of the Buddha
Episodes from the life of the Buddha
form the next important theme.
Gautama was meditating under the
Bodhi tree to attain enlightenment. Mara, the Evil Spirit, made many attempts
to dislodge Gautama from His resolve. Mara sent his three most beautiful
daughters to distract Him. This failed. Then Mara summoned his demons to
dislodge Gautama. But Gautama was calm and unmoved.
On the way to Her parentís house
Mayadevi gave birth to Siddharta in Lumbini grove of shaala trees.
Brahma, Indra and other gods descended to pay their respects to the new-born.
Maraís Episode, Cave 1
Maya Devi giving birth to Siddharta,