by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139
This page contains an iconography image of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara and represents figure 57 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 57: Avalokiteśvara
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (The Watchful Lord) also called Padmapāṇi (Lotus bearer) is the spiritual son of the Dhyāni Buddha Amitābha. He is one of the most popular Bodhisattvas of the Buddhist Pantheon having as many as 108 different forms. A separate chapter is devoted to this Bodhisattva in this work. Here only his special form that occurs in the Niṣpannayogāvalī in the list of Sixteen Bodhisattvas will be referred to.