Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Hevajra (Best Examples, Painting)

Hevajra Religious Context

Best Examples, Iconography:
- Painting (below)
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- Sculpture
--- Weak Examples: Sculpture
- Best Examples Page

Hevajra with four legs can generally appear in two different types of standing posture. The first and more common of the forms stands with a right leg and a left leg down and with the second right and left leg raised in a dancing posture. The second stance found in art is with the two right legs standing, pressed to the ground, and the two left legs raised in a dancing posture.

The example of HAR #90344 is very good except the worldly gods in the eight left hands and skullcups are all facing inward towards Hevajra. The eight gods should properly be facing outwards.

Jeff Watt, 9-2021