Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara: Chenresigs, Kuan-yin or Kannon Bodisattva: Its Origin and Iconography

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Book Description Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. 188pp. The Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara 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. Manifold as the sources are, they led to consideration of this Bodhisattva as the highest form of compassion in the widest sense of the word, the savior for humanity of eight to ten dreads, which assail and defeat humankind, especially for exposed travelers, be they pilgrims going to visit and pray at Buddhist shrines, or monks seeking new temples or to find new masters to teach them. This essay weaves together a panorama in South Asia, moving up to Central Asia and Chinese cultures who contributed their own examples from caves in China (Tun Huang) that also held depositories of paintings brought back to modern cultures for study in Paris and London, long scrolls such as the Yunan Tali Kingdoms treasure from the late Sung period, all told tales of Buddhist iconography and styles that most often harked back to earlier Indian models. Korea found influence from China and Japan had the Eleven Headed in Metal and also of lacquer and wood in splendid examples from seventh and eight centuries on. Still, most astounding is a theory weaving the thread back to the Indian cave litanies, showing how the Bodhisattva as savior caused in practice of art to furnish the model for how the ten scenes of dreads plus the great Avalokitesvaras own face led to an eleven-headed giants seen in Indian Gupta styles. Bookseller Inventory # 395170

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Book Description hardcover. Book Condition: New. (Size: 28.5x22.5cms.), (with 67 b&w illus.), Contents: List of Illustrations; Photographic Credits; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: The Origins of Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara; Chapter Three: Iconography of Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara: Exampels from India, Cambodia, Nepal and Tibet; Chapter Four: Background for the Eleven-Headed Kuan-yin in China; Chapter Five: Iconography of Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvaras Kuan-yin in China, Kuan Eum in Korea and Kannon in Japan; Chapter Six: Conclusion; Appendix: Ten Powers of the Litany as Origin for Eleven Headed Avalokitesvara; Bibliography; Index. xviii+122 Verify ISBN for International Edition, Year of Publication 1999 8121504570. Bookseller Inventory # 47648

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