【京都・三十三間堂/大弁功徳天(二十八部衆)(鎌倉)】国宝。木造彩色、玉眼、截金。167cm。通常吉祥天と呼ばれる。ヒンズー教のラクシュミー女神。唐装で両手を胸の辺りへ上げた穏やかな表情の像。剣や宝珠等持物があったと推察される。

【京都・三十三間堂/大弁功徳天(二十八部衆)(鎌倉)】国宝。木造彩色、玉眼、截金。167cm。通常吉祥天と呼ばれる。ヒンズー教のラクシュミー女神。唐装で両手を胸の辺りへ上げた穏やかな表情の像。剣や宝珠等持物があったと推察される。

Mythic painting depicting the goddess Benzaiten mounted on the back of a large white dragon playing a biwa; attributed to Tani Buncho (1763-1840).

Mythic painting depicting the goddess Benzaiten mounted on the back of a large white dragon playing a biwa; attributed to Tani Buncho (1763-1840).

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The goddess of everything that flows: water, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension, knowledge

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is the Japanese name for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The goddess of everything that flows: water, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension, knowledge

弁財天像(掛け軸)Benzaiten

弁財天像(掛け軸)Benzaiten

#Benzaiten #Benten - Japanese #Sarasvati wearing Chinese fashion in #Hakata doll style #弁才天

#Benzaiten #Benten - Japanese #Sarasvati wearing Chinese fashion in #Hakata doll style #弁才天

弁財天 べんざいてん Benzaiten 葵岡 渓栖 あおいがおか けいせい Aoigaoka Keisai

弁財天 べんざいてん Benzaiten 葵岡 渓栖 あおいがおか けいせい Aoigaoka Keisai

Benzaiten in Japan is often shown with a musical instrument, as with Sarasvati goddess of Hinduism in India and in Bali (Indonesia). Her temples are more common on islands and coastal regions of Japan.

Benzaiten in Japan is often shown with a musical instrument, as with Sarasvati goddess of Hinduism in India and in Bali (Indonesia). Her temples are more common on islands and coastal regions of Japan.

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