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Posted on 11/15/2015


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Kassapa
Koṇagamana
Kakusandha
Standing Buddhas
Buddhist complex
Ananda Temple
Theravada Buddhism
Phaya
Gautama
Bagan
Myanmar
Burma


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Burma Bagan Ananda Phaya 4 Standing Buddhas

Burma Bagan Ananda Phaya 4 Standing Buddhas
Ananda is one of the most beautiful temples of Bagan (c. 1090-1105); It has four standing high Buddhas (9 meters), each one in a cardinal direction, all gilded, sometimes in bronze sometimes in teak wood; Each Buddha has a special gesture with a particular meaning as the Western one, the Gautama (or Gotama) of reassurance using the 'abhaya mudra' (gesture of reassurance or no fear); According to Theravāda Buddhist tradition, Kakusandha is the twenty-fifth of the twenty-nine named Buddhas, the fourth of the Seven Buddhas of Antiquity, and the first of the five Buddhas of the present kalpa;
The present kalpa is called the bhadrakalpa (Auspicious aeon); The five Buddhas of the present kalpa are:
Kakusandha (the first Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
Koṇāgamana (the second Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
Kassapa (the third Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
Gautama (the fourth and present Buddha of the bhadrakalpa)
Maitreya (the fifth and future Buddha of the bhadrakalpa); Myanmar (Burma) Bagan Buddhist complex Ananda Temple (c. 1090-1105).

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albertsville
albertsville
lots of work in this collage
2 years ago.
Jacques has replied to albertsville
Yes this has needed a lot of work mostly to identify my own photos which have lost titles and descriptions in a computer crash! Thank You Carol!
2 years ago.