Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Hevajra (Buddhist Deity)

ཀྱེ་རྡོ་རྗེ། ནང་ལྷ། 喜金刚(佛教本尊)
(item no. 102267)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Shechen Archives - photographs
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Hevajra and Nairatmya according to the lineage of Damarupa.

At the top center is the Indian mahasiddha Damarupa holding his characteristic double sided drum in the upraised right hand. To the viewers left id Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen and on the right is Sakya Tridzin Wangdu Nyingpo.

At the bottom left is the protector Begtse Chen, red in colour, surrounded by flames. On the right side is the special wealth deity Red Jambhala with consort, included among the Thirteen Golden Dharmas of Sakya.

Jeff Watt 2-2008

Secondary Images
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Buddhist Deity: Hevajra Main Page
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Collection of Shechen Archives: Gallery II
Subject: Dance in Himalayan Art
Painting Set: Sakya Anuttarayoga Iconography
Buddhist Deity: Hevajra, Deity Paintings