Please help identify dakini mandala

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Please help identify dakini mandala

Postby Tsultrim T. » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:54 am

Hello, Is anyone familiar with this particular deity or mandala? Is it some form of Kurukulla without the normal bow? Sorry for the blurry photo. Thanks.
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Re: Please help identify dakini mandala

Postby Konchog1 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:29 am

I think that's Drikung Red Tara. But I could be wrong.
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Re: Please help identify dakini mandala

Postby Ayu » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:55 pm

Looks like Vajravarahi to me. But I could be wrong.

Unfortunately this is only available in German, French and Dutch:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajravarahi

But she is a form of Vajrayogini:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajrayogini#Iconography
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Re: Please help identify dakini mandala

Postby dzoki » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:19 pm

It is definitely some Red Tara/Kurukula, but i don´t know which lineage.

Drikung Red Tara from Terton Osel Dorje is seated and holds a hook in upper right hand, bow string in lower right hand, lotus flower in upper left hand and bow in the lower left. In her mandala there is Kurukulle, red Jambhala, red Ganapati and red Mahadeva.
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Re: Please help identify dakini mandala

Postby Tsultrim T. » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:10 pm

Thanks for the input so far. It was painted by some friends of mine for a Nyingma ngakpa lama, according to a text he provided, but then he never picked up the finished product. So we are trying to figure out exactly which mandala and lineage this is from.
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Re: Please help identify dakini mandala

Postby akatararyo » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:24 pm

Who was the Lama?

The Red Tara at the bottom looks like it may be Rigjed Lhamo from the Apong Terton Red Tara Cycle to me, mainly because of the peaceful smile.
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Re: Please help identify dakini mandala

Postby Tsultrim T. » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:02 am

akatararyo,I am really not sure which lama. My friends are trying to locate the pecha, if they find it I will let you all know. Thanks for the input by everyone so far.
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