• Symbolism of a Stupa

    Symbolism of a Stupa1

    In its most fundamental essence, the stupa is a funerary mound erected over the remains of the Buddha . Its antecedents can be traced to primitive burial cists, which evolved in the Buddhist and Jain traditions into places of veneration . In its earliest meanings, the Stupa represented the Buddha and his Parinirvana (“complete extinction”)

  • Rock Cut Cave at Elephanta

    Rock Cut Cave at Elephanta0

    Siva with his “full face and two monumental profiles,” is a “masterpiece of sculpture,” Siva’s “eyes closed on the flow of time”, the lord of dance, obliterates and recreates multiplicity, allowing man to glimpse a supra and infra universe. It takes an hour by ferry from Mumbai to reach the Elephanta Cave temple. An island

  • Nataraja


    “Siva says of himself. I am the originator, the god abiding in supreme bliss, I the yogi, dance eternally having said this the lord of yogis, the supreme god, danced showing his formidable supreme reality, In the spotless sky the yogis saw him dancing, the Great God who is Lord of all beings, whose maya


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