Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajravidarana (Buddhist Deity) - Green

རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣམ་པར་འཇོམས་པ་དཀར་པོ། ནང་ལྷ། 摧碎金刚佛母
(item no. 87464)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Sakya, Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Vajravidarana, male, green in colour, slightly peaceful and slightly wrathful, holding a multi-coloured vishvavajra.

At the top center is Vajrasattva, white in colour. Below is Jetari and Vajrasana. At the left side is Nageshvara Buddha, Prajnaparamita and Amitayus Buddha. Below those deities is the Tibetan teacher Dondrub Gyaltsen.

On the right are Indian and Tibetan teachers. In the upper right corner is Bari Lotsawa. At the right side is Konchog Sonam Chogden, possibly Kagyur Sonam Chogden (1603-1659 [p3256]).

At the middle left is Parnashavari and on the right side is Marichi. At the bottom center is Simhanada Lokeshvara. To the left is Vajravidarana and on the right is Bhurkumkuta.

Jeff Watt 4-2019

See the Victoria and Albert website entry: 076794.

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