Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Protector: Gauri


Gauri (Tibetan: kar mo) is a wrathful female protector specifically associated with the Vajrakila Tantra and practice. She is white in colour with one face and two hands holding upraised in the right the mountain sumeru, center of each Buddhist world system, and held in the left is the circle of the four continents that surround the mountain. She is always accompanied by her male partner Marajit.

(The detail above is taken from the painting of Vajrakila; see image at the bottom left side).