Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Chemchog (Eight Pronouncements)

ཆེ་མཆོག། སྒྲུབ་པ་བཀའ་བརྒྱད། 大殊胜嘿噜嘎 (八大法)
(item no. 89981)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1200 - 1299
Lineages Nyingma and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Chemchog Heruka at the center of a mandala representing all of the Eight Pronouncement Deities according to the 'Revealed Treasure' of Nyangral Nyima Ozer.

At the center is Chemchog Heruka with three faces and six hands, red-black in colour, wrathful and embracing a consort. The three right hands hold vajra scepters, nine, five and three pronged. the three left hands hold three different types of skullcups.

In the lower register, at the center is Raven-faced Mahakala with Chaturbhuja Mahakala to the left and Vaishravana Riding a Lion on the right. At the right corner is a lay male donor figure. Immediately to the left is Shri Devi Dorje Rabtenma on a donkey or horse mount accompanied by a male wrathful figure also on a black mount. At the far left side are three wrathful attendant figures.

Jeff Watt 5-2013

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