The Iconography of Nepalese Buddhism by Shakya Min Bahadur
Handicraft Association of Ne | 1999 | English | ISBN: 9993337307 | 213 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Preface A casual visitor will be surprised to see the large number of both peaceful and wrathful looking deities in Kathmandu valley. He will even be doubtful if these are Buddhist at all. Because in Theravada Buddhist tradition they are famliar with the image of Shakyamuni Buddha, Dharmacakra symbol, stupa, or some devas connected with Buddha legends. However, this is not the case in Kathmandu valley or in Nepal. The form of Buddhism is Vajrayana which traditional Buddhists believed to have been delivered by Shakyamuni Buddha himself.