Arts & Culture

CharyapAda: The Original Source of Bengali Literature

CharyapAda: The Original Source of Bengali Literature (Abstract) : (Most of the scholar of Tibetan Buddhism stated that Buddhism was divided into VajrayAna, TantrayAna, SahajayAna and KalacakrayAna during 8 (eight) to 12 (twelve) century, when the CaryApada was appeared to us. But at first, the book CaryApada was introduced to us in the year of 1907 by MahApadhAya Haraprasad Saśtri after the Manuscript of CharyApada was discovered from Royal Palace…

Outfit (Robe) of Buddhist Monks

Outfit (Robe) of Buddhist Monks According to the Pali tradition, six kinds of cloth are allowed for making the upper and outer robes: plant fibres, cotton, silk, animal hair (e.g. wool, but not human), hemp, and a mixture of some or all of them. The Buddha recommended that the robe design should be cut in the pattern of the Magadha padi-fields. The monk’s robe goes back to the Buddha’s own…

Laboni Barua participating the remembering Tagore : The Legend at the House of Commons

Laboni Barua participating the remembering Tagore :The Legend at the House of Commons Celebrating 100 years of the Nobel Prize award to Rabindranath Tagore 1913-2013 Nrityakala Dance Heritage is pleased to announce the presentation of a commemorating event at the Committee Room 10, House of Commons on Thursday 3 April 2014 at 6.45pm. As a befitting homage to Tagore, Nrityakala’s eagerly waited CD “The Legend lives on…” presenting poems and…

Ashru Barua’s passion for music

Ashru Barua’s passion for music Promising composer and music director Ashru Barua Rupak was baptised in music by his aunt Ruma Barua at the age of four. Later, he took music lessons from Ustad Amitava Barua and from late singer Prabal Chowdhury for seven years. At present his teacher is Debu Chowdhury.“Debu Chowdhury, who promoted me in Dhaka, is a constant source of inspiration. My guru Prabal Chowdhury gave me…

The Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan

The Great Buddha of Kamakura, Japan The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amitābha Buddha located at the Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The bronze statue probably dates from 1252, in the Kamakura period, according to temple records. It was preceded by a giant wooden Buddha, which was completed in 1243 after ten years of continuous labor, the funds having been raised by…