Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vasudhara (Buddhist Deity) - (1 face, 6 hands)

ནོར་རྒྱུན་མ། ནང་ལྷ། 财源天母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 24160)
Origin Location Nepal
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal, Stone Inset: Turquoise
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Yellow Vasudhara, with one face and six hand.

"Vasudhara, yellow, with one face and six hands; in a manner happily seated at play. The first right hand is in a gesture of supreme generosity, the second 'raining jewels,' the third with the hand in a gesture accompanying singing. The first left holds an abundant vase, the second a sheaf of grain, the third [holds] the Prajnaparamita text; adorned with all jewel ornaments."

Vasudhara, a Budhdist goddess of wealth and harvest. She is closely linked with Jambhala another important god of wealth. Vasudhara has many forms and is also depicted as the consort of Jambhala, a popular male wealth deity.

"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).

This form of Vasudhara arises from the Togpa Chungwa and the Vajravali text of Abhayakaragupta.

Jeff Watt [Text: 10-2007, updated: 8-2016]

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