The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Padmapani (Nepal) and represents figure 21 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 21 - Padmapāṇi (Nepal)

Figure 21: Padmapāṇi (Nepal)

Padmapāṇi is the Bodhisattva attached to the Padma (lotus) family which is presided over by the Dhyāni Buddha Amitābha whose spiritual consort is Pāṇḍarā or Pāṇḍaravāsinī. The Lotus is the symbol of this family and the colour assigned to this family is red. The Bodhisattva Padmapāṇi begets the red colour and a full-blown lotus as his symbol. Padmapāṇi is fairly well represented in the Buddhist countries of the North including Tibet and China. One of his images is illustrated in Fig. 21.

Colour: red;
Symbol: lotus;

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