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. 65795)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

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.

"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).

Jeff Watt 10-2007

English Transliteration: No inscriptions.

Secondary Images
Related Items
Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley

Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Vasudhara, Six Hands
Buddhist Deity: Vasudhara Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 2)