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Buddhist Architecture

The three key elements of Buddhist architecture are Stupas, Viharas and Chaityas. Stupas A stupa refers to a mound-like structure that contains some  relic of Buddha or Buddhist monks. The origin of Stupas is considered to be from the Shramana tradition in which the Shramana monks were buried in seated position. When Buddha died, his ..

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Ancient Buddhist Temple in Pakistan

The Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Buddhist temple in Swat valley. The valley is located in Northern Pakistan. The temple was a part of the Gandhara region. The temple has a mix of Greek art and Buddist art. This is because the region was once conquered by Alexander the great. About the temple The temple ..

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Monoliths of Utah and Romania

Monoliths are large single standing block of stone. A mysterious monolith was found recently in a remote, uninhabited desert in Utah, USA. And then disappear without a trace. Days after the occurrence and disappearance of the monolith, another monolith has been found in Romania. Features of the Monolith in Romania The newly found Monolith in ..

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Plaaces in news: Thotlakonda

The major part of the famous Mahastupa of the 2,000-year-old Buddhist heritage site of Thotlakonda has recently damaged due to heavy rains in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The dome of the Mahastupa is belonged to Heena Yana stream of Buddhism. The site is a prominent tourist spot with remnants of stupas, chaitya grihas and viharas atop ..

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India’s biggest stucco sculpture unearthed in Telangana

Archaeologists in Telangana have recently unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet. It is considered to be the biggest stucco sculpture found in the excavations in the country till date. The sculpture is about 1.73 metres in height and 35 cm in width. According to officials of department ..

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