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  1. 1-20 Vishnu (Asleep),façade of Vishnu, Temple, Deogarh, India, early sixth century (clockwise from the top) Brahma, Shiva Ananta, Ananta's coils, Lakshmi
    __________________________________________ He is dreaming the world into creation
  2. 2-1 Taj Mahal, Agra, India, 1632-1647 ( Mughal )
    The first Islamic dynasty in South Asia was the 13th-century sultanate of Delhi, but the greatest was the Mughal Empire. The Taj Mahal, the most famous building in Asia, is a Mughal mausoleum.
  3. 2-8 Outermost gopuras of the Great Temple, Madurai, India,completed 17th century. ( nayak)
    The colossal gateway towers erected during the Nayak dynasty at the Great Temple at Madurai feature brightly painted stucco sculptures
    representing the vast pantheon of Hindu deities.
  4. 1-10 Meditating Buddha, Gandhara, Pakistan, second century CE, Kushan dynasty, Gray schist, 3' 7 ½"high (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
    Greek nose!
  5. 1-15 Bodhisattva Padmapani, detail of a wall painting in cave 1,
    Ajanta, India, second half of fifth century.
    Ajanta caves are known for ceiling paintings. Depicts a Bodhisattva ( a potentian budhha/ assistant to buddha and they do not go on to be buddahs because they have a job to humanit to heal and fix us).
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  1. Who is Durga?

5 True/False questions

  1. 1. Birth - Lumbini
    2. Enlightenment - Bodh Gaya
    3. First Sermon - Sarnath
    4. Death - Kushinagara
    What is


  2. 1-8) Yakshi, detail from Great Stupa, Sanchi, India, mid-first century BCE to early first century CE (East Torana) (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
    A Detail from the Great Stupa. Yakshis personify fertility and vegetation. The Sanchi yakshis are
    scantily clad women who make mango trees flower. The yakshis' pose was later used to represent Queen Maya giving birth to the Buddha.


  3. 1-21 Rock-cut Temples, Mamallapuram, India, second half of seventh century Left to right: Dharmaraja, Bhima, Arjuna, Draupadi rathas


  4. 1-7) Great Stupa, Sanchi, India, third century BCE to first century CE, 50' high 1-7 Exterior Diagram, Great Stupa, Sanchi, India (Shunga, Andhra, and Kushan Dynasties)
    The sanchi stupa is an earthen mound containing relics of the Buddha. Buddhists walk around stupas in a clockwise direction. Th ey believe that the
    circular movement brings the devotee into harmony with the cosmos.


  5. 1-32 Towers of the Bayon, Angkor Thom, Cambodia, ca. 1200.
    Jayavarman VII embraced Buddhism instead of Hinduism. His most important temple, the Bayon, has towers carved with giant faces that probably depict either the bodhisattva Lokeshvara or the king himself.