The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Vishvapani and represents figure 36 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 36 - Viśvapāṇi

Figure 36: Viśvapāṇi

Viśvapāṇi, as the name indicates, is the holder of the Viśvavajra or the double thunderbolt which is the symbol of the Dhyāni Buddha Amoghasiddhi, whose spiritual consort is Tārā or Tāriṇī. They all belong to what is called the Karmakula to which the green colour is assigned. Viśvapāṇi thus is green in colour and shows the Viśvavajra on a lotus. When represented, he may stand erect or sit in different sitting postures. His images are sometimes found, and one specimen is illustrated here (Fig 36). Viśvapāṇi is known in Tibet.

Colour: green;
Symbol: viśvavajra;

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