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Buddhism in the Krishna River Valley of Andhra by Sree Padma Holt, A. w. Barber

By Sree Padma Holt, A. w. Barber

Explores the significance of Buddhism because it built within the Krishna River Valley of Andhra (modern-day Andhra Pradesh) and its impression.

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197–203; see also O. , Tradition and Archaeology [New Delhi: Manohar, 1996], pp. 59–78), and studies in Egypt, East Africa, and the east coast of Red Sea (Steven Sidebotham. , pp. 12–35) reinforce the view of extensive trade between the ports of peninsular parts of India including its east coast with that of the Roman world as far as Alexandria during the first three centuries of CE. 3. B. Subbarao, The Personality of India (Baroda: M. S. University Monograph Series 3, 1958), p. 77 reports that the chalcolithic culture was mainly confined to northern India while in central (including the Andhra region) and western India, the neolithic culture, in the absence of copper tools, developed a sophisticated stone blade industry.

J. , 1963), pp. 33–37. Here, it is interesting to entertain a theory that the Caityaka sect of the Mahåsåμghikas originated in Andhra [B. S. L. Hanumantha Rao, op. , pp. 79–85]. The Caityakas are so called because the decoration and worship of caityas formed an important part of their cult. In light of our discussion, there would appear to be some plausibility to this theory as the worshipers of the indigenous cult of the dead, the Caityakas would have abetted the rise of st¶pa cultic activity.

Rajendra Babu, pp. 156–157) from where terracotta art has been documented. A stone sculpture of the mother goddess with jewelry from Nagarjunakonda during the Ik∑våku period may indicate not only the continuity of goddess worship into the common era but also its popularity among the royalty. An inscription on the bottom of the sculpture says that one of the queens of Ik∑våku dynasty and her family members were devotees of the mother goddess. 68. IAR, 1974–75, p. 6: Excavation at Chandavaram, Dist.

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