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The promise of rebirth in heaven(s) (Svarga) Svetaketu in Tushita

The promise of rebirth in heaven(s) (Svarga) Svetaketu in Tushita

Gandhara » Narratives and Architectural Context

Siddhartha about to leave the palace. x 52 x 7 cm) National Museum of Pakistan, Karachi, NM 507

在Shravasti的偉大奇蹟|克利夫蘭藝術博物館

Pakistan, Gandhara, Peshawar Valley, early Kushan Period schist, Overall: x cm x 11 in. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund

The relief shows Prince Siddhartha being beleaguered by the beautiful daughters of the demon Mara. The girls were supposed to keep the prince from his meditation, but Siddhartha resisted them and attained Enlightenment, thus becoming a Buddha. AD 2nd century ~ AD 4th century Museum Rietberg Zürich

The relief shows Prince Siddhartha being beleaguered by the beautiful daughters of the demon Mara. The girls were supposed to keep the prince from his meditation, but Siddhartha resisted them and attained Enlightenment, thus becoming a Buddha. AD 2nd century ~ AD 4th century Museum Rietberg Zürich

First Sermon - Life of the Buddha Pakistan (ancient Gandhara) late second…

First Sermon - Life of the Buddha Pakistan (ancient Gandhara) late second early third century stone

Relief carving of scenes from the life of Buddha:“The Temptation of Buddha by Mara,”“Subjugating the Demons and AchievingEnlightenment,” “The First Sermon” Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century Ryukoku University

Relief carving of scenes from the life of Buddha:“The Temptation of Buddha by Mara,”“Subjugating the Demons and AchievingEnlightenment,” “The First Sermon” Gandhara, century Ryukoku University

This Gandharan remnant from a much larger statue illustrates another aspect of the Miracle at Sravasti. It is reputed that the Buddha rose into the air with water gushing from his feet, and at the same time, flames issued from his shoulders, as seen here. To the left and right of Buddha's head are his protectors, the gods Indra and Brahma carrying parasols. The height of this piece is about 52 cm.

This Gandharan remnant from a much larger statue illustrates another aspect of…