Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Figure: Bodhisattva Exceptions

Bodhisattva Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Bodhisattva Exceptions Description (below)
- Buddhas in Sambhogakaya Form
- Buddhist Goddesses
- Arya Tara
- Peaceful Deities
- Hindu Gods
- Peaceful Appearance
- Iconic & Non-iconic Iconography Main Page
- Eleven Figurative Forms
- Confusions
- Others...

Many figures have peaceful appearance but are not bodhisattvas by religious hierarchy. The female deity Tara, while not a true bodhisattva, does have bodhisattva appearance when depicted in her peaceful forms. When Tara is depicted in a standing posture she is very similar to the other bodhisattvas discussed above. Tara in Standing Posture

Jeff Watt 12-2019

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