Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara Iconography

Avalokiteshvara Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Main Categories of Iconographic Forms
- Iconographic Forms Textual
- Iconographic Forms (Bari, Rinjung, etc.)
- Forms Based on Appearance
- Common Names
- Avalokiteshvara Outline Page
- Iconographic Forms (Clark Text)
- Iconographic Forms According to the Four Classes of Tantra
- Compendium Paintings
- Iconographic Compendium Texts
- Miscellaneous Forms, Postures & Topics
- Unusual or Unidentified Iconography
- Lokeshvara Glossary
-
Bibliography
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Main Iconographic Forms:
- Amoghapasha
- Chaturbhuja
- Eleven Faces
- Jinasagara
- Simhanada
- Bodhisattva (Generic)
- Others...

Iconographic Forms According to the Four Classes of Tantra:
- Kriya
- Charya
- Yoga
- Anuttarayoga

Iconographic Texts:
- Compendium Paintings
- Bari Gyatsa (Bari Lotsawa Rinchen Drag)
- Drub Tab Gyatso (Lotsawa Dragpa Gyaltsen)
- Mitra Gyatsa (Mitra Yogin)
- Rinjung Gyatsa (Taranata)
- Rinjung Lhantab Forms of Lokeshvara (3rd Panchen Lama)
- Sadhanasamucchaya (Sanskrit Version)
- Yidam Gyatso (Taranata)
- Others...

Avalokiteshvara Miscellaneous Forms, Postures & Topics:
- Miscellaneous Forms
- Red Avalokita (Standing)
- Red Forms (Rakta)
- Two Armed
- Seated Holding a Lotus
-
Standing Holding a Lotus (Padmapani)
- Relaxed Posture
- Thinking Posture
- Lineage Paintings
- Mandala (All)
- Textile
- Peaceful Forms
- Semi-Peaceful Semi-wrathful Forms
- Wrathful Forms
- Others...

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Jeff Watt 2-2007 [updated 9-2014, 3-2017]

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