The Indian Buddhist Iconography

by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | 51,392 words | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139

This page contains an iconography image of (Avalokiteshvara): Sukhavati Lokeshvara and represents figure 119 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 119 - (Avalokiteśvara): Sukhāvatī Lokeśvara

Figure 119: Sukhāvatī Lokeśvara

A description of the deity occurs in the Dharmakoṣasaṅgraha (Dharmakośasaṃgraha) of Amṛtānanda. Nepal abounds in images of Sukhāvatī Lokeśvaṛa both in stone and in bronze, though his images are not found in any other Buddhist country of the North.

Fig. 119 illustrates a sculpture from Nepal representing the deity Sukhāvatī Lokeśvaṛa. Here the god is in the company of his Śakti but is without the other companions as prescribed.

Colour: white;
Arms: six;
Faces: three;
Āsana: lalita;

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