Yakshi Chandra

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Yakshi Chandra


Sakyamuni Buddha was the person who has firstly founded the Buddhist monkhood (Samgha). According to the different writings made on the Buddhist texts, there are different donations and the properties which have been laid on behalf of Sakyamuni Buddha. The Archaic phase of the Buddhist art has reached to the maturity level at the period from (185-72 BC) which was the period of the later Sunga. This was the stage when the stones were decorated in a very plentifully manner whether these stones were gateways or the railings. The main examples of such architectures are the monuments of Amravati, Sanchi and Bharhut. One of the important manifestations of the Buddha in the age of Ashoka is the Stupa (Brown 303). The same mathematical perfection of sheer architectural form has been used in it. It is said that during the Sunga period (185 BC to 73 BC) also found evidence of human habitation. Mining in the small sculptures, pottery shiny, perforated copper coins were the evidence contained in the Licchavi republic. Vaishali is a new name in history. According to historians, Vaishali Republic is the center of trade and enough already. Snakes in mining, pottery Hanthi have found a picture of the dog. Excavations of Sung which is ancient protective wall made of soil at the time when descent has paved the Kushan period bricks above to the ring. The wall is 60 meters long and four meters wide.


Sanci is considered to be one of the most historical remaining of the Sunga Period of the Buddhist communities which is the hilltop monastic complex situated near the Vidisa. Though it does not have any association with any occurrence in the life of Sakyamuni Buddha, it has grown to be very prominent. However, its history is almost same of that of the Buddhism itself as its importance has risen in the Asokian reign. Stupe is considered to be among the oldest structures at Sanci. There is another important pillar showing the figure of a gracefully posed girl, who is standing while grasping the branch of an asoka tree. The indic iconography presents two main explanations of the figure of woman standing atop animals or other creatures. The 1st explanation in this regard is that it is considered to be a vehicle in the cases of Visnu mounting on Garuda. The 2nd explanation in the form of a victor crushing his enemies (Milleker 45). However, the actual meaning is still not clear yet. The woman is considered to be the Yaksini Candra. Yaksha and Yakshi are considered to be the minor local deities. The male earth spirit is reflected through the Yaksha; however, female earth spirit is reflected through Yakshi. The Yakshi is placed on the Bharhut Stupa. The statue of Yakshi resembles as she is sitting on an elephant. Another name given to Yakshis was Shalabhanjikas. The meaning of Shalabhanjikas is a beautiful woman whose touch of foot can develop the bloom in the trees. The height of the figure of ...
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