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Visvantara Legends in Paintings

Visvantara Legends in Paintings

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Published by Min Bahadur shakya
It describes the legends of Prince Vishvantara in a series of paintings with fascinating styles.
It describes the legends of Prince Vishvantara in a series of paintings with fascinating styles.

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Published by: Min Bahadur shakya on Sep 17, 2009
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ByMin Bahadur shakyaNagarjuna Institute of Exact methods
Visvantara Legends in paintings
 
Contents
Introduction:
Jataka: definition
Legends and Message of the Jataka
Wall paintings at Ajanta and
 Nepali paintings on Vishvantara legends
Further paintings on Vishvantara
Conclusion
 
Introduction
The Vishvantara legend is one of the most popular andfamous stories in the Buddhist world. It is extant in our canonical Pali Jataka. The story is also available in theAryashura's Jatakamala, Avadanakalpalata,Cariyapitaka, Bodhisattvadanamala and so forth. 
The story was told by Lord Buddha while dwelling in Nyagrodharama, near Kapilavastu about a shower of rain.
 

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