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Buddhist Deity: Vasudhara Iconography

Vasudhara Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Outline Page
- Iconographic Types:
--- Yellow (solitary) Dharani Tradition
--- Yellow (solitary) Vajrapanjara Tradition
--- Yellow (solitary, standing) Jamari Tradition
--- Yellow Cow-herder (solitary, standing)
--- Red Manohara (solitary)
--- Red (solitary) Sakya Tradition
--- Yellow (six hands, solitary & mandala)
- Mandala Configurations:
--- Five Deity
--- Nine Deity
--- Nineteen Deity
- Confusions
- Others...

Video: Vasudhara: Goddess of Wealth

"Vasudhara, with one face and two hands. The right [hand] in the gesture of supreme generosity and the left holds tufts of rice and a vase, showering down various jewels. Having jewel ornaments and garments of silk. Completely surrounded by friendly beings. Seated in the vajrasana [posture]." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557. From the One Hundred Methods of Accomplishment).

"Vasudhara, yellow, with one face and six hands; in a manner happily seated at play. The first right hand is in a gesture of supreme generosity, the second 'raining jewels,' the third with the hand in a gesture accompanying singing. The first left holds an abundant vase, the second a sheaf of grain, the third [holds] the Prajnaparamita text; adorned with all jewel ornaments."
(This form of Vasudhara arises from the Togpa Chungwa and the Vajravali text of Abhayakaragupta).

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