Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Nairatmya (Buddhist Deity) - (2 hands)

རྡོ་རྗེ་བདག་མེད་མ། 无我佛母(萨迦派本尊)
(item no. 88554)
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya
Collection Anna Maria Rossi & Fabio Rossi
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Female

TBRC: bdr:W25326

Interpretation / Description

Nairatmya Fifteen Deity Mandala. Commissioned by Lhachog Sengge, the 9th Ngor Khenchen (1468-1535), for the long life of his teacher Konchog Pelwa, the 7th Ngor Khenchen (1445-1514).

"Vajra Nairatma, [with] a body black in colour, one face and two hands. The right [hand] holds aloft a curved knife and the left a skullcup to the heart, and carrying a katvanga [in the bend of] the elbow. Having three eyes and bared fangs. Yellow hair bristling upwards. A crown of five dry human skulls and a necklace of fifty. Adorned with the five ornaments of bone. Wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. Standing on a corpse seat in a dancing manner with the left leg extended in a half [vajrasana] posture." (Konchog Lhundrub, 1497-1557).

Jeff Watt 4-2014

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: Vidhyadhara Lhachog Sengge composed this painting for the long and stable life of his Guru Konchog Pelwa.

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