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The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

08 May

Prajna Paramita - The Perfection of Buddhism

By Gaurav Manandhar at

The perfection of Buddhism - Prajna Paramita
The Perfection of Wisdom or popularly known as Prajna Paramita is mainly focused on the Sanskrit term Prajna or Pali term Panni. Prajna is translated as Wisdom and the perfection of Wisdom is known as Prajna Paramita.

The Perfection of Wisdom or popularly known as Prajna Paramita is mainly focused on the Sanskrit term Prajna or Pali term Panni. Prajna is translated as Wisdom and the perfection of Wisdom is known as Prajna Paramita.

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20 March

Rattanakosin Buddha Statue

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Rattanakosin Buddha feet
Rattanakosin also became the center of Buddha image, Buddha statues, and other various sculptures since it is quite different from that of Sukothai and Lanna Buddhist style.

The Rattanakosin kingdom is one of the most powerful kingdoms in the history of Thailand or Siam. The Rattanakosin Kingdom was considered as the fourth in terms of ranking as the center of power in ancient Thailand. The Rattanakosin Kingdom was very popular because of the continuation of Rattanakosin style even after Bangkok became new capital city of Siam. Ratanakosin also became the center of Buddha image, Buddha statues, and other various sculptures. The Rattanakosin Buddhist style is quite different from that of Sukothai and Lanna Buddhist style.

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19 March

The Mahamuni Buddha Image - One of Five Likeliness of Buddha

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Manamuni pagoda
The Mahamuni Buddha image is one of the five likeliness of Buddha ever made and is enshrined in the inner chamber of Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay, Burma.

The Mahamuni Buddha Temple is one of the popular Buddhist temples and is considered as major pilgrimage site and located in the region of Mandalay in Burma. The Mahamuni Buddha temple is home to one of the ancient Buddha images and was believed to be originated from the ancient kingdom of Arakan. The Mahamuni Buddha Image is also known as The Great Sage and holds quite importance in the lives of people around Mandalay.

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18 March

Buddhas Crossed Legged Position - Lotus Position

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Mediation Buddha
One of the most popular and common postures where Buddha is shown sitting with crossed legs is double Crossed legged position. It is also known as Double Lotus Position.

Lord Buddha is shown with different poses and postures in Buddhist art and sculptures. There are over hundred Buddha poses that are used to show the postures of Lord Buddha. Poses and postures are also known as mudra and is a symbolic gesture or pose popular in the tradition of Buddhism and Hinduism. These hundred mudras may differ from each other in terms of body position, involvement of body parts or whole body, position of hands and fingers, etc.

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17 March

Sanghati - Monastic Robe

By Gaurav Manandhar at

Monastic robe - Sanghati
The tradition of wearing monastic robes is common for Buddhist monks and nuns and this tradition may date back to time of Lord Buddha himself, almost 2500 years ago.

The tradition of wearing monastic robes is common for Buddhist monks and nuns and this tradition may date back to time of Lord Buddha himself, almost 2500 years ago. The monastic robes are known as Kasaya and is usually named after saffron dye. During the time of Buddha, monks used to wear robes that were patched together from the rags. In Sanskrit and Pali, the monastic robe is also called “civara” which means the robe without any regard to colors.

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13 March

The Lotus Sutra - Important Sutra of Mahayana Buddhism

By Gaurav Manandhar at

The Lotus Sutra
The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important and influential sutras of Mahayana Sutras and contain the words and teachings of historical Buddha.

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most important and most influential Buddhist sutras in Mahayana Sutras. The Lotus Sutra is highly valued in many Asian countries where Mahayana Buddhism is widely practiced and worshiped. Originally, the lotus sutra was known as “Saddharma Pundarika Sutra” and it can be translated as “Scripture of the Lotus Blossom of the Fine Dharma”. Some of the few Buddhist schools in China, Japan, and Korea widely follow the teachings of the Lotus Sutra since these schools were originally established on the basis of the Lotus Sutra.

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12 March

Buddhism in Nepal

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Buddhism in Nepal
Buddhism is widely followed in Nepal especially in some ethnic group like Magar, Newar, Gurung, Rai, and Tamang.

India is regarded as the starting point of Gautama Buddha and Buddhism, but Nepal can be considered as the supporting pillar of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born in the royal family of Shakya clan of Kapilvastu in Nepal. The ancient kingdom of Kapilvastu still lies in the present day, Rupandehi district. Even though Nepal is considered as Hindu Kingdom, Buddhism had always been considered second. Buddhism is widely followed in the Northern part of Nepal especially in the ethnic group, Tamang, Magar, and Gurung. The history of Buddhism in Nepal dated back in the lifetime of Gautama Buddha. Most of Buddhist in Nepal follows mainly Tibetan Buddhism.

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10 March

Temple of Sacred Tooth - Relic of Buddha's Tooth

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Temple of Sacred Tooth
Temple of Sacred Tooth located in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka holds the relic of left upper canine tooth of Lord Buddha himself.

Temple of Sacred Tooth is one of the popular Buddhist temples in Sri Lanka and is popularly known as Sri Dalada Maligawa in Sri Lanka. The temple of Sacred Tooth is situated in the royal complex in the city of Kandy in Sri Lanka. The City Kandy was an ancient kingdom during the lifetime of Lord Buddha. The temple of Sacred Tooth is considered quite important since this temple holds the relic of the real tooth of the Lord Buddha. Sri Dalada Malagawa is believed to hold the left upper canine tooth of Lord Buddha. The relics of Buddha sacred tooth hold quite important role in the political reign in Sri Lankan Government since it is believed that whoever holds the relic of the sacred tooth of Lord Buddha holds the power of government of the country.

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