Maha Pratisara

MoNA Collection

Medium & Material    : Mix Media (pencil, poster color, and gold) on cotton canvas

Dimensions                 : 29.5 x 21 cm

About the Art

In the Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, Maha Pratisara is conveyed as the Bodhisattva and consort of Vairochana Buddha. She is illustrated in white having four heads consecutively in yellow, white, red, and green. It is said that one who keeps the Mahapratisara Dharani (manta scripture) is shielded from any kind of disease, eliminates the previous non-virtual karma, and protects against all kinds of dangers. In her eight arms, she holds a sword, arrows, vajra, a chakra, a noose, a trident, a bow, and an ax.

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