All about Guhyasamaja Tantra

Guhyasamāja Thangka

All about Guhyasamaja Tantra

Guhyasamja is one of ’s most fascinating, difficult, and essential personalities. It combines various important , into one sculpture. It is predominantly is call Akshobhayavajara which is the form of Akshobhaya buddha.

Guhyasamja is the foremost meditational deity of the Method-father class of . Guhyasamaja has two main traditions, the Arya () Lineage, and the (Jnanapada) Lineage.

There are three principal iconographic of Guhyasamaja; Akshobhyavajra (blue), (orange), and Avalokita (red).

All three of these forms have three faces, six arms, two legs, and embrace a consort. Guhyasamaja can appear as either or slightly peaceful and slightly wrathful.

Guhyasamāja is blue-black in color, a form of , one of the five transcendent lords.

Akshobhyavajra holds a and in his first two hands, and other hands hold the of the four other transcendent lords, wheel of , and of in his rights, and the gem of and sword of in his lefts.

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Origin of Guhyasamaja

According to legend, the himself, in the form of , revealed to , of , for the first . There are various traditions and transmissions, as with most . The Jnapada Tradition, which dates from the late eighth century, is possibly the earliest extant lineage. The Noble Tradition, which is based on commentary attributed to Nagarjuna, , and Candrakrti, is the most important historically.

About Guhyasamaja

One of the most important of esoteric is the Guhyasamaja Tantra. It has seventeen chapters in its most complete form, while the Appendix Tantra, a separate “explanatory tantra,” is sometimes regarded the eighteenth chapter. Many scholars assume that the first twelve chapters were the original heart of the text, with chapters thirteen to seventeen added afterwards as explanatory material. It was classified as a or Tantra in . It is regarded as an Unsurpassed in . It develops traditions found in earlier scriptures such as the Sarva-tathagata--samgraha but is focused to a greater extent on the antinomian aspects characteristic of the later . It survives in manuscripts and in and Chinese translation.

Mantra of Guhyasamaja

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Antique Thangkas of Guhyasamaja

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka

This is an Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja collection of . This thangka is handpainted on using Mineral Pigment.

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from the lineage. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is peaceful in appearance with a stern expression. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is blue in color. He has three faces and six hands, embracing the consort.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Central Tibet
Date Range 1500 – 1599
Lineage Gelug
Size 80.01×59.69cm (31.50×23.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin of

Buddhist Deity Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This is an Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka collection of Rubin Museum of Art. This thangka is handpainted on cotton using Ground Mineral Pigment.

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from the , (Sakya) and  lineage.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Central Tibet
Date Range 1600 – 1699
Lineage Sakya, Ngor (Sakya), and Buddhist
Size 75.57×57.79cm (29.75×22.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Buddhist Thangka

This is an Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka collection of Rubin Museum of Art. This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from the Gelug lineage.

He is semi- peaceful in appearance. The size of this thangka is 82.55×57.15cm (32.50×22.50in). Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is at the center of the thangka surrounded by different deities.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug
Size 82.55×57.15cm (32.50×22.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Tibetan Thangka

This is an Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka collection of Rubin Museum of Art. Guhyasamaja Akshobhyavajra in consort is seated central surrounded by various deities. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja has three faces and six hands is blue-black in color peaceful with a slightly fierce expression seated in vajra posture.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Mongolia
Date Range 1800 – 1899
Lineage Gelug
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka Art

This is an Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka from a private collection. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is one of the principal meditational deities of Buddhism (Tantra). The practice is foundational for theory for all the ‘new’ (sarma) schools of . Painted such as this are illustrative of all the figures represented in the practice along with a selection of lineage teachers which are seen at the top of the .

The proper formalized image for the practice for Guhyasamaja is understood through the model of the container and the container which is the of the deity, retinue, and the palace and surroundings.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja Tibetan Art

This is a Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja Thangka from a private collection. Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja is peaceful in appearance. He is from Buddhist Lineage. The material used to make this thangka is Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton.

Name Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja 
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Lineage Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Buddhist Guhyasamaja Thangka Art

This is a Guhyasamaja Thangka from a private collection. He is from Buddhist Lineage.

Name Guhyasamaja 
Tibetan Name དབུས་ཀྱི་སྣང་བརྙན་གང་རུང་།
Chinese Name  任何中心人物
Origin Tibet
Lineage Buddhist
Collection Private

Buddhist Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka

This Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka is from private collection. He is from Gelug and Buddhist lineage. He is Semi-peaceful in appearance. The material used to make this thangka is Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton.

 His blue in color like sapphire, issuing forth rays of blazing light. The main face is blue with a mixed expression of fierceness and . The canine teeth are pointed and clenched, frowning and having three eyes.

The right face is white in a peaceful manner, the left face is red in a desirous manner. All three faces are adorned with very beautiful eyebrows. Each of the six hands is adorned with precious rings. The first two hands hold a nine-pointed vajra and a bell embracing the consort who is in the same appearance as the Father.

Her right second-hand holds a white wheel with eight spokes. Her third-hand holds a red lotus with eight petals. The left second-hand holds a green jewel with nine facets. The third-hand holds a sword, bright blue and blazing with rays of light. Seated with the legs in vajra posture. She is adorned with the thirty-two major and eighty minor marks, the hair, in braids, is tied on the crown of the head.

The jewel on the crown of the head greatly blazes with soothing rays of light [like] the and moon. He is adorned with eight different types of precious ornaments: a crown, earrings, choker, necklace, armlets, bracelets, long necklace, and belt. The ears are made more beautiful with blue utpalas and ribbons; wearing various [heavenly] garments bright like ’s bow

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

17th Century Thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1700 – 1799. He is from Gelug and Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. This thangka is from a private collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Guhyasamaja Thangka

This is a Guhyasamaja Thangka from a private collection. He is from Buddhist Lineage. This thangka was made in Tibet.

Name Guhyasamaja 
Tibetan Name དབུས་ཀྱི་སྣང་བརྙན་གང་རུང་།
Chinese Name  任何中心人物
Origin Tibet
Lineage Buddhist
Collection Private

Guhyasamaja Thangka Art

This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1700 – 1799. He is from Gelug and Buddhist lineage.

This thangka is from a private collection.

Name Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Collection Private

Buddhist Deity Avalokiteshvara Guhyasamaja

This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1700 – 1799. He is from Gelug and Buddhist lineage.

He is peaceful in appearance. This thangka is from a private collection.

Name Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name  密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Traditional Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka

This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1700 – 1799. He is from Gelug and Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. This thangka is from a private collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Traditional Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka Art

This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1700 – 1799. He is from Gelug and Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. This thangka is from a private collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Guhyasamaja Painting

This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1700 – 1799. He is from Gelug and Buddhist lineage.

This thangka is from a private collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Classification Deity
Collection Private

18th Century Thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1800 – 1899 in Tibet. He is from Gelug and Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. This thangka is from a University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1800 – 1899
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasaamaja Painting

This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1600 – 1699. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is the foremost tutelary deity of the Method-father class of tantra.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. This thangka is from the Rubin Museum of Art collection.  He is blue in color. He has three faces, blue, white, and red. The main pair of hands hold a vajra and bell embracing the consort, also with three faces. This form of Akshobhyavajra has only two eyes per face.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1600 – 1699
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

18th Century Buddhist Deity Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This is an Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka collection of the Buryat Historical Museum. This thangka is handpainted on Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1800 – 1899. He is from a Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1800 – 1899
Lineage Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Buryat Historical Museum

Buddhist Deity  Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja Thangka

This is a Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja Thangka from a private collection. Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja is peaceful in appearance.

Name Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja 
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Appearance Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Ritual Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka

This is an Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka from a private collection. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is semi- peaceful in appearance.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja 
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Appearance Semi- Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

19th Century Thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from the Rubin Museum of Art collection. The material used to make this thangka is Ground: . This thangka was made between 1960 – in Eastern Tibet. He is from a Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. The size of this thangka is 65.41×44.12cm (25.75×17.37in).

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1960 –
Size 65.41×44.12cm (25.75×17.37in)
Lineage Buddhist
Material Ground: Paper
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

19th Century Thangka of Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja

This thangka of Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja is from the Rubin Museum of Art collection. The material used to make this thangka is Ground: Paper. This thangka was made between 1900 – 1959 in Eastern Tibet. He is from a Sakya and Buddhist lineage.

He is peaceful in appearance. The size of this thangka is 63.50×43.18cm (25x17in)

Name Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1900 – 1959
Size 63.50×43.18cm (25x17in)
Lineage Buddhist
Material Ground: Paper
Appearance Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

Traditional Thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art collection. The material used to make this thangka is ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made between 1700 – 1799 in Eastern Tibet. He is from a () and Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. He is the chief meditational deity of the Father (method) classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra. He is surrounded by eight attendant retinue deities. This composition belongs to a much larger set of depicting the twenty-seven special deities of the Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism as it came down through the sub-school.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Buddhist Thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from the collection. The material used to make this thangka is Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made in Tibet. He is from a Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Lineage Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection American Museum of

Tibetan Thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from the American Museum of Natural History collection. The material used to make this thangka is Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton. This thangka was made in Tibet. He is from a Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Lineage Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection American Museum of Natural History

17th Century Buddhist Deity Guhyasamaja

This thangka is handpainted on Ground: Image, . This thangka was made between 1700 – 1799.

The size of this thangka is 45.72×35.56cm (18x14in). This thangka is from a Publication: Visual : The of Tibet collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Mongolia
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Size 45.72×35.56cm (18x14in)
Material Ground: Textile Image, Embroidery
Classification Deity
Collection Publication: Visual Dharma: The Buddhist Art of Tibet

118th Century Tibetan Thangka of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja

This thangka is handpainted on the Ground: Textile Image, Embroidery, . This thangka was made between 1800 – 1899 in Mongolia. He is from a Buddhist lineage.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. This thangka is from a Tibetan and Buddhist Painted Scrolls collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Mongolia
Date Range 1800 – 1899
Lineage Buddhist
Material Ground: Textile Image, Embroidery, Applique
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist Painted Scrolls

Mandalas of Guhyasamaja

Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja Mandala

This is a Mandala of Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja  from Central Tibet. Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja is depicted in the center of mandala.

The body colour of Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja  is purified gold. He has three faces and six hands. The main face is yellow, the right blue and the left white.

The first two hands embrace the Mother. The lower right hands hold a sword and arrow, and the lower left an utpala [flower] and bow; wearing jewel ornaments and having the thirty-two major and eighty minor marks; seated with the legs in the vajra posture.

Name Manjuvajra
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Central Tibet
Date Range 1600 – 1699
Lineage Sakya, (Sakya) and Buddhist
Size 62.23×52.71cm (24.50×20.75in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Appearance Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Mandala

This is a Mandala of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja from Central Tibet. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is depicted in the center of the mandala.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1500 – 1599
Lineage Sakya and Buddhist
Size 78.74×67.31cm (31×26.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi – Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Buddhist Mandala

This is a Mandala of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja from Tibet. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is depicted in the center of the mandala. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from lineage.

The size of this mandala is 35.56×34.61cm (14×13.63in). The material used to make this mandala is Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is semi-peaceful in appearance.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1300 – 1399
Lineage Shakya
Size 35.56×34.61cm (14×13.63in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment, Fine Gold Line on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Tibetan Mandala

This is a Mandala of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja from Tibet. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is depicted in the center of a mandala, the principal deity of the Father (Method) classification of Anuttarayoga Tantra of .

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is peaceful in appearance with a stern expression. He is blue in color. He has three faces and six hands, embracing the consort. Lineage teachers are seated along the top and descend at the sides.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1500 – 1599
Lineage Sakya, Gelug and Buddhist
Size 67.31×59.06cm (26.50×23.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Mandala Art

This is a Mandala of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja from Tibet. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is depicted in the center of a mandala.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. He is from a Buddhist lineage. The material used to make this mandala is Cotton.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Lineage Buddhist
Material Cotton
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja Tibetan Mandala Art

This is a Mandala of Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja from Tibet. Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja is depicted in the center of a mandala.

He is peaceful in appearance. He is from a Sakya, Ngor (Sakya), and Buddhist lineage. The material used to make this mandala is Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton.

Name Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Lineage Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Appearance Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Museum of San Francisco

Buddhist Guhyasamaja Mandala Art

Guhyasamaja is depicted in the center of a mandala. The identification for this mandala is based on the arrangement of symbols used to represent the deities inside the central palace. The composition belongs to a larger set of possibly the Vajravali or the Mitra Gyatsa compendium of Tantric practice

Name Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name དཀྱིལ་འཁོར།
Chinese Name 曼陀罗(主页)(坛城)
Date Range 1700 – 1799
Lineage Gelug and Buddhist
Collection Private

Buddhist Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Mandala

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is depicted in the center of a mandala. He is from Jonang (Sakya) lineage. This mandala is from a Private collection. He is semi-peaceful in appearance.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Lineage Jonang (Sakya)
Appearance Semi-peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Statues of Guhyasamaja

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Statue

This statue of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from Tibet.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name ནོར་རྒྱུན་མ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name  财源天母(佛教本尊)
Lineage Buddhist
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1400 – 1499
Material Metal, Mercuric Gild
Appearance Semi- peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Female
Collection Private

Guhyasamaja Buddhist Statue

This statue of Guhyasamaja is from Tibet.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name ནོར་རྒྱུན་མ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name  财源天母(佛教本尊)
Lineage Buddhist
Origin Tibet
Appearance Semi- peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Female
Collection Private

Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja Buddhist Statue

This statue of Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja is from Tibet. Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja is from a Buddhist lineage. The material used to make this statue is Metal, Mercuric Gild.

He is peaceful in appearance. This statue is from private collection.

Name Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name   密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Lineage Buddhist
Origin
Appearance Peaceful
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Guhyasamaja Tibetan Statue

This statue of Guhyasamaja is from Tibet. Manjuvajra Guhyasamaja is from a Buddhist lineage. This statue is from a private collection. Guhyasamaja is sitting on .

Name Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name 密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Lineage Buddhist
Classification Deity
Collection Private

Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Statue Art

This statue of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from Tibet. Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from a Buddhist lineage. The material used to make this statue is Metal.

He is semi-peaceful in appearance. This statue is from a private collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name   密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Lineage Buddhist
Origin Nepal
Appearance Semi-Peaceful
Material Metal
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Guhyasamaja Statue Art

This statue of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from Tibet. Guhyasamaja is from a Buddhist lineage. The material used to make this statue is Metal, Mercuric Gild.

This statue is from a private collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name   密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Lineage Buddhist
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1500 – 1599
Material Metal, Mercuric Gild
Classification Deity
Gender Male
Collection Private

Buddhist Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Thangka Art

This statue of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from Tibet. Guhyasamaja is from a Buddhist lineage. The material used to make this statue is Metal, Mercuric Gild.

This statue is from a private collection.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name   密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Lineage Buddhist
Origin Tibet
Date Range 1400 – 1499
Material Metal, Mercuric Gild
Classification Deity
Appearance Semi-peaceful
Gender Male
Collection Private

Tibetan Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja Statue

This statue of Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja is from Tibet. This statue is from a Rubin Museum of Art collection. He has a body blue in color like sapphire, issuing forth rays of blazing light. The main face is blue with a mixed expression of fierceness and desire.

The canine teeth are pointed and clenched, frowning and having three eyes. His right face is white in a peaceful manner, his left face is red in a desirous manner. All three faces are adorned with very beautiful eyebrows. Each of the six hands is adorned with precious rings.

Name Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja
Tibetan Name གསང་བ་འདུས་པ། ནང་ལྷ།
Chinese Name  密集金刚(佛教本尊)
Origin Tibet
Classification Deity
Appearance Semi-peaceful
Gender Male
Collection Rubin Museum of Art

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