Our History Series 3

We are here to witness the third series of our history something quite unusual, very unusual because it is virtually unknown in the history of modern India. In the picture above, on the left, is seen the nativity of the Buddha-to-be, Siddhartha Gautam, in the Garden of Lumbini, in mid-western Nepal. What is unusual about this picture is that the Hindu trinity gods, ie, Brahma, Bisnu (Visnu) and Mahes have arrived at the nativity to pay obeisance to the new born Siddhartha Gautam. It may be of interest that the scene is altogether unknown in Hindu India.

The next scene is from Laos where the painting depicts the birth of the Buddha with a slight change. The divinities here are Brahma, Saraswati (Saraswathi) and Kuber (Kuvera) but the spirit of the occasion is maintained.

The above engraving is from Borobudur, Indonesia where the trinity Hindu gods have arrived in support of the Buddha’s Great Departure as he sears his royal locks and discards his royal embellishments to become an ascetic. This too is unknown in India.

Please bear in mind that these three and more to follow are historically connected.

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