The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Bodhisattva Gaganaganja and represents figure 53 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 53 - Bodhisattva Gaganagañja

Gaganaganja
Figure 53: Gaganagañja

The Bodhtsattva Gaganagañja is described four times in the Niṣpannayogāvalī. His colour is yellow showing his affiliation to Ratnasambhava of yellow colour with the Varada mudrā and the jewel. Gaganagañja is also represented in the same form as his sire Ratnasambhava of yellow colour. In the Two Lamaistic Pantheons Gaganagañja occurs only once and he is of the same form as his sire Ratnasambhava, Fig. 53 is a Nepalese drawing of the Bodhisattva.

Colour: yellow or red;
Symbol: kalpa tree;