Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Panjarnata (Lord of the Pavilion)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 69442)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

TBRC: W25327

Interpretation / Description

Mahakala, Panjarnata.

At the top center is Brahman Vararuchi along with two Tibetan Lama figures. At the far left is Bhutadamara Vajrapani and on the far right Ekajati. At the middle left is Brahmarupa Mahakala and on the right Shri Devi Dudsolma. Along the bottom are the Five Activity protectors: Nagpo Nujin, Nagmo Nujin, Putra, Batra and Singmo.

Jeff Watt 12-2010

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