Chitipati 15" x 20"
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 15" x 20", entire thangka 30" x 48"
- traditional brocade border
Chitipati a pair of protector deities appearing in the form of dancing skeletons. They are two skeletal deities, one male and the other female, both dancing wildly with their limbs intertwined inside a halo of flames. They are also known as the "Lords of the Charnel Grounds" and is associated with Chöd ("Severance") practice. Their significance is found in the Secret Essence Wheel Tantra, a tantra related to the Chakrasamvara cycle of vajrayana teachings. Primarily employed as a wealth practice, with emphasis on protecting from thieves, Chitipati also serve as the special protector for the Vajrayogini tradition known as "Naro Khechari" practice.