Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Mandala of Samantabhadra Buddha

ཀུན་ཏུ་བཟང་པོ། སངས་རྒྱས། 普贤佛
(item no. 91100)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Nyingma, Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Size 53.34x41.91cm (21x16.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Samantabhadra Father-Mother Mandala (Tibetan: kun tu zang po yab yum kyil khor. English: the Circle of the All-Good Father and Mother): together with all the peaceful and wrathful deities. At the bottom center is Mahakala, the Eunuch Lord.

Sanskrit: Samantabhadra Tibetan: Kun tu zang po

"Primordial Lord of unchanging light,
Central origin of all mandalas,
Possessing the ocean of knowledge and pristine awareness;
Homage to Samantabhadra Father-Mother!" (Nyingma liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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Mandala: Mandala Main Page
Collection of Erie Art Museum
Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
Subject: Guhyagarbha Tantra (Peaceful & Wrathful Deities)
Buddhist Deity: Samantabhadra Buddha Main Page