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 (94): Cintamani 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 (94): Cintāmaṇi Lokeśvara

Cintamani Lokeshvara
Fig. 94A: Cintāmaṇi Lokeśvara

This is figure 94 in a series of 108 forms of Avalokiteśvara from the Macchandar Vahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.

94. Cintāmaṇi Lokeśvara. Also similar to No. 73, except that here he carries the Caitya in his right hand while the empty left is held near his navel.

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., Cintāmaṇi Lokeśvara].

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