black background Thangka (nak thang) shows the deity Chakrasamvara.
Chakrasamvara is the main deity of Samhara. He is also regarded
as manifestation of Hevajra who is the central figure of an esoteric
cul, the Vajrayana Buddhismm. Vajravarahi is his consort embracing
in the mystic yab yum position. Their embrace symbolises union between
wisdom and method which leads ultimate bliss.
belongs to the Heruka family of the Anuttara Yoga Tantra. Following
his meditational path will the practitioner to the bliss of supreme
enlightenment. There are many sadhanas describing the religious
practices of Chakrasamvara.
scholars have become accustomed to call this deity Samvara or Chakrasamvara,
but the Tibetans always prefer bDe-mchog, which translates the Sopreme
Bliss (Paramasukha) part of this name.