ARTEFACTS

Chakrasamvara

  • Загдсамбар / Чакра самбара / Дэмчог / Дэмчиг / Jagdsambar / Čakra sambara / Demčog / Demčig
  • Čakr-a sambhar-a / Zakr-a sambara / Čakrasambar
  • 'Khor lo sdom pa / bDe mchog
  • Cakrasaṁvara
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  • Painting
  • 19th century
  • Pigment on cotton
  • Height: 24,5 cm / Width: 19,5 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 59739
  • Néprajzi Múzeum Budapest
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This print shows Chakrasamvara with his consort Vajravarahi, representing a tantric teaching highly important for the Gelug school but also for other schools of Tibetan Buddhism. According to iconographic sources, Chakrasamvara has four faces and twelve arms. His main face is blue, left yellow, the right face green and the back face red. Embracing his consort, he holds a vajra and bell in his principal hands. In the remaining hands, he carries a variety of weapons and a the skin of an elephant. With his feet, he stands on a multi-coloured lotus with a sun disc, pressing down the black Bhairava and the red Kalaratri. His consort, the red Vajravarahi, clinging to his neck, holds a curved knife and a skull-cup filled with blood.
© Olaf Czaja
Chakrasamvara
/ Mongolia / 19th century

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