Bodhisattva – anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has generated bodhicitta, which is a spontaneous wish to attain buddhahood for the benefit of all. Bodhisattvas are a popular subject in Buddhist art.

Padmapani – Padma means ‘Lotus’ and Pani is ‘Hand’. Hence, this painting depicts Bodhisattva with Lotus (as a symbol of enlightenment) in Hand.

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