STARTED on the 16th of November 2013, I – Divvya Nirula, brought you “45 DAYS OF ART STORIES” the Below Post was first Published on 26.12.2013
“The Caves of the 1000 Buddhas
Locally known as the “Mogaoku” and in English called the “Mogao Caves”, the Caves of the 1000 Buddhas lie at the edge of the Gobi Desert in China. A series of caves carved into the face of a sandstone cliff they are a treasure of art from the 4th to the 14th Century.
This is a place where religion, meditation, peace and light have converged for centuries.
There is restoration taking place here now. A rejuvenation of the caves through technology and expertise coming together to preserve the history of a people, a culture, a belied – a World!”
My Inspiration : I wanted to write about a place or a monument that had long been neglected, which was getting renewed assistance through technology and government. The Magao Caves was it. I wanted to look at a real-time example of restoration.