Buddha-Images.com shows Buddha images from Thailand with different postures and gestures. The hand gestures of the Buddha images are explained. The different styles of Buddha images in Thailand (according to historical periods) are exemplified. Besides the life of the Buddha, the website also features the 10 previous lives of the Buddha (the Jataka Tales) as seen in mural paintings in Thai temples.
The genius of anonymous painters transformed the rugged rock surface and the flat walls of the Buddhist shrines into epics of colour and figurative forms for the spiritual joy and edification of the devotees.
A collection of photos by James G. Lochtefeld:
Evolution of the Buddha Image, Sanchi, Ajanta, Pollonnaruwa, Monastic Ordination, Dambulla, Sigiriya.
More than a hundred stories with ancient Indian frescoes from Ajanta caves.