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Buddha Akshobhya in Mongolia

https://doi.org/10.31696/2618-7043-2019-2-4-817-837

Abstract

This is another article in the series of researches published by the present author, which deal with the iconography and the meaning of Buddhist deities of Vajrayana in particular in Mongolian Buddhism. Buddha Akshobhya is a one of the Tathagata Buddhas, the forefathers of Five Buddha families or Five Dhyani Buddhas. The article deals with the development stages of the Akshobhya cult, some specific features of its practice among Mongolian Buddhists and the visual representations by the famous master Ondor Gegen Zanabazar (1635–1723). The author publishes here images of various sculptures of Akshobhya from the collections of temples, museums, as well as private collections in Mongolia.

About the Author

S. K. Syrtypova
Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation

Surun-Khanda D. Syrtypova - Ph. D-(habil.) (Hist.), Leading Research Associate, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation.



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Syrtypova S.K. Buddha Akshobhya in Mongolia. Orientalistica. 2019;2(4):817-837. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.31696/2618-7043-2019-2-4-817-837

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