Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistLanjee Chee Platinum Member CollectionBuddha
Description Mahakala is relied upon in all schools of tibetan Buddhism. However , he is depicted in a number of variations,each with distinctyly different qualities and aspect. He is also regarded as the emanation of different beings in different cases, namely Avalokiteshvara or Chakrasamvara. Mahakala is typically black in color. Just as all colors are absorbed and dissolved into black, all names and forms are said to melt into those of Mahakala, symbolizing his all-embracing, comprehensive nature. Black can also represent the total absence of color, and again in this case it signifies the nature of Mahakala as ultimate or absolute reality. This principle is known in Sanskrit as Nirguna, beyond all quality and form, and it is typifies by both interpretations. Mahakala is alsmost always depicted with a crown of five skulls, which represent the transmutation of the five kleshas into the five wisdoms. The most notable variation in Mahakala is manifestations and depictions is in the number of arms, but other details can vary as well. For instance, in some cases there are Mahakalas in white, with multiple heads, without genitals,standing on varying numbers of various things, holding various implements, with alternative adornments, and so on.