Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Vasudhara (Buddhist Deity) - (1 face, 6 hands)

ནོར་རྒྱུན་མ། ནང་ལྷ། 财源天母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 59966)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Buddhist
Size 103.50x87.60cm (40.75x34.49in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Vasudhara Mandala. Artist: Jasaraja Jirila. Dated 1365.

"Vasudhara, yellow, with one face and six hands; in a manner happily seated at play. The first right hand is in a gesture of supreme generosity, the second 'raining jewels,' the third with the hand in a gesture accompanying singing. The first left holds an abundant vase, the second a sheaf of grain, the third [holds] the Prajnaparamita text; adorned with all jewel ornaments."

This form of Vasudhara arises from the Togpa Chungwa and the Vajravali text of Abhayakaragupta.

Jeff Watt [updated 5-2019]

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [The painting has a lengthy dedication inscription along with donor names and a date]

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