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* 32″ BLESSED BROCADE WOOD SCROLL TIBETAN THANGKA: WRATHFUL DEITIES BARDO

$29.50 $28.03

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Size(cm): Top width: 48cm, Bottom width: 52cm, Height: 80cm
Size(inch): Top width: 19″, Bottom width: 21″, Height: 32″
Material: SILK, WOOD SCROLL, HIGH QULITY NATURAL MINERAL COLOR PRINT ON CANVAS, BLESSED IN HUAZANG MONASTERY
Description: High Quality printed on the canvas with pure natural mineral color. Embroidered with silk golden dragon and floral pattern. Absolutly unique style on ebay. This Thangka has been mounted with wood scrolls, Ready for hanging on the wall, or rolled up for storage. It has silk cover to protect the thangka from dust.

A Tibetan Thangka is a painting of a sacred image or deity on cloth (usually cotton canvas or silk). The delicate, detailed imagery is hung in meditation centers, personal ritual spaces, and even yoga classrooms – anywhere we would like to remind ourselves of the Divine. These richly colored paintings are intended to bring the essence of Spirit into our homes and sacred spaces.

Vajrakila, Heruka (Tibetan: dor je phur ba, thrag thung, English: Vajra Peg, Blood Drinker). The Activity Deity from the set of Eight Herukas (Tib.: ka gye) of the Mahayoga Tantras of the Nyingmapa School according to the Ancient Khon Tradition of Sakya.

Fearsome and wrathful, blue in colour with three faces, six hands and four legs, the right face is white and left red, each has three eyes, a gaping mouth and yellow hair flowing upward. The first pair of hands hold a kila (three sided peg) at the heart. The right hands hold a five and nine pointed vajra, and the left hands hold a trident and a mass of flame. Unfurled behind are two large wings decorated with vajras. Adorned with a crown of five skulls, earrings, bracelets and a necklace of fifty heads, he wears an elephant hide across the back and a tiger skin as a lower garment. The consort Diptacakra (Flaming Wheel) is black in colour with one face and two hands holding a skullcup in the left and a gold wheel upraised in the right. Adorned with jewels, gold and a garland of fifty dry skulls she wears a leopard skin skirt and the left leg raised to embrace the male consort. Atop the splayed bodies of Maheshvara and Uma, a sun disc and multi-coloured lotus the terrific deities stand surrounded by the orange-red flames of pristine awareness.
8 Wrathful Deities of the Bardo

From the eighth to the twelfth day, the Tathagatas appear in their horrifying and awe-inspiring demonic aspects, as herukas and their consorts. They have three heads, six arms, and four feet and represent the unbounded, unrestricted quality of the energy of the Buddha families. All the basic energy of all the Wrathful Herukas is concentrated in the dark brown Great Glorious Heruka (Chemchog Heruka); he is the terrifying aspect of Vairochana. Vajra-Heruka is dark blue and is the wrathful form of Vajra-Sattva (Akshobhya). The horrific aspect of Ratnasambhava is the yellow Ratna-Heruka, while Amitabha Buddha’s dark counterpart is the reddish black Padma-Heruka, and that of Amogha-Siddhi’s the dark green Karma-Heruka.

On the thirteenth day manifest the Kerimas, the Eight Wrathful Ones, and Htamenmas, terrifying zoomorphic deities; they have the heads of various animals – of a lion, tiger, black fox, wolf, vulture, dark red cemetery bird, crow, and an owl. On the fourteenth day, the visions of the Chonyid Bardo end with a rich array of deities, among them Four Female Door Keepers with animal heads and other powerful zoomorphic deities and Yoginis. If all the opportunities for liberation in the first two Bardos were missed, the process moves to the Sidpa Bardo, or the Bardo of Seeking Rebirth, with its specific challenges.