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Stupa and Swastika

Mohan Moorti Pant

Stupa and Swastika

historical urban planning principles in Nepal"s Kathmandu Valley

by Mohan Moorti Pant

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Published by Kyoto University Press, NUS Press in Kyoto, Singapore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • City planning -- Nepal -- Kathmandu Valley -- History,
  • Stūpas -- Nepal -- Kathmandu Valley,
  • Architecture, Buddhist -- Nepal -- Kathmandu Valley

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-260) and index.

    StatementMohan Pant and Shuji Funo.
    ContributionsFuno, Shūji, 1949-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS495.8.K3 P36 2007, DS495.8.K3 P36 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 266 p. :
    Number of Pages266
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16154361M
    ISBN 104876987203, 9971693747, 9971693720
    ISBN 109784876987207, 9789971693749, 9789971693725


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Stupa and Swastika examines urban structures in the city of Patan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley. The religious architecture and overall design of the city illustrate the connection between Buddhist symbolism and South Asian concepts of urban design in the Indus Valley, and suggest links with Southeast Asia.

-- Back cover. Stupa and Swastika examines urban structures in the city of Patan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. The religious architecture and overall design of the city illustrate the connection between Buddhist symbolism and South Asian concepts of urban design in the Indus Valley, and suggest links with Southeast Asia.

The stupa underwent major evolutions in the area of Buddhism spread to Central Asia, China and ultimately Korea and Japan through Gandhara, the stylistic evolution of the Gandharan stupa was very influential in the later development of the stupa (and related artistic or architectural forms) in these areas.

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31 by Mohan Pant (Author), Shuji Funo (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price 5/5(1). The stupa is the oldest Buddhist religious monument.

In prehistoric times, stupas were simply mounds of earth and stones (tumuli) – places to bury important kings away from the village. Twenty-five-hundred years ago, at the time of Shakyamuni Buddha’s death, a change came about in the way stupas were regarded.

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According to A. Cunningham, Maisey and Foucher the remains of the Stupa found at Sanchi can be classified into three categories (Cunningham) 1. Religious edifies or Stupa dedicated either to the celestial or the Adi-Buddha or to the mortal Buddha. Funeral Stupa erected over the relics of mortal Buddha or over his disciples.

Size: KB. The Stupa by Cook, E and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Stupa, Buddhist commemorative monument usually housing sacred relics associated with the Buddha or other saintly persons.

The hemispherical form of the stupa appears to have derived from pre-Buddhist burial mounds in most characteristically seen at Sanchi in the Great Stupa (2nd–1st century bc), the monument consists of a circular base supporting a massive solid dome (the anda.

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Craig Reynolds writes The stupa is a symbolic form that pullulates throghout South Southeast and East Asia. In its Indian manifestations it is an extreme case in terms of architectural function: it has no usablehas a basic simplicity.

In this state of the art` studt Adrian Snodrass reads the stupa as a cultural artifact. Stupa and Swastika examines urban structures in the city of Patan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley.

The religious architecture of the city and its overall design illustrate the connection between Buddhist symbolism and South Asian concepts of urban design found in the Indus Valley and suggest links with Southeast Asia. A close analysis of the architecture of the stupa--a Buddhist symbolic form that is found throughout South, Southeast, and East Asia.

The author, who trained as an architect, examines both the physical and metaphysical levels of these buildings, which derive their meaning and significance from Buddhist and Brahmanist influences/5. Swastika, equilateral cross with arms bent at right angles, all in the same rotary direction, usually clockwise.

The swastika as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune is widely distributed throughout the ancient and modern world. The word is derived from the Sanskrit svastika, meaning “conducive to well-being.”It was a favourite symbol on ancient Mesopotamian coinage.

The swastika (also known as the gammadion cross or cross cramponnée) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four legs bent at 90 degrees (as a Chinese character: 卐 or 卍).

It is considered to be a very sacred and auspicious symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. It appears as a decorative element in various cultures since at least the Neolithic, and. The swastika, introduced to Europe from colonised India (Rudyard Kipling, the Indian-born British writer, put it on his book's dust jackets), was equated with the Sanskrit-speaking ancient Vedic Author: Simon Jeffery.

At its simplest, a stupa is a dirt burial mound faced with stone, often containing relics or religious objects and used as a place of meditation.

The Great Stupa in Sanchi, India, is the earliest known stupa, dating back to the fourth century BCE. The. The Great Stupa is the oldest known Stupa built in the 3rd century BCE. The stupa is made from stone with a cylindrical bottom and a solid hemispherical dome.

The stupa has some inscriptions and symbols, the statue of a Buddha and a variety of sacred decorations. The stupa is surrounded by elaborately decorated gateways (four) and a railing. Boudhanath: The Great Stupa The Legend of the Great Stupa of Boudhanath Translation and Commentary by Keith Dowman.

The Legend of the Great Stupa of Boudhanath (mChod rten chen po bya rung kha shor gyi lo rgyus thos pas grol ba) is a Padmasambhava treasure text, revealed by Lhatsun Ngonmo, then hidden again to be rediscovered by Ngakchang Sakya Zangpo in the 16 th century.

Stupa is a Sanskrit word that means “to heap” or “to pile up” and refers to the mound-like shape of the earliest stupas. The Mahaparinirvana Sutra tells us that it was the Buddha himself who outlined the basic design of the stupa. The story begins at Buddha’s deathbed.

The Swastika is sometimes represented with dots or points in the corners of the intersections (figa), and occasionally the same when without bent ends (figb), to which Zmigrodzki gives the name of Croix Swasticale.

Some Swastikas have three dots placed equidistant around each of the four ends (figFile Size: 8MB. The swastika (卐) (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक) is an equilateral cross with four arms bent at 90 degrees.

The earliest archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization as well as the Mediterranean Classical Antiquity. Swastikas have also been used in various other ancient civilizations around the world including China, Japan, India, and.

Stupas in the Buddhist religion are a symbol best defined as a spiritual monument. Stupas are small enough to place on a mantle or are huge buildings. The structure is a symbol of the path to enlightenment which encompasses the Buddha’s body, teachings and mind.

The structure of the monument represents the physical presence of Buddha. The Dhamekha Stupa a shaft from the top centre of the stupa and discovered a stone tablet on which an inscription is written with the word Dhamekha, and mentions that this is the spot where the Buddha delivered his first sermon.

The design consists of a broad band of Swastika (fylfot) carved in different geometrical patterns with a. The swastika is regarded as a symbol of the muladhara chakra, the center of consciousness at the base of the spine, and in some yoga schools with the manipura chakra at the navel, the center of the microcosmic sun (Surya).

Hindus use the swastika to mark the opening pages of account books, thresholds, doors and offerings. stupa (sto͞o`pə) [Sanskrit,=mound], Buddhist monument in tumulus, or mound, form, often containing relics. The words tope and dagoba are synonymous, though the latter properly refers only to a Sinhalese Buddhist stupa.

The stupa is probably derived from a pre-Buddhist burial mound. The oldest known prototypes (c B.C.) are the enormous mounds of earth at Lauriya Nandangarh in NE India.

The Swastika symbol can be seen in abundance on temples, on the cover of books, and is also painted on the walls of houses. The swastika is derived from Sanskrit word “Swasti” meaning may all be well with you. The Swastika symbol has gained widespread popularity not only in the Hindu Religion but is also used in Buddhism and Jainism.

A year earlier, a book he’d written on the three-thousand-year history of the symbol, “The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler’s Cross,” was dropped by his New York publisher. (A Holocaust. For other uses, see Swastika (disambiguation).

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The Swastika, the symbol of Nazi Germany, actually means a lucky charm or a symbol of well-being for most of us, when literally translated from its Sanskrit root, comprising su meaning ''good. Stupa Masterworks - Art History - Iconography - Religious Context & Sites Sanskrit: Chaitya Tibetan: Chorten Arising historically from the chaitya (funerary mounds) of early Buddhism and symbolically from the tope (ushnisha), bundle of hair, on the crown of the Buddha's head, the stupa is viewed as a physical representation of the unseen enlightened mind of a Buddha.

Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath. One of the most massive structures in Sarnath, approximately 13 kilometers away from Varanasi, the Dhamekh Stupa is an exquisite example of Buddhist architecture with carved figures of flowers, humans and birds and inscriptions in Brahmi original structure was commissioned by Emperor Ashoka in BCE and was completed much later in CE during .Swastika is a Sanskrit word.

Swasti means well being, swastika means asking the well - being of the gods. Some of the most ancient Swastikas where found in ancient India and it adopted across sub-continent over centuries. It is a holy symbol for H.