Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Buddhist > Bodh Gaya (Monumental Legacy)
Displaying 492 of 1684         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Bodh Gaya (Monumental Legacy)
Bodh Gaya (Monumental Legacy)
Description
About The Book

Located seven miles south of Gaya, Bodh Gaya is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centres in the world. Part of the prestigious monumental legacy series, this book takes readers on a graphic journey of the site and the monuments as they appear today and as they have been altered through time and variously perceived through history. The author provides a fascinating description of the Mahabodhi temple complex, Bodhi Tree, Tara Temple, Jewel Walk, Gateway, Buddhapad, and Sujata Stupa. He discusses modern monuments located around the temple, as well as other Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the vicinity of Bodh Gaya.

Well illustrated with layout plans, maps, and photographs, this book will be indispensable for general readers and informed tourists visiting the site. Students and scholars of history, cultural studies, and art and architecture as well as practitioners of Buddhism and Hinduism will find the work interesting.

 

About The Author

Frederick M. Asher is professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota, USA. He is south Asia editor for Archives of Asian Art and president of the US National Committee for the History of Art.

 

Preface and Acknowledgements

I had spent time at Bodh Gaya since the days I did dissertation research in eastern India, looking then at a fragment of the site, A the sculptures of just an oddly selected segment of time. No one had studied those before was my rationale, as it was for most of the art history dissertations written then. I have returned many times since, mostly to look at other fragments of Bodh Gaya. My first time there, I brought my wife of just a couple weeks. On a subsequent trip a few years later, our children caught baby frogs during monsoon on the verandah of the Bodh Gaya Travellers’ Lodge, as then it was called. Like the site itself, the lodge has gone through several incarnations, some of them structural, some of them changes of ownership.

The email inviting me to write this small book came entirely unexpectedly. I am not the Bodh Gaya expert; others have worked much more intensively on the site. And my work had moved from issues centred in eastern India to issues elsewhere. But I was enormously grateful for that message from Devangana Desai, opened one morning half way around the globe from her. I probably should have paused before responding, but email does not work that way. It does not offer the opportunity that the thoughtful response pen and paper do, a chance to reflect prior to getting out the writing instruments and composing thoughts. Before moving on to the next of the morning’s messages, I hit reply and said I would be happy to do it. Grateful might have been a better way of describing my response, for it made me eager to put together the fragments of the site, to think about its evolving life, its multiple identities, and the contests for real estate as valuable as land with natural resources and a bulging treasury might be to an army. But Bodh Gaya was—and remains—valuable for its sanctity rather than anything material, it is valuable for the things its monuments represent rather than for the materiality they are. And the story of Bodh Gaya recounted on the subsequent pages is by no means complete. Like ‘The King and the Toothbrush’, a story I fabricated each night for my children over the course of a year, it continues unresolved, moving in several directions simultaneously.

Besides Devangana Desai, I want to thank the entire editorial staff at the Oxford University Press. But there are also people whose names I do not know who contributed directly or indirectly to the making of this project: people who gave me time to talk, even those whose words made me uncomfortable, the temple guides I followed at a respectful distance, eavesdropping as they recounted a history— one that sometimes might compete with the history that I would want to recount—for their charges, both pilgrims and tourists, the staff and officers of the Mahabodhi Society and the Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee, and the staff of the lodging that began its life as the Bodh Gaya Travellers’ Lodge, some of them still working at the hotel in its newest incarnation. We scholars who write books and articles get the credit, but the contributions of many too often remain invisible. And so in the absence of a more formal dedication page, I conclude this preface with a dedication of this book to those at all levels who made my scholarship possible. I am deeply indebted and grateful to them.

 

Contents

 

List of Illustrations ix
Preface and Acknowledgements xiii
ONE: HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION 1
TWO: THE MONUMENTS OF BODH GAYA 24
The Mahabodhi Temple 24
The Railing 33
Monuments of the First Seven Weeks 41
The Bodhi Tree 41
Animeshalochana Chaitya—Tara Temple 43
Jewel Walk (Ratnachankrama) 45
Locations of the Buddha’s Remaining Weeks at Bodh Gaya 48
The Gateway 52
Buddhapad 52
Sujata Stupa 55
The Mahant’s Compound 57
THREE: SCULPTURES OF BODH GAYA 61
FOUR: BODH GAYA SITE MUSEUM 72
FIVE: MODERN BODH GAYA 75
The Monasteries 75
The Great Buddha Statue 77
Meditation Park 78
Mahabodhi Society 79
World Heritage Status 80
Bodh Gaya Today 82
SIX: IN THE VICINITY OF BODH GAYA 84
Practical Tips and information 93
Glossary 95
Bibliography 97
   

Sample Pages





Bodh Gaya (Monumental Legacy)

Item Code:
NAG305
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2011
ISBN:
9780198069317
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Pages:
112
Other Details:
Weight of the book: 125 gms
Price:
$16.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Bodh Gaya (Monumental Legacy)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2663 times since 15th Mar, 2016
About The Book

Located seven miles south of Gaya, Bodh Gaya is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centres in the world. Part of the prestigious monumental legacy series, this book takes readers on a graphic journey of the site and the monuments as they appear today and as they have been altered through time and variously perceived through history. The author provides a fascinating description of the Mahabodhi temple complex, Bodhi Tree, Tara Temple, Jewel Walk, Gateway, Buddhapad, and Sujata Stupa. He discusses modern monuments located around the temple, as well as other Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the vicinity of Bodh Gaya.

Well illustrated with layout plans, maps, and photographs, this book will be indispensable for general readers and informed tourists visiting the site. Students and scholars of history, cultural studies, and art and architecture as well as practitioners of Buddhism and Hinduism will find the work interesting.

 

About The Author

Frederick M. Asher is professor, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota, USA. He is south Asia editor for Archives of Asian Art and president of the US National Committee for the History of Art.

 

Preface and Acknowledgements

I had spent time at Bodh Gaya since the days I did dissertation research in eastern India, looking then at a fragment of the site, A the sculptures of just an oddly selected segment of time. No one had studied those before was my rationale, as it was for most of the art history dissertations written then. I have returned many times since, mostly to look at other fragments of Bodh Gaya. My first time there, I brought my wife of just a couple weeks. On a subsequent trip a few years later, our children caught baby frogs during monsoon on the verandah of the Bodh Gaya Travellers’ Lodge, as then it was called. Like the site itself, the lodge has gone through several incarnations, some of them structural, some of them changes of ownership.

The email inviting me to write this small book came entirely unexpectedly. I am not the Bodh Gaya expert; others have worked much more intensively on the site. And my work had moved from issues centred in eastern India to issues elsewhere. But I was enormously grateful for that message from Devangana Desai, opened one morning half way around the globe from her. I probably should have paused before responding, but email does not work that way. It does not offer the opportunity that the thoughtful response pen and paper do, a chance to reflect prior to getting out the writing instruments and composing thoughts. Before moving on to the next of the morning’s messages, I hit reply and said I would be happy to do it. Grateful might have been a better way of describing my response, for it made me eager to put together the fragments of the site, to think about its evolving life, its multiple identities, and the contests for real estate as valuable as land with natural resources and a bulging treasury might be to an army. But Bodh Gaya was—and remains—valuable for its sanctity rather than anything material, it is valuable for the things its monuments represent rather than for the materiality they are. And the story of Bodh Gaya recounted on the subsequent pages is by no means complete. Like ‘The King and the Toothbrush’, a story I fabricated each night for my children over the course of a year, it continues unresolved, moving in several directions simultaneously.

Besides Devangana Desai, I want to thank the entire editorial staff at the Oxford University Press. But there are also people whose names I do not know who contributed directly or indirectly to the making of this project: people who gave me time to talk, even those whose words made me uncomfortable, the temple guides I followed at a respectful distance, eavesdropping as they recounted a history— one that sometimes might compete with the history that I would want to recount—for their charges, both pilgrims and tourists, the staff and officers of the Mahabodhi Society and the Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee, and the staff of the lodging that began its life as the Bodh Gaya Travellers’ Lodge, some of them still working at the hotel in its newest incarnation. We scholars who write books and articles get the credit, but the contributions of many too often remain invisible. And so in the absence of a more formal dedication page, I conclude this preface with a dedication of this book to those at all levels who made my scholarship possible. I am deeply indebted and grateful to them.

 

Contents

 

List of Illustrations ix
Preface and Acknowledgements xiii
ONE: HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION 1
TWO: THE MONUMENTS OF BODH GAYA 24
The Mahabodhi Temple 24
The Railing 33
Monuments of the First Seven Weeks 41
The Bodhi Tree 41
Animeshalochana Chaitya—Tara Temple 43
Jewel Walk (Ratnachankrama) 45
Locations of the Buddha’s Remaining Weeks at Bodh Gaya 48
The Gateway 52
Buddhapad 52
Sujata Stupa 55
The Mahant’s Compound 57
THREE: SCULPTURES OF BODH GAYA 61
FOUR: BODH GAYA SITE MUSEUM 72
FIVE: MODERN BODH GAYA 75
The Monasteries 75
The Great Buddha Statue 77
Meditation Park 78
Mahabodhi Society 79
World Heritage Status 80
Bodh Gaya Today 82
SIX: IN THE VICINITY OF BODH GAYA 84
Practical Tips and information 93
Glossary 95
Bibliography 97
   

Sample Pages





Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

The Revival of Buddhist Pilgrimage at Bodh Gaya (1811-1949)
Item Code: IDJ345
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddha Gaya Through the Ages
by D.C.Ahir
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: NAD701
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddha Gaya (The Hermitage Of Sakya Muni)
by Rajendralala Mitra
Hardcover (Edition: 2005)
Aditya Prakashan
Item Code: IDK862
$135.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Where the Buddha Walked: A Companion to the Buddhist Places of India
by Rana P.B. Singh
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Indica Books, Varanasi
Item Code: IDD715
$27.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Where the Buddha Walked: A Companion to the Buddhist Places of India
by Rana P.B. Singh
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Indica Books, Varanasi
Item Code: IDE180
$32.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Glimpses of Sri Lankan Buddhism
by D.C. Ahir
Hardcover (Edition: 2000)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: NAC674
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hinduism and Buddhism (An Old Book)
by Dr. Asha Kumari
Hardcover (Edition: 1990)
Viswavidyalaya Prakashan
Item Code: IDH593
$16.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Shrines In India
by D.C Ahir
Hardcover (Edition: 2017)
Buddhist World Press
Item Code: NAE384
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Buddhist Pilgrimage
Item Code: IDC143
$27.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
ON THE ICONOGRAPHY OF THE BUDDHA'S NATIVITY
Deal 10% Off
Item Code: IDD814
$18.00$16.20
You save: $1.80 (10%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Iconography in The National Museums of Tokyo And Kyoto
by A.K. Bhattacharyya
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Indian Museum
Item Code: NAG111
$200.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Very grateful for this service, of making this precious treasure of Haveli Sangeet for ThakurJi so easily in the US. Appreciate the fact that notation is provided.
Leena, USA.
The Bhairava painting I ordered by Sri Kailash Raj is excellent. I have been purchasing from Exotic India for well over a decade and am always beyond delighted with my extraordinary purchases and customer service. Thank you.
Marc, UK
I have been buying from Exotic India for years and am always pleased and excited to receive my packages. Thanks for the quality products.
Delia, USA
As ever, brilliant price and service.
Howard, UK.
The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India