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TIBET AWARENESS – The GREAT MASTERS OF NALANDA « WHOLEDUDE - WHOLE PLANET

TIBET AWARENESS – The GREAT MASTERS OF NALANDA « WHOLEDUDE - WHOLE PLANET

Vishnu and Lakshmi with Dashavataras on the prabhavali, India 11th cent.

Vishnu and Lakshmi with Dashavataras on the prabhavali, India 11th cent.

Ruins of Nalanda University established by Emperor Ashoka, Bihar

Ruins of Nalanda University established by Emperor Ashoka, Bihar

Nalanda was a historical centre of higher learning in Bihar. Nalanda is situated about 88 km’s southern eastern of Patna, and was a spiritual centre for learning through the 5th century AD to 1197 AD. Nalanda flourished between the reign of the Sakraditya or 1197 AD, supported by patronage on the Hindu Gupta rulers along with Buddhist emperors such as Harsha and later emperors through the Pala Empire.

Nalanda was a historical centre of higher learning in Bihar. Nalanda is situated about 88 km’s southern eastern of Patna, and was a spiritual centre for learning through the 5th century AD to 1197 AD. Nalanda flourished between the reign of the Sakraditya or 1197 AD, supported by patronage on the Hindu Gupta rulers along with Buddhist emperors such as Harsha and later emperors through the Pala Empire.

INDIA, BIHAR Pala dynasty 8th - 12th centuries  The Boar incarnation of Vishnu (Varaha)  c.9th century, Bihar  black stone  55.0 x 34.0 cm  Gift of Ross Adler AO, Max Carter AO, David McKee, Belinda Morgan, Diana Ramsay AO and Judith Rischbieth through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Collectors Club 2001  Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

INDIA, BIHAR Pala dynasty 8th - 12th centuries The Boar incarnation of Vishnu (Varaha) c.9th century, Bihar black stone 55.0 x 34.0 cm Gift of Ross Adler AO, Max Carter AO, David McKee, Belinda Morgan, Diana Ramsay AO and Judith Rischbieth through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation Collectors Club 2001 Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, Bangladesh. Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century. Its layout perfectly adapted to its religious function, this monastery-city represents a unique artistic achievement. With its simple, harmonious lines and its profusion of carved decoration, it influenced Buddhist architecture as far away as Cambodia.

Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur, Bangladesh. Evidence of the rise of Mahayana Buddhism in Bengal from the 7th century onwards, Somapura Mahavira, or the Great Monastery, was a renowned intellectual centre until the 12th century. Its layout perfectly adapted to its religious function, this monastery-city represents a unique artistic achievement. With its simple, harmonious lines and its profusion of carved decoration, it influenced Buddhist architecture as far away as Cambodia.

Chandra Gupta I was a very powerful leader from the Gupta dynasty. He had complete control over trade and commerce in India, after marrying a princess from Licchavi. He referred to himself as the "King of Kings", and expanded his rule to Prayaga.

Gupta Dynasty

Chandra Gupta I was a very powerful leader from the Gupta dynasty. He had complete control over trade and commerce in India, after marrying a princess from Licchavi. He referred to himself as the "King of Kings", and expanded his rule to Prayaga.

பாங்காங்  புகைப்படங்கள் - பாங்காங் சித்திரங்கள் மற்றும் பயண படங்களை பார்த்து பாங்காங் பயணத்துக்கு தயாராகுங்கள்.

பாங்காங் புகைப்படங்கள் - பாங்காங் சித்திரங்கள் மற்றும் பயண படங்களை பார்த்து பாங்காங் பயணத்துக்கு தயாராகுங்கள்.

Vishnu<br>Copper alloy<br>Eastern India, Pala period | lot | Sotheby's 8-1/2" USD 2,500

Vishnu<br>Copper alloy<br>Eastern India, Pala period | lot | Sotheby's 8-1/2" USD 2,500

Architecture of the Gupta Period

Architecture of the Gupta Period

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