IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 4, April 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Mousumi Deka
The present paper focuses on the impact of Buddhism in sculptural art of Assam. A controversy has been continuing since antiquity on the existence of Buddhism in Assam. Though, mostly Brahmanism sculptures are observed in the temple sites of Assam, but the sculptures carry sometimes the message of Buddhism. Several archaeological sites display the image of Buddha and Buddhistic female goddess. Buddhism is closely related to Tantricism which was predominant in ancient Assam. Therefore, it is observed that image of Buddha is sometimes illustrated with the erotic figures.