Notes on the Geography of Great Mirror: Photo 5
Here we look at the rear side of the north gateway. There are seven freestanding figures on the top. Fragmentary as they are, they're still in better shape than the figures atop the other three gateways. In the center is a broken dharmacakra, or wheel of the law. It was framed by a pair of protective spirits or yakshas, which are framed in turn by a pair of triratnas and a pair of lions. The triratna symbolizes the Buddhist trinity of Buddha, dharma (law), and sangha (the fraternity of monks).
Back to Great Mirror chapter
Short link for this page: http://www.greatmirror.com?justpic=11160
* Argentina * Australia * Austria * Bangladesh * Belgium * Botswana * Brazil * Burma / Myanmar * Cambodia (Angkor) * Canada (B.C.) * China * The Czech Republic * Egypt * Fiji * France * Germany * Ghana * Greece * Guyana * Hungary * India: Themes * Northern India * Peninsular India * Indonesia * Israel * Italy * Japan * Jerusalem * Jordan * Kenya * Laos * Kosovo * Malawi * Malaysia * Mauritius * Mexico * Micronesia (Pohnpei) * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * The Netherlands * New Zealand * Nigeria * Norway * Oman * Pakistan * Peru * The Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Romania (Transylvania) * Senegal * Singapore * South Africa * South Korea * Spain * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Syria (Aleppo) * Tanzania * Thailand * Trinidad * Turkey (Istanbul) * Uganda * The U.A.E. (Dubai) * The United Kingdom * The Eastern United States * The Western United States * Oklahoma * Uruguay * Uzbekistan * Vietnam * The West Bank * Yemen * Zambia * Zimbabwe *