Marichi (Buddhist Deity) by 10th Karmapa, Choying Dorje


Central Tibet
1600 - 1699
Karma (Kagyu) Lineage
57.79x43.82cm (22.75x17.25in)
Ground Mineral Pigment on Silk
Collection of Navin Kumar

Marichi, Kalpoktam (Tibetan: o zer chen ma, English: the One Having Light Rays), Goddess of the Dawn.

Peaceful in appearance, yellow in colour, with three faces and eight hands. Seated atop a large mother sow, the left leg extended rests on the back of several sleeping piglets. The red orb of the morning sun encircles behind crowned with the upper spire of a stupa.

"She who holds the night, and by merely remembering quickly protects from all fears and bestows the stainless great bliss. To the goddess Marichi I bow." (Sakya liturgical verse).


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