Caves (Deities & Figures) | Deities & Stupas | Function & Relationship Glossary
Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Cave Imagery Description (below)
- Deities & Caves (below)
- Figures & Caves (below)
- Meditational Caves
- Terma Related Caves
- Maharakta Ganapati
- Dorje Drolo (Padmasambhava)
- Sage of Long-life
- Arhat Ajita
There are a number of deities and figures depicted either inside of, or in front of, a mountain cave. For the deities the cave has a special relationship based on the ritual literature. For the other figures the cave scenario relates to a narrative or historical event in the life story or the hagiography of that individual.
Jeff Watt 6-2014 [updated 3-2019]
(The images below are only a selection of examples chosen from the links above).