Mahakala

Art Description

Mahakala (Great Black One) is a category of male Tantric Buddhist deities. The common function of Mahakala is as a protector (Dharmapala) deity and specifically the primary Wisdom Protector of Himalayan and Tibetan Buddhism.

The Six-armed Protector is the special protector of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition and its practitioners to the present day.

Artwork Specification
Title: Mahakala
Year: 2020
Dimension: 80×80 cm
Medium: Acrylic (Original Retouched Print)

About the Artist

As a young kid I had little interest in academics and enjoyed drawing. It became my favorite thing to do and eventually I realized the love for art at a very young age. I joined VAST Bhutan in 1998. I gained a lot of knowledge which encouraged me to pursue a career in art as a full-time artist. Today, I am a contemporary artist based in Thimphu, working as a freelancer. My work has been exhibited in several Asian countries such as Nepal, Malaysia, China and India.

Born 1983, from Trashigang

Pema Gyeltshen
Pema Gyeltshen

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