Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Sherab Chamma (Bon Deity)

ཤེས་རབ་བྱམས་མ། བོན་ལྷ། 希绕强玛(苯教本尊)
(item no. 57333)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1200 - 1299
Lineages Bon
Size 29.97cm (11.80in) high
Material Metal
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Sherab Chamma (English: Loving Wisdom. Tibetan-Wylie: shes rab byams ma) a form of the enlightened goddess Satrig Ersang.

Sherab Chamma is the same entity as the mother deity Satrig Ersang. Satrig Ersang is the first of the Four Transcendent Lords, the most important deities of the Bon pantheon.

In her most wrathful form she manifests as the horrific enlightened protector Sipai Gyalmo - the principal protector of the Bon religion. In her semi-wrathful form she manifests as the deity Yeshe Walmo with different forms, principally as a protector and as a healing deity.

Jeff Watt 5-2008

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