Lion Face Mahakala with special power to dissolve obstacles into emptiness. With
bulging eyes and a staring third eye, the
expression of his face is fearsome. Here he is fierce, active and holds a chopper
vajra in his right hand, and in his left hand a
skull filled with the life blood of hindering spirits, in which mental agitation
and illusions are chopped up and transformed to create the Buddha consciousness.
He is surrounded by flames of illuminating awareness, and
wearing a crown of five skulls, which represent the transmutation of the five
negatives afflictions of human nature into positive virtues. Thus,
ignorance transforms into the wisdom of reality; pride becomes the wisdom of equanimity;
attachment becomes the wisdom of discernment; jealousy becomes the wisdom of accomplishment
and anger transforms into mirror like wisdom.
The Deity is gracefully held on a resplendent lotus above two pretas. Sealed with
a double-vajra, this fine antique statue is in excellent condition.