Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Chakrasamvara, Abhidana & Dakarnava

Chakrasamvara Iconography

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Chakrasamvara Tantras Description
- Abhidana
- Dakarnava
- Universal Deities
- Multi-coloured Deities
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Video: Universal Deities

This set contains similar looking forms of Chakrasamvara arising from two different Indian source texts, the Abhidhana and the Dakarnava Tantras. The Raudra Samvara (Chakrasamvara) of the Abhidhana form has thirteen faces and one thousand arms; sixty-two deity mandala. The Dvadashatmaka DakarnavaChakra form has seventeen faces, seventy-six hands and two legs; embracing a red Vajravarahi with one face and two hands.

Jeff Watt [updated 12-2018]