This category covers Buddhist religious art, principally the visual arts, but also poetry and the martial arts. In many branches of Buddhism, art is used as a religious educational tool for both the artist and the person perceiving the art. Ultimately, there is no separation between the artist, the art, and the perceiver.- Category ID : 450790
Dunhuang was at the hub of cultural exchanges between China and the West along the "Silk Road". So, the cave art of Dunhuang possesses a special geographical and cultural significance. The cave art derived from the style and technique of Buddhist art of the Western Regions. Its main purpose was to exalt the noble examples of the life of Buddha and stories about his previous lives in accumulating philanthropic virtues.
Stupas are Buddhist monuments traditionally containing relic(s) of the Buddha. This site covers their history, meaning, symbolism; and links to stupas both finished and under construction all around the world.