Panjarnata Mahakala

MoNA Collection

Medium & Material: Poster Color with Gold on cotton canvas

Dimensions                 : 53 X 34 cm

About the Art

Prajarnata Mahakala is called “The Great Black One” or “Lord of the Pavilion”. The Mahakala is considered as a special protector of the Hevajra cycle of teachings and the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is a wrathful-looking figure like a demon holding a curved knife in his right and a skull cap in his left. The clothes that he wears are of tiger skin. The crown comprises five skulls and also wears a garland of freshly severed heads. The painting also depicts the Prajarnata Mahakala stepping over a dead body.

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