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    Daibutsu-The Great Buddha Of Kamakura

    Thursday, December 10, 2009

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    Daibutsu-The Great Buddha Of Kamakura
    The Great Buddha of Kamakura is an immense statue of Buddha in his Amida’s form. The statue of the Amida Buddha is made out of the Bronze. It is an open-air statue. The Great Buddha of Kamakura is located in the Kamakura city of Japan. The statue has its position on the peaceful ground of the Buddhist temple named Kotokuin. The temple is regarded as one of the most holy places in the city. The Great Buddha is one of the few popular symbols of Japan. The Great Buddha is commonly known as Daibutsu. The height of the Daibutsu statue is around 13.35m where as the weight of the statue is about 93 000 kilograms. The statue of the Great Buddha is the considered as the largest Buddha monument after Todaiji which is located in Nara. Many people believe that the Daibutsu is the most impressive  [...]

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    The Giant Buddha Of Leshan China – Where The Mountain Is A Buddha And The Buddha Is A Mountain

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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    The Giant Buddha Of Leshan China – Where The Mountain Is A Buddha And The Buddha Is A Mountain
    The Giant Buddha of Leshan is commonly known as Dafo. Dafo is declared as the tallest Buddha statue carved out of a stone in the world. The statue is carved out with the help of the cliff. The face of the Buddha gives you an impression of a monk who belonged to the 8th-century. The statue is located in the southern Szechuan prefecture. When at the Giant Buddha you will surely fail to notice the coming together of the Dadu, Minjiang and Qingyi rivers. The Giant Buddha faces the consecrated Mount Emei. The Gaint Buddhas with the Mt Emei is declared as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1996. History In the year 713 AD, Gaint Buddha’s construction was started. The concept behind the statue was of Haitong who was a Chinese monk. He believed that if erected at the rivers confluence  [...]

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