The Indian Buddhist Iconography

by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | 51,392 words | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139

This page contains an iconography image of Stupas of Nepal (3): Kathe Simbhu and represents figure 8 of the book Indian Buddhist Iconography, based on extracts of the Sadhanamala English translation. These plates and illustrations represent either photographs of sculptures or line-drawing reproductions of paintings or other representations of Buddhist artwork.

Figure 8 - Stūpas of Nepal (3): Kāthe Simbhū

Kathe Simbhu
Figure 8: Kāthe Simbhū

Description: Besides the sacred symbols connected with Buddha’s life and teachings, worship was offered by the Buddhists to numerous other objects. One of the most important among these objects is the Stūpa which is regarded as the embodiment of the Buddhist Universe with all the heavens as conceived in Buddhism The stūpas received worship even in the life-time of the Buddha and continued throughout the centuries after his Mahāparinirvāṇa. Such stūpas are found in abundance in the Buddhist countries, and a few celebrated stūpas in Nepal are illustrated here in (Figs. 6, 7, 8) They are the Stūpas of the Svayambhūnātha (vulgo-Simbhū), the Bodhnāth and Kaṭhe Simbhū.

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