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The Growth of Buddhism: Hevajra, Bengal, stone, c. 12th century AD

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Title: The Growth of Buddhism: Hevajra, Bengal, stone, c. 12th century AD
Author(s): Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Buddhism, Background: Bodhisattva's life, Buddha's message, Growth of Buddhism, Buddhist Pantheon;stone sculpture;book scan
Description: Hevajra, a Tantric Buddhist deity, is usually represented in the Yab-Yum attitude as shown here. The worship of such deities became popular with the rise of Vajrayana Buddhism of the mediaeval period. According to this cult, the female principle was as important as its male counterpart. -- (Nahar Collection, Calcutta).
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3738


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