Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Legden (Excellent One)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 2215)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Drukpa (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: om shri mahakala ghana ghuyasiddhi hum phat. om supra tishta vajra ya svaha. om uma devi bhyoh dza. om kshetrapala ha ha ho hum phat. om vajra endraya nama hum dza. om kshetrapala ha ha ho hum phat.

Special Features: (Printed script (Uchen), Ranjana script (Ornamental Sanskrit), is black, includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

Secondary Images
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Buddhist Protector: Mahakala Main Page
Mahakala: Legden (Bhagavat, Excellent One)
Mahakala (Kagyu)