Types[ edit ] A basic distinction is between sculpture in the round, free-standing sculpture, such as statuesnot attached except possibly at the base to any other surface, and the various types of reliefwhich are at least partly attached to a background surface. Relief is often classified by the degree of projection from the wall into low or bas-reliefhigh reliefand sometimes an intermediate mid-relief.
Buddhism in stone Print edition: One can see the in situ remains of the Asokan pillar to the right of the gateway. Shashank Shekhar Sinha Mahastupa, or Stupa 1, as seen from the main entrance through the northern gateway. Here, the upper panel on a pillar shows Dharmachakra; the middle one, a procession; and the lower one, Mara's Brahma cortege.
Shashank Shekhar Sinha Ground balustrade and entrance at Stupa 2, decorated with mythological figures. Shashank Shekhar Sinha A Buddha statue facing the eastern gateway. Shashank Shekhar Sinha The eastern gateway, one of the the four toranans located in the four cardinal directions.
The gateways, built around the same time, form the crowning glory of Buddhist art at Sanchi. Shashank Shekhar Sinha The upper architrave beam resting across pillars shows the Great Departure of the prince Gautama.
The lower one depicts Asoka's visit to the Bodhi tree. Shashank Shekhar Sinha Stupa 2, located a little lower on the slope of the Sanchi hill. It does not have a gateway.
It was used by the monks to store food and other offerings. Shashank Shekhar Sinha Temple 17, a remarkable example of Gupta period architecture.
The shrine has no image now. Shashank Shekhar Sinha The ruins of a towering temple and its attached monastery Temple and Monastery 45 at the eastern extremity of the eastern area of the stupa complex.
Shashank Shekhar Sinha Temple 18 built on an apsidal plan on a raised platform. The three different floors of the temple belong to the Maurya, the Shunga and the later Gupta period.
Shashank Shekhar Sinha Remains of Asokan pillar. There are a number of free-standing pillars in Sanchi, most of which are in bits and pieces. Shashank Shekhar Sinha Temple 31, with a Naga figure on the left.
Shashank Shekhar Sinha Located on a hill in Raisen district, around 50 kilometres from Bhopal and 10 km from the ancient trading, religious and art hub Vidisa Vidisha in modern times is Sanchi, a site known for its stupas, pillars, temples, monasteries and sculptural wealth. It is a great place to see the beginnings, efflorescence and decay of Buddhist art and architecture from the third century BCE to the 12th century C.
In a way, Sanchi covers the entire period of Buddhism in India. As the historian Upinder Singh says, it provides a remarkable history of Buddhism in stone spanning some 15 centuries. Sanchi, a World Heritage Site, has an ancient past. Prehistoric paintings and tools have been found at the well-known Bhimbetka Caves, another World Heritage Site nearby.
Recent archaeological and hydrological studies by Julia Shaw and John Sutcliffe have brought to light ancient irrigation works belonging to second or first century BCE. The presence of mud dams and reservoirs indicates the prevalence of rainwater harvesting for drinking water requirements and for irrigation, possibly in rice cultivation.
Sanchi is referred to as Kakanava or Kakanaya in early Brahmi inscriptions found in the site. In the fourth century, it was known as Kakanadabota, while a late seventh century inscription refers to it as Bota-Shriparvata. An early Buddhist text, Mahaparinibbhanasutta, says that when the Buddha was breathing his last, he called in his favourite disciples Ananda, Sariputta and Mahamogalana and told them that after his death his body should be cremated, the ashes distributed, and stupas erected over them at crossroads.
Meanwhile, the powerful Mauryan emperor Asoka was establishing his political supremacy across the subcontinent. However, after the Battle of Kalinga, in which many lives were lost, Asoka decided to transform himself and soon became a devout Buddhist. Stupas were built over the places where the relics were kept.
According to legend, he built around 84, some say 64, stupas all over northern India and in areas now in Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Further, fragments of the chunar sandstone umbrella over the structure bear the characteristic mirror-like polish seen on Asokan pillars.
Why did Asoka choose a site that was not directly connected with the life of the Buddha? The Buddha did not visit the place, and it is not mentioned in any Buddhist source. Neither Fa Hien nor Hieun Tsang, the famous Chinese pilgrims who travelled to India in ancient times to visit Buddhist religious centres, mentioned the place.
He married her while serving as the Governor of Ujjayani modern Ujjain. The only early reference to the site in Buddhist literature is found in the Sri Lankan chronicles Mahavamsa and Dipavamsa.APAH image cards ch.
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Total Cards. Great Stupa, Sanchi, India. 3rd Century BCE - 1st Century BCE Definition. Yakshi. detail of eastern gateway, Great Stupa. Sanchi, India. mid-1st Century BCE to early 1st Century BCE.
Term [image] Definition. Interior of Chaitya Hall. East torana of the Great Stupa at Sanchi, India F) A Yakshi sculpture that forms a bracket between each capital and the lowest crossbar of the East torana (gateway).
DT) Ornamented, symbolic, casual, contrasting. I) Toranas are gateways, and there are 4 of them at the Great Stupa. They symbolize the Buddhist cosmos. sculpture are indebted to the art of Buddhism. Great Stupa, Sanchi, India, third century BCE to ﬁrst century CE Yakshi, detail of eastern gateway, Another visual connection is provided by female bracket ﬁgures.
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The Sanchi Yakshi Figure is a sandstone statue of the Shalabhanjika Yakshi from the ancient Buddhist site of Sanchi in the state of Madhya Pradesh, timberdesignmag.com of the earliest Buddhist sculptures from the Indian subcontinent, it has been part of the British Museum's collection since Yakshi, detail of bracket, E.
Gateway, Great Stupa Sanchi, India Andhra Dynasty Sculpture on Toranas/Sandstone These goddesses personify fertility and vegetation.