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  • Two suspects arrested for damaging Buddhist statues, special police security for Mawanella

    Dec 26, Colombo: Mawanella Police have arrested two individuals suspected of damaging several Buddha statues in the area last few days. Area residents have captured the two youths when they arrived on a motorbike early Wednesday morning (Dec 26) and attempted to damage a Buddha statue at a road junction in Mawanella and handed them […]

  • The White Horse Temple: China’s Very First Buddhist Temple

    The White Horse Temple is a Buddhist temple located not far from Luoyang, Henan, in China. This temple is reputed to be the first Buddhist temple in China, as, according to tradition, it was built during the Eastern Han Dynasty. The temple has survived for almost 2000 years. Over this period of time new buildings […]

  • The Hindu gods of Buddhist Thailand

    Bramha, Vishnu and Ganesh rub shoulders with the Buddha in Thailand’s multi-layered culture Visitors from Nepal and India at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are surprised to see a 15m long depiction of Hindu gods and demons churning the ocean to squeeze out the अमृत Elixir. In another section of the terminal building is an ornate figure […]

  • Over 900-yr-old Buddhist cliff carvings found in North China

    SHIJIAZHUANG — A group of Buddhist cliff carvings created during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) have been discovered in North China’s Hebei province, according to local archaeologists. Found near Cejing village in the city of Shahe, the carvings are on the north side of a mountain. A total of 23 Buddha figures were carved, with the […]

  • Buddha head, copper coins found in ancient mound

    Lucknow: Residents of Mahpur village in Gondhwakot area of Mau district were taken in for a surprise on the misty morning of December 13 when they came across terracotta artifacts including pottery, a Buddha head and a coin hoard which surfaced from a mound being dug up for the ongoing Purvanchal Expressway construction work. The […]

  • The Buddha Museum and Stupa near Vaishali is gonna be ready by 2021

    How many of you know that a museum called Buddha Samyak Darshan and a Stupa called Buddha Memorial Stupa is constructed near Vaishali, Bihar? Well, those of you who don’t know, to promote tourism, the state government is constructing this museum and stupa near 60 km north of Vaishali, Bihar. While inspecting the construction works, […]

  • Usuki, Japan These medieval stone-cut Buddhist statues may protect visitors from being fired.

    Usuki Stone Buddhas The city of Usuki in Oita Prefecture is noted for its Stone Buddhas believed to date back to the 12th-century. Their origins are quite unclear, as no historical records of them have survived. According to local folklore, they were created in memory of a princess who died young, but according to archaeological […]

  • Huge headless Buddha statue found propping up block of flats in China

    A huge headless statue of Buddha has been discovered propping up an apartment block in China. Many residents only discovered their building was being held up by divine intervention when some vegetation was cleared, revealing the ‘thousand-year-old’ relic. Measuring nine metres high, the Buddha was uncovered in a residential complex in Chongqing in southwest China. […]

  • The Burmese harp and the tales of the Buddha’s previous lives

    The earliest description of the music instrument in Buddhist literature, ‘Jātaka’ stories, can be traced back to the 8th century. The British Library’s collection of digitised Burmese manuscripts, dating mainly from the 19th century, has many depictions of the Burmese harp or Saung. The Saung appears often in certain Jātaka stories, or tales of the […]