Two-armed Mahakala, also known
as "Dorje Bernagchen" or "Safu Mahakala," is a significant
protector deity, especially revered in the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is
particularly popular among the Newari community of Nepal. In his right hand, he
holds a chopper, symbolizing the cutting through of negative patterns, such as
attachment, hatred, and ignorance. This represents the severing of these
afflictions to free beings from their grip.
In his left hand, he
holds a skull cup filled with blood, signifying the transformation of the ego
and worldly desires. This represents the wisdom of emptiness and the
transmutation of impurities into the enlightened state.
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