Photo: Biswarup Gangully

Miracle at Vaishali

North Gate, Sanchi

From the middle inside panel of the right post. The monkey protagonist, who has snatched Buddha's begging bowl and filled it with palm syrup, is shown twice. Left, he presents the offering to Buddha. Right, he raises his arms in adoration as the offering is accepted. As always in these reliefs, Buddha is represented aniconically, in the form of a tree.