Bodhgaya, India - A monk changes the robe of the Buddha image in the inner sanctum of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. Bodhgaya is where the Buddha reached enlightenment and is thus the most important Buddhist pilgrimage destination in the world.
Buddha Preaching the First Sermon at Sarnath, 11th century. India (Bihar, probably Nalanda). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1920 (20.43) | This Buddha from Nalanda could well have been housed in a temple. As early images typically were attached to relic structures this idea of venerating an independent image of the Buddha reflects a shift in practice that was especially important for the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. #Buddhism
by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr. Ca. 1910-20 view of a Zen Buddhist playing a Bamboo Flute. The photo posed above is possibly by T. ENAMI.