Monday, January 31, 2011

Amazing Buddha Statues Around The World

Amazing Buddha Statues Around The World Image
Like every great religion, Buddhism has inspired some of the most beautiful and spectacular art in the world. Notably, the desire to make wholesome karma has taken the form of statues. They adorn Buddhist temples, hillsides, and peaks. Here are the Huffington Post's picks of 11 amazing and enormous Buddha statues from around the world.

- Monywa Buddhas, Burma
- Tian Tan Buddha, Hong Kong
- Hussain Sagar Buddha, Hyderabad, India
- Wat Mahathat Buddha Head, Ayutthaya, Thailand
- Wat Pho Reclining Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand
- Gal Gal Viharaya, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
- Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand
- Leshan Giant Buddha, Sichuan, China
- Bamiyan Buddha, Afghanistan (destroyed by Taliban)
- Wat Si Chum, Sukhothai, Thailand
- Wat Theppitak Punnaram, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
- Korean Monastery Buddha
- Buddha in Mexico
- Ushiku Daibutsu, Japan
- Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan

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* Thailand donates 250 Buddha statues
* Buddha statue found in TN village
* De-busted meditative Buddha statue found near Sikkal
* "Buddha statues being kept in local museums"
* Thieves loot Lao city's Buddha statue heritage
* Japanese students try to save Laos Buddha statues
* Woman wants Buddha statues banned from Hope Valley nursing home

* Sri Lankan minister allegedly desecrated, decapitated, and urinated in front of Buddha statue



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