Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Yamari, Manjushri (Eight Pronouncements)

འཇམ་དཔལ་གཤིན་རྗེ་གཤེད། བཀའ་བརྒྱད། 威罗瓦金刚
(item no. 91041)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Nyingma
Size 50.80x38.10cm (20x15in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Manjushri, Krodha Heruka (Tibetan: jam pal ku, trag tung). Black in colour, wrathful, with three faces and six hands, embraced by the consort, atop two prone figures and a lotus supported by a weapon wheel and buffalo he stands surrounded by the red and black flames of pristine awareness. Four wrathful retinue figures stand in the four directions.

"With one vajra face, the union of bliss-emptiness,
Solely consuming the flow of the 10 directions, 3 times, samsara and nirvana,
Killer of the Lord of Death;
Homage to the supreme body, Krodha Manjushri." (Nyingma liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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