Mahakala is a Dharmapala, a protector of religious law. He is always depicted as an extremely fierce and terrifying deity. His purpose is to help in overcoming negative obstacles on the path to enlightenment. A compassionate and wrathful deity, Mahakala appears evil like a demon, but functions more like a guard dog or guardian angel. His crown of five skulls represents the transformation of the five afflictions (greed, aggression, ignorance, pride, jealousy) into the five wisdoms.
This unique wall hanging will add color and interest to the zen decor in your home, dorm room or office.
Measurements: 11" wide 12.5" tall