Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Guhyasamaja (Buddhist Deity) - Akshobhyavajra

གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ། 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
(item no. 99161)
Origin Location Mongolia
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground: Textile Image, Embroidery, Applique
Collection Publication: Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist Painted Scrolls
Catalogue # 23
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Semi-Peaceful

Gender: Male

TBRC: W25350

Interpretation / Description

Guhyasamaja (Tibetan: mi kyo dor je, sang wa du pa. English: the Unshakeable Scepter, Secret Assembly): principle deity of the Father (Method) classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra.

Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya (Nagarjuna) Lineage and the Jnana (Jnanapada) Lineage. The subject of this painting is Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja of the Arya Lineage. He is peaceful with a slightly fierce expression.

Jeff Watt 5-2004

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