Gallery No. 2
Located on the northern side of main hall, it exhibits images of Buddhist deities and some associated objects. A standing image of Siddhaikavira, a form of Manjushri, god of wisdom, is one of the earliest images of this deity.Standing Tara, holding a pomegranate in hand which had burst upon to reveal a row of seeds, is a fine example of sculptural art of Sarnath. Leogryph, seated Bodhisattva Padmapani, (god of compassion) with stem of full bloomed lotus in his hand, stele depicting miracle of Shravasti where Buddha multiplied his form a thousandfold in order to defeat heretical teachers, Uchchhusma Jambhala, (god of wealth and prosperity) with protuberant belly along with his female consort Vasudhara, (goddess of abundance), Ramagrama stupa being protected by snakes and inscription of Kumardevi, (queen of Govindachandra of Kannauj) which refers the construction of Dharmachakra- Jina- vihara, stele depicting eight great places (ashtamahasthana) or four main and four secondary events in the life of Buddha are remarkable pieces of art. Image of Shadakshara Lokeshvara with Shadakshari Mahavidya on left side and Manidhara on right side is displayed in the showcase. Apart from these above art objects, images of Marichi, Aparajita, Vasudhara, Heruka and heads of the images of Buddha and Tara are also displayed in the showcases of the gallery.