Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

15.23 Simhamukha

Tib.: Senge Dong Ma

Full  View Detail 1 Detail 2 Detail 3: Avalokiteshvara Detail 4: Samantabhadra Detail 5: Padmasambhava Detail 6 Detail 7 Detail 8: Pehar Detail 9: Ekajati Detail 10 Rahula - God of Planets Detail 11

The Dakini Simhamukha or Simhavaktra [Tibetan: Senge Dongma སེང་གདོང་མ། ནང་ལྷ། ] is also known as the »Lion Face« Dakini or »Lion-headed« Dakini. She is shown here dancing in the ardhaparyankasana pose, her left foot trampling a prostate human figure. She holds a vajra chopper in her right hand and a skull bowl in her left hand.

She holds a khatvanga staff with her left arm and wears a tiger skin om her hips.

The terrific goddess is surrounded by tongues of flames and is decorated with a long garland of severed human heads.

With her flaming hair and her garland of human skulls, Simhavaktra might seem violent and scary. But here she is a force for good; the dakini’s fierce appearance symbolizes her power to overcome obstacles to enlightenment, such as lust, anger or ignorance.

Herr attendants are [from the top left clockwise]: Avalokiteshvara Lokeshvar, Samantabhadra, Padmasambhava, Dorjee Legpa, Ekajati und Rahul.

Furthermore six animal headed femal deities are depicted at the right and left edge of the painting.

Measurements: 29.1 x 39" | 74 x 99 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Color Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors