The Eight major events in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni
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Orientation 3
Display 3

ABS 101

 Code: ABS 101

  Country: Burma (Myanmar)

  Style: Pagan Period

  Date: 1150 - 1250

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 5.4 x 8.3 x 2.4

  Materials: Yellowish-beige stone known as "andagu"

Stele depicting the “eight major events in the life of Shakyamuni”:
1. his birth at Lumbini; 
2. the defeat of Mara at Bodhgaya; 
3. his first sermon at Sarnath; 
4. the “miracle or great illusion” at Shravasti; 
5. the descent from the Trayastrimsha heaven at Sankasya; 
6. the taming of the wild elephant at Rajagrha; 
7. the gift of honey by a monkey at Vaishali; 
8. his death at Kushinagara.