Figure 73. Chulakoka Devata

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Figure 73:—Railing pillar showing the female divinity Chulakoka Devata standing on an elephant below an ashoka tree in the attitude of a shalabhanjika, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Photograph by the author).

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The art of Bharhut, dominated by sculptural reliefs narrating a popular facet of Buddhism in the form of the immense Jataka literature, represent the emergence of visual narrative art in India.—Bharhut represents the earliest evidence of narrative art which display many story telling techniques.

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