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Buddhapada.
Title Buddhapada.
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-05
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Lime stone
Provenance Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Find Place Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Style Nagarjunakonda art.
School Late phase of Amaravathi school
Patron/Dynasty Ikshavakus
Period / Year of Work C. 3rd/4th century CE
Inscription The three lined Prakrit Inscription engraved in the typical nail beaded Brahmi Script of 3rd_4th Cenury AD on the base, records the installation of the Buddhapada in the monastery of the Vibhajyavadins and Theravadin teachers who were experts in the nine-fold teaching of Buddha and who converted to Buddhism the peoples of Kashmira, Gandhara, Yavana, Vanavasi and Tamrapanrni island for the welfare and happiness of all the beings and the inhabitants of the monastery.
Dimensions 50 X 18 X 34 cms
Detailed Description This inscribed Buddhapada was found near the entrance of a stupa at the Site no. V6. The mutilated rectangular slab bears the representation of the pair of the feet of Buddha, in deep incision. The feet are placed side by side along with the Bodhi tree in railing flanked by two human figures (devotees?). The chakra is engraved most prominently on the soles. Behind the chakra are ankusa (goad), naga(serpent), triratna (three jewels), and a chakra, a pair of fish with a samkha nearby. The five toes respectively bear a stambha, an ankusa, an unclear symbol, a pair of fish and a triratna on a chakra, constituents of the asthamangalas. The three lined Prakrit Inscription engraved in the typical nail beaded Brahmi Script of 3rd_4th Cenury AD on the base, records the installation of the Buddhapada in the monastery of the Vibhajyavadins and Theravadin teachers who were experts in the nine-fold teaching of Buddha and who converted to Buddhism the peoples of Kashmira, Gandhara, Yavana, Vanavasi and Tamrapanrni island for the welfare and happiness of all the beings and the inhabitants of the monastery.
Brief Description Lime Stone - Buddha Padas with Chakra, Purna Kumba, a pair of fish, Swastika, Elephant Goad and other auspicious symbols, and an inscription in Prakrit giving the names of countries like kashmira, Gandhara, Yavana, etc.