(tib. seng ge gdong ma)
fierce she has the face of a lion, with three round eyes, gazing
fiercely with a gaping mouth, beard and hair flowing upward. With
two hands the right holds aloft a vajra handled curved knife
to the sky, left a white skullcup of blood to the heart, cradling a
khatvanga staff tipped with a trident against the left
shoulder. Wearing a tiara of five skulls, elephant hide, bone
ornaments, fifty severed heads as a necklace and a tiger skin skirt
she stands on the left leg with the right drawn up in a dancing
posture above a corpse, sun disc and lotus seat. Simkhamukha dwells
in the middle of a blazing fire of pristine awareness.
"Arising from the state of the Dharmadhatu,
Mother of all conquerors,
Queen of all the numberless dakinis;
With magic powers smashing to dust hindrances and enemies.
Homage to Simkhamukha."
(Nyingma liturgical text).
cm., (32x19,6 inches)
canvas, mineral colors, gold