The ten Guardian Gods of Buddhist Law Protectors of the Dharma Dazu Chongqing China 护法神相 宝顶山2号 南宋 The Dharmapalas are usually listed as being eight in number. Here there are ten. I have not seen them named in any of the books I have read on the Dazu stone carvings. Another interesting point is that Shri Devi, [link]
the one female Dharmapala who flayed her own son, ate his flesh and made his skin into a saddle to protect the Dharma is apparently not present here.
The Dazu Rock Carvings (Chinese: 大足石刻; pinyin: Dàzú Shíkè) are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century AD, depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs. The sites are located in Chongqing Municipality within the steep hillsides throughout Dazu County, located about 60 kilometers west of the urban area of Chongqing. The highlights of the rock grotto are found on Mount Baoding and Mount Beishan.
The carvings were listed as a World Heritage Site in 1999, citing "…their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. They provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism." [link]
Good information on some of the carvings here:[link]
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