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. 90741)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House, New York
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Sarvavid, Maha Vairochana Mandala (Tibetan: kun rig nam par nang dze kyil khor): the principal practice of the Yoga Tantra class of the Sarma Schools.

Sanskrit: Vairochana Tibetan: Nam par nang dze

At the top center is the Buddha Shakyamuni. On the left is Buddha Amitabha. A Gelug lama sits on the right side, holding a vajra and bell, attired in the garb of a monk and wearing a yellow pandita hat.

Along the bottom are the three principal protectors of the Gelug School. In the middle is Shadbhuja Mahakala, on the left Yama Dharmaraja and on the right the King of the Northern Direction, Vaishravana.

Jeff Watt 2-2000

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Collection of Tibet House: New York (Repatriation)
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Subject: Tantra Text, Sarvadurgati Parishodhana
Collection of Tibet House, NY (Misc. Paintings)