Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Panjarnata (Lord of the Pavilion)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 85094)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Black Background on Cotton
Collection Publication: Art of the Himalayas
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

TBRC: W25327

Interpretation / Description

Mahakala, Panjarnata.

At the top left is a seated siddha-like figure. At the top right is a Tibetan monk. Slightly lower down is Ekajati. Shri Devi with four arms is below that. At the middle left side is Kala Rakshasa. Along the bottom from left to right are Kala Rakshasi, Putra, Batra and Singmo.

Jeff Watt 3-2015

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Mahakala: Panjarnata, Lord of the Pavilion (Main Page)
Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA)