Mahakala Thangka is an artwork of a powerful deity in Tibetan Buddhism, known as Mahakala. Represented as a wrathful being, Mahakala is believed to represent compassionate enlightenment and is often portrayed as an obstacle-eliminator, safeguarding those striving for spiritual growth.
Mahakala Thangkas depict Mahakala as a powerful and menacing being, often adorned with skulls, bones, and fire. He is typically portrayed with multiple arms holding objects symbolizing his power to suppress evil and free the suffering. These objects can include a trident, a vajra (thunderbolt), a sword, a skull cup, and a lasso.
- Hand Painted
- Materials: Semi-Precious Natural Minerals
- Base: Cotton Canvas
- Origination: Nepal
Mahakala Thangkas possess safeguarding and purifying power, and they are employed in Tibetan Buddhist rituals for contemplation, envisioning, and to call upon the favor of Mahakala. These are often located in monasteries, temples, and residences of practitioners.