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The holy family: Shiva in three-headed form is seated in lalitasana on his vahana Nandi, his left arm embracing his consort Parvati.  Flanking the recumbent Nandi are Ganesha and Kumara who stand in attendance.
1/7The holy family: Shiva in three-headed form is seated in lalitasana on his vahana Nandi, his left arm embracing his consort Parvati. Flanking the recumbent Nandi are Ganesha and Kumara who stand in attendance.
Hevajra: Kapaladhara Hevajra in his sixteen-armed form, with eight heads, stands in pratyalidhasana on four Maras whose bodies are intertwined. He is joined in yab-yum with his consort Nairatmya.
2/7Hevajra: Kapaladhara Hevajra in his sixteen-armed form, with eight heads, stands in pratyalidhasana on four Maras whose bodies are intertwined. He is joined in yab-yum with his consort Nairatmya.
Virupa: According to legend, Virupa, a 9th century follower of the teachings of the dakini Vajravarahi, consumed 500 elephant loads of spirits over two and a half days of unremitting sunshine, before the local king was persuaded by the people to settle his bill to prevent crops and livestock from perishing in the heat.
3/7Virupa: According to legend, Virupa, a 9th century follower of the teachings of the dakini Vajravarahi, consumed 500 elephant loads of spirits over two and a half days of unremitting sunshine, before the local king was persuaded by the people to settle his bill to prevent crops and livestock from perishing in the heat.
A ga’u containing a figure of Tara: While the ga’u is Tibetan, the figure of the Green Tara inside is Nepalese as can be seen from the craftsmanship that is typical of the region. The use of green turquoise for the figure of Green Tara reaffirms her identity and attributes.
4/7A ga’u containing a figure of Tara: While the ga’u is Tibetan, the figure of the Green Tara inside is Nepalese as can be seen from the craftsmanship that is typical of the region. The use of green turquoise for the figure of Green Tara reaffirms her identity and attributes.
Hejavra: Kapaladhara Hevajra in his sixteen-armed form, with eight heads each with a third eye, stands in pratyalidhasana on four prostrate Maras over a double-lotus pedestal.
5/7Hejavra: Kapaladhara Hevajra in his sixteen-armed form, with eight heads each with a third eye, stands in pratyalidhasana on four prostrate Maras over a double-lotus pedestal.
Krishna Yamari: Krishna Yamari with three wrathful faces, holding the vajra and sword in his outstretched right hands, a chakra and lotus in the left, his six-armed prajna holding the same array of ritual implements as his consort, both trampling Maras underfoot lying prostrate on a recumbent bull, all supported by a lotus pedestal.
6/7Krishna Yamari: Krishna Yamari with three wrathful faces, holding the vajra and sword in his outstretched right hands, a chakra and lotus in the left, his six-armed prajna holding the same array of ritual implements as his consort, both trampling Maras underfoot lying prostrate on a recumbent bull, all supported by a lotus pedestal.
Visions of Khedrup Jey: The three paintings constitute a rare and complete set of thangkas depicting the Five Forms of Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) as visualised by his disciple Khedrup Geleg Pal Zangpo (1385-1438), known as Khedrup Jey.
7/7Visions of Khedrup Jey: The three paintings constitute a rare and complete set of thangkas depicting the Five Forms of Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) as visualised by his disciple Khedrup Geleg Pal Zangpo (1385-1438), known as Khedrup Jey.
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