The Magnificent Borobudur Temple Of Indonesia

The Borobudur Temple Compounds is the world’s largest Buddhist monument, measuring roughly 63 acres. It is a Mahayana Buddhist temple located in Java, Indonesia, with many experts believing it was built during the rule of the Sailendra Dynasty (c. 650-1025 CE). UNESCO designated the Borobudur Temple Compounds as a World Heritage Site in 1991 due […]

ASI expert claims discovery of two lost vajrasanas in Bodhgaya

Different emperors and kings had down the centuries installed three so-called diamond thrones or enlightenment thrones under the famous Bodhi (peepal) tree An Archaeological Survey of India expert has claimed to have discovered the two lost vajrasanas or “diamond thrones” of the Buddha in Bodhgaya, one lying broken and unnoticed in the Mahabodhi Temple compound […]

1,600-year-old Buddha statue’s feet restored in NW China

The restoration of the feet of a 1,600-year-old stone Buddha in Tianti Mountain Grottoes has been completed. The Buddha statue of the site’s No.13 grotto in northwest China’s Gansu Province was built on fragile red sandstone beside a reservoir. Years of water seepage and weathering damaged parts of the statue, including the feet. The restoration […]

The destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas: How the Taliban obliterated the 6th-century monuments to deny their own past

The destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas: How the Taliban obliterated the 6th-century monuments to deny their own past When the statues were finally turned into rubble, the Talibani terrorists jumped and pranced around in celebrations. They fired weapons in the air, and brought nine cows to slaughter as a sacrifice, Hussain told BBC in the interview. […]

In Thai manuscript paintings, chariots are more than just vehicles for transportation

The chariot has special importance in religious traditions in Thailand, especially those related to royal ceremonies and funerals. Chariots figure prominently in South and Southeast Asian art and architectural decoration. Borrowed from the Sanskrit word ratha, the chariot is called rot in Thai and has special importance in religious traditions in Thailand, especially those related […]