Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Kurukulla (Confusions)

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There are a number of seated forms of Kurukulla with two, four or six arms. There is a white form of Kurukulla with one face, two arms, in a seated posture. 'Palmo Nyinggi Sertig Chen' is related to a special form of Kurukulla found in the Sakya system of the Thirteen Golden Dharmas.

The Nyingma tradition has a number of 'Revealed Treasure' tradition forms of the deity as does the Bon 'Sarma' Religion of Tibet.

Kurukulla can sometimes be confused with the various forms of Vajrayogini that have four arms and also with other figures that hold a bow and arrow. Some forms of Red Tara can also be easily confused with Kurukulla.

Jeff Watt 4-2017