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Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Iconography (below)
- Smoky-coloured (Sakya Tradition)
- Blue-black (Atisha Tradition)
- Green, Bhurkumkuta
- Krodhini, Bhurkumkuta (female deity)
Video: Bhurkumkuta: A Healing Deity
"...Krodha Bhurkumkuta, with a body smoky in colour, three faces and six hands. The right face is white, left red, the main face is smoky. Each [face] possesses three eyes, four bared fangs and a fierce frown. Orange eyebrows and a moustache blaze upward, with brown-black hair flowing upward entwined with a blue-black snake with a yellow belly; and having a crown of five dry skulls. The first right hand holds a vishvavajra, the second, a five pointed vajra, third, a vajra hook. The first left holds a vajra stick, second, a vajra lasso, the third performs a vajra wrathful gesture, and all of those are raised upward; [adorned with] a garland of dry skulls as a necklace. All the limbs are adorned with snakes; and wearing a lower garment of tiger skin. The two legs are in a wide stance, above a lotus and sun, standing in the middle of a blazing fire of pristine awareness arising from the body." (Chatral Kunga Lhundrub. sgrub thabs kun btus, vol.7, fol.198-199. ).
Lineage for Smoky-coloured Bhurkumkuta:
Jetari, Vajrasana, Baripa, Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen, Sapan, Dratangpa Sonam Pal, Lama Lodro Pal, Yeshe Sengge, Sonam Sherab, Kanpo Shergon, Hor Kazhipa Seng Gyal, Ngag Chang Yontanpa, Rongpo Lobzangpa, Kushang Khyenrab Choje, Janglung Shonnu Chodrub, Jetsun Drolchog, Je Doringpa, (Jetsun Taranata), etc.
Lineage for Green Bhurkumkuta:
Jowo Atisha, Nagtso, Chagsorwa, Jangdul, Chokyi Wangchug, Chokyi Sherab, Lochogpa, Nyamme Drag Gyal, Lama Shakya, Sazang Pagpa, Ngorchen, Khachar Sempa, Panchen Rinpoche, Drag Kar Sempa, Je Doringpa, (Jetsun Taranata), etc.
Lineage for Krodhini Bhurkumkuta:
Jnana Dakini, Drupangtsa, Dru Dorje Sengge, Drag Nagpa Seng Gyal, Khanpo So Seng, Lama Gyagar Gyaltsen, Choje Senggepa, Shonnu Lodro, Shonnu Konchog, Shonnu Dondrub, Shonnu Chodrub, Janglungpa, Jetsun Drolchog, Je Doringpa, (Jetsun Taranata), etc. (Rinjung of Taranata. Folio 295).
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