Symbolism of Buddhist Architecture in Indian Building and Structure

Authors : Anisah Bahyah Ahmad, Wan Kamal Mujani, Mariati Salleh.

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 9 - September

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The birth of Buddhism in India had led to the emergence of worship buildings for devotees of Buddhism. It started from during the reign of Asoka in India in 3 AD. Asoka founded the architectural features and certain famous elements that reflected Buddhist architecture found on monuments and temples. In this writing, the author discusses the architecture of Buddha based on the chronology of the reign of the kings in India, as well as describing the concepts and elements found on the buildings. The author also utilized the qualitative method as the main analytical method based on the content. The findings of this study show that Buddhist architecture continues to influence the features and elements of worship buildings alongside the development of Buddhism in different nations around the world.

Keywords : Worship building, Buddha architecture, concept, elements.


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