Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Medicine Buddha - Retinue Figure

སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་ལྷ། 药师佛
(item no. 74287)
Origin Location Buryatia
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground: Textile Image
Collection Buryat Historical Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Raksha (Tibetan: sin po. English: Demon): retinue deity of the south western side of the Medicine Buddha Mandala of Fifty-one Deities. This textile belongs to a larger set depicting all fifty-one deities.

"...in the south west direction...Raksha, reddish-black, holding a sword, riding on a zombie." Collection of All Tantras vol.1, page 116.

Tenzin Dharlo, 5-2006

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