Ancient Buddhist Culture: The World Of Ancient Buddhism

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Ancient Buddhist Culture If you have been wondering or may not even know about Buddhism, you came in just the right time because in a while we will tell you what the world of Buddhism is. What is Buddhism? Buddhism is a religion that is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama. Buddhism teaches people to follow the Eightfold path so that they could end suffering and reach Nirvana*. Buddhism began in India around the 6th and 4th century. Buddhism was developed when King Asoka ruled India. He decided to rule by Buddhist teachings. During his reign, trade routes were opened which allowed merchants to use these roads to trade. Buddhist Monks also used these roads for missionary activities. There are a lot of Buddhist sites in the world but we will discuss about three sites, and they are:
1. Amaravati Stupa
2. Borobudur temple
3. Ajanta caves

Amaravati Stupa Amaravati Stupa is known as Mahachaitya Stupa*. It is the largest Stupa in India. It is located at Amaravathi village, Andhra Pradesh. It was founded by an emissary of emperor Asoka. The three main elements of this Stupa are: The main part was a solid great Dome which was 18m high, the lower part of Dome was covered with stone reliefs and there is also a standing image of Buddha on the depict* number 63,
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It was built by King Sailendra. It is located in Magelang, Indonesia on the island of Java. It is a sacred place for Buddhists. It was built as a place to glorify Lord Buddha. The three main elements of Borobudur temple are: Kamadhatu which consists of 160 reliefs* depicting scene of Karmawibhangga Sutra (law of cause and effect), Rupadhatu which consists of galleries of carved stones reliefs and statues of Buddha, and Arupadhatu that consists of 72 stupas and statues of Buddha. If we combine the elements, the temple will make a style of Mandala*, which symbolizes the universe in Buddhist

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