Miracle at Sravasti

2nd Century C.E

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata
Kolkata, India

The unique circular slab represents the miracle performed by the Buddha at Sravasti. The miracle, described in the aggikhandpamasuttawas a double miracle of walking in the air while emitting alternately flames of fire and waves of water from the upper and lower part of his body. Here the Buddha is shown seated in meditation with flames coming out from his body. The celestial figures hold umbrellas over his head. The sculpture is edged with flames. Two lotuses issue forth from the two sides of the Buddha. The one to his left shows the Dipankara Jataka with the Buddha standing and a kneeling figure spreading his hair near his feet. The one to his right represents the episode of the offering of a handful of dust by a little child to the Buddha.


  • Title: Miracle at Sravasti
  • Date: 2nd Century C.E
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Schist stone, 40.5x40x6 cm.
  • Provenance: Near Kabul (north-west part of undivided India)
  • Type: Sculptures

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