Keywords: Mahasthamaprapta

4 objects

Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

High relief carving of Western Paradise. Amitabha presides over a lotus pond that contains flowers opening to reveal newborn souls. Numerous deities and celestial attendants fill in the tableau.


Buddha Amitabha (Amita) and the Eight Great Bodhisattvas

Buddha and eight disciples. The Buddha is seated on a lotus throne aloft, in the attitude of teaching. His throne rests upon an alter decorated in lotus motive, and before this and at his sides are eight Bodhisattvas, the “Beings of Enlightenment”, depicted in beauty and brilliantly garbed. Each, like the Buddha himself, has a …