Kṣitigarbha (Thangka)

Kṣitigarbha (Thangka)

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Kṣitigarbha (Sanskrit: क्षितिगर्भ, Standard Tibetan: ས་ཡི་སྙིང་པོ་) is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and, according to many Buddhist texts, was once a Buddhist monk. His name may be translated as "Treasury of Earth,” or “Matrix of Earth”. He is often regarded as the bodhisattva of hell beings, usually depicted as a monk with a halo around his head, carrying a staff to force open the gates of hell and a wish-fulfilling jewel to light up the darkness. In this Thangka, Kṣitigarbha is resting, thus not carrying his staff with him. However, one can still see him carrying the jewel in his hand.