Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Akshobhya Buddha

མི་འཁྲུགས་པ། 不动如来
(item no. 766)
Origin Location Bhutan
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1998.26.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Akshobhya 9 Deity Mandala (Tibetan: mi drug pa lha gye khyil khor) from the Kriya class of Tantra.

At the top center is Shabdrung Ngagwang Namgyal the founder of the Drukpa Kagyu Buddhist tradition in Bhutan. At the right and left are two lamas wearing monastic robes and hats.

Jeff Watt 4-2000

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