Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Maitreya (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Bodhisattva

རྒྱལ་བ་བྱམས་པ། 弥勒佛
(item no. 61950)
Origin Location Bhutan
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Maitreya, Bodhisattva.

At the top left side are numerous spheres of light along with several mandalas, Vajradhara Buddha, Chakrasamvara an unidentified monastic teacher and Manjushri. At the top right side is Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara and many buddha figures in four spheres of light.

At the bottom left side is Guru Dragpur, red in colour surrounded by flames. On the right side is Dakini Simhamukha with a lion face, standing in a dancing posture.

Jeff Watt 3-2019

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Buddhist Deity: Maitreya Main Page
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