Interpreting Enlightened Yidam Hevajra

Hevajra Mandala

Interpreting Enlightened Yidam Hevajra

is one of the main in or . Hevajra’s consort is .

The life of Hevajra

In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Hevajra, after that we will learn the short etymological description of the word Hevajra itself.

Etymology of Hevajra

Hevajra is known as pal Gye pa dor JE lha Gu’i Khyil kor in .

Earlier, we learn about the life of Hevajra. Now, we are going to learn about the of Hevajra.

Iconoraphy of Hevajra

In the iconography of Hevajra, we will learn about Hevajra’s posture, hand and leg gesture, and different representations if Hevajra in and statue.

Posture of Hevajra

Shri Hevajra with a body blue in color, eight faces, sixteen hands, and four legs. The main face is blue, right white, left red, upper face smoky the two remaining pairs of faces are black.

Each face has three eyes and four bared fangs yellow hair flowing upwards.

Earlier, we learn about the life of Hevajra and the iconography of Hevajra. Now, we are going to learn about depicting Hevajra thangka.

Depicting Hevajra thangka

By depicting this thangka, we will learn about the presentation if Hevajra with vishvavajra and Black Gauri.

Vishvavajra

The first right hand of Vishvajra holds a white elephant. The first left holds the yellow of these two embrace the Mother. In the second right is a blue horse third – ass with a white patch fourth – yellow bull fifth – ash-colored camel; sixth – red man; seventh – blue eighth – the cat with a white patch.

Vishvavajra is at the top of the head of the Hevajra in the thangka. Vishvavajra is known as the principle of absolute stability, characterized by the solidity of the element earth. The raised wooden on which the sat usually was decorated with a central Vishvavajra.

The twenty spokes of the five-pronged Vishvavajra such as the example here symbolize the of the ‘twenty deluded views’ of the five aggregates, conceived as a group of four self misconceptions, according to Beer (2004).

Black Gauri

Black Gauri is in the east right hand holding a curved knife, left a rohita fish; south red Chauri, right hand holding a , left a pig west yellow Vitali, right hand holding a tortoise, left a skullcup north green Ghashmari.

The right hand of Black Gauri is holding a snake. the left hand of Black Gauri is holding a skull cup north-east blue Pukkashi, right hand holding a lion, left ax south-east white Shatavari, right hand holding a , left a monk’s staff south-west purple Chandali, right hand holding a wheel, left a plow north-west multi-colored Domini, right hand holding a , left a wrathful gesture.

Also, all have one face, two hands, three eyes, and yellow hair flowing upward; naked, adorned with five ornaments of bone a crown of five human skulls and a necklace of fifty skulls.

With the left leg extended and the right in a half- posture, in a dancing manner, they stand in the middle of a blazing of pristine awareness.

Earlier, we learn about the life of Hevajra, the iconography of Hevajra, and depicting Hevajra thangka. Now, we are going to learn about the presentation of Hevajra with .

Hevajra with Dombi Heruka

The thangka of Hevajra with Dombi is from Tibet. The thangka is made between 1500 – 1599 AD. Hevajra with Dombi Heruka is from and . The size of this is 41.91×34.93cm. The base of the painting is mineral Pigment on . Presently, this panting is in the .

By depicting this thangka, we will learn about the presentation of Hevajra with .

Shri Hevajra is a tutelary deity of the non-dual classification. Dombi Heruka is in the upper left corner of the thangka.  Dombi Heruka is holding a snake in the right hand.

Sachen Kunga Nyingpo

Sachen Kunga Nyingpo is on the right of the thangka. Sachen Kunga Nyingpo is wearing the attire of a layman. Sachen Kunga Nyingpo is performing the (gesture) of generosity with the right hand and holding the stem of a to the heart, blossoming at the ear.

Earlier, we learn about the life of Hevajra, the iconography of Hevajra, depicting Hevajra thangka, and the representation of Hevajra with Dombi Heruka. Now, we are going to learn about the presentation of Hevajra with Hevajra.

Hevajra with Amitabha Hevajra

The thangka of Hevajra with Amitabha Hevajra is from Tibet. The thangka of Hevajra with Amitabha Hevajra is made between 1300 – 1399 AD. Hevajra with Amitabha Hevajra is from lineage. The base of the painting is Ground mineral pigment on cotton. The thangka of Hevajra with Amitabha Hevajra is from a private collection.

By depicting this thangka, we will learn about the presentation of Hevajra with Hevajra, Hevajra, and Hevajra, etc.

Amitabha Hevajra is at the upper right corner of the thangka. Amitabha Hevajra is red in color.

Amoghasiddhi Hevajra

Amoghasiddhi Hevajra is in the lower right of the thangka. Amoghasiddhi Hevajra is green in color.

Vairochana Hevajra

Vairochana Hevajra is at the lower left of the thangka.  Vairochana Hevajra is white in color.

Ratnasambhava Hevajra

Ratnasambhava Hevajra is in the upper left of the thangka. Ratnasambhava Hevajra is yellow in color.

Earlier, we learn about the life of Hevajra, the iconography of Hevajra, depicting Hevajra thangka, and the representation of Hevajra with Dombi Heruka. And finally, we about the representation of Hevajra with Amitabha Hevajra

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