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. 90536)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Sarvavid Vairochana Mandala (Tibetan: kun rig, nam par nang dze kyil khor. English: the mandala of Vairochana of All Families) from the Parishodhana Tantra. (See Sarvadurgati Main Page).

Along the top are the Indian and Tibetan lineage teachers. At the four corners are four additional mandalas from the full set of eleven. At the bottom are offering goddesses, a small mandala and the two wrathful Dharma protectors Mahakala and Shri Devi.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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Collection of Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
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Subject: Tantra Text, Sarvadurgati Parishodhana
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Collection of Southern Alleghenies: Deity
Collection of Southern Alleghenies: Buddhas
Collection of Southern Alleghenies: Best of Collection
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