Himalayan Art Resources

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

མ་ཧཱ་ཀཱ་ལ། ནག་པོ་ཆེན་པོ། 玛哈嘎拉
(item no. 908)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Sakya
Size 72.39x45.72cm (28.50x18in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1999.29.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

TBRC: W25327

Interpretation / Description

Panjarnata Vajra Mahakala (Tibetan: gur gyi gon po dor je nag po chenpo. English: the Great Black One of the Pavilion), principal protector for the Hevajra cycle of Tantras and the Sakya School.

Jeff Watt 4-2001

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