Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Shri Heruka (Eight Pronouncements)

དཔལ་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ། སྒྲུབ་པ་བཀའ་བརྒྱད། 嘿噜嘎 (八大法)
(item no. 91078)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Nyingma
Size 88.90x55.88cm (35x22in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Chemchog Heruka (Tibetan: drag tung. English: Blood Drinker): wrathful in appearance, red in colour, with three faces and six hands; embracing the consort. Vajrasattva sits below with the enlightened protector, the Genderless Mahakala, below.

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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Collection of Erie Art Museum
Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
Subject: Guhyagarbha Tantra (Peaceful & Wrathful Deities)
Buddhist Deity: Samputa (Shri Heruka, Kagye)
Buddhist Deity: Eight Pronouncement Heruka