Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Vajrayogini (Buddhist Deity) - Vajravarahi

རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 金刚瑜伽佛母(全图)
(item no. 41018)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vajrayogini Eleven or Fifteen Deity Mandala situated within a double tetrahedron palace surrounded by the Eight Great Charnal Grounds.

At the top center is Vajradhara Buddha blue in colour, embracing a consort. Two generic Indian mahasiddha figures sit below to the right and left.

At the upper left is the meditational deity Kalachakra and the consort Vishvamati. Slightly below is the white yogini Kachod Karmo. At the upper right side is the meditational deity Hevajra and the consort Vajra Nairatmya. Slightly below is Vajrayogini of the Naropa tradition.

At the bottom center is a white female deity with one face and twelve hands standing on a buffalo. At the left is blue Chanda Maharoshana (Achala) and consort followed by the standing red female deity Charchika. On the right side is the 'Very Secret' Hayagriva Heruka special to Sera Monastery followed by a blue yogini, either Kroda Kali Yogini or possibly Vajra Nairatmya.

Jeff Watt 7-2014

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