Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Medicine Buddha - Retinue Figure

སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷ། 药师佛
(item no. 64606)
Origin Location China
Lineages Buddhist
Collection National Museum of India, New Delhi
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Bhudevi (Tibetan: sa'i lha mo. English: Earth Goddess): retinue deity of the south western side of the Medicine Buddha Mandala of Fifty-one Deities. This textile belongs to a larger set depicting all fifty-one deities.

"...in the west direction...Bhudevi, yellow, holding a vase, riding on a sow." Collection of All Tantras vol.1, page 116.

Jeff Watt 6-2009

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