Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Chakrasamvara (Buddhist Deity)

འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོག། ནང་ལྷ། 勝樂金剛 (全图)
(item no. 99162)
Origin Location Mongolia
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Publication: Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist Painted Scrolls
Catalogue # 25
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Shri Chakrasamvara (Tibetan: khor lo dem chog. English: Wheel of Supreme Bliss): the foremost meditational deity of the Wisdom-mother classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra.

Tibetan: Khor lo dem chog

The deity Chakrasamvara is common to all the Sarma Schools of Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug. Within the latter he is commonly referred to as 'Heruka.' Among the many different forms and mandalas of practice this figure of Vajravarahi entwining the consort with both legs is common to the traditions of mahasiddha Luipa and Maitripa.

Jeff Watt 5-2004

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