Item: Hevajra (Buddhist Deity) - (Hevajra Tantra)

ཀྱེ་རྡོ་རྗེ། ནང་ལྷ། 喜金刚(佛教本尊)
(item no. 61216)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Male

TBRC: P25326

Hevajra Eight Deity Mandala (Tibetan: pal gye pa dor je lha mo gye) according to the uncommon oral instruction tradition of mahasiddha Virupa and the Margapala system of Tantric practice. Within the Ngor Tradition this painting is believed to originally have belonged to Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo and remained with him as his kaya samaya when traveling.

Sanskrit: Hevajra Tibetan: Gye pa dor je

Shri Hevajra is a principal meditational deity of the Anuttarayoga classification in Buddhist Tantra. According to the Sakya system Hevajra belongs to the sub-class of 'non-dual' tantra. The Kagyu system classifies Hevajra as 'Wisdom-mother' tantra. From the numerous texts within the cycle of Hevajra the root Tantra of 'Two Sections' is the most important. Bibliographic reference: Hevajra Tantraraja Nama

Lineage: Vajradhara, Vajra Nairatmya, Virupa, Kanhapa, Damarupa, Avadhutipa, Gayadhara, Drogmi Lotsawa, Seton Kunrig, Shangton Chobar, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092-1158), etc.

Jeff Watt 8-2009

Numbered Image - Blue:
1. Hevajra, Sixteen-armed
2. Hevajra, Two-armed
3. Hevajra, Four-armed with Consort
4. Hevajra, Six-armed with Consort
5. Mahakala, Panjarnata

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Buddhist Deity: Hevajra Mandalas
Subject: Ngor Masterworks
Subject: Greyscale - Figurative & General Composition
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Chronology: Sakya Painting & Sculpture - Dated