Ancient statue found carved in rock in Siem Reap

Siem Reap Provincial Environment Departmenttatue carved on a rock at the Phnom Kulen National Park in Siem Reap province’s Svay Loeu district. Provincial Department of Environment director Sun Kong said yesterday the head portion of the broken statue was found by a resident on Saturday and the officials went to inspect the site on Sunday. […]

How the Gandharan Manuscripts Change Buddhist History

The Gandharan Buddhist manuscripts are leading scholars to rethink the origins of Mahayana Buddhism. Richard Salomon explores the recently-unearthed texts are changing Buddhist history. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Muneichi Nitta, 2003, ACC No: 2003.593.1. More than twenty years have passed since twenty-eight fragile birch bark scrolls, now known to be […]

Shattered Buddhist statues restored with help from the OI

UChicago institute helps reassemble ancient, rare art from first to 6th centuries Some of the earliest known statues depicting the Buddha have him in startling costume—draped in the lushly folded fabric of ancient Greece or Rome. Sometimes he has Greco-Roman facial features, naturalistically rendered and muscled torsos, or is even shown protected by Hercules. Many […]

Buddha idol installed at TIA

KATHMANDU: An idol of Lord Gautama Buddha has been installed at the premises of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai said the idol was installed as a part of the project to convert the country’s only international airport into a boutique airport. Minister Bhattarai unveiled the idol […]

Experts to visit relic site – Cambodia

Experts from the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts are planning a visit to Kuk mountain in Pursat province, where an ancient Buddhist carving was found last week. Lach Phengly, provincial director of the Culture and Fine Arts Department, yesterday said villagers alongside members of the CPP provincial working group on Thursday came across an […]

390-foot Buddha the tallest in Japan

By THERON GODBOLD | Stars and Stripes | Published: December 19, 2019 If you’ve ever taken the Ken-o Expressway to Narita airport, you passed an unforgettably large statue of Buddha. About two hours northeast of Yokota Air Base, in a suburb of Tsukuba called Ushiku, the Ushiku Daibutsu, a bronze statue built in 1993 and […]

Islamabad Museum displays rare Buddha statue

Islamabad Museum displays rare Buddha statue Sculpture from period between 3rd and 4th century AD was discovered in 1960s Islamabad: The Islamabad Museum has put on display a rare statue of Buddha’s head after retrieving it from its reserves where it was locked for decades, according to a media report on Sunday. The sculpture, from […]

Myanmar Buddha statue donated to disaster-hit northeast Japan

A consecration ceremony was held Monday for a Buddha statue donated by Myanmar for victims of the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan. Monks from the Southeast Asian country, which also suffered damage from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, offered prayers in front of the 5-meter-high marble statue. It was placed last […]

The highest Buddhist monastery in Eastern India

The monastery is named after Acharya Padmasambhava, who was born in Odisha and is believed to have spread Buddhism to Tibet in the 7th century Paralakhemundi: Even though Lord Buddha had never stepped his foot in Odisha soil during his lifetime, the state has a rich heritage of Buddhism. In fact, Odisha is home to […]