Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vairochana Buddha - Vajradhatu (Tattvasamgraha Tantra)

ཀུན་རིག་རྣམ་པར་སྣང་མཛད། 普明大日如来(佛教本尊)
(item no. 90134)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Vairochana (Tibetan: nam par nang dze), the central deity of the Tattvasamgraha Tantra, also known as the Vajradhatu Mandala with 1,037 deities, belonging to the Yoga classification of tantra.

This form of Vairochana varies in appearance from the Mahavairochana of the Sarvadurgati Parishodhana Tantra. The latter has the two hands placed in the lap in the gesture of meditation. The Tattvasamgraha image holds the two hands at the heart in a gesture with the right hand grasping the index finger of the left hand.

Sanskrit: Vairochana Tibetan: Nam par nang dze

Jeff Watt 3-2001

Secondary Images
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Thematic Sets
Tradition: Sakya Deity Paintings
Collection: Private 1
Buddhist Deity: Vairochana (Tattvasamgraha Tantra)
Buddhist Deity: Vairochana Buddha (Vajra Mudra)
Buddhist Deity: Vairochana (Charya & Yoga Tantras)
Buddhist Deity: Vairochana, Vajradhatu (Tattvasamgraha)
Subject: Torana, Vairochana Buddha (Early Animal Depictions)
Buddhist Subject: Tattvasamgraha Tantra