Hevajra is represented with eight heads, sixteen arms, and four
legs. There are three heads on either side of the central head,
which is larger than the rest, and all have the third eye. Above
the central head is another head.
All of his sixteen hands hold skull cups. In those at the right
are six figures of animals. In the skull cups held by the left
hand are the following personages:
1. Varuna: God of the Waters.
2. Vayu: God of Air.
3. Agni: God of Fire.
4. Chandra: God of the Moon.
5. Surya: God of the Sun.
6. Yama: God of Death.
7. Vasudhara: Goddess of Riches.
8. Prithvi: The Goddess of Earth.
Two of Hevajra's legs step to the right on human beings, while
the two legs at the back are in a dancing position.
He is represented here in a yab yum position. The shakti, who
encircles his body with her legs, holds a chopper (Tib. gri grug)
in her outstretched right arm, while the left is around the neck
of the god. Both Hevajra and his consort wear various ornaments
and skull crowns. Both the deities wear a long garland of skulls.
Each of our thangkas comes framed in silk brocade and veil, ready to be hung in your altar.
Of Related Interest:
The Concealed Essence of the Hevajra Tantra (Book)
Wrathful Guardians of Buddhism: Aesthetics and Mythology
Sacred Buddhist Painting - The Tibetan Thangka (Article)
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