Kurukulle Thangka #8
Kurukulla / Kurukulle (Red Tara), the passionate lotus dakini, originated from the country of Uddiyana.
She is said to have emanated from the Buddha Amitabha. Among Amitabha’s three female emanations Kurukulle is the most important one. Kurukulle is often called Red Tara or Tarodbhava Kurukulle, “the Kurukulle who arises from Tara.” According to the texts, Kurukulle is a sixteen year old maiden because sixteen is an auspicious number which signifies perfection (four times four). She is red in color because of her magical function of enchantment and magnetism.
Her mantra is ‘Om Kukulle Hum Hrih Svaha’.
Beautiful thangka of Kurukulle, hand painted in Nepal.
Size of Thangka with Silk Brocade: 30" X 47"
Size of the Canvas: 18" X 24325