|Ref Type:||Journal Article|
|Authors:||Oo, Aye Aye|
|Title:||Comparing the Parinirvāṇa scene in Buddhist murals of Myanmar|
From the beginning of the Bagan period (11th century CE), Buddha’s Parinirvāṇa Scene has been depicted on wall paintings in religious buildings and hollow vaulted temples at various places of middle Myanmar. It is found that wall paintings based on the Maha Parinirvāṇa Sutta vary in layout and size from period to period with Buddhist literature: just as single-scenes and small or large wall paintings were depicted during the Bagan period so also were depictions of multiple scenes made in the late Konbaung Period. Further additions were introduced in depictions of Buddha’s Parinirvāṇa in the late Bagan Period. When studying the Buddha’s Parinirvāṇa scene on wall paintings, the depicting styles and colour changed from period to period. Depending on the colour, the periods can be interpreted definitely. Wall paintings depicting the Parinirvāṇa Sutta at temples located in Bagan and middle Myanmar regions are compared among themselves to show differences and similarities. Accounts of the purported events surrounding the Buddha's own Parinirvāṇa are found in a wide range of Buddhist countries of South East Asia. This paper concludes that the hypothesis is viable, with comparisons with the wall paintings depicting Buddha’s Parinirvāṇa Scene in Myanmar and how the style changed and transformed.
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