Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Tetrahedron (dharmakara/dharmadayo)

Tetrahedron | Sacred Geometry: Part 2 | Tetrahedron & Triangle Shaped Mandalas (Nyingma) | Svastika - Bliss Whorl Confusion

The images below are only a selection of depictions illustrating the uses of the tetrahedron in Tantric Buddhist art. For more information see the short article Sacred Geometry: Part 2.

The best examples are seen in the image of:
- Black Hayagriva
- Vajrabhairava Mandala
- Vajrayogini

The painting of Vajrayogini Tinuma depicts a secondary figure of one of the Twenty-one Taras of the Suryagupta tradition holding a fire pot in the shape of a tetrahedron as does the god Agni (a secondary figure in the Mandala of medicine Buddha).

Jeff Watt 5-2014