Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
In Vajrayana Buddhism, one of the forms of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Simhanada is depicted as sitting in the maharajalila posture accompanied by his vahana (mount), a lion. He is symbolised by the sword on a lotus and a trisula or trident entwined with a snake.