Himalayan Art Resources

Mahakala: Raudrantaka (Killer of Rudra)

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- Raudrantaka Mahakala Description (below)
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There are a number of different forms of the protector deity Raudrantaka (Trakshe). The three faced, four armed form, riding a horse, is considered special for the Jonang Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Other forms have a single face and two arms. Some figures ride mounts while others stand in a wrathful posture.

Jeff Watt [updated 6-2017]