The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Locana and represents figure 31 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 31 - Locanā

Figure 31: Locanā

The Dhyāni Buddhas are all associated with their Śakti or female counterpart and an offspring or Bodhisattva. They fall into a separate group of five or six if Vajrasattva is added. Locanā belongs to the Tathāgata family to which the Dhyāni Buddha Vairocana also belongs. Thus Locanā is the Śakti or the female counterpart of the Dhyāni Buddha Vairocana.

Paintings and sculptures of this goddess are rare. A Nepalese drawing of the goddess is reproduced here in Fig. 31 Locanā is represented in Tibet.

Colour: white;
Arms: two;