About Vikramashila

Vikramashila was one of the two most important centres of learning in India during the Pala Empire, along with Nalanda. Its location is now the site of Antichak village, Bhagalpur district in Bihar.

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In religion and spirituality, a pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance. Sometimes, it is a journey to a sacred place or to a shrine of importance to a person's beliefs and faith. Members of every major religion participate in pilgrimages. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim. Among the four major sites of pilgrimage one is in Nepal: - Lumbini, where Buddha was born and the three .
Buddha statue in Borobudur (Indonesia), the world's largest Buddhist temple.

Different types of Buddhist architecture

Buddhist religious architecture developed in the Indian subcontinent. Three types of structures are associated with the religious architecture of early Buddhism: (viharas), places to venerate relics (), and shrines or prayer halls, which later came to be called in some places. The initial function of a was the veneration and safe-guarding of the relics of Gautama Buddha. The earliest archaeologically known example of a stupa is the relic stupa located in Vaishali, .

Explaining Buddhist Protector Four Faced Mahakala – Chaturmukha Thangka

Depicting , Chaturmukha who was known as the Four-faced Great Black One. Mahakala was associated with the Guhyasamaja along with the Twenty-five and Fifty Chapter Mahakala Tantras. The Life of Chaturmukha Mahakala In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Mahakala, after that, we will learn about the short etymological description of the word Mahakala itself. Etymology of Chaturmukha Mahakala Earlier, we learn about the life of Caturmukha Mahakala. Now, we are going .
White Manjushri Bodhisattva Buddhist Deity

Explaining White Manjushri Bodhisattva Buddhist Deity

White is of , from the in the tradition of Mati Panchen. An ocean of nectar, white and cool, with many elephants, geese, and waterfowl sporting and playing, calling out with sweet sounds, in the middle of that a with a stem, branches, leaves, fruit and a marvelous sweet fragrance. Above a moon disc seat with cool rays of light shining forth to the ten directions. The Life of .
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Atiśa Thangka Painting from Mid 12th century

This of is from the early to mid-12th century and features extensive inscriptions on the reverse side. was the abbot of in northern , one of the maha viharas that granted the learned degree of Pandita, here indicated by his yellow hat. In 1042, he traveled to at the invitation of the western Yeshe ‘Od to help purify practices there. Atisha’s authority was rooted in his lineage, an .