Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shri Heruka (Eight Pronouncements) - Chemchog

དཔལ་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ། སྒྲུབ་པ་བཀའ་བརྒྱད། 嘿噜嘎 (八大法)
(item no. 8360)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Chemchog Heruka from a set of nine paintings depicting the Eight Prounouncement Heruka deities. At the top center is Samantabhadra Buddha with a dark blue body and embracing a consort. An Indian monastic teacher sits on the left and a lay teacher on the right side.

At the bottom center is Maning Mahakala. A the left is a wrathful female protector, red in colour, holding a long vajra hook in the right hand and a mirror in the left hand. On the right side a scorpion protector with numerous eyes adorning the body rides a black horse.

Jeff Watt 3-2019

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Mahottara (Yangdag, Chemchog)
Subject: Scorpion (Secondary Figures)
Subject: Scorpion Main Page