The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Bodhisattva Gandhahasti and represents figure 67 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 67 - Bodhisattva Gandhahasti

Figure 67: Gandhahasti

The Bodhisattva Gandhahasti is mentioned in the Niṣpannayogāvalī as belonging to the group of sixteen Bodhisattvas headed by Maitreya and is described in two independent forms. In one prominence is given to the word “hasti” and in the other to “gandha”.

This Bodhisattva is represented only once in the Chinese collection. His images are very rare. Fig. 67 illustrates a Nepalese drawing of the Bodhisattva.

Colour: green or whitish green;
Symbol: elephant’s trunk or conch;