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The Mahottara Heruka & The 5 Herukas Thangka

The Mahottara Heruka & The 5 Herukas Thangka - The Thangka

The wrathful deities of the Guhyagarbha Tantra appear in this thangka of the fifty-eight wrathful deities. These deities belong to the mandala of the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities. The forty-two peaceful deities and fifty-eight wrathful deities form the basis for the iconography depicting the subject of the 'Bardo' - The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The different Herukas in the painting are accompanied by the attendant and retinue deities.

The Mahottara Heruka & The 5 Herukas Thangka

 

The representation of Mahottara Heruka with his consort and five Herukas and their consorts:

In the center of the Thangka is Mahottara Heruka with his consort. At the upper left of the painting is Ratna Heruka, yellow in color. At the upper right is Padma Heruka, red in color. At the lower center is Buddha Heruka, maroon in color. At the lower right is Karma Heruka, green in color. At the lower left is Vajra Heruka, blue in color. Each of them appear with his female consort. 

 

Mahottara Heruka (also known as Chemchok Heruka ཆེ་མཆོག་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ་) and his consort Krodhishvari (also known as Namshyalma གནམ་ཞལ་མ་)

Mahottara Heruka (also known as Chemchok Heruka ཆེ་མཆོག་ཧེ་རུ་ཀ་) and his consort Krodhishvari (also known as Namshyalma གནམ་ཞལ་མ་)

 

Buddhaheruka and his consort Buddhakrodhishvari:

Buddhaheruka

 

Vajraheruka and his consort Vajrarodhishvari:

Vajraheruka

 

Ratnaheruka and his consort Ratnarodhishvari:

Ratnaheruka

 

Padmaheruka and his consort Padmakrodhishvari:

Padmaheruka

 

Karmaheruka and his consort Karmakrodhishvari:

Karmaheruka

 

Visit the Bardo Shitro Thangkas collection

 

Sources:

The Stupa

Rigpa Wiki

Himalayan Art Resources

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