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 (18): Lokanatha Raktaryavalokiteshvara 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 (18): Lokanātha Raktāryāvalokiteśvara

Lokanatha Raktaryavalokiteshvara
Fig. 18A: Lokanātha Raktāryāvalokiteśvara

This is figure 18 in a series of 108 forms of Avalokiteśvara from the Macchandar Vahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

18. Lokanātha Raktāryāvalokiteśvara. He is one-faced and twoarmed and sits in the Lalita attitude on a lotus The right hand displays the Varada mudrā while the left holds the stem of a lotus on his lap.

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., Lokanātha Raktāryāvalokiteśvara].

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