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 (51): Akshayamati 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 (51): Akṣayamati Lokeśvara

Akshayamati Lokeshvara
Fig. 51A: Akṣayamati Lokeśvara

This is figure 51 in a series of 108 forms of Avalokiteśvara from the Macchandar Vahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

51. Akṣayamati Lokeśvara. He also is identical with No. 44, except that he holds the rosary in his right hand and the lotus on a water-vessel against the chest with his left.

44. Avalokita Lokeśvara. He also is one-faced and two-armed and sits in the same attitude on a lotus. He wields the sword in his right hand and holds the stem of a lotus against the chest with his 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., Akṣayamati Lokeśvara].

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