Homage to Mahakala
Mahakala is a protector of the Dharma, a wrathful wisdom manifestation of the Buddha. Practiced as a deity to over-come inner and outer obstacles and to transform anger into compassion. He has three bulging eyes representing an all seeing past, present and future.
Teeth like letters spell out Mahakala in a stylised Uchen script – literally meaning ‘great black one’, while prayers of invocation surround and cover the face.