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 (33): Yamadanda 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 (33): Yamadaṇḍa Lokeśvara

Yamadanda Lokeshvara
Fig. 33A: Yamadaṇḍa Lokeśvara

This is figure 33 in a series of 108 forms of Avalokiteśvara from the Macchandar Vahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

33. Yamadaṇḍa Lokeśvara. He is one-faced and six-armed, and sits in the Lalita attitude on a lotus. His three right hands hold the sword, the lotus and the Vajra, while his three left display the fruit, the bowl of gems and an unspecified mudrā (Karaṇa ?).

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., Yamadaṇḍa Lokeśvara].

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