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  • Jataka tales — Bhutanese painted thangka of the Jatakas, 18th 19th Century, Phajoding Gonpa, Thimphu, Bhutan …   Wikipedia

  • Jataka Tales —    Part of the canon of sacred Buddhist literature, stories of Gotama Buddha s previous incarnations, in human or animal form, numbering 550 and composed between the third century BCE and the fifth century CE. Their setting is commonly northern… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Jataka — /jah teuh keuh/, n. Buddhism. a collection of fables, many concerning former lives of the Buddha. * * * ▪ Buddhist literature (Pāli and Sanskrit:“Birth”),  any of the extremely popular stories of former lives of the Buddha, which are preserved in …   Universalium

  • JÂTAKA —    a Pâli collection of stories recounting 550 previous births of the Buddha, the earliest collection of popular tales, and the ultimate source of many of Æsop s fables and Western folk lore legends …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • jataka —    In Buddhism, tales of the lives the Buddha …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Sibi Jataka — is one of the Jataka tales detailing episodes of the various incarnations of Buddha. Each Jataka tale illustrates the Buddhist ideals of Dharma and sacrifice in various forms. Tradition states that these tales were narrated by Buddha himself… …   Wikipedia

  • Vessantara Jataka — mural, 19th century, Wat Suwannaram, Thonburi district, Bangkok, Thailand …   Wikipedia

  • ANIMAL TALES — ANIMAL TALES, stories in which animals are the principal characters, with the plot revolving around them and the setting mainly in the animal world. A man in an animal tale is an intruder in a strange world inhabited, ruled, and dominated by… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • List of Amar Chitra Katha comics — This is a list of titles in the Indian Amar Chitra Katha comic book series. The numbers in brackets indicate which number in the series a particular title is. The most popular issues were republished as deluxe editions although some of the newest …   Wikipedia

  • South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …   Universalium

  • The Tortoise and The Geese — is a fable that appears in the Panchatantra, a collection of Sanskrit tales believed to date back as far as the 3rd century BCE [Jacobs, page xv: The latest date at which the stories were thus connected is fixed by the fact that some of them have …   Wikipedia