by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya | 1958 | 51,392 words | ISBN-10: 8173053138 | ISBN-13: 9788173053139
This page contains an iconography image of 108 forms of Avalokiteshvara (14): Pretasantarpana 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.
Fig. 14A: Pretasantarpaṇa Lokeśvara
14. Pretasantarpaṇa Lokeśvara. He is one-faced and six-armed and stands on a lotus. In his three right hands he displays the rosary, the jewel and the Varada mudrā, while the three left carry the Tridaṇḍi and the book and exhibit the Varada mudrā.
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., Pretasantarpaṇa Lokeśvara].