Tag: narrative no. 46

  • #46. Śibi-Kapota

    #46. Śibi-Kapota

    Ajanta Cave 1 The narrative was identified by Alfred Foucher (1921, narrative no. 15). When Lord Indra complained about the imperfections of human beings, his architect Viśvakarmān drew his attention to King Śibi who was an archetype of justice and compassion. To test Śibi, Indra asked Viśvakarmān to assume a pigeon’s (kapota) appearance, while he…