Jataka tales

The railings of the Bharhut Stupa contain roundels with jātaka illustrations

What is jātaka? That which relates the austere practices and bodhisattva practices of the Blessed One in various past births: this is called jātaka.

Bodhisattvāvadānakalpalatā (Wish-Fulfilling Creeper Consisting in Avadānas of the Bodhisattva),

The following list includes some important jātakas of the Pali tradition:

According to Naomi Appleton, the "four great stupas" visited by Faxian (337–422 CE) are:

Some of the main translations of jātakas available in English include: