Simhamukha (tib. seng ge dong chen kha dro ma) is a Wisdom Dakini. Her body is dark blue of color, three round eyes, blazing fiercely with a gaping mouth, and yellow hair flowing upward. The right hand holds upraised a curved knife to the sky, left a skullcap of blood to the mouth, carrying a khatvanga staff (tib. kha tvang ga) in the bend of the elbow supported against the shoulder.
Within the Nyingma School, of the two divisions of Kama (Oral Teachings) and Terma (Revealed Treasures), Simhamukha belongs to the Terma.
From the three general divisions of Terma: Root, Branch and Essence, Simhamukha belongs to the Dakini Cycle within the Root Terma class.
Above Simkhamukha in the absolute dark sky is soaring Guru Padmasambhava the source of the Terma.
2001-2002, 78.5 x 54 cm (tib. nagtan)
canvas, mineral pigments, gold, brocade, silk
Property of A. Zbritskiy (Moscow, Russia)