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Tian Hou, Chiwan:

 Images of Eighteen of the Buddha's Enlightened Disciples line the walls of the Main Hall

Read more about the Eighteen Arhats

These images are arranged thus:

1-9 are on the left side, starting at the front door

10-18 are on the right side, starting at the back wall

(in both cases, then, you are viewing them left-to-right)

If you compare these images with the information on the Eighteen Arhats page, you'll quickly see that many of them differ from the standard symbolism. This may represent a variant tradition, a lack of knowledge on the part of the artist, or simple artistic license.

Click on the linked names to read more about each figure.

About the photos: All photos on this page are copyright 2005 by James Baquet

Left side of hall (overview)

Right side of hall (overview)

1. 
Vanavasin

10. 
Subinda

2. 
Kalika

11. 
Kanakabharavaja

3. 
Kanakavatsa

12. 
Cudapanthaka

4. 
Nagasena

13. 
Nakula

5. 
"The Dragon Subduing Arhat"

14. 
Panthaka

6. 
Vajraputra

15. 
Bhadra

7. 
"The Tiger Taming Arhat"

16. 
Angaja

8.  Gobaka (
Jivaka, Supaka)

17. 
Pindola the Bharadvaja (Ajita)

9. 
Rahula

18.  Asita (
Ajita, Pindola)

Other pages at Tian Hou Chiwan:

The main page

Picture Panels at Tian Hou Miao:
Dragon, Phoenix, and the Eight Immortals

The Main Hall: Interior Figures

The Bell and Drum Towers (Details)

Discarded Statues: Sixteen Arhats


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