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Specific Buddha Paintings Information

Postby theravada_guy » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:19 pm

Greetings all,

I have seen these depictions of the Buddha in several forms (paper cards, posters, etc.). They are my favorite depictions of the Buddha. Recently I saw a picture of a meditation hall that had the Buddha in different poses, all in this same fashion. I was just wondering if anyone can provide any information on what country they originated from or anything interesting? Here is a link to an example below. This particular one is, I believe, painted on a cloth for hanging. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

http://www.dollsofindia.com/dollsofindi ... PY41_l.jpg
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Re: Specific Buddha Paintings Information

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:17 pm

Hi Justin
Its Indian. You can see street-vendors selling religious posters of the Buddha and other Hindu, Sikh and Christian religious figures in cities and towns in India. They're all in the same Indian 'pop-art' style.
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Re: Specific Buddha Paintings Information

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:40 pm


I'm pretty sure Ben is right... the only other alternative could be Sri Lanka.

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Re: Specific Buddha Paintings Information

Postby ivanlen » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:27 pm

Thank you everybody for asking and answering the question. I've always wondered where this (and other like) paintings came from.

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Re: Specific Buddha Paintings Information

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:53 pm

The image depicts the Buddha teaching the First Discourse (the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta) in the Deer Park at Saranath.
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