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Indian art

Buddhism and Hinduism
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Bodhisattva
a Buddhist deity who refrains from entering nirvana to help others
Buddha
a fully enlightened being being, Siddhartha is the most famous one
Chaitya
a rock cut Buddhist shrine in basilican form with a stupa at the endpoint
Mudra
a symbolic hand gesture in Hindu and Buddhist art
Nirvana
an afterlife in which reincarnation ends and the soul becomes one with the supreme spirit
Shiva
the Hindu god of creation and destruction
stupa
a dome-shaped Buddhist shrine
Torana
a gateway near a stupa that has two upright posts and three horizontal lintels
Urna
a circle of hair on the brows of a buddha figure
Ushnisha
a protrusion at the top of the head or the top knot of a Buddha
wat
a Buddhist or Hindu monastery or temple in Cambodia
Yakshi
female figure of fertility in Buddhist and Hindu art
Lion
a symbol of buddha's royalty
Wheel
a symbol of Buddha's law
Lotus
a symbol of Buddha's pure nature
Columns surrounded by a wheel
a symbol of Buddha's teaching
empty throne
a symbol of Buddha or his presence
predella
a lower base beneath statues of Buddha which can include donar figures or a scene from the life of the buddha
Lion Capital from Sarnath
Buddhist sculpture
Great Stupa of Sanchi
Buddhist architecture
Buddha Preaching the First Sermon at Sarnath
Buddhist sculpture
Shiva Nataraja
Hindu Sculpture
Angkor Wat
Hindu architecture
Hindu painting composition
crowded and colorful
Hindu painting perspective
tilted up to see the entire object