Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Deities & Stupas

Deities & Stupas | Stupa Main Page | Function & Relationship Glossary

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Deities & Stupas Description (below)
- Shakyamuni Buddha at Dhanyakataka Stupa
- Maitreya in a Stupa
- Marichi in a Stupa
- Ushnishavijaya in a Stupa
- Vajrapani holding a Stupa
- Vaishravana holding a Stupa
- Rakta Yamari Crown Ornamnets (Drigung)
- Virupaksha holding a Stupa
- 'Revealed Treasure' Deity
- The Bodhisattva cutting his hair (narrative element)
- Arhat Abheda (narrative element)
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

There are a handful of Buddhas and deities that are depicted seated either inside or in front of a stupa. In some cases the stupa is the special attribute for the Buddha or deity, or it relates to a unique situation, narrative or historical event.

Jeff Watt 6-2014

(The images below are only a selection of examples chosen from the links above).