Caves History

Foreigners in the paintings of Ajanta Buddhist cave..!

Foreigners in the paintings of Ajanta. The Ajanta Buddhist Caves painting are a significant source of socio-economic information in ancient India, particularly in relation to the interactions of India with foreign cultures at the time most of the paintings were made, in the 5th century CE. According to Indian historian Haroon Khan Sherwani: “The paintings at Ajanta clearly demonstrate the cosmopolitan character of Buddhism, which opened its way to men of all races, Greek, Persian, Saka, Pahlava, Kushan and Huna”. Depictions […]

Jataka Story

The Price Maker – Foolishness[Tandulanali – Jataka]

When the Buddha was living in Jetavana monastery, the got into a quarel with the venerable In this account the Buddha disclosed When the Buddha was living in Jetavana m venerable Laludayi got into a quarrel with Dabba Mallaputta, and on this account the Budd this Jataka story. When the venerable Dabba Mallinutta was distributing uckels for households at which the different monks could get lunch, on some days venerable Dabba Mallaputta Would give Some […]

The Mouse Merchant – Diligence and Gratitude [Cullasetthi – Jataka]

The Golden Plate – Greed and Honesty [Serivanija – Jataka]

Jataka Story

Finding a New Spring -Perseverance [Vannupatlha – Jataka]

This story was delivered by the Buddha while he was living in Jetavana monastery in Savatthi with regard to a disheartened monk who became negligent when it came to meditation. After meditating for five years in the forest and still not achieving any spiritual results, this monk decided to give up meditation, and he returned to Jetavana monastery to see the Buddha. On seeing him, the Buddha asked the reason for his coming to Jetavanararma […]

Demons in the Desert -The Correct Way of Thinking

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Buddhist couple, Mrs Rojana & Dr Kamble’s great sacrifice for community

Dr. Harshadeep Kamble, is one of the most respected IAS OFFICER, well known for his excellent administrative work and renowned for his uncompromised commitment for initiating numerous social ingenuities. Dr. Kamble, who is at present Commissioner of Industries Development. Maharashtra, has worked in State Government in various capacities proving his abilities with innovative approaches unheard off. He believes that the last person of the society should live up to his fullest potentials and therefore Dr. Kamble takes arduous efforts to reach out, and facilitate the opportunities. Therefore he is very popular among the youths especially.  Dr. Harshdeep Kamble’s name is inevitably mentioned for his skilful service being an

‘Discoveries at Bhamala stupa opened new chapter in history’

The Bhamala Buddhist Archaeology Complex sits close to Khanpur Dam at the head of the Haro Valley, marked by riverbends and hills, dotted with prehistoric caves. The stupa and monastery there date back to the 2nd century CE. They are uniquely significant in the Gandhara civilisation, the largest surviving example of a particular cross-like stupa that resembles the Aztec pyramids and more recently, the site of the discovery of the world’s oldest ‘Maha Pari Nirvana’ statue which depicts the death of Buddha. The statue, which was discovered in 2016, is 1,700 years old and 48 feet long. It was found alongside a

Foreigners in the paintings of Ajanta Buddhist cave..!

Foreigners in the paintings of Ajanta. The Ajanta Buddhist Caves painting are a significant source of socio-economic information in ancient India, particularly in relation to the interactions of India with foreign cultures at the time most of the paintings were made, in the 5th century CE. According to Indian historian Haroon Khan Sherwani: "The paintings at Ajanta clearly demonstrate the cosmopolitan character of Buddhism, which opened its way to men of all races, Greek, Persian, Saka, Pahlava, Kushan and Huna". Depictions of foreigners abound: according to Spink, "Ajanta’s paintings are filled with such foreign types." They have sometimes been a source of misinterpretation as in the so-called "Persian Embassy

Kanishka stupa was the Largest Buddhist stupa in the world.

American archaeologist David Brainard Spooner conducted excavations there in 1908-09 for the Archaeological Survey of India leading to the identification of the. Shaji-ki-Dheri that means the  Kanishka stupa dated to the 2nd century CE, and the discovery of the Kanishka casket. Spooner published a paper following the excavations: "Excavation at Shaji-ki-dheri: Annual Reports of the Archaeological Survey of India 1908–09". The stupa was built during the Kushan era to house Buddhist relics, and was among the tallest, if not the tallest, building in the ancient world. Brief history of kanishka Stupa: According to Buddhists the building of the stupa was foretold by the Buddha: "The Buddha, pointing to a small

Tepe Narenj ancient Buddhist site,Afghanistan.

Tepe Narenj ancient Buddhist site also Tappe-e Narenj, is the archaeological site for the remains of a 5th or 6th century Buddhist monastery near Kabul, Afghanistan. Tepe Narenj is a Buddhist monastery founded in the fifth or sixth centuries in the Zanburak Mountains south of Kabul. The site comprises one large and five small stupas, cells for individual meditation, and five chapels adorned with miniature stupas, statues of the Buddha, and standing Boddhisatva figures. The iconography of these statues attests the practice of Tantric Buddhism in the area. Thought to have been destroyed in the ninth century by Muslim armies, Tepe Narenj was all but

The auspicious presence of His Holiness Dalai Lama to be experienced at Global Buddhist Congregation at Aurangabad from 22-24 Nov 2019.

Global Buddhist Congregation, 2019 is a Mega Conference with a noble cause of spreading the teachings of mindfulness, compassion and peace of Lord Buddha. It is being organised under the guidance of all India Bhikkhu Sangha, in the historical city of Aurangabad Maharashtra. And it is being blessed by the auspicious presence of His Holiness Dalai Lama and His Holiness Warakagoda Sri Pragyananad Ghanaratnabhidana, Mahanayaka Mahathera of Srilanka and very senior monks from India and other countries. Dr Harshadeep kamble and Rojana Vanich Kamble paying respect to Most Venerable Warakagoda Sri Pragyananad Ghanarathanabhidana, Mahanayaka Mahathero of Asgiriya Temple, Kandy,