This mandala centers around Hevajra. Nairatmya, Hevajra's consort stands in the center of the lotus seat while eight dakinis are depicted on eight petals around them. Hevajra is Istadevata who is worshipped as the principal icon of the highest yoga tantra of Tibetan Buddhism. In this painting, it is shown as a figure with eight faces and sixteen arms with all of the hands holding skull cups. Lok Chitrakar is a mid-career self-taught Paubha painter. He has stayed in Osaka for two years and made sketches of Mandalas at Touji Temple in Kyoto.


  • Title: Hevajra Mandala
  • Creator: Lok Chitrakar
  • Date: 1998
  • Physical Dimensions: w78.3 x h96 cm
  • Type: pigment on canvas

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