The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha and represents figure 51 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 51 - Bodhisattva Kṣitigarbha

Figure 51: Kṣitigarbha

The third Bodhisattva Kṣitigarbha (matrix of the earth) is rarely represented. He is described twice in the Niṣpannayogāvalī. In one, he is identical with his sire Vairocana with the Cakra symbol. Kṣitigarbha is illustrated four times in the Peiping collection in different forms. He is also found in Tibet. Fig. 51 is a Nepalese drawing of the deity.

Colour: yellow or green;
Symbol: kalpa tree on jar;