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  • Antiquity Of Manuscript Painting In Nepal
    Antiquity Of Manuscript Painting In Nepal
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    The earliest historical documents of Kathmandu  Valley which has come to light dates only from 185 AD. The pedestal caption inscription identifying the statue of king Jaya Varma is the earliest finding so far known up to the present date. There is a big gap of 279 years between the above mentioned finding and the Changu Narayan pillar inscription of Mandeva 1st dated 464 AD. No scientific historical document has come to light, which fills the gap of these 279 years.

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  • Araniko Gallery Stands Neglected
    Araniko Gallery Stands Neglected
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    Located half a kilometer off the ring road of Kirtipur, Araniko White Dagoba Gallery is in fact a museum as it not only consists of paintings and sculptures of him but every thing that sheds light on his life and works. It particularly focuses on the white dagoba, the magnum opus of Araniko's architectural works. Erected in the middle of Miao Ying Temple in Beijing, the 50.9 meter tall dome-shaped stupa has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.

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  • Basic Concepts Of Mandala
    Basic Concepts Of Mandala
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    Mandala is a Sanskrit term, which simply means circle. A Sanskrit thesaurus defines various meanings hiding behind the term Mandala. It defines that the term Mandala is synonym with the word "Chakravala" meaning a cosmic disc or wheel

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  • Almost Devine
    Almost Devine
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    The first time I met artist DB Chitrakar, it was at the Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, during his solo art exhibition. He guided me through his art works and humbly explained them to me with child - like delight. His unique collection of landscape paintings and portraits were beautiful and truly astounding but what attracted me more was the elderly artist himself.

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