Avadana Painting #2 containing stories 4-6. From a set of 22 tangkas and 108 stories.
(4) The Fall of King Mandhata.
(5) The Gift of Candraprabha.
(6) Travels to the Island of Badara.
The Avadana paintings were conceived and sponsored by Situ Panchen Chokyi Jungne (1700-1774). From the first set of paintings numerous copies were later made.
[Story names from Leaves of the Heaven Tree, the Great Compassion of the Buddha by Padma Chophel, 19th century. (Based on the Bodhisattvavadanakalpata of Kshemendra, 11th century). Translated by Deborah Black. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1997.]
Jeff Watt 11-2000