The Indian Buddhist Iconography

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

This page contains an iconography image of 108 forms of Avalokiteshvara (6): Shadaknari Lokeshvara and represents 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.

108 forms of Avalokiteśvara (6): Ṣaḍakṇarī Lokeśvara

Shadaknari Lokeshvara
Fig. 6A: Ṣaḍakṇarī Lokeśvara

This is figure 6 in a series of 108 forms of Avalokiteśvara from the Macchandar Vahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

6. Ṣaḍakṇarī Lokeśvara. He sits in the Vajraparyaṅka attitude. He has four arms and one face. The principal pair of hands is joined against the chest in forming the Añjali. The second pair carries the rosary in the right and the lotus in the left.

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 [viz., Ṣaḍakṇarī Lokeśvara].

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