Inspirational and Educational blog about Buddha statues & Buddhism. During the last 10 years, we have written a number of articles which are mentioned in this blog. We have written about many Buddhist sites, temples and also about Hindu & Buddha statues.
Mahapajapati Gotami was the step-mother and maternal aunt (mother's sister) of Buddha. She was known to be the first woman to seek ordination for women. It was not easy for her to become the ordained women since it wasn't practiced and the women were not in the equal position as men.
The word Kailasa came from the Sanskrit language. It is believed that it could have been derived from the word Kelasa, meaning crystal from the same script. The Tibetan name for the mountain is Gangs Rin Po Che. Here, the word Gangs means snow peak similar to alp or hima and the word Rin Po Che means precious one, hence, the word Gangs Rin Po Che means precious jewel of snows.
Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro was the abbot of Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen who was popularly known as Phramongkolthepmuni and also Luang Pu Wat Paknam. His childhood name was Sodh Mikaewnoi and was born on 10th October 1884. He founded the Thai Dhammakaya meditation school in the early 20th century.
Chah Subhaddo was an influential teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. He was one of the important figures for establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. The spread of Buddhism was initiated along with the establishment of Cittaviveka, also known as Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in the United Kingdom in 1979. Hence after the Buddhism has spread throughout Europe, the United States, and the British Commonwealth.
Dignaga was the early 6th century Indian Buddhist Monk and was also the founder of Indian logic, Hetu Vidya. He was born in Simhavakta near Kanchipuram. There is very little information regarding his early years. The only information known about his early life is after he was expelled from the Pudgalavada school, he became a student of Vasubandhu. Before that, he was the student of Nagadatta.
The Polonnaruwa Vatadge is an ancient structure located in a quadrangular area, Dalada Maluva in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa in Sri Lanka. The Vatadage occupies most of the southwestern area of Dalada Maluva and is the prominent structure among other oldest and most sacred monuments of the city. The Vatadge has a similar design with that of the structures belonging to the Anuradhapura period, especially Thuparamaya and Lankaramaya.
Sewu temple is an eighth-century Mahayana Buddhist temple complex located on the northern side of Prambanan in Central Java, Indonesia. This Buddhist temple which is also regarded as second largest Buddhist temple complex is also known as Candi Sewu since Indonesian address temple as Candi and also Loro Jonggrang. Although the temple complex consists of 249 temples, this Javanese name translates to "a thousand temples" which is originated from popular local folklore.
Aluvihare Rock Temple is also popularly known as Matale Alu Viharaya which is located in Aluvihare, Matale District of Sri Lanka. This sacred Buddhist temple is situated 30 km north of Kandy on the Matale-Dambulla road. The construction of Aluvihare Rock Temple can be traced back to the 3rd Century BC to the reign of King Devanampiyatissa.