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Face Of Lokeshvara

Artist: Siddhimuni Shakya
Size: 152 x 102 mm // 6 x 4 inches

This detail from an exquisite black and white painting by the great Newar artist, Siddhimuni Shakya, depicts the face of Padmapani Lokeshvara, the ‘Lotus-holding Lord of the World’. Lokeshvara, or Avalokiteshvara, is the bodhisattva of great compassion, who has a hundred and eight different manifestations in the Newar Buddhist tradition. His beautiful face radiates serenity, and his ornately jewelled crown bears the central image of Amitabha Buddha, the ‘Lord of the Lotus Family’, of which Padmapani is the principal bodhisattva. An antelope-skin is draped over his left shoulder, a serpent serves as his sacred thread, and he wears a golden choker, a chained silver medallion, and an ornamental garland of flowers around his neck. His ornate halo is adorned with two crocodiles or makaras with small figures in their jaws, and the crowning serpent-devouring head of kirtimukha.

© text by Robert Beer


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Kintaro Publishing is an independent publisher specializing in artworks and books. Instead of randomly offering works of art, we follow our own criteria, belief and vision. We strive to bring pleasure to our customers by providing cutting-edge artworks and books. Focussing mainly on counter/urban culture, alternative lifestyles and inspiring (body)art, we aim at introducing new forms of expression, as well as to raise the interest of the public for an exciting and innovating culture.
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