, these caves are also known as Dunhuang Caves, however, this term is also used for other Buddhist caves that surround Dunhuang- Western thousand Buddha Caves, Eastern Thousand Buddha Caves, Yulin Caves, and Five Temple Caves.
Majishan Grottoes is located on the side of the hill of Majishan in Tianshui, Gansu Province in the northwest of China. Before the buddha statues were created in the Grottoes, it is recorded that the monk, Tanhung arrived at Maijishan and henceforth, build a small monastic community between 420 and 422 CE
we can find Antique Buddha Statue made in a different medium, some of them are - stone, bronze, stucco, brass, wood, etc. and we normally think that we don't need to do anything to the statue made up of stone, stucco, and wood but we are wrong
Since the introduction of Buddhism in the third century, Sri Lanka has been a center for learning and practicing Buddhism. With the elapse of time, the Buddhist community of Sri Lanka has produced an eminent scholar such as Buddhaghosa and also the community has actively involving in the preservation of Buddhist Monuments and as well as vast Pali Canon
Thailand is considered to be one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhist pilgrims. The pilgrims mainly visit cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, Wat Pharathat Doi Suthep, Phra Pathom Chedi, Wat Phra Kaew, etc. Apart from the pilgrimage sites, there are many tallest Antique Buddha statues
Reclining Buddha Statues is the representation of Buddha lying down during his last illness, about to enter Parinirvana. The Reclining Buddha statues generally portrayed as lying on the right flank with his head supported by his right hand relying on his right elbow or resting on a cushion.