Lively hand cast Brass Nyingshuk(six armed) Mahakala with his Shakti, six arms and two legs stands atop the corpses of demons. (This represents the suspension of ego. The image intones that we must ‘take ourselves out of it’, and move from a place of nonattachment.) His principal hands holds a vajra and skull-cup and also embrace his consort. Mahakala’s upper right arm brandishes a blazing sword and the lower one, a vase filled with many jewels. Mahakala wears a crown of skulls, a garland of freshly severed human heads, a tiger-skin skirt and steps on human figures representing obstacles on a lotus base. Moreover, he wears necklaces, earrings, bracelets, anklets, and ornaments of human bone; human and elephant skins.
His Consort has one face and two arms. Her right hand is behind the neck of Mahakala, while the left holds a skull-cup filled with demonic blood. The right leg is extended along his, while the left leg is wrapped around his waist. She also wears a skull crown, and decorated with many ornaments. One of a kind. Originally from India.
Mahakala is the terrific manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion. He is a fierce protector and a guardian of the Dharma and its adherents. There are seventy-five forms of Mahakala, each with a different origin and a different name. The Six-Armed Mahakala is especially powerful in his ability to destroy or conquer enemies
The Six-Armed Mahakala, also known as Nyingshuk. The accomplishment of the six perfections (shad-paramita), which bodhisattvas cultivate and bring to perfection throughout their training, is symbolized by the Six Arms. The six perfections are,
The perfection of
Insightful Wisdom (prajna-paramita)
The crown made of 5 skulls, worn by all Mahakala incarnations, symbolizes the transformation of the five vices inherent in human nature into beneficial traits. This includes,
Ignorance becomes a reality’s wisdom.
Pride turns into the understanding of similarity.
Attachment turns into discernment’s wisdom.
Jealousy turns into the understanding of success.
Anger transforms into mirror-like knowledge.
Dimensions: 5″ x 14″ x 14″
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