This painting depicts the monk Mahinda, who brought Buddhism to Sri Lanka, is represented as the Buddha in this statue at Mihintale near Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Ashoka, Mauryan Emperor of India during the 3rd century BCE, made the Buddhism his state religion. Ashoka sent a group of monks headed by his son, Mahinda, to Sri Lanka where Buddhism became the state religion, and a staging post for the spread of Buddhism south-eastward to Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malysia and Indonesia. The Buddha’s right hand at shoulder level with his thumb and index finger forming a circle is one of the teaching gestures.
“Sacred Places (13),” Print, 8″x11″, $5.95 Ea
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SKU: Sacred Places-13 Categories: Greeting Cards, Prints & Red Envelopes (Money Holder), The Sacred Places of Buddhism, Prints, 8" x 11"
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