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Tha Padmapani, a mural at the Ajanta caves. The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta, considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a considerable artistic influence.

Tha Padmapani, a mural at the Ajanta caves. The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta, considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a considerable artistic influence.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Gautama Buddha

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Gautama Buddha

Mulan was an actual woman who, in disguise, answered the military draft for her aged father and served in an all-male army for twelve years.  | Red Thread Steals a Gold Box | 19th century | Zhou Wenju, (Chinese, active mid-10th century) | Qing dynasty | Ink and color on silk | China | Gift of Charles Lang Freer | Freer Gallery of Art | F1911.264

Mulan was an actual woman who, in disguise, answered the military draft for her aged father and served in an all-male army for twelve years. | Red Thread Steals a Gold Box | 19th century | Zhou Wenju, (Chinese, active mid-10th century) | Qing dynasty | Ink and color on silk | China | Gift of Charles Lang Freer | Freer Gallery of Art | F1911.264

medieval pics and paintings | Akbar riding the elephant Hawa'I pursuing another elephant

medieval pics and paintings | Akbar riding the elephant Hawa'I pursuing another elephant

Stone carvings of one of the four gates of Dabhoi (Gujarat). Image by RURO photography, via Flickr

Stone carvings of one of the four gates of Dabhoi (Gujarat). Image by RURO photography, via Flickr

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http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/South%20India/Ajanta/AjantaCaves66.jpg

Radha and Krishna                                                                                                                                                                                 More

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Internal Avalokiteśvara Kyoto National Museum

Internal Avalokiteśvara Kyoto National Museum

Painting of  Vajrapani from Cave No. 1, the Ajanta Caves, late fifth CE.

Painting of Vajrapani from Cave No. 1, the Ajanta Caves, late fifth CE.

Food for Thought: “My Second Life” (My “First Life” was shaped from birth by society, TV, music, etc., but in “My Second Life”, I get to shape my own reality)

Food for Thought: “My Second Life” (My “First Life” was shaped from birth by society, TV, music, etc., but in “My Second Life”, I get to shape my own reality)

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