32.5"x22.75" Bernagchen Mahakala Thangka Painting
Bernagchen Mahakala – The Protector of the Karma Kagyu School 32.5"x22.75" Thangka Painting From Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Name Bernagchen Mahakala Thangka Painting Size with Border 32.5” x 22.75” Size without Border 30” x 20” Material Original Hand Painted Cotton Canvas with 24 Karat Gold Detailing Style Tibetan Weight 0.50 Kg. Ships From Bhaktapur, Nepal. Shipping Provider Express Shipping Service Shipping Time Usually ships within 48 hours. Allow 5 – 7 business days for deliver within worldwide. Insurance Insurance is included in the shipping cost. Bernagchen Mahakala – The Protector of the Karma Kagyu School This protective deity is described as figures possessing stout bodies, short but thick and strong limbs. His flaming hair, decorated with a crown of skulls, rises from his forehead, while a circle of flames dance around him. His face possesses a typical wrathful expression. The mouth is contorted to an angry smile from its corners protrude long fangs. The protruding, bloodshot eyes have an angry and staring expression and usually a third eye is visible in the middle of the forehead. Gestures and Attributes In his right hand, he holds a chopper, which symbolizes the cutting through of negative patterns such as aggression, hatred, and ignorance. In his left hand, he holds a skull cup, a ritual element typically filled with blood or human brain matter. He is seen standing on the corpse of two human bodies, thus symbolizing the death of negativities and the complete uprooting of negative patterns to such a point that, like a dead body, they will not come to life. Iconography The two-armed Mahakala called Bernagchen is a protector of the Karma Kagyu School. It is often thought to be the primary protector, but it is actually the main protector of the Karmapas specifically.