The Indian Buddhist Iconography

by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139

This page contains an iconography image of Vairocana-Vajradhatu and represents figure 30 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 30 - Vairocana-Vajradhātu

Figure 30: Vairocana-Vajradhātu

When Vairocana is four-faced and eight-armed he is called Vajradhātu and in this form he is described in the Vajradhātu-maṇḍala of the Niṣpannayogāvalī. Vajradhātu Buddha is mentioned in the Chinese collection. The
Chinese figure corresponds with the description given here and is illustrated in Fig 30.

Colour: white;
Faces: four;
Arms: eight;