Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Guhyajnana Dakini - (Four Arms)

(item no. 7728)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Guhyajnana Dakini, Guhya Jnana Dakini.

"The Secret Wisdom Dakini, red in colour, with one face and four hands, the two feet in a dancing posture atop a lotus, with a mixed expression of anger and desire. The two rights hands hold a curved knife and sword. The two left hands hold a skullcup filled with blood and a trident, naked, hair hanging loose, adorned with a garland of heads and bones. In the heart is Avalokiteshvara, red in colour, seated on a moon seat, holding a pearl necklace and lotus." (bod brgyud nang bstan lha tshogs chen mo bzhugs so, 2001. ISBN 7-5420-0816-1. Page 318-319).

Lineage of Teachers: Jnana Dakini, Durtropa Chenpo, Dorje Denpa, Lato Marpo, Gyagom Repa, Sanggye Yarjon, Sanggye On, Lha Rinpoche, Lha Wangchug Pal, Ripa Konchog Pal, Togden Konchog Gyaltsen, Lodro Rinchen, Dondrub Rinchen, Chopel Zangpo, Khar Drung, Tsokye Dorje, Kunga Tashi, [Taranata]. (Volume 2, folio 293). (Sadhana text, folio 441-442).

Jeff Watt & Karma Gellek 11-2019

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Tradition: Mindrolling (Nyingma)
Buddhist Deity: Guhyajnana Dakini