young monks lighting candles, looking into buddahism
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Young monks from Myanmar by Kyaw Kyaw Winn (Yangon, Myanmar). Photographed April Bagan, Myanmar Winn traveled north from his home in Yangon to the countryside of old Bagan to capture this image of young Buddhist monks in the Shwesandaw Temple.
Buddha sits within a temple that looks very much like the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya, India. Molded votive plaques made at great pilgrimage sites had relic status for visiting devotees.
Stele with Eight Great Events from the Life of the Buddha, century. India, Bihar, possibly from Nalanda. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Relief sculptures showing the great pilgrim sites take on increasing importance across nor
Clay Votive Plaque (Tsa Tsa) with a Stupa, century. The stupa is symbolic of the enlightened mind of the Buddha and is similar to those of north India. The “ye dharma” inscription in the background states the essence of the Buddha’s teachings.