The Indian Buddhist Iconography

by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | 51,392 words | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139

This page contains an iconography image of Buddhist Triad (3): Sangha and represents figure 11 of the book Indian Buddhist Iconography, based on extracts of the Sadhanamala English translation. These plates and illustrations represent either photographs of sculptures or line-drawing reproductions of paintings or other representations of Buddhist artwork.

Figure 11 - Buddhist Triad (3): Saṅgha

Figure 11: Saṅgha (Buddhist triad)

Besides the Stūpas, the Three Jewels of Buddhism, known by the names of the Buddha, Dharma and Saṅgha were conceived in the form of deities and worship was freely offered to them by the Buddhists in both symbolic and human forms The images of the Holy Triad as obtained in Nepal are here illustrated. (Figs. 9, 10, 11). Out of the three, one Dharma is a goddess.

Credits of figure 11 (Sangha) goes to Pandits Siddhiharsha, Dharmaharsha and Purnaharsha Vajrācārya of Kathmandu (Nepal), in respect of Nepalese images reproduced.

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