The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of Bodhisattva Sarvapayanjaha and represents figure 70-71 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 70-71 - Bodhisattva Sarvāpāyañjaha


Figure 70: Sarvāpāyañjaha
Figure 71: Sarvāpāyañjaha

Bodhisattva Sarvāpāyañjaha (remover of all miseries) is also known by his shorter name of Apāyañjaha and is described twice in the Niṣpannayogāvalī in two independent forms.

Sarvāpāyañjaha is represented twice in the Chinese collection. In one he is identical with his spiritual sire Akṣobhya with the Bhūsparśa mudrā and in another his right hand with open palm rests against the chest while the left shows the act of forbidding. Perhaps this attitude is identical with the act of removing sin. Fig. 70 is a Nepalese drawing of the deity. Fig. 71 illustrates his Chinese statuette.

Colour: white;
Symbol: act of removing sin or goad;