When the Buddha died
|This stone panel shows
several symbols that represent the Buddha, his teaching
and his enlightenment.
Originally from the great Amaravati stupa, built over 1800 years ago in Northern India, this panel is now in the British Museum.
You can see four people bowing.
What are they bowing to?
The symbols that we can see in this picture are:
the footprints (page 22)
the empty throne (page 21 and 23)
3 royal umbrellas (page 42)
the Bodhi tree (page 24)