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Header: Buddha statues in Ellora Caves, Mumbai.

Top row: (1) Statue of a Buddha (Enlightened One) in Bodhgaya, India. (2) Kubera, Indian god of wealth. Date unknown. LACMA Photo by Runoko Rashidi. (3) The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India, comprise of 300 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which easily predate the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. Picture courtesy of Dr. Runoko Rashidi. (4) Group of statues in Elephanta caves, India.

Bottom row: (1) Buddha carving. (2) Magnificent sculpture of Vishnu, 6th century A.C.E. (3) A Dravidian youth in South India. Photo courtesy of Runoko Rashidi. (4) An iconographic representation of the great Mahabharata epic, which is a paramount sculpture of the Gupta period. Asleep on the coils of the serpent, Ananta is Vishnu in the form of Krsna (Krishna).

Wonderful sculpture in an Ellora Buddhist Cave.

Images above: (1) Mohenjo Daro girl. National Museum, New Delhi, Pakistan. (2) Statue of a Buddah, 1st century A.C.E. India. (3) A lingam, India. Symbol used for fertility worship. (4) Women of Orissa. Northeast India.

LECTURE BY RUNOKO RASHIDI

Runoko Rashidi, who appeared on Hidden Colors, lectures on The African Presence In Asia on his visit to London, England (UK). TITANS TV, Kalam EL.

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