Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Ushnishavijaya (Buddhist Deity) - Vijaya (one face, two hands)

གཙུག་གཏོར་རྣམ་པར་རྒྱལ་མ། ཚེ་ལྷ། 尊圣佛母(本尊)
(item no. 93778)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1900 - 1959
Lineages Nyingma, Sakya and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Hahn Cultural Foundation
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Ushnishavijaya according to the 'Revealed Treasure' Tradition of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892).

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At the top center is Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro (1893-1959). To the left side is Amitayus Buddha. To the right side is White Tara.

Ushnishavijaya, peaceful in appearance, is white in colour (painted with gold fill in this composition for the creation of merit for the donor). She holds a hook in the extended right hand and a jewel capped long-life vase in the left supported in the lap, seated in vajra posture.

Surrounding the central figure are four beautiful goddess-like figures, white, red, blue and green, with the same attributes as Ushnishavijaya. In the lower composition are four wrathful male figures, each has one face and two arms holding various attributes, Achala, Takkiraja, Niladanda and Mahabala.

Jeff Watt 6-2024

Source Texts: Lotsawa House Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik

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