Thursday, May 17, 2018

@ Amravati, Andhra Pradesh

     Amravati was a seat of Buddhism a long time back. There was a gteat Stupa at this place. It was built during the 13th century BC. Somewhere down the line the Buddhists moved out of this place, the stupa went into a state of disrepair. The bricks of the stupa were carried away by the locals to build their houses. During the times of the East India company Sir Walter Scott carried out excavations in the area. Most of the relics were removed and carried to Chennai and further to Britain. Only the base of the stupa survives now. The present government is again trying to project the Buddhist culture of the place. The surviving relics have been put in a museum. A large statue of Buddha has been constructed at the place.
     Got a chance to visit the place and this small watercolour is a product of the visit. Hope you all like it.


  1. Hi, AK, a lovely painting and the very important message in the post. Thank u for sharing it. Btw, The first class went well. All children got so excited and happy. Teachers and me, too, happy. My experience of 3 yrs watercolour workshops at Wesley Mission and uni study help me much. I'm planning the following classes. Best wishes, Sadami

    1. Thanks Sadami. With your attitude and dedication you had to do well. The children are really lucky. Best wishes.

  2. Oh, how wonderful! Love the colors and the size of the Buddha, and the message of historical importance that should be remembered and cared for. All the best for a wonderful weekend.

  3. Like it? I love it, AK! Very well done and even more special because you speak of its historical significance. Great post.

  4. Bonjour cher ami,

    Une fabuleuse aquarelle... J'aime ce bouddha qui impose sa présence.
    Un très joli billet accompagné de vos bons mots.
    De très belles nuances de couleurs.

    Gros bisous

  5. Divinity just flows through this painting just like those subtle colors, great work!

  6. this is so serene and beautiful!

  7. --this meditative picture, right away wish all the best for you