Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vajrapani (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Mahachakra

ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ། 金刚手菩萨
(item no. 94293)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection American Museum of Natural History
Catalogue # 70.0/ 6884
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Wrathful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

AMNH Description

Vajrapani, Mahachakra (Tibeta: chag na dor je, kor lo chen po. English: The Great Wheel Vajra Holder).

Bibliographic reference: Arya Nilambaradhara Vajrapani Rudratri Vinaya Tantra-nama, Toh 454, 455 and No.46 in the Gyu de kuntu set of mandalas.

Lineage: Bhagavan Buddha, Guhyapati Vajrapani, Jnana Dakini Simhamukha, Acharya Shavaripa, Acharya Jvaparipa, Balpo Pandita Deva Purnamati, Lotsawa Chokyi Zangpo, Shenton Rinchen Ngodrup, Mar Gangpu, Khab Chokyi Gyalpo, Lama Purangpa, Kyiton Konchog Bar, Lhaje Tonang, Dampa Drupshe, Yolton Padma, Lama Golungpa Chenpo, Lama Lowo Lotsawa, Lama Chokyi Gyalpo (Chogyal Pagpa 1235-1280), etc.

Jeff Watt 6-2005

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