Miracle of Sravasti, Lahore Museum, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Miracle of Sravasti, Lahore Museum, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan


The stone relief of "Miracle of Sravasti", on display inside Lahore Museum, situated in the City of Lahore, in Punjab Province, Pakistan.

This intricate stone relief dates to the 2nd century CE and depicts the only miracle Lord Buddha is said to have performed in his lifetime. In the town of Sarasvati, located in present-day Uttar Pradesh, India, the Buddha confounded his critics by making them witness a miraculous, million-fold self-manifestation. seated on a thousand-petalled lotus, as fire and water emanated from his body.

The Lahore Museum was originally established in 1865-66 on the site of the hall or building of the 1864 Punjab Exhibition, and later shifted to its present site located on The Mall, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan in 1894. The current building of Lahore Museum was designed by the well-known architect Sir Ganga Ram. The Museum is the biggest museum of the country. It has one of the best collections of arts and artifacts in its galleries in South Asia.

Lahore Museum contains some fine specimens of Mughal and Sikh door-ways and wood-work and has a large collection of paintings dating back to the Mughal, Sikh and British periods. It includes a collection of musical instruments, ancient jewellery, textiles, pottery, and armory. There are important relics from the Indus Valley civilisation, Gandhara and Graeco-Bactrian periods as well as some Tibetan and Nepalese work on display. The museum has a number of Greco-Buddhist sculptures, Mughal and Pahari paintings on display.The Fasting Buddha from the Gandhara period is one of the most famous objects of the museum.

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Posted by Feng Wei Photography on 2016-04-19 18:46:33

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