Subject: Iconographic Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva Page

The examples below represent iconographic forms of the three principal bodhisattva that originate with the literature of the Buddhist Mahayana Sutra tradition; Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani. These iconographic depictions however derive from the Tantra literature of Mahayana Buddhism. All aspects of their appearance such as colour, number of faces, arms, hand attributes, posture, etc., are unchangeable by the artist or donor of the painting.

Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)
Vajrapani (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Bhutadamara
Vajrapani (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Bhutadamara
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Namasangiti
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Namasangiti
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Chaturbhuja (4 hands)
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Dharmadhatu Vagishvara
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Dharmadhatu Vagishvara
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): Arapachana
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
Arapachana
Vajrapani (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): (Sarvadurgati Tantra, Chitta)
Vajrapani (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
(Sarvadurgati Tantra, Chitta)
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity): White
Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
White