Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

15.18 Kurukulla [4]

Tib.: kha dro ma

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In the centre of this Thangka a vivacious Kurukulla [Tib.: ཀུ་རུ་ཀུ་ལེ། ནང་ལྷ།] with four arms dances on the prostrate body of the demon of ignorance, shooting her flower bow and arrow.

Kurukulla is a fierce red form of Tara, dominator of all beings through control of he power of passion. She adopts the accoutrements of Kama, the Indian Cupid, and strikes the hearts of egocentric beings with her flower arrows, just as he does.

But unlike Kama, she does , not enslave beings to lust; rather by energizing their liberating insight into the nature of reality, she captives their passions and turns them toward the realization of the Dharma.

Source: Worlds of Transformation, Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion by Marylin Rhie and Robert A.F. Thurmann

Measurements: 8.3 x 11.8" | 21 x 30 cm
Price: on request
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Color: Black Background Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors