Safu or Panjarnata Mahakala is also known as the “Lord of the Pavilion” who is the protector of the Shri Hevajra cycle of tantras and the Sakya lineage. Our gold gilded Panjarnata Mahakala statue stands within the flames of pristine awareness that consume all neurotic statues. Additionally, he stands in his phurwa leg position on top of a human corpse. Metaphorically, a human corpse represents the death of negativity.
Furthermore, Mahakala Panjarnata wears a crown adorned with five dried skulls. Symbolically, the five skulls represent desire, hatred, ignorance, jealousy and pride. These are the five poisons of Tibetan Buddhism that have been transmuted into the five transcendent wisdoms. Devotees recite the Mahakala Mantra to encourage virtuous thought and destroy negativity. The Mahakala mantra is: OM SHRI MAHAKALA HUM HUM PHAT SVAHA.
Gold Gilded Panjarnata Mahakala Statue Features
Panjarnata Mahakala statues hold the kartika knife used to flay the human ego and also the kapala skull cup brims with human blood and brain matter. These symbols of impermanence encourage devotees to diligently follow the Tantric teachings. Also, the “Ghandi of Emanation” is held within his two arms. As a result, all forms of Mahakala can be summoned to magically appear.
Surrounding Mahakala Panjarnata are depictions of a dog, wolf, crow and a man. Additionally, on top of the ring of flames is a mythical Garuda bird that holds a naga (snake) in his talons and beak.
The statue features a 24k gold finish applied using the traditional fire gilding method. Additionally, Mahakala Panjarnata was sculpted by our master artisan using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. The artisans of Nepal have long been the preferred source of sculptures sought out by the Tibetan monasteries. As a result, you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality Panjarnata Mahakala statue. Please closely review the attached Mahakala images for verification of quality craftsmanship.