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Buddhist Halls and the Gandhara Period

Buddhist Halls and the Gandhara Period

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will present a few examples of ancient Indian art prior to 300 AD.

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This lesson discusses the architectural features of Chaiya Halls and the characteristics of Gandharan art.

Notes on "Buddhist Halls and the Gandhara Period"


(00:00-00:31) Introduction

(00:32-02:43) Chaitya Halls

(02:44-04:56) Gandhara Style

(04:57-05:21) What did we learn?


Image of Chaitya Hall, Karle, India, Creative Commons,; Image of Standing Buddha, Public Domain,


Terms to Know
Chaitya Hall

A prayer hall in a Buddhist or Jain shrine.

Gandhara Style

Stucco or stone sculptures, a style of Buddhist art which showed Greek and Indian influences.