ARTEFACTS

Maharakta Ganapati

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  • Tshogs bdag dmar chen
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  • Tsakli (ritual card)
  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: 8,3 cm / Width: 7,4 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 35187
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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The elephant-faced Great Red Ganapati (Skt. Maharakta Ganapati, Tib. Tshogs bdag dmar chen) was originally worshipped within the Sakya school but later also incorporated in the rituals and teachings of the Geluk school. Prints of this wealth deity probably circulated in all regions were followers of the Geluk school lived such as Mongolia.
© Olaf Czaja
Maharakta Ganapati
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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