He is depicted in the yab yum position along with his companion. She has one face and two hands. In his left hand he holds a skull bowl.
The Tsa Tsa is bordered with a projecting ogival arch, forming a protective border.
Four wrathful companion deities [nos. 4, 6 - 8] are seen. Among them, Singyel Raksha Thötreng [Tib. Srin rgyal Raksha thod phreng, no. 4] is seen in the upper right. He is a manifestation of Padmasambhava, which he assumed after entering paradise. The lama depicted at the top [No. 3] cannot be identified. To the left and right of him the mantra "OM - AH - HUM" can be seen. The mantra syllable "HUM" is repeated vertically five times below.
Ekajati [Tib.: sngags srung ma] is the protector of the secret mantras and is considered a great mother, especially the mother of Palden Lhamos and Mahakalas. Dorje Legpa [rdo rje legs pa] is a protector of the Buddha's teachings.
There was no wood for cremation in ancient Tibet and the ground was mostly rocky or frozen, so earth burials were not possible. In the center, to the right and left of Vajrakila, we see two so-called mortuary fields [no. 5 & 9] on which corpses are eaten by vultures and dogs as symbols of the cycle of rebirths, but on which there are also emanations of Guru Rinpoche promising help, and on each of which there is a chörten as a symbol of enlightenment.
From a Tibetan Buddhist perspective, mortuary fields also have significance for ritual activities of Indo-Tibetan Dharma traditions, especially those traditions influenced by the Tantric view. The impermanence of all life became particularly clear here.
Due to systematic suppression of Buddhism by the Chinese, urbanization, and the decimation of vulture populations, there are
few such sites left in Tibet.
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