by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | 51,392 words | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139
This page contains an iconography image of Pandara and represents figure 20 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 20: Pāṇḍarā
Pāṇḍarā is also called Pāṇḍaravāsinī. According to a Dhyāna in the Advayavajrasaṃgraha she belongs to the Lotus family which is also the family of the Dhyāni Buddha Amitābha. Pāṇḍarā thus is the spiritual consort of Amitābha.
Images and paintings of this goddess are rare. She is however known in Nepal in paintings, and some of her statuettes are found in China. Fig 20 illustrates a Nepalese drawing of the goddess.