Marichi (Buddhist Deity) - Kalpoktam (3 faces, 8 hands)
(item no. 90016)

Central Tibet

1600 - 1699

Karma (Kagyu) Lineage

57.79x43.82cm (22.75x17.25in)

Ground Mineral Pigment on Silk

Collection of Navin Kumar

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Marichi, Kalpoktam (Tibetan: o zer chen ma, English: the One Having Light Rays), Goddess of the Dawn.

Peaceful in appearance, yellow in colour, with three faces and eight hands. Seated atop a large mother sow, the left leg extended rests on the back of several sleeping piglets. The red orb of the morning sun encircles behind crowned with the upper spire of a stupa.

"She who holds the night, and by merely remembering quickly protects from all fears and bestows the stainless great bliss. To the goddess Marichi I bow." (Sakya liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 4-2000

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Buddhist Deity: Marichi (Masterworks)
Collection of Navin Kumar
Tradition: Kagyu Deity Paintings
Artist: Choying Dorje (Miscellaneous Paintings)
Buddhist Deity: Marichi, Kalpoktam (Three Faces & Eight Arms)
Buddhist Deity: Deities (Female)
Subject: Deity Colours - Yellow (Increasing Activities)
Artist: Choying Dorje & Works of Art (All Paintings)
Buddhist Deity: Marichi (Yellow Forms)
Subject: Deities & Stupas
Buddhist Deity: Marichi in a Stupa
Buddhist Deity: Marichi Main Page

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