Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Vairochana Buddha - Sarvavid (Sarvadurgati Tantra)

ཀུན་རིག་རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད། 普明大日如来(佛教本尊)
(item no. 87231)
Origin Location Central Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya
Size 77.50x71.80cm (30.51x28.27in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue # acc.# 67.833, Gift of John Goelet
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Vairochana, Maha Sarvavid (Tibetan: kun rig nam par nang dze lha sum chu so dun kyil khor. English: The 37 Deity Mandala of all the Families of Great Vairochana), the central deity of the Sarvadurgati Parishodhana Tantra belonging to the Yoga classification of the four sets of Tantra.

Sanskrit: Vairochana Tibetan: Nam par nang dze

Jeff Watt 4-2001

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Subject: Tantra Text, Sarvadurgati Parishodhana
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Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston