Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Pancha Raksha (Buddhist Deity)

སྲུང་མ་རྣམ་ལྔ་། ནང་ལྷ། 五部护法(佛教护法)
(item no. 8049)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Maha Pratisara at the center of the Pancha Raksha Fifty-six Deity Mandala.

The Five Pancha Raksha Female Deities are: Maha Pratisara, Maha Sahasrapramardini, Mahamayuri, Sitavati and Mantramanudharani.

At the top left side is Arya Maitreya, the future buddha. At the top right side is Arya Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom.

At the bottom left side is Pita Jambhala, yellow in colour. At the bottom right side is Krishna/Kala Jambhala, black in colour. Between the four outer deities are the Eight Auspicious Symbols, each on a lotus seat, encircled by a dark halo.

Jeff Watt 3-2018

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