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 (75): Ratnadala 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 (75): Ratnadala Lokeśvara

Ratnadala Lokeshvara
Fig. 75A: Ratnadala Lokeśvara

This is figure 75 in a series of 108 forms of Avalokiteśvara from the Macchandar Vahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

75. Ratnadala Lokeśvara. He also is similar to No. 73, in all respects except that here he displays the Varada pose in his right hand, while his empty left touches his left shoulder.

Piṇḍapātra Lokeśvara. He is one-faced and two-armed and stands on a lotus. He holds the Piṇḍapātra (the bowl) in his two hands near the navel.

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., Ratnadala Lokeśvara].

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