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Thangka of Nairatmya

Nairatmya, The Egoless or Selfless One, is the female consort of Hevajra, and is thus integral to one of the oldest tantras in the Vajrayana Tradition of Buddhism. She is depicted here as a dark blue standing dakini (female deity), dancing with a skullcup, hooked knife, and khatvanga. Surrounding her are her mandala figures, which include the Primordial Buddha Vajradhara above her head, various lineage holders in the sky, her four retinue dakinis, and mahakalas (protector deities) along the bottom. This painting is clearly aged, but it exudes a real sense of devotion.

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Nairatmya

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