Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting

15.34 Ushnishavijaya Mandala [2]

Tib.: gtsug tor rnam rgyal ma

Full  View Center of Mandala Twelve Attendants Six of five teen Maha Pandits Tsongkhapa & three of five teen Maha Pandits Six of five teen Maha Pandits Two Lokapalas: Virupaksa  & Kubera Tseringma Two Lokapalas: Dhritarashtra & Virudhaka

Three-faced, ten-eyed, and eight-handed victorious Ushnishavijaya [Tibetan: གཙུག་གཏོར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་མ།, - gtsug tor rnam rgyal ma] - this is how her name is translated - is an emanation of Vairochana Buddha. She is one of the three longevity deities in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon, along with Amitayus and White Tara. So she is worshipped as the auspicious patroness of long life.

She is regarded as the guardian of the Buddha wisdom. Corresponding to her name she is said to have her seat in the cranial protuberance [ushnisha] of the Buddha. Populary she is offen called "the mother of all Buddhas". The left [blue] one of her three faces is wrathful.

Her upper right hand holds a Buddha on a lotus throne. In front of her chest the goddess carries a double vajra [dorjee] and an arrow [sara]. With her ower right hand she displays the gesture of gift bestowing [varada mudra]. Three of her left hands hold the water bottle [kalasa], the noose [pasa], and the bow [capa]. The fourth hand is raised in the gesture of protection and reassurance [abhaya mudra].

Ushnishavijaya is surrounded by her twelve attendants. In the top left and right corners twelve of five teen Maha Pandits are visible. Tsongkhapa is visible at the top center, he is flanked by the remaining three pandits.

The "Four Lokapalas are depicted at the left and right bottom corners.

Special features of gold background Thangkas

Measurements: 15.7 x 23.6" | 40 x 60 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
Color: Gold Background Version
Material: Natural Stone Colors