Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Mahakala (Buddhist Protector) - Panjarnata (Lord of the Pavilion)

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 90548)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya and Buddhist
Material Fine Gold Line, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:W25327

Interpretation / Description

Panjarnata Mahakala Yantra (Tibetan: gur gyi gon po nag po chen po kyil khor, English: the yantra [device circle] of the Great Black One, Lord of the Pavilion [or Canopy]), protector of the Hevajra Cycle of Tantras. (See another yantra of Panjarnata). A protection yantra is generally worn or carried as a talisman against dangers of every kind. They are often printed from wood blocks carved with the circle and incantations. (See the Mandala Outline Page, Yantra Main Page, Panjarnata Main Page and Outline Page).

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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