Worship of Bodhi tree representing Kanakamuni Buddha

unknown100-200 C.E

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata
Kolkata, India

The medallion on a fragmentary rail pillar features the
symbolic representation of Kanakamuni, one of the seven
mortal Buddhas, of whom Gautama is the last one. It shows
an enthroned tree, worshippers which is stated to be the
bodhi tree under which Kanakamuni attained
enlightenment, being worshipped by male and female
devotees. The inscribed label reads: bhagavato kanakamuni
bodhi (the bodhi tree of Lord Kanakamuni).


  • Title: Worship of Bodhi tree representing Kanakamuni Buddha
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 100-200 C.E
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: 68.5x49x15 cm.
  • Provenance: Bharhut, Satna, Madhya Pradesh

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