The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Amoghasiddhi and represents figure 33-34 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 33-34 - Amoghasiddhi

Figure 33: Amoghasiddhi
Figure 34: Amoghasiddhi (Nepal)

The Nepalese Buddhists consider Amoghasiddhi to be the Fifth Dhyāni Buddha in order. His left hand lies open on the lap and the right exhibits the Abhaya (protection) mudrā. His form is described in many places in Tantric works but the one appearing in the Advayavajrasaṃgraha appears to be the best.

Statues and paintings of this Dhyāni Buddha are found in large numbers in all Buddhist countries especially of the North. Some of them are reproduced here (Figs. 33, 34). He is popular in Tibet and China.

Colour: green;
Mudrā: abhaya;
Vāhana: garuḍa;
Symbol: viśvavajra;