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. 91054)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Sakya, Jonang (Sakya) and Buddhist
Size 104.14x71.12cm (41x28in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Black Background on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

TBRC: W25327

Interpretation / Description

Panjarnata, Mahakala (Tibetan: gur gyi gon po, dor je nag po. English: the Lord of the Pavilion, the Great Black One). The chief protector of the Sakya School surrounded by buddhas and lamas above, deities at the sides and protectors below.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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