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 Sarvashokatamonirghatamati and represents figure 63 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 63 - Bodhisattva Sarvaśokatamonirghātamati

Figure 63: Sarvaśokatamonirghātamati

This Bodhisattva who destroys all sorrows and inertia is described thrice in the Niṣpannayogāvalī He is given twice the yellow colour or the colour of gold or whitish yellow and once the red. Thus the Bodhisattva undoubtedly belongs to the family of the Dhyāni Buddha Ratnasambhava, although red suggests Amitābha also.

In the Chinese collection, this Bodhisattva is illustrated twice as Tamodghātamati and as Śokanirghātamati. Fig. 63 illustrates a Nepalese drawing of Sarvaśokatamonirghātamati.

Colour: whitish yellow, yellow or red;
Symbol: staff;

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