Buddhist Art Gallery: Terai section [Photo gallery]
These photos represents archeological discoveries from the Terai region and represents various pieces of art, many of which from Buddhist art and architecture. The items are exhibited in the National Museum of Nepal (Kathmandu), also known as the Rashtriya Museum.
It was in the South Western side of Nepalese Terai, Gautama, the Buddha, the Light of Asia was born in Lumbini grove in sixth century B. C. Buddha spent twenty nine years of his life in Kapilavastu, the capital of Shakya Kingdom before he renounced the world. All the activities of Buddha was centered in northern India and Nepal.
Many Buddhist sites have been discovered, studied and excavated to some extent. Buddhist sites like Lumbini, Kapilvastu, Banjarahee, Paisia, Sagarhawa, Araurakot, Sishaniya, Niglihawa and Gotihawa have yield hundreds of art object, Buddhist art, painted grey ware, black polished ware, red ware potteries, silver punch marked coins, relic casket of gold and many examples of Buddhist architecture. This section, though small provides glimpse of the Buddhist art of the Terai region of Nepal.
Gallery: 21 images
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