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Page 29 - The figure has no support above the thighs. Up to that point it is represented as surrounded by ant-hills, from which emerge serpents : a climbing plant twines itself round both legs and both arms, terminating at the upper part of the arm in a clustre of fruit or berries. The pedestal on which the feet stand is carved to represent an open lotus.
Page 27 - Kiyyapa; if any should happen to be distressed with doubts, directly the sun goes down the Arhats arrive and begin to discourse with (the pilgrims) and explain their doubts and difficulties; and, having done so, forthwith they disappear. The thickets about this hill are dense and tangled. There are, moreover, many lions, tigers, and wolves prowling about, so that it is not possible to travel without great care. XXXIV. Fa-Hian returning towards Pataliputra, kept along the course of the Ganges, and...
Page 30 - Whether, however, the rock was found in situ or was moved, nothing grander or more imposing exists anywhere out of Egypt, and even there no known statue surpasses it in height, though, it must be confessed, they do excel it in the perfection of art they exhibit.
Page 11 - These verses, which are quoted in a very large number of commentaries and chronological works, but the origin of which is by no means clear, give the adjustment between the eras of Vira and Vikrama, and form the basis of the earlier Jaina chronology.
Page 30 - He, like all those who followed him, was astonished at the amount of labour such a work must have entailed and puzzled to know whether it was a part of the hill or had been moved to the spot where it now stands. The former is the more probable theory. The hill called ludragiri is one mass of granite about 400 ft.
Page 27 - K&s'yapa is now preserved. Outside this chasm is the place where Kas'yapa, when alive, washed his hands. The people of that region who are afflicted with headaches use the earth brought from the place as an ointment, and this immediately cures them. As soon as the sun begins to decline 82 the Arhats come and take 81 For an account of this moun- been Arhats,
Page 28 - Its golden hues sparkle on every side, and its precious ornaments dazzle the eyes by their brightness." "To the east of this spot there is a convent, •which was built by a former king of the country. To the east of the convent there is a standing figure of Sakya Buddha, made of metallic stone in height 100 feet.
Page 30 - ... to that point it is represented as surrounded by ant-hills, from which emerge serpents. A climbing plant twines itself round both legs and both arms, terminating at the upper part of the arm in a cluster of fruit or berries. The pedestal on which the feet stand is carved to represent an open lotus. The hair is in spiral ringlets, flat to the head, as usual in Jain images, and the lobe of the ears lengthened down with a large rectangular hole. The extreme * On the Indian Sect of the Jainas. Translation...
Page 28 - To the east of the convent there is a standing figure of Sakya Buddha, made of metallic stone (teou-skih 176), in height 100 feet. It has been cast in different parts and joined together, and thus placed in a completed form as it stands.