Buddhist Stupas

The Greco-Roman architectural impact modified the structure of the stupa.The orthodox Indian design of the stupa was developed into an architectural composition of fine propositions and character. The height of the stupa was raised enormously by elevating it on a high platform and by elongating its main body upwards. Plastic ornamentation was added to the structure of the stupa.The main theme of Gandhara School can be said to be the new form of Buddhism-Mahayanism and its most important contribution was the evolution of an image of the Buddha