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Vairochana Buddha
Title Vairochana Buddha
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Central Asian Antiquities
Object Type Central Asian Antiquities
Main Material Wall Painting
Origin Place Balawaste
Find Place Balawaste
Period / Year of Work 6-7 century AD
Dimensions 6.2 X 57.2 cm
Brief Description Fragment of a wall painting from the Buddhist shrine at Balawaste. The Buddha, with various auspicious symbols all over his body, is seated in meditation (dhyanasna). Lower portion of the Buddha is missing. The most important symbols on his chest are the srivatsa mark which is usually seen on the chest of Visnu and Mahaviram and the scene of churning of the ocean(samudramanthana) from the Hindu mythology. These two symbols indicate that Central Asia had close contacts with the Indian culture, so much so, that they adopted various symbols and themes from Hindu mythology.