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|Indian Art and Architecture is an articulate expression of the life and thought of the Indian population. Buddhist Art also forms an integral part of the Indian Art. By Buddhist Art we generally mean those paintings and monuments which are constructed for the sole purpose of edification or popularization of the religion of Buddhism. The innumerable monuments in India as well as outside India help us to visualize the trend of Buddhist Art through ages.Buddhist Art very sincerely mirrors all the aspects of Buddhism. However the early Buddhist Art shows no anthropomorphic representation of the Lord himself. One of the most creative periods of Buddhist art was the Sunga-Andhra epoch. The scenes on the Bharhut Stupa reflacts the different phases of Buddha’s life including the dream of Maya, the worship of the Bodhi tree, the defeat of Mara, Buddha’s enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.
The other important centers of Buddhist Art were Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh and Bodh Gaya in Bihar. A rhetorical tantamount of the panels of Sanchi Stupa can be found in a carving from a Jaggayapeta Stupa near Amaravati on the River Krishna. This will explain the fact how little differences existed between different regions in the arena of Buddhist Art. On the other hand the Buddhist Art of South India is illustrated at its best by the remains of the Maha Chaitya of Amravati. The Buddhist sculptures found here reflect the Buddhist Art in primitive style where as the Amravati sculptures are highly elegant and sensitive.
With the emergence of Mahayana Buddhism, Buddhist Art entered upon a new phase. This period of art is significant because of the fact that for the first time it gave figure art representations of Lord Buddha. In the contemporary period another great center of art – Mathura School of Art also flourished.
The Buddhist images of Sarnath and Mathura are considered to be some of the best specimens of Buddhist Art. In the post Gupta period, the concept of the Adi-Budha, the Dhyani-Buddhas, and the divine Bodhisattvas as well as the concept of Shakti or the female energy figures formed the most prominent features of the Buddhist art. The Buddhist Art of the Nalanda School also excited the admiration of the art-lovers from allover the globe.India Handicraft Store provides you all sorts of relevant information on Buddhist Art.
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