Buddhist Symbols: Icons, Signs, Myths, Rituals & Doctrine with Mangesh Dahiwale

In session two of the Buddhist Intellectual Collective India Archeology lecture series, Mangesh Dahiwale – INEB Executive Committee member – explores the use of symbols and iconography in the Buddhist tradition.

The Buddha was not represented in the human form for 500 years. Instead of his human form, the Buddha was venerated as the Stupa. Later on, various symbols began to appear. This lecture discusses various aniconic and iconic symbols. These symbols were assembled into complex iconography that appeared in later history of Buddhism as rich imagery.
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