The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Ratnapani and represents figure 40 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 40 - Ratnapāṇi

Vajradhatvishvari
Figure 40: Ratnapāṇi

Ratnapāṇi, as the name signifies, belongs to the Ratnakula which is presided over by the Dhyāni Buddha Ratnasambhava, whose spiritual consort is Vajradhātvīśvarī. Ratnapāṇi is of the same nature as the Dhyāni Buddha and when represented, he either stands erect, or sits in different sitting postures. He stalk of a lotus on which appears the Kula symbol here the Jewel (Ratnacchaṭā). He is represented sparingly in the Buddhist Countries of the North, and a metal image of his found in Nepal is illustrated here (Fig 40). Ratnapāṇi is known and represented in Tibet

Colour: yellow;
Symbol: jewel;