Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Chakrasamvara (Buddhist Deity)

འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོག། ནང་ལྷ། 勝樂金剛 (全图)
(item no. 90714)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House, New York
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Chakrasamvara (Tibetan: khor lo dem chog. English: the Wheel of Supreme Bliss). The foremost tutelary deity of the Wisdom-mother classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra.

Tibetan: Khor lo dem chog

Semi-wrathful in appearance, with four faces and twelve hands, in the first pair he holds a vajra and bell embracing the consort Vajravarahi, red in colour. Holding various objects and adorned with wrathful vestments he stands atop the figures Bhairava and Kalagni, a sun disc and lotus seat surrounded by the orange flames of wisdom fire. At the sides stand four attendant dakinis, green, red, black and yellow, each with one face and four hands, encircled by the flames.

Jeff Watt 2-2000

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