Kalachakra

Kalachakra

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Kalachakra is the main deity of Sambara. This Thangka Painting is handpainted in Bhaktapur Nepal by Master thangka artist.

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Kalachakra is the main deity of Sambara. This Thangka Painting is handpainted in Bhaktapur Nepal by Master thangka artist.

Kalachakra has four heads, with three eyes in each head. His hair is tied up in a double knot.

He has twenty-four arms and each hand holds a different symbol. His two main arms are crossed around the waist of his consort, and each of his main hand holds a vajra. The Wheel of Time Kalachakra is a yidam of the Highest Tantra.

In the hidden kingdom of Shamballa, it is said the inhabitants practice Tantric Buddhism based on the Kalachakra system.

He fuses time and timelessness into a non-dualistic view of absolute reality. This Tantric practice is most important to the Gelukpa sect with whom it is most closely associated.

Kalachakra refers to a vast system of spiritual exercises said to be taught by the Buddha more than 2,500 years ago in India, and also is the name of the principal yidam in this system. Kalachakra is part of a wider system of practices in Tibetan Buddhism called tantra.

Literally speaking, Kala is “time” and chakra is “wheel”, so Kalachakra is “wheel of time”. But what does that actually mean? To answer this question, we will need to look at Kalachakra from multiple dimensions or levels of understanding.

Gesture of Kalachakra

Kalachakra has four heads, with three eyes in each head. His hair is tied up in a double knot. He has twenty-four arms and each hand holds a different symbol. His two main arms are crossed around the waist of his consort, and each of his main hand holds a vajra.

Mantra of Kalachakra

OM AH HUM HOH HAM KSHAH MA LA VA RA YA HUM PHET

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Dimensions 51 × 62 cm

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Discover more about "kalachakra shakti"

Kalachakra is the main deity of Sambara. Kalachakra means the ‘Wheel of Time’ & offers tools to help you free yourself from cyclical existence [Skt. Samsara]. Samsara refers to patterns of behavior such as habits & preconceived ideas concerning the nature of reality. Each of the tools held by the deity provides a specific solution. The sum of all of Kalachakra’s attributes can lead you to pure consciousness beyond the normal conception of space & time. Kalachakra has four heads, 24 arms & 2 legs. A principle head is blue, with a blue upper body & four blue left & four right arms. His two principle arms embrace Kalachakri. Additionally a left redhead, four red left, four right arms & a red left leg a white right-facing head, four white right arms & a white right leg. Kalachakra is an emanation of blue Akshobhya [Skt.] [Eng. unshakable which is why Kalachakra is predominately blue.