The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Bodhisattva Akshayamati and represents figure 49-50 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 49-50 - Bodhisattva Akṣayamati

Figure 49: Akṣayamati
Figure 50: Akṣayamati (Peiping)

The second Bodhisattva is Akṣayamati (indestructible mind) and his name is widely known in the Buddhist ritualistic literature. Akṣayamati is described thrice in the Niṣpannayogāvalī. A Chinese statuette depicts him in the form of the Dhyāni Buddha Amoghasiddhi with the right hand raised against the chest in the Abhayamudrā and the left resting on the lap. Fig. 49 is a Nepalese drawing of the deity. Fig. 50 illustrates a Chinese specimen.

Colur: yellow;
Symbol: sword or jar;

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