2 edition of Eleven-headed Avalokiteśvara found in the catalog.
Tove E. Neville
Includes bibliographical references (p. -112) and index.
|Statement||Tove E. Neville.|
|LC Classifications||BQ4710.A82 N48 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xviii, 122 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||122|
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From the Jacket The Eleven-Headed Avalokitevara is a study of the many origins that may have played a part in arriving at this number of heads, based on forms and powers: male and female forms; origins based on name; in scriptural evidence and images, as well as Hindu deities, and finally origin seen in Rock-cut litanies in caves of India.
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Dimensions: inch X 9 inch X 3 inch Brass Sculptures: Buy Ganesha, Buddha & Nataraja Sculptures | ExoticIndia Brass Statue The bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokitesvara (Chenrezi to Tibetans) is portrayed here in his most powerful, royal form, with eleven faces, Price: $ eleven-headed Avalokitesvara at Kanheri is the singular sculpture of its kind which shows a superb illustration of the imagination of learned Buddhist scho-lars and the exquisite skill of the then artists.
Another significant evidence from Kanheri which has important bearing on the interpretation of the eleven-headed image is the worship of.
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Eleven-headed Kannon (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) is an important bodhisattva in the esoteric schools of Buddhism. Atop the deity’s own head are eleven additional heads. Ten of these take the form of bodhisattvas and represent the ten stages toward enlightenment.
The topmost head is that of Amida (Sanskrit: Amitabha), the Buddha from whom. The thanka of Eleven-headed Avalokiteśvara presented to Atīśa upon his arrival in A.D. must have looked very much like the splendid representation of this deity at Alchi (Pl. Incidentally, it may be noted that the iconography of this form of Avalokiteśvara, as.
From the Jacket: A fundamental work based on Original Sanskrit, Chinese Korean, Japanese, the lost Iranian language Sogdian and Tibetan works - on the origin of Avalokitesvara.
It identifies the several prevalent folk-deities which were assimilated into the iconographical form. The workship of Avalokitesvara was accompanied by a dharani (recited hymn).