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National Emblem of India - Lion Capital of Ashok at Sarnath.

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The National Emblem of India is a replica of the Lion of Sarnath, near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The Lion Capital was erected in the third century BC by Emperor Ashoka

Indian culture essay pdf Title: An Essay on Indian culture: its spiritual, moral and social aspects; 1949 Author: Atreya, B. Subject: Keywords: cultural values; moral values.

Gandhara (meaning ‘the land of fragrance’) Buddhist Art, Pakistan: Hariti    #art #sculpture #carvings

Gandhara (meaning ‘the land of fragrance’) Buddhist Art, Pakistan: Hariti - Greco-Buddhist art

Asokan pillar at Vaishali, Bihar, India. Build by Emperor Asoka in about 250 BC.

Asokan pillar at Vaishali, Bihar, India. Build by Emperor Asoka in about 250 BC.

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Asokan pillar at Vaishali, Bihar, India. Build by Emperor Asoka in about 250 BC. Seeing an Ashokan pillar is on my wish list.

‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’, ca. 250 BCE, polished sandstone statue, Ancient Indian Empire. The Lion Capital is from one of the Pillars of Ashoka (304-232 BCE), which he erected to commemorate his leadership. The Lion Capital is undoubtedly famous that even modern India uses it as the national emblem. It is commonly believed that the Indian lions are a symbol of versatile strength, and the reversed lotus at the bottom represents harmony in Buddhism’s sense.

‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’, ca. 250 BCE, made of well polishes stone but when it comes to the lions faces you can really see detail in the fur.

HISTORY OF INDIA: Kingdom of Maurya

Introduction: The Mauryan Empire was the first major empire in the history of India, ruled by Maurya dynasty from 321 BC to 185 BCE.

阿育王柱-獅子柱頭

阿育王柱-獅子柱頭

rampurva bull capital, polished sandstone, lotus base, mauryan architecture

rampurva bull capital, polished sandstone, lotus base, mauryan architecture

A group of Indus Valley terracotta figures from Harappa, North Pakistan (3rd millenium BC) via Christies.

A group of Indus Valley terracotta figures from Harappa, North Pakistan millenium BC) via Christies.

Hinduizmus - Rig Véda Himnuszok - Hymns from the Rig Veda

Hinduizmus - Rig Véda Himnuszok - Hymns from the Rig Veda

259 BC: The Mauryan king Ashoka, grandson of Chandragupta, converts to Buddhism and sends out Buddhist missionaries to nearby states    251 BC: Ashoka's son Mahinda introduces Buddhism to Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

259 BC: The Mauryan king Ashoka, grandson of Chandragupta, converts to Buddhism and sends out Buddhist missionaries to nearby states 251 BC: Ashoka's son Mahinda introduces Buddhism to Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

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