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Hevajra, Yuksom Overview

The Pemayangtse Monastery in the West Sikkim district is widely renowned for its Hevajra art, a painting particular to the state of Sikkim. This art mainly represents Shakti. This art form commemorates the popular deity, Hevajra, belonging to the class of Yi-dam (tutelary).


The conversion of Khubilai, the Mongolian emperor to Tibetan Buddhism which took place in Thirteenth century A.D. lies at the core of this art form. This very event is associated to the Hevajra Tantra, the sutra of which is used to describe Hevajra in compliance to the rites and ceremonies associated to him.

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