Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Block Prints, Scorpions

Scorpion Blockprints | Yantra Diagram Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Scorpion Description (below)
- Scorpion (Initiation Cards)
- Attendant Figure
- Hand Attribute
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Yantra of various types are found throughout Tantric literature and the supplementary practices. The Scorpion Yantra is generally associated with the practices of Guru Dragpo, a wrathful form of Padmasambhava, who holds the creature in the outstretched left hand. Each of the examples in this gallery have mantra inscriptions identifying the yantra with Guru Dragpo. A number of other fierce Nyingma deities have the scorpion as a servant or messenger figure. A very good example is Black Hayagriva.

Jeff Watt 4-2013