Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Chakrasamvara (Solitary Complex)

Chakrasamvara Iconography

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Heruka Chakrasamvara
- Iconography: Simple, Complex & Universal
- Confusions
- Others...

The images below portray Chakrasamvara with four faces and either twelve or sixteen arms. The special characteristic of these iconographic forms is the lack of a consort. The Tilopa and Mitra Yogin examples both appear to have sixteen arms and may have the same origin and source text.

Lineage Traditions:
- Blue in colour (12 arms)
- Tilopa (white in colour)
- Mitra Yogin (16 arms)
- Others...

Jeff Watt 9-2022